[CM] New music package 'musx' available

Iain Duncan iainduncanlists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 08:12:05 PST 2021

That sounds very cool, I look forward to checking it out. I was curious
about the scheduler, as my experience (limited) has been that Python is
quite frustrating for soft-real time. But the other stuff sounds awesome,
and like this could be a great "gateway drug" to CM with other languages.

In obliquely related news, I'm very close to having my interaction with the
Max scheduler code doing what I want nicely, so being able to run S7 CM in
Max is getting close!


On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 5:36 PM Taube, Heinrich K <taube at illinois.edu> wrote:

> > out of curiosity, which features of Common Music are not in there?
> the biggest missing piece is no connection to sndlib. But sndlib has its
> XEN bindings to forth and ruby and  Python has Cython for implementing
> things at the C level so i expect that a binding could be made to python as
> well. musx is lacking MusicXml input, but Grace didnt have that either
> after fomus stopped being supported.    I think maybe the right way to do
> musicxml input/ouput would be use something like DSGenerate  to
> automatically generate Python musicxml classes directly from its schema.
> musx has no realtime scheduler.  Python has threads so maybe it could be
> done (or they could be implemented in Cython, similar to how I did it Grace
> using Juce threads).  xmus patterns are implemented using python generators
> (functions), so dont have all the expressibility as the patterns in CM. But
> its totally possible to just port CMs pattern classes, I just havent done
> it yet. The generators are simpler and work well for most patterns. musx
> actually has some features not in cm , right now it has  basic music theory
> objects Pitch and Interval and there are some other theory things like set
> tools and score/part representations I  already have but havent put them in
> yet until music xml support is there.  grace had a plotter, but musx doesnt
> need one since python's matplotlib package can be used and is much more
> powerful. i think those are pretty much the differences - musx is able to
> run all the grace demo examples so the systems are pretty close.
> —Rick
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