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Re: [SIGMusic] Android on Tacchi



Hey all, couldn't help but read that part about mixxx. I used to use mixxx for vinyl emulation. Its open source and setting of the devices would be np as long as you follow standard out types.

> Ah I thought Ardour was more for composing than DJing, I'll have to grab it
> on my ubuntu partition and actually test it. I think another free one I've
> heard of for Linux is "Mixxx" http://www.mixxx.org/ which could be worth
> looking into.
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> For a multitouch DJ interface that plugs into existing software, I know an
> expensive commercial one is JazzMutant Lemur:
> http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jazzmutant+lemur&aq=f could be
> a good source of ideas on that front.
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> -David
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> On Sep 11, 2010 1:52am, RJ Marsan <rjmarsan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Ryan, sorry I forgot to mention. We've been looking into Android-x86.
>> Thats the port we're using to write the TUIO module. We discussed it for
>> a while on this thread
>> http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/archives/sigmusic-l/msg00471.html.
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>> As for the project discussion,
>> Both of those examples are simple and interesting. The reason for Android
>> is not for the web browser, but the point is its a fully featured
>> operating system designed to be used without a keyboard. Its already
>> being adopted for larger surfaces than the phone, so the table is a
>> natural extension. It has a fair amount of libraries already built in
>> that are incredibly useful, however it was made for a phone in mind, so
>> changes to it aren't terribly easy, but its FOSS.
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>> If you have any interest in those applications, we can nail down an SDK
>> for the table as soon as possible, and we can all start writing stuff.
>> The experimental collaborative apps like those you posted are really cool
>> and important, however we can't neglect the appeal of a multitouch DJ app.
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>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 9:14 PM, David Hollander dhllndr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> Android seems ideal if you want other tablet functionality such as
>> Internet Browsing, however I am assume you would not be able to run
>> Ableton or Traktor and developing the interface as a plugin for either.
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>> However, that is not necessarily a bad thing at all. Because emulating a
>> DJ mixer would not be a very collaborative experience. If someone examing
>> the display plays with the interface while someone is mixing, it's more
>> likely that result would end up sounding worse as the turn off a track or
>> the mix drops out etc. DJ interface would not necessariyl take advantage
>> of the collaborative potential of such a large flat screen... perhaps a
>> massive Tenorion would be more collaborative?
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>> Here are some fun examples of this idea you can play around with:
>> http://wonderfl.net/c/vWpu
>> http://wonderfl.net/c/4WVb
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>> http://wonderfl.net/c/qf4b
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>> All are MIT license I believe.
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>> Since the taachi is fairly widescreen in ratio, maybe it would display
>> 2-3 square music grids or instruments at a time. then at the bottom or
>> top there would be a small ribbon where you could move your hand to the
>> left or right to pan to new instruments (colored grid squares). So you
>> could collaborate on different isntrument tracks and edit at least 2
>> instruments simultaneously.
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>> Another option could be to start with the Plasma-pong-esque graphics you
>> built as a base. When someone touches the screen it creates fluid ripples
>> corresponding to a sine oscillator sound wave form that create new
>> sounds. When someone else touches the screen nearby and the ripples
>> collide, the sine oscillators also combine and you can create different
>> waveforms. For example a saw wave depending how many people are touching
>> the screen at what distances apart.
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>> Just some ideas.
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>> -David
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>> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Ryan Teel teelrc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> I did some looking around and found an open source android for x86
>> project.
>> http://www.android-x86.org/
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>> I took a look at their multitouch compatability, and it seems like they
>> already have a layer of abstraction set up. It looks like would just need
>> to write a plugin for the way we do touch inputs. It's definitely worth
>> looking into.
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>> -Ryan
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