[linux-audio-dev] Re: Akai's MPC4000 Sampler/Workstation Open Source Project

Renich Bon Ćirić renich at woralelandia.com
Wed Jul 26 23:00:59 UTC 2006

Well, very wise words you say. But, on the other hand, this piece of 
hardware is worth 3,000 usd. We have a ton of users to think about. We 
must provide compatibility with it's native format.

It would be cool to be able to use all the OpenSource arsenal out there. 
But first, we need to clone... at least, that's what they have said (the 

Marc-Olivier Barre wrote:
>> Why?  That makes no sense.  Why not just port Linux to it?
> Agreed. There are so many embeded linux projects out there, it would
> be like writing one's own printf function when there's glibc here to
> do the job...
> Moreover, it would allow you to take avantage of a lot of
> application/file formats/whatever that is working already pretty well
> on a linux audio workstation.
> Looking at the specs, the MPC 4000 seems like a big pack of knobs,
> LCDs, LEDs, and audio circuits. it's up to the OS to do some music
> with it. Are you sure you want to go on the crusade of reinventing not
> only the wheel, but also the whole stuff around it ?
> ________________
> Marc-Olivier Barre,
> Kinoko en Orbite.
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