[linux-audio-user] couple of muse questions

Robert Jonsson robert.jonsson at dataductus.se
Wed Mar 24 15:00:28 EST 2004


onsdagen den 24 mars 2004 17.12 skrev tim hall:
> On Wednesday 24 March 2004 7:44 am, James Stone wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:49:50AM +0000, tim hall wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 24 March 2004 12:04 am, antoine rivoire wrote:
> > > > a simple stupid question: in muse the tempo is in percentage?
> > > > or is 100 really 100 bpm? what is the rationale here?
> > >
> > > It's BPM.
> >
> > No its not (AFAIK).
> >
> > When you start Muse, the default is 100%, 120 bpm.
> Right, I was slightly off-beam.
> You set the tempo using Edit>Mastertrack>... (in bpm) - ignore this %tempo
> widget.
> I guess that the rationale for this control is for when you want to record
> something at half speed or whatever, without altering the Master track's
> bpm settings. The default is 120bpm and this tempo fine-tune is obviously
> set to 100%. The documentation for MusE is virtually non-existent, 

Thanks to Joachim Schiele MusE does now have a Wiki, and we are already 
preparing some content for it. Hopefully we will have prepared some more 
useful documentation in the near future. Interested people are quite welcome 
to add content! :)

> what is 
> not obvious is that this very prominent widget is not designed for setting
> the tempo - It's for altering the tempo in % steps. Hope that makes sense.
> > What does muse -R do?
> Runs it in realtime, if you're not connected via Jackd.

Right. MusE does not run /well/ if it does not have access to rtc and realtime 
capabilities. Timing will be off.

> Maybe I'm kludging a bit, I'm still using 0.6.1, which doesn't work well
> with Jackd. (Help not required, I know why). I'm looking forward to
> upgrading. 

You should definitively upgrade, 0.6.3 is heaps better than 0.6.1 at audio and 

> I'm a little wary of rolling my own, but MusE will be a likely  
> candidate if I decide to bite the bullet.

You mean that there are none available for your system? Not that it's that 
difficult to build MusE. Autoconf is always a problem though... :-/


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