24 Sep 2002 phonomongrel   » (Observer)

Got vkeybd working amSynth. Nice sounds! Very big from a PI 300Mhz MMX! I'm enjoying sequencing in GDAM. Just installed Muse. Have not yet figured out how it works. The sequencer in GDAM is the first one I've dealt with ever. In previous days I sequenced on a Yamaha PSS-680 but it's interface was really weak and could hardly be called a sequencer. tk707 will not compile. It won't recognize alsa drivers. I dove into configure for the second time. Tried to force feed it and it still wouldn't take. I believe it's written for 0.5 anyway as it was looking for sys/asoundlib.h.

My biggest problem right now it I've got tracks that I want to record. Several nice tech house and IDM beats from GDAM's sequencer but I'd ideally like to record directly to ardour but it's looking like it's not going to happen. The reason being is I'd like to get the tempo showing up in ardour so I can see how that works out. But there appears to be two problems: opening /dev/midi from GDAM doesn't show using oss emulation and aconnect; GDAM hogs the sound card interface and has no interface to jackd. Ideally it be great if it did interface to jackd. I'll mention it on the list and see what happens. It's probably already been mentioned. I'll check the archives.

In the meantime I'll probably open a port using inetd per the examples in the GDAM docs and record using ecasound. The quality should be good enough to post some rudimentary examples.

Maybe next week I'll join the mailing lists for all of these pieces of software. I've got to find an account with enough space for the high volume.

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