[LAA] [ANN] CLAM 1.3, 'Shooting flying plugins' release

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Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 10:51 am

The CLAM team enraptured to announce the 1.3.0 release of CLAM [1], the C++
framework for audio and music, code name ''The Shooting of the Flying Plugins
release''.

Highlights of this release are:
- Automatic binary generation of LADSPA plugins containing the network you are
editing in NetworkEditor.
- Also a new simple API to code CLAM based Ladspa by hand. See [2]
- More FAUST integration into network editor: edit faust code, compile,
reload, view the svg diagrams (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Lots of usability enhancements on the NetworkEditor: cut&paste, context
menus to connect ports, keyboard shortcuts, default double click actions, and
a processing tree filter (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Annotator has also enhanced its functionality (Wang Jun GSoC):
- You can build a project that aggregates content from several extractors
- Extractors may have a config file
- Extractors can write back data (useful if the extractor is a database of
webservice and needs to upload modifications)
- New ProgressControl widget and paired AudioFileMemoryLoader processing to
support seeking (Pawel Bartkiewicz GSoC)
- A bunch of new 3D spatialization processings from CI Barcelona Media[3]
audio research group.
- Scripts [4] and graphical front-end [5] to generate a native CLAM plugin
project from scratch.
- Experimental Python bindings [6]
- TickExtractor example is compiling again (many thanks to Amaury Hazan from
MTG-UPF)
- Development deployment for Windows native compilation using MinGW (Wang Jun
GSoC)

And a lot of small nice features and fixes you will appreciate for sure.
Source and binary packages for different platforms are available at the CLAM
download page [7]. See also: development screenshots [8], the CHANGELOG [9],
and the version migration guide [10].

We are also very excited on what next releases promise us. Some ongoing work:
- Generating other types of network based plugins and programs (LV2, JACK,
VST...),
- Subnetworks (Natanael Olaiz GSoC)
- Improved OSC support, 3D scene descriptors parametrization receivers
processings and Blender exporter to the spatialization processing
choreographer. (Natanael Olaiz GSoC) [11]
- Typed controls (Francisco Tufro GSoC)
- A new musician-oriented standalone chord extraction application (Pawel
Bartkiewicz GSoC)

[1] http://clam.iua.upf.edu
[2] http://iua-share.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Building_a_LADSPA_plugin
[3] http://www.barcelonamedia.org/
[4]
http://audiores.uint8.com.ar/blog/2008/07/07/clam-processing-generator-s...
[5]
http://clam.iua.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Image:ProcessingCodeGenerat...
[6] http://audiores.uint8.com.ar/blog/2008/08/03/interactive-clam-programmin...
[7] http://clam.iua.upf.edu/download.html
[8] http://clam.iua.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Development_screenshots
[9] http://iua-share.upf.edu/svn/clam/trunk/CLAM/CHANGES
[10] http://iua-share.upf.edu/wikis/clam/index.php/Version_Migration_Guide
[11] http://dadaisonline.blogspot.com/search/label/blender related blogging

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David García Garzón
(Work) dgarcia at iua dot upf anotherdot es
http://www.iua.upf.edu/~dgarcia
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