Chris
Cannam

What am I up to?
· I work for the SoundSoftware project in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London, aiming to help audio and music researchers in UK academia manage software development more productively.
· Many of my ongoing software projects appear on the SoundSoftware code site.
· I co-own a consultancy called Particular Programs Ltd, some of whose commercial and open-source software projects are available through Breakfast Quay.
· You can find my CV, or LinkedIn profile as it's known these days, here.
· I have a personal blog, photos on Flickr, and occasional tweets.

Software new and old.
· Sonic Visualiser, a program for looking at the contents of digital audio files, particularly of music.
· EasyMercurial, a friendly user interface for the Mercurial version control system.
· Rosegarden audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.
· Rubber Band, an audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting library and utility program.
· Vamp, an interface for audio analysis and feature extraction plugins.
· The DSSI audio effects and instrument plugin interface, and dssi-vst plugin adapter.
· Studio to Go!, a commercial Linux distribution of music and audio applications: discontinued in 2008, but if you're interested you can still read a review or a couple of articles about it.
· wm2 and wmx X11 window managers.
· Bitmap Garamond and Codec one-size BDF bitmap screen fonts.
· Mandarin big-5 online annotator with matching grammar notes for complete beginners like me.
· An OpenGL hack for xscreensaver inspired by SGI electropaint. No longer worth your time: this program is infinitely better.
· A simple Missile Command style game for X11.

Very short stories.
· A Love Story; Culture; Hessian; Folded; A Game; The First-time Buyer; February; Cushions.

Interviews.
  A couple of interviews I conducted for a now-defunct web magazine.
· Music Typesetting on Linux: An Interview with Mike Mack SmithThe People Behind LilyPond.

About this page.
Email me.