HC Music that should be on Runtime Revolution

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 21:54:57 EDT 2009


PLUS you have the added effect that a person (a) doesn't need to rely on
QuickTime for delivery, which can be iffy on Windows (I've personally
encountered difficulties getting permission to install anything in a Windows
environment, even 6 mo. old Microsoft software for which we have a
license!), and non-existent on *nix, and (b) I, as a normal human, do not
have to learn the midi spec.
I consider that last point especially hugely important ;-)

Judy
http://revined.blogspot.com

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Richmond Mathewson <geradamas at yahoo.com>wrote:

>
>
> The reason I would like to see the ability to manipulate sounds
> inside RunRev as they once were in HyperCard is that it would
> allow users to pump out music at a 'cheaper' hit than either
> externally reffed files or imported media; and with almost zero
> latency.
>
> I do admit that some of the 'cr*p' (c.f. the website I reffed in
> an earlier posting) pumped out in this way is/was something akin to
> doorbell jingles: however, some of it is/was almost up to the standard
> of cheap Hong Kong synthesizers :)
>
> Obviously, everything comes at a price, and the ability to pop out
> this type of music, with zero latency (and avoid the 'clicky-click-
> click' disease often exhibited by end-users with short attention spans)
> comes at the price of not producing stuff that sounds like the Hradetsky
> organ in St. Salvator's chapel at St. Andrews
>
> http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8421232
>
> http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~adweb/3sup_artmus.html
>
> but, hey, I'm not an organ player of international repute; and,
> I doubt very much that many Runtime Revolution programmers are:
> the hours of practise needed to get to that sort of standard must
> be far more than those needed to become a fine RR programmer!
>
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
>
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