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       bsescm - A Guile based scheme shell for BEAST and BSE.


       bsescm [OPTIONS] [--] ...
       bsescm [OPTIONS] infile.bse ...


       bsescm is a Guile based scheme shell for BSE, the Better Sound Engine.

       bsescm provides a shell interface to all procedures exported by the BSE
       library, so scripts are able to access the full range of  functionality
       provided  by  it,  from  simple playback of a .bse file to full fledged
       automated creation or editing of synthesis networks.

       Alternatively to  the  linked  in  BSE  library,  the  bsescm  language
       interface  can  also  talk  to a remotely running BSE library host, for
       instance beast(1).  By operating on a remotely running BSE core, bsescm
       can  be  used  to script arbitrary BSE programs. The shell is also used
       directly by the BSE library to execute procedures on its  behalf,  this
       allows BSE procedures to be written in scheme.

       When  started,  bsescm tests whether the first non-option argument is a
       .bse file and if the test succeeds, attempts to play the  command  line
       arguments as .bse files.


       bsescm  follows  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long options
       starting with two dashes ('--').

       --bse-pipe INFD OUTFD
              Provide the input and output communication  filedescriptors  for
              remote operation.

       --bse-eval STRING
              Execute  (eval-string  STRING) instead of going into interactive

              Allowes registration of procedures with the BSE core.

              Prevent automated loading of plugins and scripts at startup time
              in interactive mode.

              Prevent  automated  detection  and playback of .bse file command
              line arguments.

              Make runtime warnings fatal (abort).

       -h, --help
              Describe command line options and exit.

       -v, --version
              Display version and exit.

              Execute with priority NICELEVEL, this option only  takes  effect
              for the root suid wrapper 'beast'.

              Disables renicing to execute with existing priority.

              Set the allowed synthesis latency for BSE in milliseconds.

              Set the desired synthesis mixing frequency in Hz.

              Set  the  desired  control  frequency in Hz, this should be much
              smaller than the synthesis mixing frequency to reduce CPU  load.
              The  default  value  of  approximately 1000 Hz is usually a good

       --bse-pcm-driver DRIVER-CONF

       -p DRIVER-CONF
              This options results in  an  attempt  to  open  the  PCM  driver
              DRIVER-CONF  when  playback is started.  Multiple options may be
              supplied to try a variety of drivers and unless  DRIVER-CONF  is
              specified  as  `auto',  only  the  drivers listed by options are
              used.  Each  DRIVER-CONF  consists  of  a  driver  name  and  an
              optional  comma  seperated  list  of  arguments  attached to the
              driver withan equal sign, e.g.: -p oss=/dev/dsp2,rw -p auto

       --bse-midi-driver DRIVER-CONF

       -m DRIVER-CONF
              This option is  similar  to  the  --bse-pcm-driver  option,  but
              applies  to  MIDI  drivers and devices. It also may be specified
              multiple times and features an `auto' driver.

              Produce a list  of  all  available  PCM  and  MIDI  drivers  and
              available devices.

   Guile Options:
       -l FILE
              Load scheme source code from file.

       -e FUNCTION
              After reading script, apply FUNCTION to command-line arguments.

              Do -s SCRIPT at this point (note that this argument must be used
              in conjuction with -s).

              Start with debugging evaluator and  backtraces  enabled  (useful
              for debugging scripts).

              Enable emacs protocol for use from within emacs (experimental).

       The  remaining  Guile  options  stop  argument processing, and pass all
       remaining arguments as the value of (command-line):

              Stop argument processing, start in interactive mode.

       -c EXPR
              Stop argument processing, evaluate EXPR as a scheme expression.

       -s SCRIPT
              Load Scheme source from SCRIPT and execute as a script.


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