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Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby Mr. Beer » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:54 pm

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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby Strophoid » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:25 pm

Interesting, the Cakewalk/Tascam combo is pretty powerful. Not quite Steinberg/Yamaha, but still a force to be reckoned with I guess.
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby MrSoundman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:21 pm

I wonder is it that Roland/Cakewalk clearly don't see their combination competing with Yamaha/Steinberg .... or that they foresee the end of growth in the software DAW market and want out?
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby curteye » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 pm

Very interesting development. Something to keep a 'i' on.
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby Mr M » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:09 am

Should be topic of conversation at the AES next month
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby SteveInChicago » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:53 am

Gibson was a death knell for Opcode Studio Vision. That was a great sequencer. I ran it on my Mac plus and my Roland U220 keyboard.

wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opcode_Systems
In 1998, Opcode was bought by Gibson Guitar Corporation. Development on Opcode products ceased in 1999.[1]
Some of Opcode's ex-employees went on to be part of Apple's Mac OS X Core Audio and MIDI software development.
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby eddiemacarthur » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:01 am

didn't Tascam buy gigastudio, then discontinue it, leaving users stranded?...
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby SteveInChicago » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:35 pm

Steve Fogal wrote:^ Hasn't Steinberg left people stranded many times over?

Yes, with some hardware devices.

Not like Gibson did with Opcode Studio Vision.
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby Mr M » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:10 pm

SteveInChicago wrote:
Steve Fogal wrote:^ Hasn't Steinberg left people stranded many times over?

Yes, with some hardware devices.

Not like Gibson did with Opcode Studio Vision.


..and the Opcode midi interface. I basically gave away an 8port Se on Ebay last month. Steiny at least came back with support for the Midex. Steinberg ongoing support is better than most when you bother to look at the facts
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby SteveInChicago » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:49 pm

Mr M wrote:
SteveInChicago wrote:
Steve Fogal wrote:^ Hasn't Steinberg left people stranded many times over?

Yes, with some hardware devices.

Not like Gibson did with Opcode Studio Vision.


..and the Opcode midi interface. I basically gave away an 8port Se on Ebay last month. Steiny at least came back with support for the Midex. Steinberg ongoing support is better than most when you bother to look at the facts


Yeah. I have an old midi interface from them too. Also, I have a Zeta violin, which company was bought by Gibson, completely ignored by them, and then sold. It has been languishing since. There's a pattern...
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby MoPro » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:01 pm

Mr M wrote:..and the Opcode midi interface. I basically gave away an 8port Se on Ebay last month.


Yea... I just threw my 8Port Se away! There was a guy developing a Win XP driver for a while, but I could never get it to work properly! Plus the fact that the parallel port went the way of the Dodo in favor of other interface development!

Bah! Progress?
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby knuckle47 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:45 am

Cakewalk was my first also but I cant really remember when that was ...i think maybe early 1990's
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby curteye » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:07 am

Mr M wrote:Should be topic of conversation at the AES next month


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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby curteye » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:18 am

Gibson was a death knell for Opcode Studio Vision. That was a great sequencer. I ran it on my Mac plus and my Roland U220 keyboard.

So that's what happened to Opcode. I liked that programme as well.


Some of Opcode's ex-employees went on to be part of Apple's Mac OS X Core Audio and MIDI software development.


Initially good work was done in this area but those ex-employees must be 'off the clock'
by now because; and I have been tracking this.

(fingerwag/fistshake here)

'There have been NO-NONE-NADA-ZIP improvements/enhancements/ etc to
'Core MIDI' or 'Core Audio' since BEFORE 'Lion'. 10.7'!

Finger crossed for Mavericks (10.9)
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby SteveInChicago » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:22 am

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curteye wrote:'There have been NO-NONE-NADA-ZIP improvements/enhancements/ etc to
'Core MIDI' or 'Core Audio' since BEFORE 'Lion'. 10.7'!

Finger crossed for Mavericks (10.9)
I was just reading the Mavericks page at apple.com, they make dramatic claims about increased performance compared to 10.8. We'll see. The kind of folksy hyped language raises my hackles and my skepticism level.

We'll see soon, supposedly. :roll:
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Re: Gibson buys Cakewalk

Postby Mr M » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:42 am

MoPro wrote:
Mr M wrote:..and the Opcode midi interface. I basically gave away an 8port Se on Ebay last month.


Yea... I just threw my 8Port Se away! There was a guy developing a Win XP driver for a while, but I could never get it to work properly! Plus the fact that the parallel port went the way of the Dodo in favor of other interface development!

Bah! Progress?
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I found that site and the developer was pretty upfront on the pitfall, especially with the 64x driver he made. I thought I might get mileage from a usb to parallel port converter with the 64x driver but he was quick to point out that the converters didnt work for midi. Now his site is gone. My 8port sold for .99 cents cause I wasn't paying attention to the auction and EBay doesn't make it easy to set a minimum. I'll never sell there again, Craigslist much better. I would have saved time to put mine in the trash like you did
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