Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Adobe Is Holding Up the Cloud-Based Audio Workstation?

This is probably one of the most retarded movements I've yet seen in the intertubes. Pleading with Adobe to bring the DAW into the cloud? Create a free, cloud-based alternative to Garageband? WTF? Creative pros and hobbyists alike who work with the digital medium require stability first and foremost for their creative process to flow. This is one of the main reasons why Mac is so incredibly prevalent in the recording industry. Why in God's name would any self-respecting musician wish to go from his stable, powerful Mac to some web-based flash app in the cloud somewhere to compose his musical ideas? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for collaboration and digital distribution but this concept is whacky as fuck. Not that I don't see this coming sometime waaaay in the future when bandwidth becomes a commodity and we're all working on gigabit connections but it's just not feasible right now. Also, why on earth would anyone expect Adobe to be the one that brings this into the realm of possibility? Sure, they do some amazing things with Flash video but their audio software is the suck.

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