Sfront v0.91
by John Lazzaro
(John Lazzaro Website)

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File Size: 4.8 MB
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GNU Public License

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Last Updated: 2006-07-30
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Software Description

Sfront compiles MPEG 4 Structured Audio (MP4-SA) bitstreams into efficient C programs that generate audio when executed. MP4-SA is a standard for normative algorithmic sound, that combines an audio signal processing language (SAOL) with score languages (SASL, and the legacy MIDI File Format). Under Linux, sfront supports real-time, low-latency audio input/output and MIDI input from soundcards. The website includes an online book about MP4-SA.

To find out how to compile Sfront under UNIX and Windows, click here.

Features: enhanced control driver API, which supports the use of sfront in end-user applications like streaming decoders, patch editors, sequencers and symbolic debuggers.

A multi-part programmers manual describes the new API, and an example control driver (fstr, which streams MP4-SA files from a local file) shows how to use the API for a complex task.

New in v0.91

  • Bug fix: sfront now defaults
    to writing 16-bit WAV and AIFF
    files, and the command-line flags
    for specifying 16-bit WAV and AIFF
    files now work correctly (thanks
    to Francois Pinot).

  • Bug fixes in the documentation
    and implementation of the custom
    control driver API (thanks to
    Francois Pinot).
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