From Paul Barton-Davis
Sent Sun, Sep 13th 1998, 16:42
At some point in the next year, I plan to write a modular emulation for Linux. I've seen Clavia's stuff and the new Pulsar/Scope system from Creamware, and plan to incorporate everything good about those systems. However, since this will be free software, running on a free platform, it would be nice to do better than people constrained by the problems inherent in trying to make money from writing software. So: you guys are all analog fans, and some of you have seen the newer breed of computer-based analog emulations. What's missing from them ? What things would you change ? What should definitely be retained ? If you have any thoughts, let me know. (Background: if I and other people get our way, Linux is someday going to blow away both the MacOS and Windows environment for music. Not only do we have multitasking, but we have full source access and can make anything work anyway we need to. My initial contribution to this has been "softwerk", which is software implementation and extension of the Doepfer Schaltwerk. Coming up next is "xmslide", which is a modelled on the Peavey PC-1600 but uses every key on your keyboard, more or less, as a completely programmable MIDI fader. It does almost everything the PC-1600 does, and a bit more. After I finish my UI's for the Matrix 6 and the WaveFront wavetable, I plan to start the analog emulator). --pbd ps. I've actually asked Creamware if they'd agree to me writing a Linux driver for the Pulsar, but I expect to either not hear from them or hear "no".