[LAU] A year of Linux Audio revisited - would like to know your oppinion
zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Dec 11 16:36:18 EST 2007
On Tuesday 11 December 2007 16:24:15 bradley newton haug wrote:
> you can try all you want to 'fix it in the mix' but you can't polish a
> turd. If you can't play, no engineering on the planet will save you.
> In your opinion, of course. My own opinion is that production and
> > arrangement are more important to the impact of a piece than the
> > skill of its players, with composition being the most important of
> > all. You'll say I'm wrong, and you will be wrong.
> watch a high school shakespeare rendition sometime.
> > But neither of our opinions matter to people who are looking at Linux
> > audio tools and finding them lacking. Saying "That feature that I've
> > never heard of sucks, and if you use it, your style of music sucks"
> > doesn't come off as an indictment of commercialism so much as it
> > resembles sour grapes.
> if you have to step input your music and rely on groove quant to make it
> 'real' you are speaking from a massive musical disadvantage. We've been
> making music
> for tens of thousands of years, it seems to me you're the one blaming your
> > If you're happy with Linux audio being as limited as a glorified tape
> > recorder, that's fine, but some of us have higher ambitions.
> again, if you can't record music with a 'record' and 'stop' button.
> Nothing can really help you.
Not so, better musicians can help.
Hey, basically, at this point, musically, I might be able to write some
lyrics. That's about it. If I am lucky. On a good day.
But I have ideas in my head with no good way to get them out.
Can't get a tune out of my head vocally. Can't play, though I keep trying in a
low key way to learn. Any natural gifts I have seem to be in other areas.
So, if I can find tools to help me get my ideas out of me and into a form
where others who can play and sing can more easily run with them, I think
those tools might just be welcome.
Granted, the recordings of any music I might make that way may leave a lot to
be desired, but I don't see why they could not serve as the germ for
> Can linux replace a windows or OSX rig that a schmuck can load up, slap
> some loops on, use factory presets on
> their softsynths and press a magic button to fix their amateurish keyboard
I dream of something that I could sing known songs to and that could
then "calibrate" to my poor voice (I can't carry a tune) and then adjust the
pitch to match the known notes.... Then, look for patterns in how I am off
and learn my failings... Then, listen to new, unknown, tunes and adjust those
according to the learned patterns. And then notate the melody. Then I could
listen to that and see if it is what is in my head, let me adjust it on
screen. Then sing again and match the now known melody...
Not a bad dream. Perhaps some day... Or perhaps some day something may click
inside my head and I might learn to sing.
> can linux be used to make music? yes
> -bradley newton haug
> > Rob
all the best,
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