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An effective programming style for gesture signal processing is described using a new library that brings efficient run-time polymorphism, functional and instance-based object-oriented programming to Max/MSP. By introducing better support for generic programming and composability Max/MSP becomes a more productive environment for managing the growing scale and complexity of gesture sensing systems for musical instruments and interactive installations.
A. Freed, J. MacCallum, A. Schmeder. Composability for musical gesture signal processing using new OSC-based object and functional programming extensions to Max/MSP. In Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference. Oslo, Norway. 2011.