I never understood the whole â€œdon't look at the numbers!â€ philosophy
Sometimes the numbers are your friend; other times they just get in the way. Preaching to the choir, Dale?
I've got two reasons to *bump* this thread. First, it's become the primer for a Scala 1.01
tutorial that I just put up. You read the first post, and that's pretty much all you have to know to get started on your experimental explorations. Secondly, I'd like to relay a little story, and I believe that speaks volumes about the company that we're dealing with on these forums. Bear with me here, folks.
I was tossing around the idea of exploring Scala online for quite some time. That time is ripe, considering the implementation in z3ta+, the recent release of Rapture, and the upcoming 1.2 update to Dimension Pro. So, I dove into some ideas, and I kept coming up with a little "anomaly" in the process. At first, I assumed that it was 'user-error', so I kept plugging away at testing when time permitted. The conclusion? It wasn't me.
If you don't like what you hear, Shift+click (on the Keytracking window again) resets your Element to standard tuning.
While this is true, the GUI 'widget' locks up after Shift+click, and won't allow additional loading of Scala files (on a per-Element basis). It's no big deal, because you can close out Rapture's GUI in your host application, re-open it again, and operation returns to normal. Alternately, you can load up the B Rock Equal Tempered.scl listed first in the Scala 1.01 tutorial
, and just keep going. This is a 'reset' file that brings Rapture back to Standard Tuning, so there's no need to close/re-open Rapture and interrupt your workflow.
I thought that this quirk was important enough to make mention of, so I dropped a quick line to a well-known [Cakewalk] representative. In it, I (very) briefly detailed what I had seen, where I had observed it, and what I had done to get there. Things are busy here, so I checked back my mail again in four or six hours. In a waiting reply, I found out that not only had the "anomaly" been verified, but it had been diagnosed with a fix already put in to QA. The fix will be in place for the release of Dimension Pro 1.2, and it's been added to a future Rapture 1.1 update. In less than half of a normal work day
Here's the clincher: I had made mention of the impending tutorial possibility, and how the quirk might inevitably pop up somewhere in the discussion. I was assured that this wouldn't be an issue, as Cakewalk wasn't in the business of sweeping things like this under the rug. They want
their products to work as advertised, and work well
under any user conditions.
I'd say that this is one company policy to be admired; one that's not a given by any means among the competition. Great work
, Cake team. Thanks.
post edited by b rock - 2006/03/24 00:54:40