[Ardour-Users] what linux audio project do you miss?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Mar 3 11:18:16 PST 2011

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> There aren't any that support swing or shuffle, like on many hardware
> sequencers.  Seq24 is a fairly nice pattern-based sequencer, but is a
> bit slow because the widgets are somewhat inefficient.  Rosegarden has
> lots of goodies, but crashes all the time - and has no swing function.

ardour3 can do swing during quantize. it will not "swing" existing
notes during playback.

> Rosegarden and Muse appear to be more orientated towards arranging big
> long compositions of tracks, and don't do individual patterns.


i also like keykit for pattern based stuff. its much more powerful
than almost anything else on the planet, but suffers from being butt
ugly as well. i once looked at replacing all of its drawing with Cairo
instead of xlib, and it turned out to be way more work than i wanted
to get into.

> Again, why isn't it possible to do on a modern PC what you could do on a
> 4MHz 80C32 microprocessor?

as i've said umpteen times before, the 80C32 wasn't running a general
purpose, multiring OS with preemptive multitasking.

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