Re: FScape Beta - New OS X Audio Tool

Subject: Re: FScape Beta - New OS X Audio Tool
From: Kothman, Keith (
Date: Thu Jul 29 2004 - 10:55:19 EDT

I'm not sure that it's fair to criticize a freeware/shareware release for
not meeting the needs of every potential user. Whether FScape is
command-driven or not doesn't lock anyone out of anything. It's an addition
to the range of tools we have to use, and does not subtract anything
available, or prevent the development of anything else.

There are still a number of text-based, command-driven tools available
(csound anyone?). While text-based, command-driven interfaces arguable offer
the most power to the user, from my experience teaching a large number of
undergraduates, the lack of GUI-based tools has a detrimental effect on
their creative output. While it would be fantastic if FScape worked both
ways, beating up on an individual supplying fringe software to a fringe
market (no offense to either) seems unfair.


Keith Kothman, Director
Music Technology
Ball State University 
(765) 285-5537 

> From: Jim Stevenson <> > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 03:29:52 -0700 (PDT) > To:, > Subject: Re: FScape Beta - New OS X Audio Tool > > Is that software gui or command driven or both? > > If it can not be controlled with commands, > blind programmers and scientists are completely locked out of > tools necessary for their careers. > > > -- > > If you must quote me, please put your comments first. > I have already listened to mine. > > I read email with speech. > So it is not possible to scroll past the quotes without listening to them > again, > to quickly get to the new information. > > > Thanks much again as always. > Jim >

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