[linux-audio-dev] GUIless friendly applications

Mario Lang mlang at delysid.org
Tue Nov 5 18:32:01 UTC 2002

Lance Blisters <geoff at lek.ugcs.caltech.edu> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 04:39:41PM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
>> I'm a blind Linux user since 1997, and I'm also
>> interested in doing music on Linux.
>> Since I'm the synth-type-of-guy, I'd really love
>> to be able to play with software based synths, a little
>> bit of step seuqencing, and some sample based stuff.
>> Controlling my SuperNova DrumMachine via MIDI (and being able
>> to sequence it) would also be nice.
>> GDAM.  Looks promosing because the workhorse
>> code is nicely separatedd from the GUI, and I already
>> managed to program gdam123 a bit to allow rate control,
>> but again, its not really what I'm looking for although
>> it seems nice.
>   GDAM does have a decent sequencer, with interfaces for step sequencing
>   and live-play input, pattern banks, etc.  It would be quite simple to
>   cram into gdam123, or better yet its own little command-line app.

Yes, I've seen the demo-seuqencer.c file.  My main problem there was
that I didn't find the whole API documented nicely anywhere, and am
not able to try the seuqencer out as it stands, as I'm not able to use
X.  This makes figuring out how it's supposed to work a bit
cumbersome.  So there's a bit of a chicken-egg problem again.

>   However, it works with samples not synths.  To work with synths
>   we'd need to add midi out.

Doesn't GDAM work with LADSPA?  Wouldn't that allow software based
synths in the sequencer?


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