The OWL open-source audio effects pedal just got a lot more interesting.
Developers of the Open Ware Laboratory (OWL) pedal have announced the availability of a PureData compiler for the OWL, Tannhäuser.
What’s this mean for electronic musicians?
In a nutshell, it means that OWL users will soon be able to create custom patches in PureData, an open-source, cross-platform, graphical programming environment for musicians and artists.
In other words – you won’t have to be a C++ guru to create your own custom audio effects that run on this hardware pedal.
The Tannhäuser compiler is going into alpha testing, and the developers are looking for people to help. Testers need to have:
- familiarity with the procedure of building firmwares using the OwlWare Makefile;
- some experience creating their own OWL patches; and
- familiarity with PureData.
See the OWL site for details.