[linux-audio-dev] killer app idea

mailbox1 dmidi at l4l.ie
Mon Oct 11 22:02:15 UTC 2004

Hi Aaron,

I fully understand what you are trying to say. They are 2 excellent ideas
and really moving thought into an area of futuristic methods. It must be
quite incredible to see the hebrew words (which I understand) being
displayed visually. I suppose the ultimate test for your idea would be to
draw the hebrew letters and hear them being reproduced aurally (WOW). I can
envisage an inordinately massive amount of coding :)

Jennifer Dillon M.I.S.T.C. member of the p1639 working group
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron" <aamehl at actcom.net.il>
To: "The Linux Audio Developers' Mailing List"
<linux-audio-dev at music.columbia.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 8:52 PM
Subject: [linux-audio-dev] killer app idea

> Hi all,
> I have been mostly lurking so far but I thought I might send out two
> ideas for killer apps I had.
> 1. Basically a front end to lilypond which will work
> more like a audio program.
> In many audio editors you can see the wav or a square block on a track.
> I had this idea of a notation editor that has tracks you can create your
> form ABA, lets say, and add markers for them. Then create motives which
>  via midi or notation will become lilypond notation in the end. This
> chunk can then be put on a track.
> >The chunk can be displayed as a staff with the notes(graphic), as the
> lilypond, or just a blank track. In the same way a daw may display a
> chunk of audio a a rectangle or a wave.
> These Chunk can be copied, pasted transposed retrograded etc, new chunks
> could be added and manipulated.
> My reasoning is as follows, when will Linux shine? when it does
> something unique not done by others. Thats what makes jack/ardour etc so
> appealing.
> Fo notation midi input exists with rumor or a number or existing libs,
> creating an on the fly lilypond file is very possible, infact if the
> graphic (staff) representation was left off all the parts already exist.
> 2. This I call V.A.W it has a drawback in that the base technology is
> currently closed source, but this might be subject to change..
> here goes a inventer I know wanted to see if it was possible to recreate
> what it says in the Hebrew Torah (Bible) the the Jews on Mount Sinai
> Roim et Ha Kolot. (they say the sounds) He created a way to translate
> sound waves into light waves and display them. He found some very
> interesting things. (Hebrew letters spoken display as the shape of the
> letter). I sang into his device and saw Bach and other music display via
> his device. All overtones are displayed and visible as different colors.
> The sound of a audio mix is visually open for all to see.
> This is very hard to grasp without seeing.....
> My idea is to take his algorism/app and reverse the process and have the
> ability to take the visual and turn it back to audio. This would be like
> view on midi editors with the squares you can change to effect the
> sound, only not midi but audio!
> I wrote out very detailed plans for this app, again this is something
> that just doesn't exist, image not having to rely soley on your ears
> when adding effects to a mix but being able to see how the changes you
> make actually effect the way it looks/sounds and I mean in detail. There
> are so many possibilities for this.
> In a regular daw your see I think only amplitude and something else (the
> wav display)
> If this one isn't clearly described I will try again.
> Aaron

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