Sound Communication A Standard Syntax for Inter-Application, Inter-Device And Inter-Player Communication Over OSC

International Computer Music Conference 2008

S. Hewitt


This paper offers a standard message format for easy intercommunication over a network, between laptop performers within a drop-in improvisation session. It is based on OSC-like reserved namespaces, namely /test, /setup, /chat, /app, /user, /time, /documentation and /hardware. We detail the syntax of use and provide worked examples. The proposed standard offers interoperability, extensibility and flexibility across network applications.