[linux-audio-user] Re: prebuilt tools/mp3 vs. etc..
Sun Oct 12 15:46:00 EDT 2003
Oh! I was very confused about that. I was sitting there thinking "what
does a giant particle accelerator have to do with Linux audio"? I'd
never heard of the SuperCollider audio synth project. That's what
happens when you spend all your time with a bunch of scientists. Thanks
for clearing that up.
On Sun, 2003-10-12 at 13:02, Jonathan Segel wrote:
> >On Friday 10 October 2003 23:12, Jan Depner wrote:
> > You work on code for supercollider? Interesting. A close friend of
> > > mine was working on that before it got shut down. PhD in particle
> >> physics. Worked at Fermi Lab prior to that. He uses Linux now as do
> > > I. What, exactly, was your point?
> oh no! I mean SuperCollider the music language app. look at
> and help make the linux port of SC server!
> as to my original point, it's mostly being summed up in the other
> thread of mp3 vs. ogg etc...
> >Matthias writes:
> >Well spoken! I think this is not only related to ogg, it's related to most of
> >the technology in the linux audio scene. We need to show people that it can
> >actually be used to create great stuff.
> >IMPO Linux audio isn't ready for the average Windows/Mac-user, but there is
> originally, I wrote to respond to questions regarding a lack of
> prebuilt tools, a small user base, etc. I was giving my perspective
> as an educated, experienced studio and computer music user, but
> coming from the professional and academic worlds wherein we all used
> Macintosh. My point was that I was excited by the prospect of
> learning morel, being on the cutting edge, being in the community of
> Linux users, but that, even as an experienced user, I was finding it
> very very difficult to make the transition, but I thought it might be
> intersting to understand why I was learning linux. The philosophizing
> came in the form of questions like: "is it a good thing or a bad
> thing to be an elite group of users?" "do linux audio users want to
> exist as part of a specifically educated group or to make it useable
> by joe-reason user?" basically pointing out that when you become so
> far inside a specific knowledge base it is sometimes hard to see how
> opaque it may appear from outside --cf. improv or avant-garde music
> I was just poking the hornet's nest, as usual. please don't take this
> sort of response as complaining! I am really happy with the available
> sounds and software and you can expect a note somewhere on any
> releases i make from now on that linux was used.
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