[LAD] [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?

Tim E. Real termtech at rogers.com
Tue Feb 5 20:14:56 UTC 2013

On February 5, 2013 08:18:03 PM Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 February 2013 18:26:24 David Baron wrote:
> > My main complaint is not really about Linux, per se, but the whole DAW,
> > etc., scene: Lack of interoperability!
> > 
> > I have a lot of Cakewalk files from the Windows days. 

Me too.

> > Cannot do anything
> > with them besides play two tracks in Cakewalk-Express using WINE.

I'm currently running CW in Wine and exporting the audio tracks
 one-by-one, and then save the file as midi.

This gives me the midi and audio files which I then import into MusE.
But it's tedious of course. I'm writing support for making it easier
 since I discovered I need to link imported midi controllers to the 
 audio tracks, which MusE currently can't do...

> That is because you have been ignoring that KMidimon reads and plays
> Cakewalk WRK files. And my library drumstick-file is available under a free
> license, offering this functionality to any interested developer.

Wow. The drumstick lib reads wrk files?

Awesome. I had no idea, was looking for something. 
Having a look at the source now...

Can you tell me if it might be able to handle the audio tracks as well?

And (just a wish) is it possible to make a .bun bundle file parser?

Thanks very much Pedro!


> For me, this says everything about the worse problem in the Linux audio
> development community.
> Regards

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