audible graphs and sound synthesis on linux
arimo at netsonic.fi
Thu Jul 26 07:33:46 UTC 2007
Your solution is quite similar to used with vOICe,
www.seeingwithsound.com. vOICe also uses time for x-axis and freqyency for
y-axis. It also have stereo panning.
There is, iirc, even a C sample code available somewhere.
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On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Peter Rayner wrote:
> I'm contemplating rescuing some very old work I did on a NextStation
> for audiolisation of simple line graphs. Very simple idea, time to
> represent the abscissa and frequency (probably note value from
> experience) the ordinate. Different left-right position would enable
> several lines and there's always the possibility of modulation for
> mimicking line styles. I'd like this to run on Linux, be pretty
> broadly available and fairly easy to interface to programs that
> produce such data, such as R, gdl and the numerous python data
> analysis packages.
> Two questions:
> 1) Am I reinventing the wheel?
> -- 2) Does anyone have a recommendation on sound synthesis? Last time
> I used the MusicKit which, afaik, has been ported but it's a pretty
> big hammer for basic monotone synthesis and possible modulation. Does
> anyone have another suggestion for a package that
> a) works with ALSA
> b) Does what I need and
> c) Doesn't impose a big instalation burden on users.
> I will, of course, make the resulting code (if I finish) freely
> thanks in advance
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