[LAU] A defence of the straight line

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Wed Aug 9 12:14:40 UTC 2017

Warning: I've been thinking!

There seems to be a trend in recent years for everything to be represented in
various curves. They are very pretty and (possibly) technically more correct,
but is that what the user wants?

Take a simple amplitude envelope for example, showing intensity V time. Now
that is often shown as a logarithmic curve, but the whole idea behind such a
curve was to give our ears a *linear* impression of intensity change, so why do
we now give our ears one impression but our eyes something completely different?

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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