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Re: looped music/web

>From what I've understood the encoder is still Mac-based, though they've
got plans to make a PC encoder sometime this year.  Being a PC-based
person, this is alas, only encouraging. :)

> From: Kim Flint <kflint@chromatic.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Subject: Re: looped music/web
> Date: Monday, April 28, 1997 1:12 PM
> At 03:47 PM 4/28/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I recently possed the following question to Headspace about their new
> >Netscape plug-in called Beatnik.
> >
> [interesting beatnik stuff]
> >
> >Has anyone tried playing back seamless loops from a PC using this
> >
> Just install it and go to the Headspace site. Thomas Dolby's walk-through
> examples include several looped audio parts. Also good examples of
> interactive audio on a web page. They also have links to demonstration
> with more interesting stuff. I went to one created by a trip-hop dj that
> you control four parts of a mix, with the ability to change the audio
> samples in different parts, as well as mixing and muting the different
> channels. It was a blast! Another page let you essentially compose an
> ambient piece interactively by starting up various audio samples and
> them loop or go in and out, or whatever., all by interacting with a
> on the page. It was all incredibly cool.
> Another thing my girlfriend noticed, is that midi files from the web
> fantastic through beatnik. I think they have their own sample library,
> replaces the crappy gm sounds we had through quicktime. I'm using it for
> web based audio now, and highly recommend it.
> kim
> _______________________________________________________
> Kim Flint                     408-752-9284
> VLSI Systems Engineering        kflint@chromatic.com
> Chromatic Research