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Re: reaktor, MSP, etc

I think the rarely mentioned giant appeal (for users) to software-based 
musical devices is that they're much easier to steal than hardware.  If 
you've already got the computer, cracked versions of software are much 
easier on the budget than dedicated boxes.   Which is why I don't think 
we'll ever see a full EDP in Reaktor or Max or whatever.  It'd be a ton 
of work, and it'll end up on PTP networks in a heartbeat, like all 
those VST plugs.

How much would you pay for a soft EDP?


On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 10:52 PM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> The thing that I think you're missing is this: the "modular diy 
> software"
> can do ANYTHING if you put the time into it.  You say  that you spent a
> shitload of time building the echoplex and I believe it, but no one 
> ever
> said that you can make live looping interfaces on software in a "few 
> days"
> as you said.  It takes effort.  A lot of effort.  The reason that you 
> hear
> people raving about the software loopers is because you can take an
> "amateur" one, as you called it, and tailor it to do everything you 
> ever
> wanted and more.  That is something that you can't do with hardware.  I
> can't go and take the echoplex and re-wire the boards if i wanna add a 
> new
> function (i guess theoretically i could, but it is SO much less 
> practical
> than doing it through software).  I'll bet you anything that someone 
> (not
> necessarily on this list) has a looper on reaktor or max/msp that can 
> do
> everything you want.  Maybe they don't feel like sharing it at the 
> moment,
> though.  As you said yourself, making a loop sampler takes a ton of 
> effort,
> so maybe this person doesn't want to openly share their creation now 
> because
> of all the work they put into it.  I mean, do you give echoplexes away 
> for
> free??