[ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready"

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[ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready" Sam Aaron 1/26/13 11:23 AM
Hi everyone,

In case you were wondering how you might raise your spirits now that Christmas is well and truly over - I have the answer! Overtone 0.8 is here and is ready to bring joy to you all!

We've been working hard for 7 long months on this release and things are really starting to shine. I've personally been using Overtone for a number of live performances in art galleries and conferences around Europe on my own and as part of my band Meta-eX and I can really vouch that this release is "Performance Ready"!

If you haven't dipped your toes into the exciting Overtone waters, now is the perfect time to get rocking. We've got a whole bunch of great examples in the overtone/examples directory to get started with as well as a plethora of fantastic new features.

Highlights include:

* New, all Clojure, in-memory scsynth interface using clj-native - now supporting Windows in addition to Linux and OS X
* New (optionally disabled) machinery to stop the control and modification of non-live nodes (controlling loading nodes blocks the current thread and controlling destroyed nodes throws an exception).
* New event handler `on-latest-event`  which serially handles incoming events with the lowest latency by dropping events it hasn't had time to handle, yet always handling the last event seen.
* Major progress has been made porting the metadata for the extra ugens not included by default in SuperCollider. See `overtone/sc/machinery/ugen/metadata/extras/README.md` for progress
* Complete overhaul of the default group structure. See `foundation-*` fns.
* Many new synths
* Many, many new ugens: major progress has been made porting the metadata for the extra ugens not included by default in SuperCollider. See `overtone/sc/machinery/ugen/metadata/extras/README.md` for progress.
* Clojure 1.5 compatibility

Full release notes: https://github.com/overtone/overtone/blob/release/0.8.0/CHANGELOG.md
Overtone Repo: https://github.com/overtone/overtone

As always, the Overtone Cheatsheet gives an overview of the full API:

So give it a try. Add [overtone "0.8.0"] to your lein 2+ project and evaluate (use 'overtone.live) in your REPL then come and share your musical/sonic/noise exploits over on the Overtone mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/overtone


Sam

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Re: [ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready" Craig Pennington 1/26/13 11:55 AM
Hey Sam,

Great! I've been fooling around with RC20 and been having lots of fun.

I changed my project.clj to use the release & ran into a bit of trouble.

cpennington:badbrains cpennington$ lein repl
nREPL server started on port 64902
REPL-y 0.1.9
Clojure 1.4.0
    Exit: Control+D or (exit) or (quit)
Commands: (user/help)
    Docs: (doc function-name-here)
          (find-doc "part-of-name-here")
  Source: (source function-name-here)
          (user/sourcery function-name-here)
 Javadoc: (javadoc java-object-or-class-here)
Examples from clojuredocs.org: [clojuredocs or cdoc]
          (user/clojuredocs name-here)
          (user/clojuredocs "ns-here" "name-here")
user=> (use 'overtone.live)
--> Loading Overtone...
FileNotFoundException Could not locate overtone/gui/mixer__init.class or overtone/gui/mixer.clj on classpath:   clojure.lang.RT.load (RT.java:432)

user=> Bye for now!


So it's not finding the overtone/gui/mixer.clj

cpennington:badbrains cpennington$ for i in  `grep overton /tmp/list`; do echo $i; ( jar -tvf $i | grep mixer ); done
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/byte-spec/0.3.1/byte-spec-0.3.1.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/at-at/1.1.1/at-at-1.1.1.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/scsynth-extras/3.5.7.0/scsynth-extras-3.5.7.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/scsynth/3.5.7.0/scsynth-3.5.7.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/overtone/0.8.0/overtone-0.8.0.jar
  9065 Fri Jan 18 22:40:54 EST 2013 overtone/studio/mixer.clj
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/midi-clj/0.5.0/midi-clj-0.5.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/osc-clj/0.9.0/osc-clj-0.9.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/libs.handlers/0.2.0/libs.handlers-0.2.0.jar



Only sees the studio one. Double checking RC20 gives:

cpennington:badbrains cpennington$ for i in  `grep overton /tmp/list| sed 's/0.8.0/0.8.0-RC20/g'`; do echo $i; ( jar -tvf $i | grep mixer ); done
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/byte-spec/0.3.1/byte-spec-0.3.1.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/at-at/1.1.1/at-at-1.1.1.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/scsynth-extras/3.5.7.0/scsynth-extras-3.5.7.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/scsynth/3.5.7.0/scsynth-3.5.7.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/overtone/0.8.0-RC20/overtone-0.8.0-RC20.jar
  2492 Thu Jun 28 15:32:38 EDT 2012 overtone/gui/mixer.clj
  9065 Fri Jan 18 23:40:54 EST 2013 overtone/studio/mixer.clj
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/midi-clj/0.5.0/midi-clj-0.5.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/osc-clj/0.9.0/osc-clj-0.9.0.jar
/Users/cpennington/.m2/repository/overtone/libs.handlers/0.2.0/libs.handlers-0.2.0.jar
On Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:23:51 PM UTC-5, Sam Aaron wrote:

So perhaps this wasn't included in the uploaded release?

Thank you for a great tool, this weak player really appreciates it!

Cheers,
  Craig
 
Re: [ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready" Sam Aaron 1/26/13 12:17 PM
Hey Craig,

sorry, that was a tiny glitch which is now resolved. I pulled out the GUI widgets from this release as I found a number of issues with them at the last minute and want them to be super stable and polished when we release them. Hopefully this will be for the next release.

Sam

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Re: [ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready" Sam Aaron 1/26/13 12:30 PM

On 26 Jan 2013, at 20:17, Sam Aaron <sama...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I pulled out the GUI widgets from this release as I found a number of issues with them at the last minute and want them to be super stable and polished when we release them.

I should also say that these GUI widgets are currently in the MASTER branch on Github:

https://github.com/overtone/overtone/tree/master/src/overtone/gui

So if you want to play around with them and help polish and develop them further, then please do.

Sam

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Re: [ANN] Overtone 0.8.0 - "Performance Ready" ctford 1/27/13 2:42 AM
Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make 0.8.0 happen, especially Sam. :-)