High-level musical control paradigms for Digital Signal Processing

Stroppa M.
DAFx-2000 - Verona
No matter how complex DSP algorithms are and how rich sonic processes they produce, the issue of their control immediately arises when they are used by musicians, independently on their knowledge of the underlying mathematics or their degree of familiarity with the design of digital instruments. This text will analyze the problem of the control of DSP modules from a compositional standpoint. An implementation of some paradigms in a Lisp-based environment (omChroma) will also be concisely discussed.