[linux-audio-dev] Which sequencer framework for a simple MIDI drum looper ?

Stephen Cameron smcameron at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 15 13:43:02 UTC 2006

--- _ langagemachine <langagemachine at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello.
> I write hoping that some nice LADs might enlighten me ?
> I've been feeling a recent itch to write a simple step-sequencer,
> which outputs MIDI messages to the ALSA seq ; it is intended to drive
> a drum machine. My ideal app is provided with a graphical UI which
> includes HUGE buttons (to give you an idea, the GUI in FL Studio comes
> to mind).
> It may seem silly at this point, but I could not find an existing app
> which exactly suits me.
> But anyway, I think it will be a piece of fun trying to write
> something myself...

You might take a look at gneutronica, the result of me 
scratching a similar itch.


It's surely not exactly what you're after, but
if you had in mind C, gnome based UI, alsa sequencer
interface (though, maybe a somewhat naive implementation,
as I was just learning all that stuff as I went) it might
be something worth looking at as an example, and there 
might even be some code you could grab from it.  It doesn't
talk to JACK... someday I might get around to figurnig out
how to do that, but it's not in there now.

> I shamefully admit being no good at C/C++ programming, but I could
> write some GUI code in Python/Java, which would communicate with the
> sequencer engine, over OSC for example.

Oh, well... maybe gneutronica's not what you're looking for then.

-- steve

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