Re: [Rosegarden-user] JACK MIDI... Why?

2020-03-22 Thread Demonic Sweaters
Personally I don't see any reason to use jack MIDI. About the only piece of 
software that I use that doesn't use alsa midi is Ardour, which is another 
reason I don't really care for it. All qtractor, lmms, seq24, reaper, and even 
bitwig Studio use alsa midi by default. 

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> On Mar 22, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Ted Felix  wrote:
> 
>   Next question
> 
>  Why do you want/need JACK MIDI?  (As with LV2 I may never get to it, but 
> some justification will help focus the effort if I do.)  Thanks.
> 
> Ted.
> 
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] LV2... Why?

2020-03-13 Thread Demonic Sweaters

Chiming in as well,

There's a few points I've read in this list that I wanted to respond to.

1. nobody uses rosegarden for audio - I actually have, and do, several 
songs have even been released on some albums of mine recorded this way. 
Sure, it's not the most fully featured for audio, but I've made it work. 
Also when using midi hardware with Rosegarden, it's great to be able to 
pipe the audio back into the project and record as a way to 'freeze' the 
track.


2. audio plugins useless for midi - I don't agree here either, because 
of the reasons above, and many times I will use audio reverbs, delays, 
ect... on midi instruments if they're available.


3. Everyone uses Ardour - I don't think so. Myself and many others don't 
really care for it's UI and don't even see it as one of the top 3 
options in Linux. I prefer, Reaper, Qtractor, and Rosegarden.


4. Lastly, LV2 - Well personally I think LinuxVST would be a far better 
way to go if anything, but since VST is a Steinberg tech, maybe you guys 
wouldn't want to go that way. LV2, is a good second choice. I never use 
DSSI except occasionally Hexter.


Best,

Justin

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On 3/13/20 7:26 AM, r...@hydrophones.com wrote:

Hi all,

Just my two cents.  We use Rosegarden regularly for the creation of video,
game, and museum display, soundtracks.

We don't use LV2 plugins, and very seldom use any plugins at all.

I, personally, would prefer if Rosegarden interfaced better with Jack/MIDI
and the like as most of the synthesis we do is on other machines, often
using NETJACK in one form or another.  Work arounds exist, but they are
cumbersome and annoying.

I'm sorry that I don't contribute as much technically, and otherwise, to
the project than I used to, but my company is still a heavy Rosegarden
user and we can contribute significant resources if need be.

Best regards,

Richard A. Marschall, Ph.D.
Director, Engineering
Marschall Acoustics Instruments P/L

r...@hydrophones.com





On 3/11/20 11:43 PM, Ted Felix wrote:

    Just wondering why folks want LV2 support.  Not that I'll ever get
to
it, but some justification will help focus the effort.  Thanks.

I've been ignoring the issue for quite a few years, but I spent some
time today looking at what lv2 is, what plugins are out there, what
supports them, etc., and I have to say I wouldn't mind trying some of
those out.

One of the biggest problems I can imagine is that lv2 can be the
equivalent of either LADSPA or DSSI, or maybe even both in one (I didn't
dive that deeply). Chris Cannam was one of the original creators of
DSSI, and Rosegarden was one of the original hosts. There's a pretty
clear divide between "audio plugin" and "synth plugin" in Rosegarden,
although under the hood they do have significant redundancy, if not
actual overlap (and I'm not sure which, as I haven't been in that code
in eons). That might make things tricky.

Finally, there's the real question of who would use it. Synth plugins
are arguably useful to Rosegarden users, but audio plugins are pretty
irrelevant except in connection with synth plugins. Nobody uses the
audio features. I would have tried if I had been able to get my audio
rack to work with Linux, but I would have ended up having to use
something more robust myself. Rosegarden is missing a lot of
functionality, and the Linux audio community is totally dominated by
Ardour, so even if we built it, nobody would use it. If we were doing
Rosegarden from scratch, there would just be no point in including audio
features at all.

So I come down as kind of meh on the whole thing. It would be neat to
play with if it doesn't require massive investment of effort on your
part, but the reality is you're probably going to see really limited
returns from the community. If you build it, they might come, or they
might just yawn.

