[LAD] Tux Paint for music?
david at olofson.net
Wed May 6 14:47:15 UTC 2009
(Also posted over at the SDL mailing list; <sdl at libsdl.org>.)
My son is playing around with my little SDL based drum machine, DT-42
again. He seems to be having fun, but I suppose he'd be better off
with something more straight-forward (DT-42 is more like a MOD
tracker than a conventional drum machine), and something with more
obvious ways of creating melodies... At least, that's what I'd
This brings up some thoughts I've been having for years now: A really
simple, yet somewhat useful and educational music toy. An integrated
synth/sampler/sequencer, possibly with audio recording facilities
down the road... Sort of like a tracker (Amiga MOD style), but with a
more visual GUI. Probably some sort of piano roll. A bunch of nice
sounds (I'm thinking IFFT synthesis) with some pre-wired intuitive
timre controls. Maybe a library of drum patterns... Preferably SDL
based and portable to all sorts of computers and devices.
In short: Tux Paint for music! :-)
Is there something like this already out there?
Any interest in this sort of stuff?
I'll probably use EEL for all high level code, over a C engine. EEL is
probably not the most sensible choice for a Free/Open Source project,
but I'm using EEL for various stuff myself (mostly work related), and
it could use some more pilot projects to guide future development.
Tux Paint: http://www.tuxpaint.org/
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