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Wrapping Up

This will be my last post for the foreseeable future. I’d like to wrap up with a brief list of some interesting programs I’ve used in the last few months: LMMS is a digital audio workstation. I found it reasonably

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Using a2jmidid to Re-Route ALSA MIDI

As I created a larger setup I discovered that my MIDI connections were becoming complicated. Some programs support ALSA MIDI, some support JACK MIDI, and some support both. My MIDI controller hardware is only supported by ALSA. My version of

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Getting Started with Qtractor

In late 2012 I wrote nine blog articles (on my former blog) about my experience getting started with Qtractor. Some of the information might be out of date now (it was for Qtractor version 0.5.4 on Ubuntu Studio 12.04). For

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Hydrogen – Using MIDI Controllers

I’m interested in using buttons on a MIDI controller unit to select patterns in the Hydrogen drum machine software. The process turned out to be fairly straightforward. First, I defined a row of nine buttons on my MIDI controller (a

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AlsaModularSynth – Using MIDI Controllers

I’m interested in using MIDI controllers to control AlsaModularSynth (AMS) instruments. I found that setting up the controller bindings was easy. First, I launched AMS with my desired instrument and connected my controller unit to the AMS MIDI input. I

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mda ePiano (LV2 Version)

Back in the 20th century, plugins from Maxim Digital Audio (mda) were among the early VST plugins available for Windows. They have a reputation for being high quality with low CPU usage. Several years ago the source code for these

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Lingot Instrument Tuner

There are several instrument tuner programs available for Arch Linux. I chose Lingot (version 0.9.1). I’ve found Lingot useful for a couple of tasks. My main use case is tuning an analog synthesizer. I’ve also used Lingot to help me

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