Monthly Archives: January 2015

Timidity++

Timidity++ is a MIDI file player (remember MIDI files?). I installed Timidity++ version 2.14.0 primarily to support another program but then got interested in using it directly. I used it to play some of the MIDI files from my collection,

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IceWM Appearance Revisited

I previously wrote about some appearance-related changes I’d made to my IceWM installation. At the time I’d installed packages oxygen-icons, xcursor-vanilla-dmz, and gnome-icon-theme, and then made them active by manually editing files. The results were an improvement over the default

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Seq24

Two years ago I wrote about the Seq24 MIDI sequencer on my previous blog. As far as I know, the information is still current and I want to make it available here.

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QMidiArp: Sequencer Module

Here’s the description of QMidiArp from the QMidiArp web site: “QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO for Linux. It can hold any number of arpeggiator, sequencer, or LFO modules running in parallel. Arpeggiator modules produce

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SoftWerk

SoftWerk is a MIDI step sequencer, somewhat inspired by the Doepfer Schaltwerk. The idea is appealing to me but unfortunately SoftWerk appears to be unmaintained, undocumented, and too buggy for me to use. Nevertheless, I might come back to it

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Arpage

Arpage is a nice, straightforward arpeggiator program that includes four independent arpeggiators and a few unique features. It appears to be unmaintained (the last update was in 2013) but seems to work fine. Arpage is also undocumented except for some

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JACK Transport Master

A time-based JACK program can synchronize with an external time source if the program in question is set to be a JACK Transport client and the external time source is running as the JACK Transport master. This article describes how

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