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by GordonS
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Band-In-A-Box on Linux; BIAB
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Band-In-A-Box on Linux; BIAB

:D -- Well, yes, it's very old because I don't use it. I tend at present to use either iRealPro or BackUpBand, and will likely continue to use both as they have advantages over BIAB (IMHO), but there are aspects of BIAB that definitely are useful, hence the question. I have no desire to spend probab...
by GordonS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Band-In-A-Box on Linux; BIAB
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Band-In-A-Box on Linux; BIAB

Hi all, Having recently installed Win7 in a VirtualBox on Linux and found most things working reasonably to well, I thought I'd rake out my old copy of Band-In-A-Box (2013) and give it a try. I did this partly because my bandmates sometimes send me the BIAB files of proposed songs, and I just don't ...
by GordonS
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only
Replies: 81
Views: 5260

Re: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only

This is regarding supported hardware and is off topic here really, but I should post somewhere. I use AVLinux with a touch-screen and a SoundCraft Ui24R and the combination all seems to work pretty flawlesly, subject too the screen being only single-touch. The Ui24R works beautifully as a mixer for...
by GordonS
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only
Replies: 81
Views: 5260

Re: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only

This is regarding supported hardware and is off topic here really, but I should post somewhere. I use AVLinux with a touch-screen and a SoundCraft Ui24R and the combination all seems to work pretty flawlesly, subject too the screen being only single-touch. The Ui24R works beautifully as a mixer for ...
by GordonS
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 93
Views: 62851

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Hmm, OK. I have a little home studio and we do a few gigs, mostly for charity. The Linux setup is on an AMD FX-4100 CPU on a GigaByte mainboard in a mini-tower, mounded sideways on a 19" rack tray. That may soon change to a proper 19" case, but I've decided the processor is OK. SSD drive for speed, ...
by GordonS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

Not yet. Right now I'm doing a major update.... Is there anything I can do to help? I've tried to analyse what goes on within the code, but I have to admit that I get rather phased by the pointers-with-offsets and no names, so whilst I've understood how the data from song files is processed, I stil...
by GordonS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

I was just wondering if there was any news on documentation/method for building song files?

Gordon.
by GordonS
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

I found a way. I added .sh and then ran in terminal Might your executable also not be marked as executable? gordon@gordon-office:$ ls -l BackupBand -rwxr-xr-x 1 gordon gscott 316840 Dec 31 17:03 BackupBand ^ ^ if so, the chmod command or a right-click->Properties on the file can change that. The ot...
by GordonS
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: QJackCtl sessions or Patchbay
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: QJackCtl sessions or Patchbay

I use a combination of tools for this kind of thing, all run from a script. jack_lsp jack_connect jack_disconnect are the bits I use for jack connection management. The script is in python, starts/stops all of the tools I want for a session, complete with options like each application's session, con...
by GordonS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

The link I originally put on the first post in this thread is to the 'summary' page on sourceforge, which has the current released version, 1.0, for download. If you want to try the proposed 1.1 version, you'll need to download from the 'code' page on sourceforge, here: https://sourceforge.net/p/bac...
by GordonS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Any recent DAW comparisons?
Replies: 145
Views: 45674

Re: Any recent DAW comparisons?

I really don't understand people coughing up hundreds of dollars for Ableton or Bitwig. But that's me. I agree, but there are commercial tools that are reasonably priced, sensible and effective, like Mixbus, Renoise and Reaper, for example. Maybe now is a time to remind us that we can't have it bot...
by GordonS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Any recent DAW comparisons?
Replies: 145
Views: 45674

Re: Any recent DAW comparisons?

DoosC wrote:Maybe you can find this useful :D
Hmm, for me it seems reliably to give no content.

Possibly something to do with my anti-tracking strategy as I find Google often gets caught by it.
by GordonS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

For me, sound of BackupBand is not really what I am looking for, and therefore connection to external synth-program would provide more options on selecting sound. At least when I tested, adding new sound to BB was not too simple, or I think it was undocumented. It's certainly true that there are so...
by GordonS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

BB's arranger 'guts' drive fuildsynth or external hardware I don't know why you'd want it. It's less efficient, and could result in more "glitches" when changing a chord if you play the chord after the downbeat. That's the kind of thing I was thinking about when I said I might be being naive. I hav...
by GordonS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8596

Re: BackupBand

I also tested BackupBand, and I think it is great program. However, I would like to use BB as 'engine' but can't forward midi from it to programs... Yes, I'd very much like that, too. A MIDI port to Jack would allow BB's arranger 'guts' work to drive, say, fuildsynth or MIDIDings or external hardwa...