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    If you're using a laptop to make music, then it is a musical instrument. People do use them in live performance.

    For example:

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    If you're using a laptop to make music, then it is a musical instrument. People do use them in live performance.

    For example:
    I know what you mean but I disagree.
    So a wind machine used in an alpine symphony is a musical inst, a Cannon used in the 1812 overture is a musical inst an ambient sound in 4.33 etc etc.
    If you use a violin to play table tennis does that make it a table tennis bat?
    Lots of things can be used to do other tasks other than that which it was designed for but they remain whatever it was that it was designed for.
    Neither my desk top or lap top can make music as in their original condition.
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philoctetes View Post
    Computers are by nature not designed for specific applications
    But musical instruments are, their sole purpose is to facilitate the making of music no more no less.
    They are probably the most multi-purpose device ever created. And if you look at the names of companies who make computerized devices, you might find that some have "Instruments" in their names. I worked for one such company myself.
    I have a HP lap top and a DELL desk top they were not intended or purchased to make music, all of my friends have computers and they are not for making music, they are simply computers.

    So if it can load and run software that generates music electronically and outputs an audio signal, it can be a musical instrument
    All instruments require artifice for human use - while the wind can blow through the trees and make a sound that we cannot make, we can take a piece of the tree and shape it to make a sound the tree cannot make. So the computer is just another approach to the art of transforming something into an instrument.
    It cannot be a wind or string instrument or even a drum, if your program converts the PC key pad into a musical keyboard you would need miraculous fingers to play even the simplest of melodies and chords
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philoctetes View Post
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    Not too late at all it is always interesting to hear what other people think
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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