+1 on your comments regarding:
> it's interesting to me that free (source and/or beer) music software on
I actually have 3 other friends (2 of them work now at NI, degree in CS
+ making music
for >= 15 years) who are avid linux users and made similar comments and
are rather frustrated with the development
of LAD in the last 10 years. I don't want to comment on that topic too
much because it kind of frustrates me myself,
I just wanted to point out that I share share your opinions/statements.
My main point would be -besides all the technical deficiencies that some
LA-F/OSS apps have and the related issue of
entwined dev of toolchains/libraries- that many applications lack a
proper musical work flow for anything that goes beyond
*really* basic tasks. I know this comment pisses almost everyone off on
this list, but I would love to see some projects and devs approach
music creation from a music related angle and not a technical one and
analyze why some widely used tools have such huge *fan*bases...
because from the user perspective the issue is not "what sucks about LA"
but something more along the lines of "what drives me to use my tools and
helps me articulate my musical expression" :)
this is certainly relevant to the development of *generic* audio tools
(versus the specialized tools that developers create for their own needs).
so... please fire up ableton live/fruityloops/* from time to time make
some music, watch some youtube video of a pubescent guy explaining "how
to make basslines
just like skrillex" ;)
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