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An Interpreted Language for Real Time Signal Processing

Title An Interpreted Language for Real Time Signal Processing
Publication Type Conference Paper
Year of Publication 2002
Authors Geiger, G.

Real time signal processing for music generation has been affordable for several years now, due to the tremendous increase in the performance of computer systems. Parallel to that development several signal processing engines have been built, which are specifically targeted to real time processing, and hence make it easier for the electronic musician to build costum applications. Additionally they offer fast prototyping systems for researchers. Unfortunately these system are limited in that they only offer blockwise arithmetic.

This paper investigates possibilities and performance of interpreted languages for signal processing tasks, in order to overcome these limitations. As an example, the performance of an implementation of a Forth like language is given.