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bigendian at mac.com
Tue Jan 29 09:12:06 CST 2002
>On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 10:41:35PM -0500, Brian Hechinger wrote:
>> > Now if only I could find a good cross platform multitrack audio
>> > program like that.
>> dream on. nothing good in SGI land? probably is, but costs like $5K for a
What I'm looking for is a good post production/recording tool that
works both on macs (OS 9 or OS X) and IRIX. Failing that I want one
for each platform that can read the other's format. There are plenty
of programs for either platform. I'm looking for one that does both.
>Actually, there is good free stuff. There is csound. Complex. Probably
>not what you want, but still cool.
Yes it is, not what I want.
>Slab. I think it originated on Irix, but I'm having trouble accessing the
>homepage to verify it.
http://www.slabexchange.org/ Looks interesting. Might do some of what I want.
>Well, I'm having trouble finding the other stuff, but I know it is out there.
>A number of the current batch of linux audio apps are ports from SGI.
>Unfortunately, every person who maintains a list of audio stuff for linux
>includes a link to a library for accessing irix audio files on linux, so
>it makes searching for irix audio applications hard. The death of reality
>doesn't help either.
Isn't reality supposed to be coming back up later, off site and such?
>I know that an old issue of Linux Journal specifically pointed out several
>applications that came from Irix, but all my magazines are currently in
If you find them email me.
>Well, continueing my searching, I see rt. This appears to be something
>more oriented for say techno work rather than normal track work. See
>http://silvertone.princeton.edu/winham/PPSK/rt.html It looks like
>dependencies might be a real pain though.
This isn't really what I'm looking for but it looks interesting.
>Also, check out: http://www.sgi.com/tech/faq/audio/public.html
already found it.
>Finally, I found one of the main thing I was looking for: Multitrack. Not
>to be confused by a linux program with the same name. I thought I was
>losing my mind. I kept seeing the linux proggy and thinking that it wasn't
>right. See: ftp://ftp.sgi.com/sgi/multitrack. Oops. This is binary only
>for irix 5.2. Time to dig out an old I^2.
Looks nice... close to what I need but not quite. I need some of the
non linear editing features that the mac programs have. A non
linear, multi track editor, perhaps with some kuel 3d stuff on the
SGI like 5.1 spacial encoding or something.
>Lets see, what else. Mix for irix. This was from NoTam, but their website
>no longer refers to it. NoTam used to have a bunch of cool software.
oh well. I'm looking at slab now... looks nice.
>Wow. I'm feeling really depressed about the state of irix innovation now.
>All the cool toys seem to have faded into history.
Very true. I want one of those 3d filemanager thingies... if only
they had released source for this stuff.
>I'd be happy to code up some stuff if someone would send my a decent SGI
>(meaning Irix 6.5 and 128+ megs of ram. Otherwise, even a Indigo or Indy
>would be fine). If you like it, just send me a machine with better
>audio hardware for the more advanced tricks. DM makes it easy. I'll have
>to poke at this area when I get my own SGI (since I assuming that nobody
>really wants to give me one).
If you want some help I'd be glad to help w/ this (seeing as I'm
going to use it I should help).
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