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

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Fri Jul 28 21:27:52 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-07-28 at 13:29 -0500, Renich Bon Ćirić wrote:


> > you mean you are willing to try and find some one to write you a
> > new 
> > OS for free? How much of the coding will you do? How about you just 
> > buy a little rack mount pc and an mpd16? then you have the pads
> > from 
> > the mpc and a whole lot more processing power. You could put a nice 
> > interface in the same little rack box and then you'll have less
> > random 
> > stuff to carry to a gig and might actually build a better
> > intergrated 
> > solution that everyone can use. You might get a lot more support
> > from 
> > everyone then. Ebay might be a good place for your mpc. 
> > 
> > Loki 

> Well, that would be selfish. I have the other users in mind. What good
> would it be for others if I do as you say? We already bought the
> hardware and the OS isn't what it should be. Maybe they don't want to
> support it, maybe they can't. I don't care, I do care about making
> music and the users at the end. That is why I am trying.


There is one thing you did not tell us. What is it that is so annoying?

Is it crashing or is it doing the wrong thing or is it perhaps stopping
to respond within reasonable time?

Others have said that it is very likely that Akai have bought their
RT-OS from a third-party vendor. So they are under an NDA and there is
no legal way for them to show the source for that.

OTOH, the thing works mostly like you want it to, yes? So it might be a
small adjustment that is needed rather than a major rewrite, no?

Like Gene says, you'll have to get thru to a senior engineer and file a
proper bug-report. This should include a method for provoking the bug
(as in: When I do like this, after having done that, it always ...)

Most probably it is a thinko on behalf of Akai regarding the application
on top of the RT-OS. Reasonably easily fixed by one guy at Akai.

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