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Re: looper interfaces (was: new "radiaL" from Cycling '74)
Title: Re: looper interfaces (was: new "radiaL"
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From: "Andrew Pask" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: new "radiaL" from Cycling
> I was
talking with the programmers down there
> about what constituted the "ultimate looping app" and
the idea for them is that
> there isn't one. The ultimate looping app doesn't exist because
> of the music are the things which ultimately determine the
configuration of the
> app, and these are changing all the time as the music evolves. So
their idea is
> that the ultimate looping app (ULA) is one which is
"customizable" to a large
> degree without giving away too much of the "still works
while groping around for
> it in the dark on the bandstand" factor.
I have a set of tools for constructing loopers for the Kyma.
They're not complete but pretty close. As a test, I'm trying to
replicate the behavior of hardware loopers. The replicated
loopers aren't intended to replace the original boxes (it would be
pretty stupid to replace a $200 box with a Kyma system!) but to enable
the study of different user interfaces for loopers. I believe
the interface as important as the functionality. After all, at
some level the difference between a guitar and a violin is the user
right. And you can tune those
intruments just as you like, so they are customizable. Its just that
not very many use such freedom...
But to study user interfaces with
Kyma (or MAX?) is a dream... keep us informed!