Computer: Programming Language
LINUX for music   (0)  [vote for, against]
Developments system for music and completely legal P2P

The development of LINUX and lots of free software based on this OS have shown that freeware works because there are enough enthusiastic people around to support the concept.
To copy this success develop a programming language and development system for music. It should include the software tools to imitate instruments and vocals. Lyrics require some kind of phonetic transcript because plain written language has too many rules. Bits and pieces for this are already around (link).
The software is available as freeware with the condition that the resulting music is posted on a P2P network for free download. The P2P network could include a system for donations (like the fiddlers hat in the street). Of course there won't be any association with good-looking stars on stage, but good music sounds good anyway. For hardcore fans who need an idol bristolz or FarmerJohn make up some faces and post them.
-- kbecker, Aug 04 2003

Fractal music
Example for music freeware [kbecker, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
This'll learn me some! I think this website might be the kind of thing you are thinking of kbecker. [Jinbish, Oct 04 2004]

[reensure] I guess you missed the point or laws at your place are different. Here I can publish all the music I want, as long as I created it, but I don't have the resources (and interest) to start a full band. Just my computer and me would make a great band with the right software.
-- kbecker, Aug 04 2003

This reminds me of an idea I had (with others!) in an entreprenuership class at university. Basically, a website that people could contribute to by uploading their tracks... they could then look for people that played instruments that their band didn't. For instance my band might be needing a lead guitarist.. so we record our track without one, post some kind of request - and take 'auditions' as other guys jam along with our track.

I never posted it here because if my group got our act together - and found a useful business model - it had great potential as a business. It was going to be called "Music Pool". (I hosted a kick-ass presentation where we video-ed one of my team-members playing the guitar in 'duelling banjoes' against a recording)

This idea has inspired me to 'get my act together' ... I then think of a new name..."World Jam" tagline:" Where the world comes to jam" or some such nonsense.... you'll never guess what...
-- Jinbish, Aug 05 2003

there's plenty of good freeware music notation, production and sequencing tools. 'fraid I just don't understand this idea at all.
-- neilp, Aug 05 2003

I could be wrong [neilp] but the crux of the idea isn't really the software or production tools - but a forum for pooling it all in one place. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun [kbecker] - but the originality is in the open source community aspect (implied with the P2P reference).
-- Jinbish, Aug 05 2003

I like this a lot. I know a number of talented musicians who have specific musical tastes and find it difficult to find like minded people.

You could have a full development suite for musicians plus P2P software for music lovers. Include a personal rating system that will suggest music based on what you like and you've got a real winner.
-- madradish, Aug 05 2003

How is this not MIDI?
-- dbsousa, Aug 05 2003

[Jinbish] you got it right, and Worldjam is getting close.
[Rod]The Linux reference was just proof that a freeware system can work; so DrC or jutta wouldn't shoot it down as "magic".
-- kbecker, Aug 05 2003

Will MIDI allow to program a human voice singing in Burmese street slang?
-- kbecker, Aug 06 2003

[kbecker] With enough Jeigermeister just about any program would sound like that.
-- DeathNinja, Aug 06 2003

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