[linux-audio-user] Sequencer + Sampler
hanaghan at starband.net
Sun Aug 8 04:26:22 EDT 2004
On Sat, 2004-08-07 at 21:45, Iván Almada wrote:
> hi, ive been making music for 5 yrs with the
> computer, ive been using virtual sequencer + sampler
> configurations (cubase + halion) i just love making
> music this way (i dont use synths a lot, when i use
> them i render them to .wav and load it in a sampler) ,
> i bought a creative labs audigy card for using the
> software sampler in realtime using the asio driver
> with my midi keyboard (yamaha DSR-500, very old but
> with midi!) and a dual head graphics card (ati radeon
> 7000)... ive been using it in windows with dual
> screens and just love the way dual screen works in a
> virtual studio... so, what i want to do is totally
> dump windows and start making music in linux i totally
> love this os , so i installed fedora core 2 with the
> all the planet ccrma tweaks and apps... i think i have
> a decent setup now, alsa, jack bla bla bla , i also
> have a decent computer (i guess) athlon xp 1700+ with
> 640 mb ram (or something like that) ...
> so, i have several questions:
> 1) Which software combination do you recommend for
> using a sequencer and a sampler? ive been using
> rosegarden, and i think its excellent but i havent
> found a way to hook up a virtual sampler, and i
> really need one!!! (have my own custom wav sample
> library ive been making all these years)
> is there any dssi sampler or something like that???
> or maybe should i mess with the muse softsynth api ?
> or it would be better to use an external soft sampler
> like specimen??? any one knows other programs?
> or should i use a tracker and render to wav and load
> it in rosegarden or perhaps ardour???
> or should i use soundfonts (ive never tried) and send
> midi data to the audigy wavetable? (thats the last
> option for me i guess... ive never really liked sf
> though ive never tried them really... i just like to
> make it all in a soft sampler) but if its needed then
> ill use this as last resort...
Another benign desperate plea for linux sampler? ;)
Seems your well into whats out there already...and I'm sure you have
already seen this page but just in case...
I don't know Swami's complete capabilities...it is primarily a sf editor
I think but it did have the ability to tie with fluidsynth I think...
> or maybe should i buy an external harware sampler ???
> any people with the same problem???
> the second question:
> 2) how can i make 8th note shuffle in rosegarden
> sequencer?? are there anyways to create offbeat
> patterns??? this function is so important in my music.
> the third and last question:
> 3) any one knows how to setup the dual head monitor
> configuration? ive been trying to setup but failed...
> i have both monitors showing the same screen... what i
> really want is the Big Desktop extended in both
> monitors so i can use a sequencer in one and another
> program in the other... i think this is called
> xinerama in linux... i just cant configure it...
> thanks in advance (for the patience reading this mail)
> but i really want to setup my studio in linux...
> i only use windows for audio apps but i have to boot
> another hd and i also want to fully dump win32... i
> want to make music with open source tools... i know
> may be everthing is not as developed as in the win
> world but i am willing to accept drawbacks like having
> to configure everything by hand (a typical musician
> just want to use the tools and not worry about how the
> configuration) and trying to optimize your work
> (typically i just load as many vst synths as i need in
> my song i usually dont worry about cpu load and
> rendering everything to .wav ) im very excited about
> this excellent apps growing up and getting more stable
> like rosegarden and ardour... and being able to
> compose music with the opensource philosophy...
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