[linux-audio-dev] Sequencer cursor
dlphilp at bright.net
Mon Oct 25 15:26:01 UTC 2004
The use of the computer keyboard in Sequencer Plus is the main reason
I keep using it. MusE, RG, and the crop of Windoze MIDI sequencers are
all very nice, but they all presume that my working method will be mouse
& MIDI-keyboard centric. I don't play keyboard worth a damn, and I find
the mouse to be clumsy and inaccurate compared to keyboard control. It
looks as though your project attempts to revive the more extensive use
of the keyboard in a GUI sequencer, is that correct ?
Thorsten Wilms wrote:
>I have been thinking about transfering the concept of a
>cursor from text editing to MIDI editing.
>Since this not specific to any existing sequencer I like
>to present my concept here, in hope of feedback and
>maybe some project picking it up.
>The red, turned H is the cursor. The row (note) it's on
>is always marked/highlighted.
>The cursor can be moved with cursor keys or placed by
>left clicking (just like a text cursor).
>Selection of events happens by rubberbanding per mouse
>or by using shift + cursor keys.
>New notes can be inserted at the cursor location
>by just hitting enter, using a default value or the
>grid resolution for the length when nothing was
>selected. Or filling the selected area with the new
>note (empyt space is treated like whitespace in a
>Selected events can be moved with the cursor keys
>by holding down Ctrl.
>There could be auto-selection of the closest event
>when nothing else was selected.
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