[linux-audio-dev] Anyone planned a GTK2-based Multitracker?

will at malefactor.org will at malefactor.org
Fri Apr 9 18:25:00 EDT 2004


On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 08:18:04PM -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> On 04/09/04 16:54:56, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> >One thing I'd love to have is *simple* MIDI sequencer that does *only* midi
> >(no audio whatsoever), is optimised to handle arbitrary note timing (no
> >tempo,
> >beats, ...), and using the ALSA sequencer interface. The saved file format
> >doesn't even have to be midi. Sort of a dumb multitrack recorder for midi
> >data, slaved to JACK transport control.
> 
> I agree completely that a straight plain MIDI sequencer is needed.  Not so  
> sure about the no tempo idea though.  Editing MIDI without the concept of  
> tempo and/or bars would be a most horrible thing.  Ardour sync through some 
> means is definitely essential (and the thing that makes the current stable  
> version of MusE essentially useless to me).  I don't know about "simple",  
> except the fact that it's  just MIDI.  I'd like a feature complete MIDI  
> sequencer (in gtk), not one that's sucked down feature-wise.
> 
> Writing a multitrack recorder is a duplication of effort - we already have 
> one  (and I severely doubt anyone is going to be surpassing ardour in 
> quality any  time soon).
> 
> We don't, however, have a just-MIDI sequencer, with all the nice features a 
> MIDI sequencer needs (like advanced control editing, etc.)  The next 
> version  of MuSe could be quite good, but it has all that audio stuff 
> holding back  development, plus it's Qt of course..
> 
> (Random thought) A MIDI sequencer where you can draw control curves over 
> the  tracks (like ardour volume and whatnot) would be very cool.. esp. for  
> electronic music (like, say, trance) when the control parameters are as  
> important as the notes themselves
> 
> -Dave


What about seq24? It's simple and uses GTK. I think it also has
something where you can draw lines on a canvas to change control
parameters. 


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