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Re: (almost) free Acid (almost)

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 SketchyJoe@aol.com wrote:

> Very cool!
> This gets me thinking as to a possible way of releasing material 
> (particularly for those of folks who enjoy manipulating loops (nobody 
>here I 
> suppose)).  Why not include some sort of program with a CD.  After all, 
> seems as though MP3 will change our medium of choice.  This way the user 
> (listener, consumer, sentient being...) can both enjoy an artist's 
> and easily remix the piece into a new piece.  I know other artists have 
> touched on this before, but I figure that since "enhanced" CD's are 
> more common, why not add something special to the method of data 
> After all, DVD's are supposed to be great because they add a whole new 
> of "interactivity" to one's viewing pleasure.
> Just some insane ramblings...

Not that insane. I cannot be the only person on this list who's seen the
King Crimson concert DVD "deja vroom" with the wonderful feature "21st
century schizoid band". For those of you who don't know what I'm talking
about, the specific feature provides 12 time-synched tracks of their work
"21st Century Schizoid Man" song in the following grid: 

rhythm, vocal, solo
1969    1969   1969
1971    1971   1971
1974    1974   1974
1996    1996   1996

so you can choose any of the four versions of each of the three tracks. So
you choose which rhythm track, then which vocal, then which solo. Press
play and you get the remix of your choice. Go through the choices again
and hear a new version.  

I may be missing your point entirely, but even if I did, the above is a
cool way to release a song.

Steve Burnett
Steve Burnett    Admin, webslingerZ     sburnett@webslingerz.com