Post by spacedog on Apr 28, 2019 21:41:44 GMT
OK, so I'm really intrigued and confused in equal measures.
There are a few choices in the DIY world of audio at the moment and they all look exciting and I could easily spend all of my time playing with them, probably to the detriment of actually making (what I call) music
A while ago I bought some PatchBlocks and they looked interesting and there was a reasonable community. That appears to have been a mistake as the company rapidly moved away from those products, and their graphical programming language, to make what were like mini-Volcas. Then they moved away from those, sold out and left everyone adrift with a stub of a website and a lot of patches that don't seem to work because of the poor version control on the software.
Well, that's how I see it.
So, I do have a useful few of the blocks that can do some basic things, but I wouldn't really call it professional audio. It's more of a diversion than a real tool, in my opinion.
Now, I see all of these really interesting propositions, such as Bela and the Axoloti for starters, and I would really like to dip my toe into the waters, but I don't honestly want to develop a lot of code. I would be willing to do some coding (or programming as it used to be called when I was a youngster paddling in the waters of Z80 and 68000 machine code, sometimes via Assembly Language) and I can still know which end of a soldering iron to hold, but I am really wanting an extension to my setup that will offer some new possibilities. This includes the AE Modular, of course.
My idea for this thread was to generate some opinions on what has worked for some of us (and why) and what hasn't worked (and why). I've come really close to buying some of these items and I'd just like to hear some thoughts. I've seen the good things via YouTube, but these are success stories.