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Re: Musolomo to go Open Source...

Very cool!  I hope they do the same with Rax and Wormhole.


On Apr 28, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Mech wrote:

> Since there are a few devs on the list here, I figured this might  
> be of some general interest.
> In the wake of Comic Life's success of on the Mac, Plasq seems to  
> have made a decision to divest itself of its audio software (which  
> currently leaves both Rax and Wormhole in a somewhat precarious  
> position).  As to the fate of their freeware Looping program --  
> Musolomo -- one of the Plasq admins (atariboy) has unofficially  
> announced that it will be going Open Source in a forum thread here:  
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/2dsguj
> For those of you who've never used it before, Musolomo is a quirky  
> little Looping plug that features a variety of interesting  
> functions -- instant sample mapping and transposition, forward/ 
> reverse, DJ-style scratching, and an X-Y pad, just to name a few.   
> The transposition in particular is actually pretty good/ 
> interesting, as it was partially coded by Airy Andre (who also did  
> the Speedster plug).  The package is still up for download on the  
> Plasq site, and there's even a Universal Binary version that's been  
> made available through the forums.
> Personally, the main gripes I've had with Musolomo are that there's  
> no real Feedback mechanism (so I really think of it more as a  
> Phrase Sampler than a Looper), and that the allocated memory fills  
> up fairly quickly.  It seems I always have to open multiple  
> instances and use them simultaneously to get around the memory  
> issue.  Otherwise, it's an interesting little Looping tool.
> Perhaps in the future somebody might try developing it a bit  
> further, or porting it to a different platform (or at the very  
> least just add a frickin' Feedback function to the darn thing --  
> please!).  If nothing else, having a look at the source code might  
> give some of the other developers here ideas for implementation of  
> feature sets on their own products.
>       --m.