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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:49 pm
by Taxidermy
Soundwave wrote:You can also get theses in the shops now (if you haven't already seen it).
I have seen that. Its not affordable, and it only does one thing (the interface isn't nearly as malleable as it should be). The key point is accessibility.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:57 pm
by metrosonus
I'd certainly have one propped up between my monitors,
You dont realize how big this thing is then.. that the problem with it. It's a solid pedastal about 4x4 feet and maybe 3-4 feet height. That's 64 cubic feet of soild voulme. Where you gonna put that? They're right to send it to commerical applications... it's great for kiosks, science centers ect. Home? no ..

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:09 pm
by wiss
this is a gimmicky product becuase microsoft is trying to find something that mac doesnt have because they cant compete with the ipod. Gates used to joke around by saying,"I make more money off a sell of an apple computer than Steve does."

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:46 pm
by Dr. Sound
This looks like it could be very useful interms of sorting through vast sample libraries and curating collections of sounds on a per project basis.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:52 pm
by Taxidermy
I wouldn't call it a gimmick, because its useful. The key isn't making the technology. Its making it accessible. I think it might be fun to muck about in Reaktor with one of those.

As well, recording a multitrack session and mastering it with something like this would be awesome.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:50 pm
by shaft9000
Taxidermy wrote: It did kill off analogue. Analogue had a revival.
"....And in the year 199n Jesus returned to resurrect every analogue from death....err, make that "social embarrassment".... and the s/pdif and the ADAT were removed, and it was good..... And then 1/4" lo-z was back for good, except the engineers despised it, and there was some unrest, but for the most part, it was good..."

how did I miss it??

oh yeah, i played metal when 'everyone' was into new wave, and learned synthesizers when 'everyone' was into grunge. The last few years I've worked to sound as futuristic as possible, whatever the h**l that means.

i have a trend-polarity tendency, don't mind me :)

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:31 pm
There's a weird part of me that believes that tons and tons of amazing things have already been invented... but they just don't get past the $$$$$ prototype and never become marketable/affordable.

Cool .. but didn't they have that in Lawnmower Man ?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:32 pm
oh yeah ... what's this have to do with the death of analog? and like shaft sorta said.. dead is dead and if it isn't ... well then analog is jesus. don't f**k with jesus.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:41 pm
by PitchBender
Technically speaking, I believe analog is currently in zombie status. Since it's already been killed and brought back from the grave, at least once. If I have read my zombie manual correctly you have to fully penetrate the zombie brain in order to kill it. Im not convinced this trend will have both the force to penetrate a zombie skull as well as the accuracy to destroy the zombie brain.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:54 pm
I just don't believe that analog will "die" anytime soon. What the f**k does that even mean? To me it says that it will be gone. Is that what you mean? Or do you just mean .. not the most popular .... so what?

People will use whatever they please. This is the information era. The SUBWAY "your way..right away" era.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:31 pm
by steveman
wiss wrote:
Apple computer sells are still under 5% and out of that 5% I once read 90% of them never go online.
I must be one of the 10% of that 5% then... :wink:

Apple sales in the US are around 6% now, and around 12% of laptops.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:56 am
by Alex E
Wireless audio and power is next. I know it. I just have no idea how the wireless power would work...

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:37 am
by metrosonus
short range induction... they're already making mats that you can put your laptop and stufff on and it'll charge everything wirelessly.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:57 am
by Alex E
metrosonus wrote:short range induction... they're already making mats that you can put your laptop and stufff on and it'll charge everything wirelessly.
Wow. I should get a patent next time I have an idea like that.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:44 am
by i_watch_stars
Common hasn't this been rehashed enough? What new can anyone add to this neverending debate? Also isn't this off topic...?