[linux-audio-dev]converting old pc hardware to a live music performance toy

Thomas Webb magusofthedark at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 15 14:21:15 UTC 2004

I have a live performance setup I use with my band. I
used one of those tiny VIA motherboards and a Midiman
UNO usb <-> midi adapter.

It seems like it's a good idea to use a flash card and
that's what I did at first, but flash cards peter out
after a certain number of writes. If you want to go
that route, I'd suggest maybe having the partitions
mounted read-only.

--- Ariel Sommeria <asomeria at mayah.com> wrote:
> Hi Everybody!
> I have some old pc hardware that I want to use for
> live music performance.
> To start with it would be an effects box, then if
> all goes well an expander,
> a sampler, and/or whatever other ideas I come up
> with. I was thinking of
> using a footswitch controller, with a few buttons
> and a wah-wah like pedal
> as a knob. I have yet to buy the controller so I'm
> open to suggestions. It
> would work with USB or MIDI, or better both. If
> MIDI, then I also need a
> MIDI input card. Ultimately I would like the
> software to be as compact as
> possible, so I can run it off a flash card instead
> of a hard drive. It would
> probably be without GUI, though I'm leaving this
> open.
> Now to the linux bit:
> There is all this cool stuff already programmed for
> linux that I could be
> able to tailor to my needs, so its worth looking at,
> it seems. And I am sure
> I am not the first one to come up with this idea. So
> would you have any
> suggestions on where to start?
> As you have probably gathered, I'm a newbie to
> Linux. But I'm not to
> programming, and I'm ok with doing some coding.
> bye,
> Ariel

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