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Old 2004-11-05, 01:15
techhouse
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why are physical limitations faithfully modelled?

i'm trying to understand why physical limitations are so faithfully modelled in reason.

example: you have 10 instruments for the drum machine, but you can never see the 10 patterns. this should be fairly obvious. something like idrum for the mac lets you see everything that's going on. wouldn't it make some sense to have a line for each of the instruments you are using in the drum machine, so you can visually see what's going on? why would we be so obsessed with making things look and feel like physical instruments with their physical limitations? it's not hard to imagine a drum machine with 10 lanes of buttons, one for each sound.