January 6, 2006

Wiki, Wiki, Wiki...

by Chris Randall
 

KvR has started a Wiki for music/tech. Interestingly enough, there are no entries yet for how to make the Cher vocal sound, the most effective use of a "trance gate," or which is better, Fruit Loops or Acid. Well, all things come to those who wait...


I dunno. KvR is a useful resource for certain things, and I read the front page every day, but the thought of the KvR community writing a Wiki is like the kids from Lord Of The Flies being put in charge of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

 
 
 

3 comments:

 
 

 
Jan.06.2006 @ 9:40 PM
cacealian
Typical KVR thread: "Omigod this plug l00ks s-weet! I can't wait, I should have $25.95 saved up by the end of the week, then my t00ns will RULE!" (insert 27 smileys)

I think KVR was good about 3 or 4 years ago. Since then the same thing has happened to it that happened to the AH list: it got taken over by cocky know-nothings. Oh well, we still have ProSoundWeb.

 
 

 
Jan.06.2006 @ 9:48 PM
shamann
Mostly though the people writing the entries will be the people who have had to describe making a trance gate in Reaktor umpteen million times to the newbies asking those ridiculous questions.

There are some very bright people who post there, but there is of course the fray of the less than bright people. Much like my ride in to work on the subway each morning, so I'm pretty well used to ignoring the dumbasses.

And anyone can sign up to write in the Wiki. You could, too, thus making sure it isn't all bad.

I think the Wiki will prove useful in the long run. Love it or not, it's still the busiest site on the web for music software-related things, and so is ripe for being turned into a better resource. Besides, I'd like to see what would happen if the kids from Lord Of The Flies were put in charge of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

 
 

 
Jan.07.2006 @ 3:10 AM
puffer
"Typical KVR thread: "Omigod this plug l00ks s-weet! I can't wait, I should have $25.95 saved up by the end of the week, then my t00ns will RULE!""

Yeah, the signal to noise ratio can get pretty loud, but this is pretty far from the truth. Right now there's a great discussion about the pricing of software instruments. A lot of smoke being blown, but there's also a lot of developers weighing in, others being thoughful, just some interesting thoughts being tossed around. Most of the time I don't post, or even bother reading a lot of the chatter. But every once and a while a really worthwhile discussion takes place.

 
 

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