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

_ langagemachine langagemachine at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 08:57:56 UTC 2006

Thanks for suggesting Gneutronica :-) It provides useful answers to
some of my needs.

If I had to make one main adjustment to my personal preferences, it
would be in the way that the pattern is visually rendered : while your
way of indicating note velocity (according to its vertical position on
a grid) makes it efficient and precise to set, I find it is not easy
to visualize the whole rhythm pattern at a glance. Not so easy as
colouring the block in a progressive shade of black&white would make
it, IMHO.

Well, maybe one gets used to it after working on the editor ... I will
install Gneutronica and make a more insightful feedback :-)

2006/8/15, Stephen Cameron <smcameron at yahoo.com>:
> --- _ 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.
> http://gneutronica.sourceforge.net
> 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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