[LAU] Simple sampler/tracker or similar?

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 22:05:02 UTC 2012

On 12/12/12 16:46, Arve Barsnes wrote:
> For a quick project (trying to get something finished by the
> holidays), what program would you people recommend that I could learn
> in a very short time to create short patterns (like how I would create
> a song in hydrogen, only the patterns you combine to make a song are
> samples instead of drum patterns)? Something I could then export to
> wave or sync directly with ardour. I don't have any midi capabilities
> at the moment so it would really have to be all samples and "piano
> roll". Any suggestions welcome!

You could use rosegarden + ardour. Set rosegarden and ardour to the same 
Create the patters in rosegarden in the matrix editor (i.e. piano roll), 
you can hook rosegarden to DSSI plugins 'internally' or to any external 
midi generator. When the patterns sounds good record it into ardour. Add 
patterns this way.

Once you have all your base patterns arrange them in ardour, here you 
also do the chisel work on them, e.g. shortening, modifying them (grid 
is very handy). Add fx, fades, panning etc if needed.

I did a quick proof of concept of this kind of approach about a year ago 
after discussions on #la-it on freenode. The result here:


Just and idea ;

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