Yep, there are software tools on consumer platforms, however, they are
not for the average or typical user... "Soundtrack Pro" for example,
which has been replaced by Logic Pro. These content creating apps are
not intended for the kind of testing and analysis you allude to in
your earlier posts. Compressor and Color are modules for Final Cut
Pro, again, targeting industry professionals, not typical users nor
engineers developing products.
You still need pro-level skills to get pro results.
I have yet to see an Apple Distortion analyzer, nor do I consider any
waveform editor in the same league as an oscilloscope.
Also, those hardware instruments are implemented using firmware driven
microprocessors such as the 68000, I know this because I have serviced
that gear. So all Apple (and Microsoft, and Avid ProTools and many,
many others) did was put those algorithms on their platform(s). And
Tektronix and HP, etc continue to build software driven instruments
with even more integrated functions with superior specs in smaller
I don't understand what the objections are you speak of. With over 40
years in the industry I have seen adoption as technologies have
improved. At one time, folks criticized automobiles over horses, the
"talkies" movies, color film and TV, transistor vs tube audio amps,
CD's vs vinyl, digital photography and cell phones, all of which
needed maturing prompted by hardware advancements, objective criticism
and marketplace acceptance.
Again, contact Apple with your business case, perhaps they will see a
value in your USB "Pro" utility.
On Sep 21, 2016, at 3:30 AM, Mark Brandon Leavenworth wrote:
On Sep 21, 2016, at 3:14 AM, M Pulis <tooth...@fastq.com> wrote:
Video and Audio engineers also use signal generators, scopes as
well as spectrum and distortion analyzers to perfect their products.
I'm pleased that you used these examples. There was a time when
those particular tools were available to relatively few until Apple
produced applications like Compressor, Color and Soundtrack Pro,
which consolidated the available tools into one coherent interface.
You might not be surprised that there was plenty of industry
objection and those advances.
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