[linux-audio-user] Recommendations for audio software needed

Conrad Newton 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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