[LAU] Desparately seeking: a gui-less DAW

Raphaël Doursenaud rdoursenaud at free.fr
Sat Dec 13 22:24:41 EST 2008

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Matthew Smith a écrit :
> > Hi Folks
> >
> > My laptop runs Gentoo Linux.  It is primarily a work tool - I write web
> > applications.  As I use my own self-compiled Apache HTTPd, MySQL and
> > Perl (as well as a whole load of other tools), wiping the machine and
> > starting from scratch isn't something that I can undertake lightly.  In
> > the past, it has taken about a week to do this when changing machines.
> >
> > "What's that got to do with audio?" I hear you ask.  What it has to do
> > with audio is that fact that I can't use Ardour (won't compile),
> > Rosegarden (crashes) or Qtractor (crashes unless run as root).  I've
> > tried Muse but the graphics are so squashed and awful that it is
> >
> > Now, all the above issues appear to be down to the underlying GUI
> > toolkits (re-installation/upgrading of QT, KDE, GTK doesn't fix anything
> > - given up even trying).  As I'm not really that big a fan of GUI
> > applications anyway, I wonder if I'm taking the wrong approach - should
> > I not be using a console application instead?
> >
> > Having a look around, I have stumbled on Ecasound - sounds good to me
> > apart from the fact that I can't see any mention about being able to
> > sync to MIDI.
> >
> > I don't need a sequencer - I have one in my Kawai K5000W that is just SO
> > easy to use that I wouldn't bother using one on the computer.  I do,
> > however, need that synchronisation - MIDI start/stop, clock in the
> > recording application.
> >
> > Suggestions?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > M
> >
> >

- From reading the manpage of ecasound, it seems to be able to send MIDI
start/stop messages but won't send clock (yet).
No word about being able to interpret incoming MIDI start/stop or clock
messages but some code documentation suggests that the feature is being
developped. Maybe you should try asking about it on the ecasound list.

All the best!

- -- Raphaël Doursenaud
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