Dude, help me out here, is english your first language ?citizenchris099 wrote:Well I sorta do know quite a bit about Max and Pure Data...I took a course and all. Maybe the professor was full of crap...but I'm pretty sure I know at least "jack" about Max. That being said I'm not attacking anyone here and certianly don't think I should be attacked....I was just trying to get some clarification from you as to what paradigm you are speaking of.4/4 wrote:Well, no disrespect Chris, but you clearly don't know jack about the max community. It's huge, positively over-flowing with freely accessible content for those who expose themselves to it. It doesn't need encouragement in that regard. It's not broken. Don't fix it by completely flipping the script. If someone needs financial encouragement to create content, they'll do so of their own accord without being lead down that path. That's how its thrived for years.citizenchris099 wrote:
I can see your point...though I can see how an "app store" like set up would encourage more patches.
Just because I dont want to sit around making patches in Max in the little amount of time I get to work on music doesn't mean I dont know how or that I "don't know jack" as you put it.
Because I said community. We have been talking about communities and distribution environments here, not the inner workings of the programme.
I'm not attacking anyone, just stating facts as diplomatically as possible.
When you said you could see how a patch store would encourage more patches, you illustrated quite clearly your lack of exposure to the max community over the last umpteen years. Because the community has been churning out patches just fine without any prevailing urge to sell every little doo-dad, infact the refinement of those freely shared patches are key to the community's success. In my opinion.
It's alot harder to refine & redistribute something you had to spend $X.00 on. And ultimately patch quality would suffer if this formula was tampered with.