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On Thu, 2012-08-23 at 16:35 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
Well, my original intention was to simply define the unit as it
currently is and be on my merry way. It is your arguments that have
convinced me this is a problem that needs solving :)
That said, yes, I am unashamedly aiming for ease of use (up until the
point where it hurts power) and certainly have no interest in emulating
so, uh, "faithfully" that you have to manually tune the thing!
Honestly, I have basically zero interest in blind emulation whatsoever.
Mine is a vision of a plugin-based modular, and the only goal is to make
it as good as possible. More pleasant to use =3D> more users =3D> more
instruments and effects for everyone.
> > 1) The sink has port with designation 'frequency' port and unit Hz
This was merely an example to illustrate why things are port based than
a suggestion of something a modular synth would force you to do. It is
certainly useful (nearly mandatory) in non-modular hosts, but also
useful in a modular as an explicit operation the user can do (e.g.
wiring stereo by hand for every signal path is really cumbersome). That
said, indeed, I do not currently implement this and it is all 'manual'
Really, all I am saying is: the program knowing what the heck ports mean
can be useful. What programs may or may not do with sensibly documented
plugins is not really important - it certainly can't hurt to have a
simple and precise description of how a port works.
> On the real thing, you can connect any source to any destination,
Sure. You can have all the tedious fun you like. Smart connection
logic =3D optionally making your life easier. It does not limit you in
any way whatsoever.
Since a monophonic synth is so severely limiting anyway, I make no claim
about being a faithful emulation of wires and capacitors and such. If
analog was sufficient, I wouldn't be spending such a ridiculous amount
of time writing software :)
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