on this post I describe how to write a new module for Orac, from the included video you can see its very quick and easy to do.
But I want to illustrate this further by making a video called.
"Orac : How to convert a patch to a module "
The idea is simple, I take an existing patch, and change it over to a fully fledged Orac module,
to show how quick and easy this is to do
Im not going to delve too deeply into the patch and how it works , rather its more about the conversion, and things that can crop up whilst you do this.
So… the question is , which patch shall I convert?
the primary goal of this, is an instructional video… rather than the converted module, so to fulfil that, there are some criteria.
a) fairly simple, clean patch, bug free
no point me taking a huge complex patch, and spend an hour patching.
the viewer will just get bored, and frankly will lose track of where I’m going, or why
similarly its no good if its a rats nest of wires, or i have to fix bugs.
some patches are a combination of sequencer, synth , fx … in the Orac world I want to split them apart, so you can interchangeably use with other modules. so this needs to ‘make sense’ for the patch im doing.
(I’ll only do one part in the video, again to stop viewers falling asleep)
c) reasonable cpu
my favourite modules are ones I can combine with others, so they have to leave a bit if spare cpu to do that !
d) open source
it has to be fully open source, including external source code, easy to build for all platforms
(im not distributing binaries which users/developers cannot build themselves without changing)
the original author has to be happy for it to be released as a module.
anyway, let me know patches you think might be suitable and I look at them to see which might work best for this video project.
(also let me know if there is anything specific you might want covered)
of course once things quieten down, Im happy to help others convert other patches , and also give more details on writing new patches… but its a bit busy here at the moment