[linux-audio-user] Cheesetracker (or any other tracker) tempo questions

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sat Nov 20 14:29:55 EST 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 11:24 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 13:56:44 -0500, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 09:44 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > 
> > >    In Acid you can choose any loop you want as a starting point, paint
> > > it in for a number of measures and then set the tempo that you want
> > > the song to run at. Acid takes responsibility for resampling the loop
> > > behind the scenes so that the loop plays right. (I.e. - starts and
> > > ends on the beat.
> > >
> > >    How do we do this in Cheesetracker?
> > 
> > I think a few people have proposed a generalized loop stretching/beat
> > matching library.  Not sure if it exists yet.  This seems to be an area
> > where proprietary software is a little ahead.
> Lee,
>    Thanks for the inputs. Reading between the lines I'm getting that
> there are no trackers that you know of that are capable of plugging a
> wave file in and running it, in time, like Acid can?

I cannot say for sure that they aren't.  But this is my impression...

>    I've not don't much with time streatching programs before under
> Linux. I think they are out there. Presuming that no one else shows up
> and rescues us from this problem it appears that is the way to go I
> guess.

If there isn't one now then I guarantee you someone is working on it.

> thanks.
> > 
> > FWIW a friend of mine met the guy who wrote Ableton Live.  He said the
> > beat matching code took him about three months to write.
> All that work and it still only works that well, 'eh?

Hmm, you don't like Live?  I always thought it was pretty good...


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