On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 05:08:02PM -0400, David Robillard wrote:
> > Assuming that by 'signals' you mean audio rate controls, yes.
Dave, thanks for this reply. Reading your complete post, there's
a lot to discuss - more than I'm prepared to write at this time
(past midnight here) - but I'll do so ASAP.
It's not a simple issue. For example you mention that control
values should somehow look ahead (how is another matter, and
it can get hairy). That is true, but otoh in many cases the
delay you get when not doing this doesn't matter, so there's
good reason to avoid the complexity in those cases, etc. etc.
So it ends up as an exercise in weighting pros and cons, you
can't reduce it to some simple 'binary' statement. We wouldn't
have this debate if things were so simple.
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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