Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talk: Introduction to Plonk ?? a framework for audio software development

Where: Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

When: 17 February 2012 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Plonk is a new C++ framework for audio software development by Martin Robinson in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Plonk was designed to support teaching and research activities at the university but is being made available to the wider community using a permissive open source license. This talk will introduce the current state of the project and outline its future plans. Plonk???s aims are to be:??? ??? easy to use in the first instance;??? ??? usable for prototyping; and ??? ??? scalable for audio application development (including mobile apps, audio for games and so on). Plonk comprises building blocks for audio processing (e.g., oscillators, filters) and ways to interconnect these processes into more complex graphs. Plonk is multi-platform, currently running on Mac OS X, iOS and Windows and the intention is to support other platforms in the future. This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week. Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who???s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you???d like a tour of the new space and we'll be happy to show you around! Send an email to

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: Verity Alexander | 31-01-2012

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