werp wrote:Photosounder: has it died or is it still breathing?
It's headed for reincarnation! But for now it's also still breathing.
Reincarnation (aka version 2.0) because I'm gonna do a rewrite, still breathing because I might still issue some small fixes to what's currently there.
I've got a new live lossless mode in the works (started working on it a few months ago, but I think I'll complete it when v2.0 is more fleshed out), and recently I started working on a new analysis algorithm which should be much more precise. So I'm doing a rewrite because with those new algorithms and my desire to ditch the synthesis modes that are non-live all I'd have left from Photosounder 1.0 would be the interface (well, that and the awkward way its inside developed, when a project grows and changes so much over the course of its lifetime the way it's organised inside tends to suffer), and the old interface is precisely what cramps the practicality and the development of Photosounder. Going further without a complete rewrite would be like taking an old car and changing everything from the engine to the seats yet keeping the same old rusty bodywork.
This is gonna take some time, but work has started and 2.0 will be worth the wait, I'm gonna do something nice and more flexible with the interface and the way it works, everything will be happening live and in stereo and it will have a workflow more similar to that of a DAW. My overall new focus will be to make it more practical to actually make music with it, although I'm also pondering maybe first going for something simple and more similar to the current Photosounder (but with all the added improvements) and then later building from that doing something more ambitious and more akin to a real DAW.