Meffy wrote:Great, you've convinced yourself. It'll take a while so you'd better start now writing this software. Keep us updated on how you're coming along.
I am not a software engineer, but maybe there are some who come to KVR. My idea is to translate vsti's into hardware circuits, and move the music industry back to vinyl again... in the name of saving the music industry. Software engineers are vital "imagineers" (to borrow from Disney) and they deserve real jobs with real money. Hardware doesn't get pirated as easy as a pile of numbers. This is where the love is about my intentions.
I definitely think vinyl was "made for" the human ear and I hope that such a movement would begin and do away with digital audio as an 'end' in itself. vinyl is proven so far to last longer than any hard drive or cd. they take up more space, but nobody i know has paid for every last terabyte of audio they 'own'.
I do think that even turntables can benefit from the way software and developers have evolved together. i do think that software is a great thing, but not as a 'destination' since it does not exist in the same dimension that people and earth do. I know some of this sounds like metaphysical reasons for the drive back to hardware, but I hope there are others who can see that what is currently happening is a kind of redundant virtualization of life into cyberspace.
"where we're going we dont need... roads"
I have explored cyberspace and it is awesome. I have also explored hyperspace and I have decided that earth is a worthwhile place to work on, and we need to give it and each other some IRL TLC.
So by trying to initiate the move from software to hardware, I am not in this for the hope of monetary gain, I am instead putting energy into saving the music industry and giving software engineers a fighting chance in the battle against piracy.
I was directed to this thread by the mods due to the relevancy of my having an unpopular idea.