[LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware)

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 20:56:23 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Paul Davis<paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Rui Nuno Capela<rncbc at rncbc.org> wrote:
>> on my own confession, during lac2007 presentation, making a live clone
>> was indeed my initial goal for qtractor. it still is, as much of a
>> foundation it can be.
> it might be worth you knowing that the heart of live is realtime
> granular (re)synthesis, all the time, everywhere (or at least it was a
> while ago). i suspect that you cannot do what live does without this
> as the basic model of audio output. i could be wrong.

I have to admit complete ignorance here, but what is it about Live
that makes it advantageous over DAWs like Ardour, Reaper, Sonar, Pro
Tools, etc? Is it primarily loop/clip/synth based rather than a hard
disk recorder/mixer like a traditional DAW?

-- Brett
"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden;
    If I were to divulge it, it would overturn the world."
               -- Jelaleddin Rumi

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