On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Atte André Jensen wrote:
Right now, the landscape is dry. The only tool I'm using is QSynth in
JACK MIDI mode + A truckload of soundfonts. Everything else is
controlled via regular MIDI.
Of course that's insufficient. Jacker is supposed to be a nod to other
developers to upgrade their apps to Jack MIDI.
If you find any more cool Jack MIDI apps, please let me/us known. :)
I have experience with apps such as Impulse Tracker, Jeskola Buzz and
Aldrin. Those apps are pretty integrated and monolithic. If you wanted
to extend Buzz or Aldrin, you would have to do that within the
application, in the confinements of a plugin.
With Jacker, I wanted to rip this monolithic structure apart and
contribute to the modular Jack ecosystem, but keep the Tracker-style
interface because it attracts me more than a piano roll-based
So, actually you shouldn't use Jacker over Dino or the other way
around. The best way would be to use it in conjunction with e.g.
Ardour, where tightly patterned and rhythmic control structures would
be needed to record parts of a song. And if you just wanted to record
some MIDI off your keyboard and edit that piano roll style, you would
The way I see it, your final result would always end up in a DAW
somehow, no matter where it came from.
Regarding the "letting go of the tracker-style-control" bit: I don't
see how that is true. Jacker also lets you send raw MIDI commands and
CC changes, so you could also control MIDI based effects
tracker-style, if you wished to do so.
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