Ludwig v2>v3 suggestions (was Re: [Doggiebox] samples vs. velocity changes)

David Holloway davidh at slugworth.com
Fri Mar 11 03:56:45 EST 2005


understood.  and this duality is reflected in most of the high (and not  
so high) end music programs.  i believe apple's new version of  
garageband allows you to toggle between midi grids and traditional  
music notation.

pretty cool stuff.


On Mar 10, 2005, at 4:36 PM, Mike Carlyle wrote:

> I have a lot of respect for your desire to mimic standard notation in  
> Doggiebox. On the other hand, step-sequencing rhythms in any computer  
> program is simply different that writing things on paper. The two  
> experiences are not even remotely connected.
>
> Use the best possible UI tools to make the job of sequencing patterns  
> as efficient and effective as possible. For me, it's not romance...  
> it's practicality.
>
>
> On Mar 9, 2005, at 8:12 PM, David Holloway wrote:
>
>>
>> my preference towards black & white is more from the point of view of  
>> (a) keeping the doggiebox notation consistent with my hand written  
>> notation and (b) trying to keep in the spirit of the traditional  
>> drum/musical notation.
>>
>> i read drum notation from magazines, music books, sheet music, etc.   
>> so it helps when i'm reading and playing to not have to adjust to  
>> different glyphs, remember color codes, etc.
>>
>> i just dug up my book "Guide To Standardized Drumset Notation" by  
>> norman weinberg.  i'll see what i can adapt from it...
>>
>> cheers,
>> d.
>>
>> On Mar 8, 2005, at 5:36 PM, Mike Carlyle wrote:
>>
>>> Funny. I had the same thought as Carl and started making my own  
>>> colorized versions of your icons.
>>> Are you against color from an aesthetic point of view? Functionally,  
>>> I think color is very important.
>>>
>>> On Mar 8, 2005, at 3:39 PM, David Holloway wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> what visual cues are you using for your tweaked icons?  i'm not a  
>>>> big fan of changing color for the variations.  i prefer more iconic  
>>>> tweaks in black and white.  hmmm...  i think i have a musical  
>>>> notation book around here somewhere.  maybe that'll help.
>>>>
>>>> d.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 8, 2005, at 10:03 AM, Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 04 Mar 2005, at 02:53, David Holloway wrote:
>>>>>> sure.  i'll try to remember this time... ;-)  i also, have a  
>>>>>> couple different shakers i'll try to get down while i'm at it.
>>>>>
>>>>> My only other suggestion is purely UI :)  A lot of the variants in  
>>>>> the Ludwig v2 kit share the same icon (AFAICT), which I at least  
>>>>> find confusing in pattern editor.  I started tweaking some of the  
>>>>> icons for sounds I had tried using in various songs so I could  
>>>>> tell them apart, but some regular means of distinguishing the  
>>>>> sounds visually would be useful, I think.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Carl
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Carl Edlund Anderson
>>>>> http://www.carlaz.com/
>>>>>
>>>>>
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