[LAU] ableton live in vmware

sonofzev at iinet.net.au sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Thu Aug 27 23:59:47 EDT 2009

On Fri Aug 28 13:26 , "Gabriel M. Beddingfield"  sent:

>On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Atte Andre Jensen wrote:
>>> Hydrogen has some similarities to AL... so I've pondered if it could be
>>> forked (or developed) to become a live DAW.
>> Could you elaborate? What similarities, what's missing (just the big
>> picture), it's been a while since a glanced at hydrogen.
>The main feature of AL is the scenes and loop-based composition, 
>right?  This is essentially a specialized sequencer/sampler.  And 
>hydrogen is a sequencer/sampler.
>Further, Hydrogen is based on the idea of have several patterns 
>(like a loop) that you set up.  Then the song is composed in a 
>sort of paint-by-numbers fashion.  This is a lot like AL's scenes.
>Hydrogen also has some DAW-like features, including some primative mixing 
>and FX.
>Hydrogen lacks any code for looping or beat slicing.  Also, the audio 
>internals are a little ugly IMHO -- but I've been working to improve that. 
>When I'm done, I expect the backend to be *very* DAW-like.
>OTOH, a better starting point *might* be something like sooperlooper.
>> Just thinking about doing a high performance, jack enabled, realtime
>> friendly audio engine makes me tired (maybe because I wouldn't know the
>> first think in doing it right).
>Heh.  That stuff that gets my motor running these days.  :-)

Reading this is getting my motor running.. I would love to eventually be able to
drop my MPC2000 xl driven hardware rig for something Linux driven.. with MIDI
controllers (and still keeping some of my hardware synths).. 

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