[LAD] A small article about tools for electronic musicians

Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 09:54:59 UTC 2010

Hey Lorenzo!

The point is not extreme. It deals with music which requires sound
manipulation. Thanks to everybody's feedback, I might change the wording to
better explain what I mean. As stated in the article, by electronic musician
there I mean a musician who manipulates sound. Usually, it is ambient-kinda
music, like this:

If you listen to that, it is a whole class of electronic music. Having an
app like Rakarrack is key for that kind of music - in fact, it is all about
transforming sounds, there are no melodies in a strict sense of the word.
Prior to Rakarrack I was on my way to installing Windows XP on another
laptop for music. Now that plan is put to a halt.

So my article is for a rather niche kind of composers, but it is a niche I
want the devs to know about.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Lorenzo <lsutton at libero.it> wrote:

>  Hi,
>  Hey guys!
> Read it here:
> http://www.louigiverona.ru/?page=projects&s=writings&t=linux&a=linux_electronic
> Any comments are welcome.
> Just a couple of points.
> You write: "[...] by an electronic musician I mean a person who needs fancy
> effects and whose work relies more on manipulating sound rather than
> actually playing notes and just getting them together. A modern electronic
> composer heavily relies on chains of effects which allow him to work with
> the sound in a flexible and imaginative way."
> I don't share that point of view. Although I understand that the concept of
> 'electronic musician' is very ambiguous. Any 'musician' now-a-days has to
> deal with 'electronics' (computers)... In the same way the interpretation of
> the definition of 'electronic music' spans from dance-like music with an
> 'electronic' flavour to what some would call 'electronic art music'.
> In general I can see a point in being as extreme as considering only two
> applications, but I find the 'they have nice polished gui, so they are cool'
> approach a little simplistic. Nothing against polished guis :)
> Lorenzo
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