Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24)

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To: rosea.grammostola <rosea.grammostola@...>
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Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:27 pm

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On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM, rosea.grammostola <
rosea.grammostola@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08/31/2012 04:56 PM, Nils wrote:

NI already have inhouse versions of many of their software tools for Linux,
and they use it in house for some development. I met with them in person
several years ago when I was teaching in Berlin. They are quite big
technical fans of JACK and of Linux, but they (probably correctly) see a
tiny, largely irrelevant market for native releases for these platforms.
They spent quite a bit of effort to get their standalone versions on OS X
to talk to JACK if it is installed, but chose not to document this because
hardly anyone wants it and when they do, they figure it out for themselves.

A lot of people (even on this list) don't understand the extent to which
*supporting* a piece of software is often a far bigger cost than the
initial development, and providing support for a platform with very few
users is an issue for companies who want their customer service reputation
to be very good (as NI does). It doesn't work for companies like this to
just release something "into the wild" and forget about it.

--p

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On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM, rosea.=
grammostola <rosea.grammostola@gmail.com> wrote:
On 08/31/2012 04:56 PM, Nils wrote:

On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:43:13 +0100
Harry van Haaren<harryhaaren@gmail.com> =A0wrote:

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Nils<list@nilsgey.de> =A0wrote:

The direct and naive solution would be a reversed engineered kontakt
sample engine, yes.
Very naive.

The community could approach NI and ask if they're intrested in support=
ing
a Linux version of Kontact? I volunteer to write the email, and if they
laugh then what harm done...

Opinions?

Regardless if it was done or in the past or not It would be very nice of yo=
u to write an email to them.

Maybe an email from lin=
uxaudio.org
works better? Someone who speaks in name of an organization=
?
NI already have inhouse versions of many of their software tools f=
or Linux, and they use it in house for some development. I met with them in=
person several years ago when I was teaching in Berlin. They are quite big=
technical fans of JACK and of Linux, but they (probably correctly) see a t=
iny, largely irrelevant market for native releases for these platforms. The=
y spent quite a bit of effort to get their standalone versions on OS X to t=
alk to JACK if it is installed, but chose not to document this because hard=
ly anyone wants it and when they do, they figure it out for themselves.
A lot of people (even on this list) don't understand the extent to =
which *supporting* a piece of software is often a far bigger cost than the =
initial development, and providing support for a platform with very few use=
rs is an issue for companies who want their customer service reputation to =
be very good (as NI does). It doesn't work for companies like this to j=
ust release something "into the wild" and forget about it.
--p

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Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), rosea.grammostola, (Fri Aug 31, 2:59 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Paul Davis, (Fri Aug 31, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Harry van Haaren, (Fri Aug 31, 5:12 pm)
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