[LAU] iPad and Linux audio

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Fri Feb 10 09:33:21 UTC 2012

Am 09.02.2012 12:13, schrieb Alexandre Prokoudine:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:22 AM, Harry van Haaren wrote:
>> But I did just now: Sure its cool stuff, but is this going to be the next
>> stuff played on radio?
> You mean, is the next album by Dream Theater going to feature Rudess
> playing on iPad which he already does? Quite likely, yes.
> Oh, and he uses Haken Audio Continuum in live perfomances too. That
> must be such an abomination :)

Indeed! Unthinkable abomination -- how dares this traitor to play 
anything, that is not in the book of good and standard instruments for 
rockbands?! This is an outrage!

Very well then, I hope, I get Harrys intention correctly if I think, he 
refers to presetted  sequences and the like. This is a point as long, as 
the presets cannot be made by the user him/herself.

On the other hand: there are no restrictions for using anything, that 
makes a noise to play music.
I saw Nick Cave playing a 20.000 Euro piano combined with a 10 Euro 
toy-keyboard that accompanied his piano with some preset-drumbeat taken 
with a vocals-mic from its very own speakers.

And it was beautiful. It worked, most probably it was better and more 
interesting as it would have been if a real drummer would have played 
the beat on a vintage Ludwig.

Software-instruments played on a pad-device may not be in the same 
league as guitars regarding opportunities for expression but there are 
many instruments that cannot rival a guitar or a Moog. And nobody would 
say: uuhhh that trumpet cannot play power-chords, not a real instrument!

best regards

> Alexandre Prokoudine
> http://libregraphicsworld.org
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