Re: language for sound effects

Jonathan Spanier <>
21 Sep 2001 23:46:03 -0400

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From: Jonathan Spanier <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 21 Sep 2001 23:46:03 -0400
Organization: Cambridge Broadband
References: 01-08-067 01-09-090
Keywords: design
Posted-Date: 21 Sep 2001 23:46:03 EDT

"Steven D. Majewski" wrote:

> >What do you think of the idea?
> You might also look at some of the existing music and sound synth.
> oriented languages: CSound, CommonMusic (based on Common Lisp) and
> Steven Travis Pope's Squeak based libraries. Jazz trombonist and
> computer musician George Lewis uses Forth.
> In CSound you compile sound descriptions and output sound files, but
> note that the others are all interactive languages -- computers are
> fast enough now to do this type of sound synthesis and composition
> real time, so people are interested in interactive systems.

Also, MPEG4 Structured Audio - similar to Csound and MIT people
(Prof. B. Vercoe Research Group) are also working on/with it.

Perry Cook working/worked on synth toolkits - SKINI, Synth Toolkit 3.1
etc - he has a background in synthesis of the singing voice (his CCRMA

Paul Lansky has made CMix and Ein amongst others (works at the music
department at Princeton)


Jonathan Spanier

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