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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 Some of the information might be out of date now (it was for Qtractor version 0.5.4 on Ubuntu Studio 12.04).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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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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jack-keyboard

jack-keyboard is a program that provides the function of a MIDI hardware keyboard. I don’t recommend it (or any virtual keyboard) for real-time playing but it can be useful for testing and for holding a note while tuning. I tested

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MIDI Monitors

MIDI monitor software is used to view the flow of MIDI data. This article describes a few of the MIDI monitor programs I’ve tried. amidi I found that I had a simple monitor available by using the command amidi that

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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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