Stride: A Programming Language for Sound Synthesis and Beyond

Joseph Tilbian

Andres Cabrera

Stride is a declarative and reactive domain specific programming language for real­-time sound synthesis, processing, and interaction design. Through hardware resource abstraction and separation of semantics from implementation, a wide range of computation devices can be targeted such as microcontrollers, system-­on-­chips, general purpose computers, and heterogeneous systems. With a novel and unique approach at handling sampling rates as well as clocking and computation domains, Stride prompts the generation of highly optimized target code. The design of the language facilitates incremental learning of its features and is characterized by intuitiveness, usability, and self-documentation. Users of Stride can write code once and deploy on any supported hardware.

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