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by GordonS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

Re: BackupBand

England have our own challenges P.S. Donald wants to know if you can recommend any more right-wing anti-muslim web sites. He's going to retweet them to the mayor of London. There was a nice cartoon in a newspaper here a day or so ago. Three Arabs on camel back, with one looking at his mobile and sa...
by GordonS
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

Re: BackupBand

worked on the StyleEdit code Oh god no. StyleEdit was hacked together in one day just to get something working, and the code is a mess. Humans were never meant to witness it. That's good to know. I did notice that some bits were decidedly 'hacky' and had probably been recycled from DOS or Amiga or ...
by GordonS
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

Re: BackupBand

Having worked on the code a bit now, and seen what the code is supposed to do, I've just thought to copy the BackupBand directory tree to my home directory . StyleEdit then works. Doing a cmp between its out put Demo.mid and my output Demo.mid shows no difference. So I think that's two wins. I haven...
by GordonS
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

Re: BackupBand

I've been adapting a copy of StyleEdit, yesterday and today, with a view to separating the conversion process from the GUI. That appears to be working in that I can can convert, apparently successfully, between styles and MIDI files. I'm just not sure that it's actually helped me much. Muse hangs o...
by GordonS
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

Re: BackupBand

I'm working on adding a "song editor" to BackupBand itself (rather than using another Midi seq program, and then using StyleEdit to convert the song data file). I've been adapting a copy of StyleEdit, yesterday and today, with a view to separating the conversion process from the GUI. That...
by GordonS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: BackupBand
Replies: 35
Views: 8851

BackupBand

I've just started looking at BackupBand, j_e_f_f_g's arranger program. By his own admission, it "Isn't a lovely GUI", though as lovely GUI's can cost CPU time, that's fine by me. It's actually a really rather neat and effective real-time arranger. It doesn't have lots of "bells and wh...
by GordonS
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Linux DAWs - are there any?
Replies: 14
Views: 9676

Re: Linux DAWs - are there any?

I am surprised that so few people here responded to your actual question. I suspect that many people didn't even read the question because it appears to fit the "no question is too silly to ask, but some are too silly to answer". There are, of course, lots of DAWs for Linux that meet all ...
by GordonS
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: FIND
Replies: 31
Views: 17108

Re: FIND

My guess is that the find is doing something like locating manual pages or some such. If it's a concern that it's using CPU power, you could find where it's invoked and precede it with the command 'nice', which lowers its precedence, e.g., something like: nice find . -name "blah" I concur ...
by GordonS
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Scrolling score/leadsheet for live playing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

Scrolling score/leadsheet for live playing?

Hi, Does anyone knew of a score/leadsheet display tool that does real-time scrolling of music synchronised from MIDI or OSC, in particular by bar, rather than, or as well as, by note. MuseScore displays by note, which is informative, but personally I find hard to work with. Linuxband disoplays by ba...
by GordonS
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Notation Editors
Topic: Lead Sheet editor?
Replies: 9
Views: 12590

Re: Lead Sheet editor?

Another tool worth a look look is Impro-Visor. It's a kind of cut-down Band-In-A-Box, but also enhanced in that it offers advice on improvisation. Very lead-sheet oriented. It works pretty well on its own, but in my modest experience with it, it seems not to integrate well with jack and with other m...
by GordonS
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Live Set - Software for Performers
Replies: 3
Views: 5208

Re: Live Set - Software for Performers

I haven't yet gone far with my setup, but I'm settling on MidiDings and Qtractor as the control core on the PC and TouchOSC as the controller. http://hexler.net/software/touchosc It has a Linux editor/configurator. My setup will then have leadsheets on a 10" Android tablet and TouchOSC on a 7&q...
by GordonS
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi from the UK, North Hampshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Hi from the UK, North Hampshire

I thought I should say "Hi", where I am and a little about me. So.. Hi .. I'm Gordon from Basingstoke in North Hampshire, UK. I've been a Linux user since almost the dawn of Linux time and a Unix user before that, which gives a clue that I'm well(!) over 21. I'm an electronics engineer des...
by GordonS
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Pro-Audio in WINE [sub-forum]
Replies: 9
Views: 10054

Re: Pro-Audio in WINE [sub-forum]

... someone might take offense that I would dare speak openly about running proprietary software on Linux. Not me. I'm very happy to say publicly that I use some proprietery and/or commercial software on Linux. Sometimes that's because what's available in Linux isn't yet 'mission ready', sometimes ...
by GordonS
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Example set-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 5585

Example set-ups

I think newcomers to Linux music would like to see some example configurations from people who use Linux audio in various contexts, e.g.: Setups used by producers/arrangers. Setups used by guitarists. Setups used by keyboard players. Setups used by vocalists and acoustic instrumentalists. Setups for...