[linux-audio-dev] Guidelines for developing a music editor

James McDermott jamesmichaelmcdermott at gmail.com
Sat May 14 22:40:45 UTC 2005

(I'll answer this as best I can, feel free to correct me where I'm wrong.)

> In the other thread you kindly provided me with some advice and links,
> including mentioning the MIDI Tuning Standard and OSC.

This seems like a very hard problem. Since your sequencer is "just
that: a sequencer", you'll also need plugin hosts and/or standalone
synths too, which understand either MIDI tuning or OSC. (One
OSC-driven plugin host, Om, has been mentioned already). The majority
of standalone synths and plugins will probably never be able to play
anything other than a conventional tuning, so that's a problem, unless
you're happy to write a few of your own.

(By the way, re VST, some existing synths and/or plugin hosts can host
VST, but again most VSTs expect MIDI or MIDI-style commands and
implicitly assume a conventional tuning.)

I'd love to see a general-purpose OSC sequencer, and I'm sure others
would too, so keep me informed if you're thinking of taking this
approach, and maybe I can help out in some way.

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