The canvas mode: Rapid prototyping for the Decibel ScorePlayer
Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2018
The Australasian Computer Music Association
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
This paper talks about recent developments in the Decibel ScorePlayer project, notably the introduction of a canvas mode that allows for other applications to send drawing commands to the player via OSC. It outlines the object model that has been developed to allow for the creation of hierarchies of drawn objects, the commands that can be used to create and control these, and the way in which scores can be developed to take advantage of this new mode. It is hoped that this addition will give composers the flexibility to experiment with new score paradigms while being able to leverage the existing strengths of the platform.