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libIntegra: a system for software-independent multimedia module description and storage

Abstract:

In this paper we describe a means of storing information about audio and message processing modules, which is not software specific. This information includes a module description, module instance data, and module implementation data. A novel XML file format and database schema are proposed, and we show how a newly developed library (libIntegra) can be used as a link between persistent storage on a networked server, and an existing software environment for audio. The library provides methods for instantiating and connecting modules in a given piece of software, and addressing them using Open Sound Control (OSC) messaging. An example scenario is discussed whereby the process of module data retrieval, de-serialization, instantiation and connection is managed from a remote GUI.





Jamie Bullock, Henrik Frisk