Why must there be a single word?
So that you can explain it to someone else and finish your sentence before he or she interrupts you.
Sometimes the largest barrier for amateur developers is getting started with a new platform.
Especially when it involves not only yet another ~$99 per year developer license but also another $500+ per year cell phone line to add to your family plan.
I want something self contained on the device that runs in airplane mode.
Airplane? I imagine Microsoft is targeting this at the majority, not the edge case of people who frequently make transcontinenal or transoceanic business trips. People who only fly a few times a year can wait to use this application until the aircraft comes to a complete stop and a Wi-Fi or cellular signal becomes available.
Well, you never know with a proprietary program like Google Chrome.
Then let me rephrase: Does the version of Chromium Browser on which this version of Google Chrome is based have an indicator for which page is playing audio?
We could simply stop accepting recordings and start insisting on sheet music, but the only thing that really does is close out submissions of improvised music -- it doesn't increase the amount of "source" available.
One thing you could try is using a pitch detection algorithm to come up with a notated approximation. If Auto-Tune can recognize what notes T-Pain is trying to sing, and if your phone's GSM speech encoder can compress your voice into fewer bits, a similar pitch detector can recognize what notes your musician improvised, provided the instrument was miked in a way that reasonably isolates a solo performance from other band members' instruments. So you could stop accepting fully mixed improvised recordings and insist on multitrack masters and reward someone else for notating it.
Give the midi file to a random person with a computer and it's going to sound like it's being played on a gameboy.
Which Game Boy? The Game Boy Advance is capable of playing an orchestral recording. I even wrote a music player app for it back when I was in the GBA homebrew scene. There's a huge difference in capability between a Game Boy Color, which compares to a Nintendo Entertainment System, and a Game Boy Advance, which compares to a PC with an old 8-bit stereo Sound Blaster.
If you compile the same code with the same version of GCC running on the same operating system and the same architecture, you will get the same result, every time.
Gentoo users who tune their compiler flags would beg to differ. (Add "same compiler flags" and I see your point though.) Besides, in a rolling-update distribution, you don't have "the same version of GCC" for very long.
if you even have the resources to get access to those instruments *at all*.
The analog here would be $6000 ARM or Green Hills compilers.
Isn't sampling considered open source?
Not in practice, because if a musical work or sound recording is recognizable enough to sample, its copyright owner forbids any sampling without advance negotiation.
Considering copyright has been around for less than one percent of the time that music has
The world population in the era of copyright happens to be far greater than the world population prior to the enactment of the Statute of Anne in the early 1700s. How many people's lives has copyright been around for?
It's like the bar scene in Cherry 2000 where men and women all have lawyers present to negotiate a one-night stand.
That would likely be the consequence if rape law was made tougher.
Try to open up a musical project from few years back, that was created with a multitude of commercial software and plugins.
Now you know why I compose in ModPlug Tracker. S3M, XM, and IT aren't going anywhere any time soon.
Pro-tip: It is limited and is not perpetual.
How is a limited copyright term that is legislatively extended by about 20 years every 20 years (cf. Copyright Act of 1976 and Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998) any different from a perpetual copyright in practice? If no further extension is enacted before 2025, I'll agree with you, but until then, it smells to me like the Congress is pulling an end-run around constitutionally "limited Times" by enacting perpetual copyright on the installment plan.
Garbage In -- Gospel Out.