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Re: new Touch page on LL.org

On 14.10.2012, at 15:44, Per Boysen wrote:

> Ok, then. I think it is great with an iOS/Android resource page. Would
> be cool with user reviews of apps there as well.
> I'm not sure about the meaning of the first sentence "Touch control is
> the most promising interface for musicians!". If one says something is
> "the most promising" one must explain why.

you are right, its so obvious to me that I did not explain:
- its immeditate, to button delay
- its possble to send feedback to it, so there is not need to look in 2 
different places
- its noise free
- its configurable and with tabs, the same surface can switch 
configuration instantely
- its light, has long battery life
- its can be used for many other (non musical) purposes
- it may contain the whole audio computer, especially when its a windows 

> I can imagine touch control
> is the most promising interface for musicians that operate their
> musical instruments entirely by feet, but that's rare :-).

I do not understand this point... we can easily have a touch screen for 
hand operation and another controller for the feet, be it a classic pedal, 
Softstep or another touch screen, no?

> For normal musicians I would consider pedal control to be the most 
> promising
> interface, for the reason that it can be combined with playing
> instruments. Well not just promising, it is actually delivering.

thats how I understand promising: we do not know yet how far it can go
but maybe there is a better expression?
> But some aspects of the touch screen technology is "most promising" I
> think; that would not be the interface itself but the big number of
> exciting applications being developed for the platform.

maybe this happens because the interface is promising?
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Matthias Grob <matilists@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I wrote a new page about the touch screen options that will become 
>> important
>> for most of us, I suspect
>> http://www.livelooping.org/methods/touch-control/
>> your experiences and reviews are welcome on the site!
>> Matthias