Okay, sorted out some file installation difficulties
and now it's up! Pretty cool. I wonder if there's a
program that can just "stick" a midi note for me
though for the carrier...
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>>>it's easy for non-programing people to bring "visions" regarding
>>>interface design. (and i love do so :) as i know programers, it's quite
>>>hard to establish a new standard. but imho the interface standards
>>>(buttons, dropdown boxes, scrolling, menu-structure, etc.) are now a
>>>couple of years old, and there might be better solutions for specific
>>>tasks. audio seems to me like a good point to start.
> i wasn't talking about such rudimentary stuff. of course there are
> alternatives to these basic widgets and several audio applications (even
> free ones) have begun to support them.
> the point about a visual interface is that it acts as a "memory buffer"
> for the user: you do not have to remember much about the structure of
> the session because the structure is made visible on the screen. can't
> remember precisely where you put a certain sound? how many copies of the
> bridge riff did i put in? is the door slam before or after the creak?
> its all there on the screen, just waiting for you to look at it.
> as soon as you move away from a visual UI, you have to find some way to
> avoid requiring the user to remember everything about the session.
when i try to remember a poem my brain creates images and i walk trough
them, when i reproduce it. when i learn a piece of music it does other
stuff (i'm a pianist and singer) but in the end i have a very complex
thing in my mind, just think of a bach fugue. i have the fugue also in
"the fingers". different areas of the brain work together. i have the
same oppinion as you, we are very good in using a visual UI. we trained
it for a long time. but there could be other combinations that work
nearly as good as "mouse-to-eye".
> the visual interface offers another hard-to-replicate feature as well:
> trivially variable precision. if you try doing cut-n-paste based only on
> audio feedback, you will find it quite hard/laborious to be as precise
> as you might want to be. with the visual interface, its much easier to
> use visual information to get the rough location of an edit and then
> get to precisely where you want, without many steps. with audio feedback
> based approaches, i think you will find yourself needing many more
> iterations through the edit-play-edit-play cycle before you get the
> location correct.
i think it's all a matter of training. you do the
"display-keyboard-mouse-combination" for long years and you became
professional in speed and precision. watch a pro-gamer gaming with
mouse.. what's about data-gloves? whats with feet-controlers and other
(sorry for my clumsy english)
I am looking for suitable hardware to handle digital i/o between a Linux
system and an RME ADI-2 ad/da converter that I just bought. I don't need lots
of channels, but reliability of the data transfer is important, including
jitter reduction. An RME card would be excellent but it is somewhat outside my
budget. Also, connectivity to a laptop would be desirable, suggesting either a
USB interface or waiting until http://freebob.sourceforge.net/ (the Alsa
firewire project) matures. I don't plan to run any OS besides Linux with this
hardware, so Alsa support is crucial. As this is for home/personal use I'm not
in a hurry. M-Audio hardware is high on my list of possibilities at the
Now to the software question: does there exist any sound editor with a
non-graphical interface, i.e., one that can be operated from the Linux console
for inserting, deleting, copying and otherwise editing audio? Due to a
vision-related disability I can't use a graphical display and therefore need a
text-only solution - but all the sound editors appear to require X11. Surely
it should be possible to design an audio interface to a digital sound editor.
I've discussed hardware on this list once before, and the USB options weren't
highly regarded at the time.
hello all - got a question - I've only recently been stopping and taking a
look at my studio computer's performance and in the almost year since I
change from Red Hat 9 to gentoo, it's been more solid on some things, but I
notice a huge latency difference - ie: I have to run Jack at -p 8192 to get
anything done in Ardour
Anybody have any tips on what to look at to tweak it? Seems like it should
do better than that... I didn't see it as a problem until in the last few
days I started playing with playing softsynths live directly into Ardour -
you've gotta be running at -p 1024 or there's a latency that screws up your
playing - at 8192 it's a downright 8th note delay...
Here's some vitals that I can think of:
OS: gentoo 2.6.6-rc1 kernel (alsa built in)
jack command line:
jackd -R -d alsa -d hw:0 -r 48000 -p 8192 <------- (or whatever)
io support: 32 bit
use dma on
chip: 2ghz amd (I THINK - not at computer now)
thanks for any ideas! :)
i can successfully compile a 126.96.36.199 kernel with patch-2.6.17-rt7, with
ACPI disabled within the kernel .config (and from boot just to be doubly
sure), but it still won't boot. the chip is exactly the same (intel core
duo T2400). what is the difference between the realtime-lsm patch and
the MIngo one?
Here's the background:
I'm using XMMS-1.2.10 on Fedora Core 5 to listen to various things,
mostly MP3 streams from Internet radio stations. I've a nice pair of
cans, Grado SR125, that are used for listening.
The SR125 cans are nice, in fact, they're very analytical and quite
revealing. Not exactly best for listening to 128k streams, but hey,
that's what I got, that's what I use.
The Grado cans are a bit too harsh for my ears. I very much prefer the
Sennheiser HD600 but I'd rather keep the HD600 at home and drag the
SR125 at the office to take a beating. The frequency response graph for
the SR125 shows some peaks in the mid-high range, which are probably
part of the cause for the harshness, and also a cliff in the low
I would like to re-create the negative of that graph in an equalizer and
apply it somewhere in the chain. I looked at the equalizer that comes
with XMMS but there doesn't seem to be a way to create a graph that's so
fine-grained. There's only a limited amount of controls that cannot seem
to be tweaked.
How do I create such a detailed equalizer graph and apply it to XMMS?
This machine does not run JACK and I do not intend to change that. I'd
like to keep it as simple as possible since, after all, the primary
purpose of the system is to do work, not listen to music.
Is there any player that can play MP3 streams and has a better
Any other ideas?
Is it just me... something about Demudi or?
Gnome seems to be incredibly fragile. Almost any configuration change
is liable to make it roll over and wave it's legs in the air :(
After an epic battle I managed to get Demudi dual booting with
Mandrake. Is there a simple way to get Demudi 1.3 on board without
Will J G