[LAU] band in a box alternative

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Thu Dec 25 16:46:35 EST 2008

Not exactly sure what you are trying to do ... but, MMA is not designed 
for looping. But, it is pretty easy to put some repeat/repeatend markers 
in MMA source and have that loop ... send me mail if you need more MMA help.

I just did a brief test with MMA and timidity --loop ... and yes, this 
doesn't work. There is a pause in the playing even though the MMA 
generated midi is exactly (in this case) 2 bars long.

However, I know I helped someone else get looping with seq24 working. 
The trick was to use the SYNCHRONIZE options in MMA to force all the 
tracks to the same length. Reports I received back were positive.

Send me PM if you need or help, or visit the MMA forum (there is a link 
on the main mma web page).

Hope this helps.

Jeremiah Benham wrote:
> I was looking for a band in the box alternative. My idea so far is to  
> use LeMMA as a front end to MMA. I am lacking a way to loop the chord  
> progressions though. I think maybe a command line midi player that  
> supports looping may work. I tried timidity in --loop mode but it pits  
> a long pause after each loop. I also tried seq24 but I have to set up  
> assign Alsa channels for each track each time. Is there a tight  
> looping midi player or a band in the box alternative!

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