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Re: UC 7 - Audio / Music Visualization

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:12:00 -0500
Cc: Steve Sims <fontfx7@gmail.com>, Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>, public-audio@w3.org
Message-Id: <7F3130A4-6B27-4964-B61E-4356A082460F@noteflight.com>
To: Alistair MacDonald <al@signedon.com>

On Jan 18, 2012, at 10:54 AM, Alistair MacDonald wrote:

> Joe B. - any chance I could get you to chime in on the following comment from Steve? (I feel your experience would be very useful here.)
> I'm still inclined to think that even in production/synthesis software it's best to hide this kind of thing away from the user and leave it to the underlying API and/or developer to manage.  Something like firing an event to indicate when buffers are running low, or that an under-run has occurred, thus allowing the developer to adjust buffers accordingly in response.  (Please forgive me if this kind of functionality is already in the spec - it's been a while since I've read it through and unfortunately right now don't have time to re-read.)
> In my experience, professional music production software has always offered the user buffer size controls, without exception. But I defer to Joe B. 

I think I agree with Steve that it's unlikely that a visualizer would offer the user this degree of control -- that sort of thing seems more relevant to UC 3 (which directly concerns audio production tool apps).

... .  .    .       Joe

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