Following up on today's lecture and demostration of various software and hardware implementations for music, I wanted to provide some links. First, to PureData (PD) and JACK which we discussed today and last Tuesday, I recommend downloading "PD-extended", a version of PD that includes user-contributed additions.
See my links to PD and JACK at the top of the "Free Software" page at the right. This page also links to dozens of other free software tools that might be of interest.
PD-extended download (All platforms)
Help for PD is, Like Ableton, built roght into the application (Help --> Browser...) but there are many resources for PD on the web, especially useful are the FLOSS manuals, including both documentation and examples, found here.
Information on the OSC protocol is best viewed here, although there are many other sources. In particular, this one on the basics of OSC with PD.
TouchOSC is available on the iPad or iPod/iPhone as well as for Android and can be downloaded (free) from their respective App "Makets/Stores". Details and documentation are available here including example patches for PD, Abelton Live, and other software such as Max/MSP, and MIT's Processing (Video, Sound, etc).
The TouchOSC Editor which I used to build TouchOSC interfaces on my laptop is also free and can be downloaded for Mac, Windows, and Linux here (middle of the page).
Finally, the videos I showed in class from former 1421 and 2421 student Nathan Ward are viewable on YouTube. Search "Wireless wearable accelerometers" or view the following links: