[Ardour-Dev] PD for Ardour

John Delaney a.pet.rock at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 12:29:58 PST 2009

I don't know where Midi support is, yet, in Ardour, but this could
certainly solve that problem, though creating the musical score, this
would not do.

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM, kevin <vacillates at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
> I articulated the same thoughts on the monome forum a few days ago,
> http://post.monome.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=6500&page=1#Item_12
> The tl;dr summary is that basically, a framework for PD and other similar
> open source tools (SuperCollider, ChucK, Processing, etc) to interface to
> Ardour is probably the most flexible design choice, and it would really 1-up
> Ableton in that it wouldn't just be limited to PD (like ableton is to max).
> Pd interfacing would probably entail writing a few externals to interface
> with the framework.
> And now that I think about it, it probably wouldn't be too hard to port
> those externals to Max/MSP for the OS X Ardour users, creating an unofficial
> Max for Ardour... Hmmm..
> BTW, I'm also very interested in getting involved developing this.
> - Kevin
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM, John Delaney <a.pet.rock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, I am new to this list and I'm sure that this topic has been
>> addressed, but I thought I might bring up the idea, and in my free
>> time work to implement it.
>> I know that people are working for midi control for ardour... but what
>> if it went a step further, what if PD was embedded in Ardour to
>> control all midi events... or an OSC and Jack bridge (which could be
>> inititiated by a button in Jack) was established between the two
>> programs to do the same thing...
>> A midi score window could be developed in PD that would serve as
>> Ardour's midi score, BPM and sound information could be passed between
>> the two programs.  A patch could be added to channels that would send
>> the data to the PD patch instantiated for the project which could
>> receive the audio feed at that point in the program.  Jack is being
>> implemented in PD as well as embedded open sound control.  I like the
>> idea of being able to put bangs on a midi score sheet that would
>> trigger PD patches running in the background.
>> This may be a ridiculous idea, but I think compelling, especially in
>> light of Max for Ableton.
>> I am new to programming, but excited about the possibilities of adding
>> cool things to make cool things that already exist even cooler.
>> -JD
>> http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/delaneyj/
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