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Old 05-15-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Linux music creation program


Yeah,something that looks like Audacity,but where i can also "create" midi music,but without a midi keyboard.
Something where i can use my ordinary keyboard instead.Or with a virtual keyboard(like you click on a button on the virtual piano and it is recorded on the current project.And a plugin to add new instruments would be great.And again it would be cool if i could use my ordinary keyboard.
Of course im not wanting a professional result.Just a music for my short Blender videos.But it has to be made by me.

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Old 05-16-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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hi, welcome to LQ.

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<edit>try rosegarden for midi edit and creation.</edit>

try qsynth, and it's variations for sounds, like bass sound fonts, drums, etc.

try vkeybd virtual keyboard.

I have not tried to use different sounds with the keyboard but

the option may be there.

There are many sound recording programms, I use ardour, but there are others.

You can get audacity for GNU/linux, it works well.

I hope this helps a fellow muso, ;-)

<edit> If only we had "Band in a Box" for GNU/linux

I also use Hydrogen Drums, Rosegarden for midi, and jackd for interconnect. see my blog for a system setup</edit>

Glenn

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Old 05-16-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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Hey,thanks.
What is a sound font?I guess its a collection of recorder notes and such?
About rosegarden,can i assign some notes to some keys?
Thanks.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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OK,im confused.I dont get what Qsynth does.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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Wink

qsynth is a synth, where you can change the sounds to use sound fonts, samples

or crappy midi(5k, musac, cheap elevator music) sounds if you want.

Rosegarden is a sequencer, it plays patterns, you can have a few qsynths running

for instance, bass guitar, piano, horns, etc.

There will be a bit of reading involved,

I have not tried to use the pc keyboard to play sounds, but I have b4 with band in a box.

Check it out.

soundfonts links....
http://www.hammersound.net/cgi-bin/soundlink.pl

http://sounds.resonance.org/patches.py?Action=browse
http://sounds.resonance.org/patches....m&ItemId=24158
http://soundfonts.homemusician.net/
http://www.genuinesoundware.com/
http://www.sf2midi.com/

qsynth is a gui frontend for fluidsynth
http://linux.die.net/man/1/fluidsynth

cheers Glenn

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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OK,so Qsynt loads SoundFonts and plays them,Rosegarden records them,and vkeybd assigns keyboard keys for midi keys?
I saw a picture of rosegarden with a virtual keyboard,or was it something else?

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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Soundz good.

you have to play with it to find out if it will do what you need.

They are all good programs.

edit: I think we could think of it like this,

rosegarden has the ability to use samples (soundfonts) via midi triggers.

Configure rosegarden to use fluidsynth for the sound patches.

configure however many synths you need using the sound fonts for the instruments you want. (raw pc & gpu horse power helps here)

And I use hydrogen drums, that saves rosegarden doing drums.

You can get some realistic sounds, for a band type of setup.

Please let us know what you find, if you have a blog post it here.

I'm really interested in linux recording audio.

cheers, Glenn

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:43 AM   #8
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Does vkeybd have a homepage?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 02:23 AM   #9
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alsa only that I can find....

http://www.alsa-project.org/~tiwai/alsa.html

online man-page

http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrm.../vkeybd.1.html

after you install it you may find a readme here...

/usr/share/doc/vkeybd

That's all I got.

Look around for linux music, you may find more.

cheers Glenn
 
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additonal resources and links.. ..

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/start
 
Old 05-19-2009, 01:33 AM   #11
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Whoah,this is interesting
http://lmms.sourceforge.net
Also possible to use a regular keyboard instead of midi.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 02:44 AM   #12
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Yes, Mandriva 2009.1 (Spring) has it as a meta package called ...

Code:
task-sound-studio - Metapackage for sound processing​                                                                                                                        
This package is a meta-package which install everything needed to
have a complete sound processing studio.

- audacity-1.3.7-5mdv2009.1.x86_64
- gnonlin-0.10.10-1mdv2009.1.x86_64
- gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-0.10.11-3plf2009.1.x86_64
- gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-0.10.11-1plf2009.1.x86_64
- jokosher-0.11-1mdv2009.1.noarch
- kernel-rt-2.6.29.2-1.rt10.1mdv-1-1mdv2009.1.x86_64
- kernel-rt-latest-2.6.29.2-1.rt10.1mdv2009.1.x86_64
- ladspa-1.12-14mdv2009.1.x86_64
- lib64cdaudio1-0.99.12-7mdv2009.1.x86_64
- lib64gstphotography0.10_0-0.10.11-3plf2009.1.x86_64
- lib64mimic0-1.0.4-3mdv2008.1.x86_64
- lib64twolame0-0.3.12-3mdv2009.1.x86_64
- lib64vamp-plugin-sdk1-1.1b-4mdv2009.1.x86_64
- lmms-0.4.3-1.1mdv2009.1.x86_64
- muse-1.0-0.rc1.1mdv2009.1.x86_64
- pd-0.41.4-3mdv2009.1.x86_64
- python-pyxml-0.8.4-12mdv2009.1.x86_64
- rakarrack-0.3.0-2mdv2009.1.x86_64
- xmp-2.5.1-4mdv2009.0.x86_64

95MB of additional disk space will be used.
It seems to be gnome based, but I could be wrong,
it uses GStreamer, where for streaming I use xine, and I use Ardour, Rosegarden, Hydrogen-Drums and fluidsynth(qsynth), and vkeybd with ladspa and QjackCtl.

I might give lmms a go and see if I can use it, but not today.

Let us know how you go!

Regards Glenn

ps, I already configured my kernel for rt performance,
so I'm hesitant to install the meta package.

Last edited by GlennsPref; 05-19-2009 at 09:06 PM. Reason: gramma, close bracket.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #13
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Yeah,something that looks like Audacity,but where i can also "create" midi music,but without a midi keyboard.
Something where i can use my ordinary keyboard instead.Or with a virtual keyboard(like you click on a button on the virtual piano and it is recorded on the current project.And a plugin to add new instruments would be great.And again it would be cool if i could use my ordinary keyboard.
Of course im not wanting a professional result.Just a music for my short Blender videos.But it has to be made by me.
http://www.medibuntu.org/

got anything you can imagine. I've utilized it somewhat, as I'm not a professional musician.

Programming is typically done with c/c++ of course.
 
  


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