[linux-audio-user] Re: freebirth

tim hall tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Fri Sep 16 04:58:07 EDT 2005

On Thursday 15 September 2005 13:03, Peder Hedlund wrote:
> > Actually IMHO it's not the worst thing to happen for the freeware
> > community, I sort of frown upon the practice of 'cloning' and enjoy
> > genuinely new free apps a lot more... ZynAddSubFX comes to mind.
>  But if you want to play, say, Black Metal you can't use ZynAddSubFX,
>  according to the authors whish. :(

I think you're confusing form and style with content and intent. ZynAddSubFX 
would be inappropriate in a Black Metal song, because it's just too sweet and 
harmonic. However, if you take a walk though the instrument presets you will 
realise that the author is no stranger to the weird and wonderful. There are 
some great sounds there and plenty of room to make more. Yes, I find the 
religious statements in the documentation a bit cheesy, but having played 
with ZynAddSubFX and having an understanding of the relationship between 
music, geometry and spirituality, I bow to NOP's understanding of the 
science. I think anyone would be hard pressed to make anything other than 
healing music with this software.

Let's face it, if you really want to stroke Satan's furry hoof you should be 
using Microsoft products. !;P

I'm happy to discuss issues of spirituality __off-list__. :)

tim hall

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