[CM] CM for live performance

Dave Phillips dlphillips@woh.rr.com
Tue, 12 Apr 2005 06:27:39 -0400

Hi Ian:

  FWIW, I've been experimenting recently with MidiShare output and other 
realtime output possibilities with CM. I'm not sure I'd call it a 
performance tool, but it does perform very well in realtime (I'm working 
with CM 2.6.0 under CMUCL, Planet CCRMA RH9). My work in this direction 
has been almost entirely focused on MIDI output, but I think you could 
just as easily drive SC3 or Csound audio output from CM.



Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:

>I've been using Pure Data to do live performance for a few years, but
>I'm getting frustrated with its patch paradigm, and I think I could
>produce better stuff in a text based language. So I've started to look
>at SuperCollider, JSyn, and CM. CM is the most attractive to me because
>I love Lisp and it's open source, whereas JSyn doesn't seem to be OSS.
>Does CM lend itself to live performance? Is it easy to build up GUIs for
>interaction/control? What do most people use it for? I've searched the
>web and haven't found too many examples of projects using CM; the
>impression I've developed is that it's used for research, but not too
>much for more everyday media. Is there any possibility of using CM along
>with another Lisp library to do real-time video manipulation?