Intended audience??

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410 posts since 29 Jul, 2003

Post Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:38 am

Just wondering what the intended audience for the Wiki is. Novices, experts, inbetweenies or all??

Reason I ask is that the entries should reflect that target (i.e. simplified for the noobs, like me, or technical for the experts).

A suggestion would be to have each topic in three parts: the first a general overview, the second a simplified explanation and the third perhaps more technical, or real world examples. I appreciate that this would entail considerably more work, so perhaps I'm asking too much.

As an example, in the "Attack" topic, the emphasis is on generic envelopes, which is correct, but perhaps not broad enough as any sound has an attack portion, and it is easier to visualize/auralize that than an mathmatical line. Also, the swell example is valid, but, as attacks can be negative, not completely accurate. (There is also a small typo in parameter...sorry for being pedantic)

Can images be used? If so, they would certainly help to visualize concepts, etc.

This is a grat idea, however, and something that I wished was around before I spent $$ on a bunch of books!
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219 posts since 20 Aug, 2005 from Mississauga, Ontario

Post Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:49 am

I'm mostly adding to the Wiki so I can review my notes, read my textbook, and actually see if I understand things like the difference between bit rate and depth.
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51984 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:18 am

This is a grat idea, however, and something that I wished was around before I spent $$ on a bunch of books!

well read them and share info, also any topics in those books you dont understand completely, add a page and see whats added, it may be that someone else can explain it in terms you understand.

i guess its target audience is anybody interested in audio, at the moment as its a new thing there isnt much, but if each one of us when we learn something new add even a sentence it will become a fountain of knowledge in no time :D

and yes pics are doable, theres a 64kb(i think)size limit tho :)

12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:25 am

I think it is mostly for anyone. Wikis are about revision, so once you get a complicated answer, go about refining it to be easier for neophytes. Likewise, lay down a simple point, and let someone build it up.

It's really just there to collect the bits of stuff we all know, and compile the good stuff we've written in the forums. Trouble with the forums is that they are essentially conversations, so move around far too much and fill up too fast to be reliable resource material. The wiki can fill that role.


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