I'll follow on the Dan's initial post with a few reflection, thanking
him for taking the the time and effort to report his impressions,
keeping in mind I also read the various follow-ups.
On 10/09/12 21:47, Dan MacDonald wrote:
One oddity I've seen in Muse's piano roll (vs Rosegarden) is that it
won't play notes when you add them or edit them (esp. change their
pitch, thus not providing auditory feedback and having you rely only on
the visual clue), I think this is a shortcoming especially when using
the piano roll as an 'instrument' (imagine composing at the piano and
only being able to *see* the keys and not hearing the sound they produce...)
That said contrary to what seems most popular consensus I would prefer
sequencers not to have audio and DAWs not to have midi. I do love jack
transport and the modularity jack offers. That probably also comes from
the fact I use Pure Data for many projects (and one couldn't thing to
have a mega-daw with daw + sequencer + effects + dataflow ...).
Just now, I am working on a video sonification project and at times I
have Rosegarden + Ardour + Pure Data with various patch windows open +
the video window (xjadeo) all talking via jack - I can test 'synthy'
stuff by sending MIDI to Pd see how it fits with the video, if I want
fire up a synth (say yuoshimi), another patch... This would clearly not
work in a single-window-windows-style application.
(Will go into detail about this once the project is done)
A final remark on sequencing and midi editing. One think I really don't
like about any sequencer out there, and which clearly has been copied by
Cubase, is the idea of 'clip' for midi. While the concept makes sense in
audio DAWs I always found it limiting... It might be because my first
sequencer was Cakewalk Apprentice for DOS and it is the way the
subsequent Cakewalk family handled it: but no clips just the possibility
of unlimited midi feels much 'spacious' and 'creatively cosy'...
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