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By dark nowhere (Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 03:04:47 PM EST) mfc, music, software (all tags)
An executive priority has usurped my allocated time for MFC9. I'm probably out of the race.

Some day I will post a happy diary. :P

(Ok, I added some happy content.)

Normally this alone wouldn't kill my efforts, since I do have some other (smaller) blocks of free time but there are other contributing factors.

#1 is that I managed to disable an ear while drinking. It happens infrequently but for this time of year it's not exactly rare. It usually lasts for a week or two. I'm considering candle treatment.

#2 is that every time I get a great idea, it seems impossible to implement. My idea for this bout is coming up the same way, but I have heard it done in principle before. It should work. I need more practice.

#3 is complicated, but the short version is that my house is full of distractions that circumvent my resolve to overcome the short episodes of discouragement.

Good news:

  • Build your own instruments and effects - comes with all the basic building blocks to get you started (OSCs, filters, delays, LFO's, etc).
  • Connect to other musicians over TCP to collaborate on a song in realtime. Chat while you work.
  • Musical interfaces are plugins too. Make music in a piano roll, tracker view, or 808 style drum sequencer. Whatever fits your style
  • Build control surfaces with the elements you are interested in tweaking
  • Or make a surface which generates notes or control data via scripting language

Okay, it's not done or even in beta, but WhiteNoise has released a lot of stuff already so I'm not afraid of choking on the vapors.

People have complained about the GUI:

but have been assurred that the GUI is skinnable. More importantly, the GUI's obviously not finished. Most importantly, those features are things I've been dying for. Well, the TCP/IP thing is more like a novelty compared to the others, but I would make good use of it. As long as it's usable I hardly care if it looks like goatse.

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genome by ana (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 03:45:57 PM EST
looks seriously cool. do remind us when it's more complete.

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

'k by dark nowhere (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 04:12:24 PM EST
I'll probably post something whenever I see a public beta.

See you, space cowboy.

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Hrm. by blixco (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 02:39:43 AM EST
You might be interested in Ninjam, which allows collaboration over differently-scaled networks (does this time shift thing to allow people with different ping times to collaborate "live").

It's made by the guy who made WinAmp. They also make Reaper DAW and the fairly lame Jesusonic effects processor kit.

I use Reaper now on a lot of my machines.  It's a nice workstation with a familiar interface, and it handles VST plugins.  I've had some issues with it, but hey: it's free.
I accidentally had a conversation in italian at lunchtime. I don't speak italian. - Merekat

Interesting by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 12:47:11 PM EST
Ninjam looks cool, I'll have to check that out. I have looked at reaper but never spent much time with it.

See you, space cowboy.

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