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Re: [Rosegarden-user] Problems getting started with Rosegarden: don't see any MIDI device

2020-01-07 Thread Demonic Sweaters
Just thought I’d chime in here with a tutorial on getting stared with 
Rosegarden I made a while ago, https://youtu.be/FVhAneOg0sc. Maybe you’ll find 
it helpful.

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> On Jan 7, 2020, at 5:54 PM, Matthias Wimmer via Rosegarden-user 
>  wrote:
> 
> Thanks for your thoughts. That makes me think I'm not completely of track.
> 
> I'll try the compilation from source. If there is nothing extremely special 
> this shouldn't be a problem, as I'm doing Linux software development at 
> daytime.
> 
> The most interesting part is that NixOS doesn't use the LFS and has all 
> libraries (and binaries) on paths that contain a hash on all compilation 
> inputs in the path name.
> 
> Thanks again
> Matthias
> 
> 
> Am 7. Januar 2020 23:18:59 MEZ schrieb "D. Michael McIntyre" 
> :
>> 
>> On 1/7/20 4:26 PM, Matthias Wimmer via Rosegarden-user wrote:
>> 
>>> the details are: "No sound driver available: Application compiled
>>> without sound support?"
>> 
>> Everything up to that point looks okay, so my first guess is broken 
>> package. I'd try compiling from source. I don't have time to walk you 
>> through that at the moment.
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] Rosegarden and qsynth

2019-11-22 Thread Demonic Sweaters
Just chiming in here, I never use zyn or yoshimi because of this. Both of them 
are total cpu hogs.

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> On Nov 22, 2019, at 4:14 PM, Ted Felix  wrote:
> 
> On 11/20/19 10:56 AM, Will Godfrey wrote:
>> There was one thing that grabbed my attention. That was when you say Zyn 
>> uses a
>> lot of CPU when idling.
>> I very much doubt that.
> 
>  I'm looking right at it.  I see an idling fluidsynth using 1%, jackd (which 
> is never idling) using 2%, and an idling zynaddsubfx (3.0.3) using 35% cpu.
> 
>  Yoshimi 1.5.6 uses 20% cpu when idling.
> 
> Ted.
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] Percussion Clef

2019-09-03 Thread Demonic Sweaters
I see. Yeah I hear what you are saying. But how about a percussion clef?

On Tue, Sep 3, 2019, 3:47 AM Lorenzo Sutton 
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 03/09/19 00:09, Demonic Sweaters wrote:
> >
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I would love if rosegarden were friendlier to drum notation. For example
> > I would love to have a percussion clef and the ability to create drum
> > notation with separate voicing for hands and feet. Anyone else need this?
>
> Do take into account that, even with very advanced notation support,
> Rosegarden is still a sequencer. If your aim is to 'print' (i.e.
> typeset) music the best would be to use specialised software either with
> GUI (e.g. MuseScore) or from the command line (e.g. LilyPond). Actually
> Rosegarden can be a very nice 'frontend' for Lilypond.
>
> That said 'layers' exist in the notation editor, which allow you to see
> separate segments on the same staff, but I have always found them to be
> non-optimal.
>
> As suggested the best approach might be to use separate segments (or
> tracks) for the voices you are trying to differentiate (e.g. foot,
> hand). Do consider that you can visualise multiple segments in the same
> notation view.
>
> Hope this helps.
> Lorenzo.
>
> >
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] Percussion Clef

2019-09-03 Thread Demonic Sweaters

Well I'm a moron, haha. Somehow I never saw it in there. Thank you!


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On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM, D. Michael McIntyre 
 wrote:
I would love if rosegarden were friendlier to drum notation. For 
example I would love to have a percussion clef and the ability to 
create drum notation with separate voicing for hands and feet. 
Anyone else need this?


I started on percussion notation around the time I started drumming.  
I didn't get far into it before I realized what a gigantic nightmare 
it was going to be, and I just walked away and forgot about it.  It 
is what it is.  That's why we don't have drum notation, and probably 
never will.  Sorry man, I'm human, and I have a day job.


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[Rosegarden-user] Percussion Clef

2019-09-02 Thread Demonic Sweaters


Hey all,

I would love if rosegarden were friendlier to drum notation. For 
example I would love to have a percussion clef and the ability to 
create drum notation with separate voicing for hands and feet. Anyone 
else need this?


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