SynthDIY UK Chameleon DSP Synth Alive and Well

Developer Paul Maddox fills us in      17/07/08

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The Chameleon DSP system was first shown at MESSE 2002 where it piqued the interest of several developers who thought it would make an ideal platform for the development of DSP audio instruments and processing software. Sadly the company (Soundart) ceased development of the Chameleon, but due to the open architecture of the system, enthusiastic coders have been able to keep up the development of Soundskins (the name of the virtual machines – synths, effects etc). Paul Maddox is one such guy. He continues to develop Soundskins and is working with others on creating an updated hardware Chameleon to add more DSP power, USB and memory card slots. Nick Batt More From: SYNTH DIY
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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
subsonix    Said...

it's great to see people still have the enthusiasm for this type of thing!

If only Roland would open up their v-synth to outside developers...

17-Jul-08 06:23 AM


QolloQ    Said...

Isn't this sortakinda what the nord modular is? Except you can't develop your own modules... Then it's like MAX/Msp in a box

17-Jul-08 11:12 AM


Paul Maddox    Said...

It's a lot more 'low level' than the nord modular. Even lower than MAX/MSP to an extent. You need to understand the basics of audio processing and assembly language programing to get the best from the DSP.

17-Jul-08 04:26 PM


Paul Maddox    Said...

It's a lot more 'low level' than the nord modular. Even lower than MAX/MSP to an extent. You need to understand the basics of audio processing and assembly language programing to get the best from the DSP.

17-Jul-08 04:26 PM


shekhar dhain    Said...

I should feel ashamed, as being a so called i.t. "techie" for years, i shouldnt shudder at the thought of assembly language, but even to this day...

17-Jul-08 08:43 PM


Paul Maddox    Said...

The assembly isn't too bad, it sounds worse than it is. The main advantage is that there are a lot less commands to learn than in C or Java for example.

19-Jul-08 02:44 PM


shekhar dhain    Said...

its the error checking....mother mary of god. I can still remember trying to get my head around the sid "6581" chip on the c64 years ago..

22-Jul-08 05:06 PM


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