[LAU] ableton live in vmware

Atte Andre Jensen atte.jensen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 15:00:38 EDT 2009

Josh Lawrence wrote:

> I'm convinced that, if anyone on the face of the planet can pull off
> writing an AL-alike application, it would be you, Paul.  :)

I'm not Paul, but I'd be willing to participate in such a project.

Actually this (a live daw) might be the largest blind angle in linux 
audio, and as others I survive with good-enough home brewed stuff (mine 
is done in chuck, I imagine most use pd or supercollider). Mine is 
working ok, getting more and more polished, but still only does what I 
need the most (although some of that is outside the scope of live, like 
algorithmic improvisations guided by user input).

If I had a (much) better performing backend and a drag/drop + 
midi-leaning gui, I'd be most of the way for my needs. If my effords 
were put into a common codebase where others implemented *their* needs, 
I wonder how far we'd be :-)

Any thought? Any almost-there project that we could/should convince to 
take a live turn and throw our efforts into? Maybe if the community 
could work out a proposed roadmap, we could look at it together, see who 
could work on what and if the required skills were within reach.

NB: I never used ableton live, but saw it, know others that use it, and 
it *seems* to be a time saver for what I do live.

NB2: I'm not gonna start the above mentioned project myself. There are 
too many areas (esp gui programming) that I know nothing about.


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