Well I'm finally back and sorted out after SynthfestUK and a chill-out holiday.
The event went very well. Better I think that last year. It was certainly
bigger, and I think the visitors more clued up about what to expect.
Our stand was well placed and also got more attention that last year. I'm sure
the posters helped - you really couldn't miss them :)
I had a netbook set up with a pair of phones, as well as the main laptop on
speaker. The people who tried it were really impressed with the performance on
such a small setup.
I also had some discussion about running it on a Raspberry Pi - all housed in a
small box with a minimal touch screen. Interesting idea.
People are definitely less 'scared' of Linux these days, which is good,
although again, there was some discussion about porting Yoshimi to the Mac. My
attitude is that I'm fine with that and will help where I can, but know nothing
about the architecture so wouldn't be able to do any of the work myself -
especially as I'm still up to my eyeballs with work already :(
I was surprised that nobody at all mooted the idea of a port to Windows.
The greatest, most pleasant surprise was the (fairly elderly) wife of a friend
who was quite interested in the actual sound banks and the reproduction
quality. She is actually a folk musician and has always used real instruments,
but seemed quite comfortable using the keyboard to play some of the piano-like
Below are links to some photos I took just as the event opened. I'll leave them
on my website for a week or two. It would be nice to somehow add 'our' ones in
some form of promotion. Any ideas?
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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