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Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:08 pm
by desmond
BJG145 wrote:If you want something that sounds standard, technical, and easily grasped, I'd also go with "configs". (I associate "macros" more with automated tasks, and this sounds more like something that governs behaviour than performs an action.)

It comes from the Wavestation, where you could load envelope macros as quick start points. So in this context, it's kinda similar, in that it's an automated task to preset the envelope rates and levels to common starting points, to save you having to do them manually...

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:45 pm
by Wonks
What about "Desmonds"?

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:46 pm
by BJG145
desmond wrote:It comes from the Wavestation

...ah, OK...in that case, it's fine. :thumbup:

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:42 pm
by Folderol
@ desmond
I'm even more inclined to go with Macros - although I've seen no comments on our official user list. Also, we do actually carry an embedded manual that is only a click away. However, like the whole project it's produced by amateurs and although very comprehensive, is probably not laid out as well as it could be.

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:48 am
by ConcertinaChap
Wonks wrote:What about "Desmonds"?

I don't think Wonks would be appropriate for the current 'bit' under consideration but it ought to be useful for something. Maybe something numeric so you could have milliWonks and gigaWonks.

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Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:53 am
by Wonks
Maybe a measure of how bad something sounds?

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:12 am
by ConcertinaChap
Possible but the CC might be more apt for that. How about a measure of lust for the latest Behringer synths, or would the Elf be a better unit for that?

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Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:17 am
by Wonks
Definitely an Elf for that.

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:37 am
by Folderol
Oh dear :?

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 am
by Dave B
So we could describe my guitar playing as approx 10^12 TerraWonks.

Which is nice.

Um ... sorry ... which is not nice ...

:D

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:51 am
by Wonks
A Folderol for a measure of how complicated something electronic is to repair?

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:55 am
by Wonks
Dave B wrote:So we could describe my guitar playing as approx 10^12 TerraWonks.
That's one YottaWonks.

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 am
by Logarhythm
ConcertinaChap wrote:Possible but the CC might be more apt for that.
Surely you of all people already have the greatest fame/ubiquity in this corner of the forum?
There can be very few of us who don't use MIDI ConcertinaChap numbers to control our synths :mrgreen:

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:44 am
by desmond
Logarhythm wrote:There can be very few of us who don't use MIDI ConcertinaChap numbers to control our synths :mrgreen:

He was formalised in the 1.0 spec many decades ago, and is still going strong... :thumbup:

Re: Names of 'bits'

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:56 am
by ConcertinaChap
Glad to see someone's noticed at last. You've no idea of the bribes it cost ...

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