ENO: Synthesizing Structured Sound Spaces
Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel and Gaver, William. 1994. 'ENO: Synthesizing Structured Sound Spaces'. In: UIST '94. Marina del Rey, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]No full text available
Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=192446&CFID=5601...
Abstract or Description
ENO is an audio server designed to make it easy for applications in the Unix environment to incorporate nonspeech audio cues. At the physical level, ENO manages a shared resource, namely the audio hardware. At the logical level, it manages a sound space that is shared by various client applications. Instead of dealing with sound in terms of its physical description (i.e., sampled sounds), ENO allows sounds to be represented and controlled in terms of higher-level descriptions of sources, interactions, attributes, and sound space. Using this structure, ENO can facilitate the creation of consistent, rich systems of audio cues. In this paper, we discuss the justification, design, and implementation of ENO.