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RE: Bob's amazing Lex Enhancement
>Bob, you mentioned that you were considering using a PC program to run
>JM enhancement. Will it be possible to run it without a PC, purely by
>MIDI? I don't have a PC and wouldn't really want to gig with one. Of
>course, this is jus one voice in the marketplace, so feel free to ignore
>it. I was just wondering; since most of the best JM features are
>only accessible to MIDI, there's no real change in design philosophy.
>course, if I could run it from a 386 I would probably end up buying
Michael, I do bring a PC with me to some gigs (a laptop) but this really
wasn't my only intention for the glass interface. Other uses I have been
thinking about are:
1. Configuration of the system for live gigs. On of the things I have
been getting frustrated about with all of these rack mount systems is the
limited user interface. With the lousy interface on the JamMan, its hard
to set up certain features that the system is otherwise capable of doing
(noise gate, compression, etc...). One of the things I was considering
was making the footswitches and "Mode" encoder (the right hand one)
programmable so you could select what you want them to do. Another this
is setting up mixes with the parallel loops (pan, level).
2. Another use for a glass interface is "On-line help". The basic idea is
to have a soft version of the users manual that pulls up the appropriate
page of the manual as you use the system. Or, an interactive manual that
sends commands to the JamMan and perhaps contains audio samples that play
back through a sound card to demonstrate the system. The possibilities
Though some of the configuration stuff could be done with something other
than a glass interface, I suspect that it would be extremely time
consuming (not impossible, just a pain in the ass). I'll definitely keep
your situation in mind, however.
By the way thanks for feedback on the glass interface folks. I sort of
suspected that the Mac may have been the most common system in use. One
of the options I am exploring is the use of Java to perhaps make the
tool(s) platform independent. I'll keep you posted.