Ubuntu-Studio-users Digest, Vol 3, Issue 18

Mark Stuart Burge mark at msbrepairs.com
Tue Jul 24 01:56:56 BST 2007


Hi Roeland

I love Zynaddsubfx, it has some great defaults and loads of room to make 
your own  sounds too.

The following is a link to a well documented intro to seq24 which is a 
great little sequencer that looks very basic when you launch it, but if 
you follow the tutorial, you will learn how to quickly build tracks.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToSeq24Introduction

I often default to using Rosegarden4 (there is a lot of documentation 
for this application), although there are a few awkward steps to go 
through to hook up a midi track to Zyn, but once you have done it a few 
times, you will find it is very comprehensive.                        
http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/tour/


The basics are as follows (folks please correct me if I err on this one 
as I am pretty tired right now)


If you want a quick up and running, then try the following ... (from the 
tutorial above)

vkeybd --octave 9 & seq24 --manual_alsa_ports & zynaddsubfx -r 48000 -b 
128 & hydrogen -d jack &         (this assumes your soundcard will 
handle the settings for jack in realtime at 48K, you might need to adjust)

or

Launch qjackctl and start it.

Launch Zyn and set it up for as many different instruments as you want 
to use (the default is one)

Choose the instrument

launch vkeybd

using qjackctl, connect the midi out of vkeyb to the midi in of zyn, 
then the audio out of zyn to the pcm outputs of your sound card.

press a few keys and you will be sure that zyn is working correctly 
through jack

Now you can launch your sequencer and connect it's midi output to zyn.
Here is where you need to decide which midi channel goes to which 
instrument in zyn.


I know this isn't very comprehensive, but it is the most I can give you 
at the moment due to my workload.

Good luck and have fun


roeland eysackers wrote:
> hello,
>
> I've tried the Zynnaddsubfx synth and well it's worth a look. Sounds 
> great.
>
> But i have a major problem.
> I've tried the sequencers. But something is wrong in my approach.
> I'm used to cubase and so. But i can't get a sound out of ubuntu thru 
> a sequencer.
>
> I figured out that i have to use the jack control.
> Ok so far.
>
> Everything boots...
>
> But is there some manual for the basic stuff ?
> Connections, clocks, inputs, outputs, ...
> How to make note on/off, controllers, etc...
> And are there sample-configurations prepared for example for the 
> drummachines
> it's ok if they are license free, but i need 'some' sounds to start with.
>
> sorry for the fact that it is a simple question, but once someone gets 
> started
> i may be able to discuss with you all with the other questions
>
> thanx for an answer
>
> best regards,
>
> R.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> > Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:00:33 +0100
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> > 1. [Ubuntu-Studio] Unify look of KDE applications with U-S
> > (Simon Pichette)
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> > Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 08:50:11 -0400
> > From: "Simon Pichette" <virtualsim at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Ubuntu-Studio] Unify look of KDE applications with U-S
> > To: ubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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> > Hi all,
> >
> > I just discovered Ubuntu-Studio and it has been great so far.
> > I think everyone here will agree the gnome theme is terrific.
> >
> > Like me, you probably have some KDE apps you can't live without.
> > In my case these are kchmviewer, amarok and k3b. The gnome 
> equivalents just
> > aren't on the same level yet.
> >
> > Although they all work great in U-S, their default look is quite 
> contrasting
> > with the gnome apps.
> >
> > Here is my solution, based on a color scheme created by 
> C.Emmanouilidis that
> > can be found here :
> > 
> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ubuntu+Studio?content=58727&PHPSESSID=cae
> >
> > The only change needed was to alternateBackground (which was way too 
> dark).
> >
> > Here's the howto.
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > Save the attached Ubuntu-Studio.kcsrc file to your desktop or any place
> > convenient.
> >
> > You will need kcontrol for this, so if it is not installed :
> > $ sudo apt-get install kcontrol
> >
> > Once installed, you must launch kcontrol from the terminal
> > $ kcontrol
> >
> > In kcontrol :
> > 1 - In the left pane, select "Appearance & Themes" then select "Colors".
> > 2 - Click the "Import Scheme..." button.
> > 3 - Browse to the folder where you saved the Ubuntu-Studio.kcsrc file,
> > select it and click "open".
> > 4 - Click the "Apply" button.
> > 5 - You can now quit kcontrol, you're KDE applications should now 
> look very
> > much like the rest of the desktop.
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > The main difference remaining, is that Scrollbars are dark grey 
> instead of
> > blue in KDE apps.
> > I do not know how to change that easily, and I don't really mind.
> >
> > I think such a KDE color scheme should be made default in a future 
> release
> > of Ubuntu-Studio to provide for a more unified look and feel. A lot 
> of KDE
> > apps are more mature or simply better than their gnome counterparts 
> and they
> > aren't going away anytime soon.
> >
> > Hope this helps!
> >
> > Take care all,
> >
> > Simon
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