[linux-audio-user] Searching for music composition tools
steiner at block4.com
Wed Feb 23 18:35:14 EST 2005
I second the suggestion of csound. In its community there are some blind
users and they might help you further. The basic work is done by feeding
2 textscripts to the application, in your case the commandprompt
version, which generates the outputsample/ recording. One script handles
the instrument definitions (called orchestra) and the other is the
score. The nonrealtime approach comes from its history, its precessors
ran on machines whose userinterface was just a teletype. Meanwhile it
can also run in realtime and accept also midiinput. The possibilities
are huge, its an incredible modular synth patched by textural commands.
The score notation is more precise then anything which records midi and
clip your input to 7 bit, in the numerical range from 0 to 127.
The learning curve might be steep at the beginning but the output is
really exact and worth it. Its used a lot in the academical
computermusic world and is free / opensource.
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