Jade under LGPL

Tim Place just announced that Jade is now open sourced under LGPL.

Jade is a flexible, relatively easy-to-use, environment for composition and performance. For many Jade has made approaching the complexities of interactive music possible. Now it is available for free as an open-source project.

The basic unit in Jade is a Module. Jade has a number of ready-made modules for analyzing, generating, and processing audio and video. These modules can be created using Cycling’74’s Max/MSP/Jitter authoring environment. Current Jade development is based on the Jamoma module framework.

Jade is available via SourceForge as both source patches, and a standalone application for users who do not own Max.

Jamoma started when Tim decided to open source the core of Jade. It is very generous of him to open the rest of this collection, and it should be of great interest to many Max’ers (and possibly non-Max’ers) around.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.