Receiving OSC in SuperCollider

OSCFunc

By default, a running instance of sclang listens to incoming OSC messsages on the port 57120. For listening to a specific OSC message, an OSC function can be defined with a specific path. SC will then evaluate the defined function when OSC messages are received at the default port with the matching path:

~osc_receive = OSCFunc(

{ arg msg, time, addr, recvPort;

post('Revceived message to path: ');
msg[0].postln;

post('With value: ');
msg[1].postln;

}, '/test/message');

OSCdef

OSCdef is slightly more flexible and allows to change definitions on the fly, without deleting nodes:

OSCdef(\tester,
        {|msg, time, addr, recvPort|

        post('Revceived message to path: ');
        msg[0].postln;

        post('With value: ');
        msg[1].postln;

},'/test/another', n);

Exercise

Exercise I

Use a SuperCollider OSC receiver with the first PD example on sending OSC for sending OSC to change the value of control rate bus and monitor the bus with a scope. The section on buses is helpful for this. Keep in mind to set the correct port (57120) and path in the PD patch.

Exercise II

Use a SuperCollider OSC receiver with the PD example for controlling the subtractive synth in the previous example. This can be done with control rate buses or by a direct set() to the synth nodes.



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