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Heh, the name "Beatnik" would imply that Thomas D. still is sporting the

Alas, the centrism of the Mac community will be its ultimate downfall. :) 
Cases like this - Mac-sourced ports - have hardly ever come to fruit, since
Mac developers tend to not go outside their own community when they port
something to the PC platform.  Their assumptions in many cases (from
hardware on down) tend to come off as more an evangelization of the Mac
platform, than what it may or should be.  Otherwise Adobe, etc. would be
doing much better by now.  Typically we on this side of the fence have come
to expect disappointments with respect to ports from Mac platforms, mainly
for this reason.  Which, of course, lends itself to a 'wait and see'
attitude on this side.

Not to dis something before its time, of course, I'd welcome the
opportunity to assist Mr. Dolby in his efforts.  I've been in the PC
community on the development end on down, since 1981, and know a bit about
system processes.  And I've got contacts that have written some
heavy-hitters on the multiple-platform level as well: for instance, the guy
who wrote the software for pen recognition that you use when you sign for a
UPS package?

> I believe that is right. The authoring tools are only mac-based now, with
> plans to release pc-based tools later. The end user plug-ins are
> on all platforms. 
> I am glad to see that the coolest stuff on the net is available for macs
> before pc's for a change,  heh heh......

Then again, I've come to know "PC vs. Mac" arguments as nothing more than
intellectual masturbation. :)  I've worked on Macs as well, going back to
85.  But the business world being what it is, and the PC being what it is,
in their opposite states of change, well, I know what pays the rent.  :) 
If I supported just Macs for a living I'd have one here - despite my great
dislike for having Philosophy installed in the hardware. [s]  However, I
remain in an observant frame for this.



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> At 01:25 PM 4/28/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >>From what I've understood the encoder is still Mac-based, though
> >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
> >audio
> >> >Netscape plug-in called Beatnik.
> >> >
> >> [interesting beatnik stuff]
> >> >
> >> >Has anyone tried playing back seamless loops from a PC using this
> >plug-in?
> >> >
> >> 
> >> Just install it and go to the Headspace site. Thomas Dolby's
> >> examples include several looped audio parts. Also good examples of
> >> interactive audio on a web page. They also have links to demonstration
> >sites
> >> with more interesting stuff. I went to one created by a trip-hop dj
> >let
> >> 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
> >letting
> >> them loop or go in and out, or whatever., all by interacting with a
> >graphic
> >> on the page. It was all incredibly cool.
> >> 
> >> Another thing my girlfriend noticed, is that midi files from the web
> >sound
> >> fantastic through beatnik. I think they have their own sample library,
> >which
> >> replaces the crappy gm sounds we had through quicktime. I'm using it
> >all
> >> web based audio now, and highly recommend it.
> >> 
> >> kim
> >> _______________________________________________________
> >> Kim Flint                  408-752-9284
> >> VLSI Systems Engineering        kflint@chromatic.com
> >> Chromatic Research
> >> 
> >> 
> >
> >
> >
> _______________________________________________________
> Kim Flint                     408-752-9284
> VLSI Systems Engineering        kflint@chromatic.com
> Chromatic Research