[linux-audio-user] Recommendations for audio software needed
conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Fri Jan 9 05:43:03 EST 2004
>From Chris Cannam on Friday, 2004-01-09 at 10:36:28 +0000:
> On Friday 09 Jan 2004 10:03 am, Conrad Newton wrote:
> > From Chris Cannam on Friday, 2004-01-09 at 09:06:19 +0000:
> > > Rosegarden does need JACK for audio, yes. If you only want MIDI
> > > and notation -- and when I say MIDI I include the ability to
> > > drive ALSA soft synths such as Timidity, qsynth or Fluidsynth --
> > > then you can build it happily without JACK or run a JACK-built
> > > version without running jackd.
> > I'm not sure that I understand this comment, although it sounds
> > quite interesting. Are you saying that I should rebuild the
> > program without JACK? Or that via a softsynth I can use the
> > program anyway, without running jackd?
> If you only want to use Rosegarden to edit MIDI and score and to play
> to and record from MIDI devices, whether they're soundcard synths,
> hardware such as keyboards, or soft-synths, then you don't need to
> compile with JACK or run jackd. MIDI and score support in Rosegarden
> are stronger than audio support at the moment anyway, so this might
> not be too much of a loss. So, for example, you will be able to
> import MIDI files, edit them as score, record additional tracks from
> a MIDI keyboard, arrange and play the results through a separate
> qsynth or a soundcard synth, drive other MIDI applications such as
> Hydrogen, etc; you just won't be able to record the results as audio
> back into Rosegarden, or add audio samples to your composition.
Thank you for your very careful clarification of all the issues
surrounding the use of rosegarden. I will go back and have a
second look at this program.
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