This guide assumes that a development environment with all required dependencies has been set-up. Check the “hacking on score” guide for more information on how to do that.
ossia score provides two plug-in APIs:
A simple API that can be used to implement quick audio / midi / control effects and generators in a single file.
Processes implemented with that API are available at the following address.
To create a new plug-in, simply duplicate one of the files, change the metadata (name, UUID, etc. to differentiate it from other score plug-ins), and add it to the list in this file.
When building score again, the plug-in should appear in the process list.
A video explains the whole process:
A more advanced API that allows to customize pretty much every aspect of the software, but requires more work.
The major part of the software is built with that API: every process in score comes from plug-ins. These plug-ins are located in the score git repository.
To develop new plug-ins that way, a set-up script is provided. Simply invoke it with the name of your plug-in and it will create it in the
$ cd score $ tools/create-addon.sh fireworks Addon score-addon-fireworks successfully initialized $ ls src/addons CMakeLists.txt score-addon-fireworks
All the folders in that
score/src/addons folder are treated by ossia score as custom addons that must be built along with the software.