It's funny because I always got the sense from Ae that they view all approaches, low- and high-tech, as equally valid, as long as the result is good. They will tinker with assembly language if necessary, but they will also just use a broken reverb tank because it sounds cool.
Totally. This is exactly what I love about Autechre and I think it shines through in their music. Nothing is off-limits and everything has interesting features.
And yet... a "semantic" debate about what programming enviroment the cool kids use and what tools are "better" because theoretically it can do x with y without z'ing is exactly what has derailed this thread. Fellas strutting around in here because you learned some C one time: maybe go back and listen to the podcast again until you get it.
I haven't really learned C but I am a struttin' hipster (or is that different from a cool kid?) fella and I'm super insecure so I came here to talk about how I'm a Real Coder to prove how awesome I am. If it makes you feel better.
I maintain that Max isn't real programming environment although I'm sure they use it for tasks at which it excels and further I'm sure that they know what real programming is well enough that when they say "programming" I can be confident that they aren't referring to Max patching. But I guess that's an inflammatory/derailing thing to say? Even though you assuming things about me isn't. Anyway, on with the thread.
Well..if you add non-native language processing to the equation...;)
Yeah, that's tough. Sorry man. In this case I think "programming" is a difficult word to look at in this context because as shown here it has two meanings for people using computers to make electronic music. One is more like coding and the other is more like patching. I think Autechre have enough experience with both that they use it in the standard current meaning which is: coding. I haven't heard "programming" used seriously to describe synth patches or drum machine patterns since the 90s but that might be because I've lived in little old Spokane since 2001.
Edited by sweepstakes, 23 March 2012 - 12:10 PM.