[linux-audio-dev] killer app idea

Aaron aamehl at actcom.net.il
Mon Oct 11 22:03:52 UTC 2004

As I thought my discription left much to be desired...

This is something very visual, the letter is a side issue to audio.

The main point is that with this inventors device you can see and I mean
see the sound.

And yes to do what I suggest it is an amazing amount of coding, I think
but maybe it isn't as bad as all that.

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 00:02, mailbox1 wrote:
> 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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