We present a novel use of the OpenSoundControl (OSC) protocol to represent the output of a gestural controller as well as the input to sound synthesis processes. With this scheme, the problem of mapping gestural input into sound synthesis control becomes a simple translation from OSC messages into other OSC messages. We provide examples of this strategy and show benefits including increased encapsulation and program clarity.
Wright, M., A. Freed, A. Lee, T. Madden, and A. Momeni. (2001), “Managing Complexity with Explicit Mapping of Gestures to Sound Control with OSC.” Proceedings of the 2001 International Computer Music Conference, Habana, Cuba, pp. 314-317.