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Old 05-20-2008, 06:46 PM
"Peter Geirnaert"
Default Fwd: Suggestion for a poll

Oh I didn't know I was sending it off-list, so for readers who are interested ...

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From: Peter Geirnaert <peter.geirnaert@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, May 20, 2008 at 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [64studio-users] Suggestion for a poll
To: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net>

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:37 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> wrote:

I would like to know what kind of people will use Linux for their DAW.*

1. Are they more interested to listen to natural instruments or to

samples and synthesizers?Depends on the project, but synths and samplers are more important to me when I switch on the PC.

2. Are there more professionals, resp. formerly professionals or

semi-professionals and amateurs?I'm an amateur but I've done one year of sound and lights school. (mm, forget about that, didn't mean much)

3. Are they able to program software or not?Not yet, but I'm still learning C++, Java and Python and it is one of the things that make open source software so interesting imho.

4. Are they unable to speak English?I think most users are able but to know that there's a community speaking their own language could be nice for some.


I'm afraid that a Linux DAW is something that's only interesting for

freakish people.**I don't see any reason to think that. Maybe because I see 80% of the world freakish,
and myself as one of the few normal persons (sometimes, but maybe that's freakish too).

There's enough reasons to use Linux, political reasons are most important to me, but also
that now I can safely browse the web with my DAW and use state of the art programs, even for commercial projects.
While I don't have to make huge investments in software like I did in 1999 for my first computer, I guess it was about 40% that I payed for the software.

I chose Cubase hoping it would give me a chance in the professional world ...
By the day I had bought enough extra hardware to get the software running like it said it would, the software wasn't supported anymore

I also believe Linux will once be the most userfriendly OS for me.
It sounds just logical because there's the promise that I'll be able to look at it's sourcecode.
Of course I have to learn to read it, but I think that's not really so very difficult.

Like reading a map, first you learn the symbols, but then you still don't know the city, it just takes some time.
The hackers are the ones that make the city run, so don't waste their time asking the way, but hey, there's a chill looking rastaman !

Maybe he can show me the way, or even the shortcut or a wormhole because everyone here can go everywhere, not only the hackers
That's how I understand what open source is about.

Reading about Captain Beefheard, Os Mutantes etc. makes me afraid that

we are dinosaurs.OK, but for me, that made me think there are experienced people behind the project.
I don't know much of the Captain's music, but his name sounds familiar, never heard about OS Mutantes, whatever, interesting for next time I visit a record store ...


Perhaps we all have more long-playing records than CDs!

Off topic: I'm a dinosaur. Can anybody tell me something about the state

of the art concerning to MIDI-pick ups for guitars?

The last time I'll tried to play "Voodoo Chile" using a guitar synth I

decided, that it's better not to play synthesizers by guitar, because of

the delay. This might be 20 years ago. I've knowledge about studio

equipment, but I always ignores the technology for MIDI-pick ups and at

the moment I have less contacts to the business.

My brother has a Yamaha G50 Guitar MIDI converter (19inch rack), with a "G1D" pick-up for guitar and a "B1D" pick-up for bass.

As I remember, there is a very short delay and sometimes it plays the wrong notes. But there's a lot of parameters to adjust and
nobody ever really tweaked the machine or guitar to get the best results yet.
I think to get the best result, one must try different sorts of strings and different styles of playing.

the pick-up is put on the guitar, and has a switch to use the guitar sound or the synth sound or both.
The G50 is already about 5 years old, so it's not really state of the art , but I'm sure if i was a guitar player I would use it a lot..

(I'm more a fan of the drums and keyboard actually)

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