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    Core Audio - Will this change things?

    OS X has incorporated new audio and midi architectures into OS X. Other than data processing efficiency, will this have any effect on the sequencer/plugin/virtual instrument market?

    For example if this Audio Units thing works out, I could be using VST, RTAS, and MAS plugins in the same sequencer.

    Perhaps Giga could be developed as an Audio Unit?

    Ben Ripley

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    Re: Core Audio - Will this change things?

    hi ben,
    AU will not be more or less than steve\'s new plug-in standard, afaik - quite similar to bill\'s dxi ...

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    Re: Core Audio - Will this change things?

    Originally posted by sönke:
    hi ben,
    AU will not be more or less than steve\'s new plug-in standard, afaik - quite similar to bill\'s dxi ...
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Actually, DXi is Cakewalk\'s, but it is based in development language attuned to the development path of Windows. In both Windows and Mac, there are continuing efforts to strip out some of the \"middleman\" in terms of audio latency, etc. Of course, the downside is that we\'re only getting these \"developments\" because of digital rights management and IP protection, so there is a caveat--you will see a lot more restriction on the OS side to kernel-level audio streams. Whether this is good or bad depends upon whether it becomes intrusive and breaks some of the working methodologies we\'ve used to present.

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    Re: Core Audio - Will this change things?

    One for-instance is GigaStudio, which essentially flies under the Windows \"radar\" in some of its operations. XP already made this more difficult because of its increased security and stability. Those things come at a price. So far the tradeoffs have not been insurmountable, but there could exist a time when a person might buy additional digital rights licenses to use applications that have the potential for IP theft, namely, the ones we all use.

    Not that I agree the above is sane in the bigger picture. But these people are getting hammered by organizations with lots of money, who are demanding that safeguards be put into place and threatening legal action if they\'re not. Even Bill Gates doesn\'t have enough money to take on the entertainment industry.

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