Why I'm considering Mr. Coffee
I've always heard the word Java when I was in middle school, but never really knew what it meant. I knew some kids who went to college for java, but they all just got bent. Anyways enough with the nursery rhymes...
I want to design a Beatmaking Machine. I want a fresh, easy, and fun alternative to complicated DAW's like ableton live.
The layout I have designed is comprised of 4 different track types (which I have labeled as modules). These include Audio Tracks, Sidechain Audio Tracks, Midi CC Envelope Tracks, and Midi notes tracks.
Instrument modules will choose their input from a Midi Notes Track. All of the instrument's parameters will be right clickable with a "Follow Midi CC" from track X option. Instruments will be placed in instrument modules.
The bus will hold input modules. Input modules will select to receive audio for any combination of instrument modules and audio tracks. Effects can be put on each input module. Audio is either routed to the headphones for a preview, or to audio output.
If you turn on the Aux, then the output will now be going through any effects you have placed in the Aux.
There is a bounce where you can select inputs in the same fashion you select inputs for an instrument module. There is also a bounce that records the master ouput.
There is a sampler that will include highlight and right click processing commands as well as chopping and glueing capabilities.
There is a threshold setter for the adjustment of parameters or automation in rhythmic time. It works by choosing a minimum and maximum value, and how long it takes for those values to be reached. Then when you right click a parameter and select adjust to threshold, the modulation takes place.
The execution engine to make sure that all events like clip changes, follow commands, adjustments, and even the sampler play button when you're working with headphones in the sampler: happen in tempo with the music to preserve all rhthymic motion.
I don't know how I'm going to pull this off, but it's absolutely necessary for me to thrive as both as an aspiring producer and live performer. By taking out routing options that exist in conventional DAWs, this machine will be pretty fool proof. There is no bussing, there is just THE Bus, and everything must go through it.