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Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Hi everyone,
in the last months, I've explored a LOT of non-native (VST) synths. But now I've returned to native instruments, and staying quite busy with them. I was wondering what you guys use to come up with neat arpeggios? One I can think of is TAL, but I haven't explored the arpeggio-making section yet..

Many VST synths have an arpeggiator area in the GUI, but I haven't seen any in any native synths.. (And what Zynaddsubfx calls arpeggiators, are not arpeggiators, but digital delays..)

Any suggestions welcome!

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:21 pm

Wow! Cool! I think it's just what I'm looking for.

... is it already part of the KXStudio package? (I'm not at that PC right now and I don't remember seeing it..)

Thanks! ;)

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby autostatic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:58 pm

No, most recent version is not in KXStudio :shock:
I'll prepare a source package right away!

Other arpeggiators:

More info in Dave Phillips' great Linux Journal articles:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lin ... ors-part-1
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lin ... ors-part-2

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:49 pm

AutoStatic wrote:No, most recent version is not in KXStudio :shock:
I'll prepare a source package right away!

Other arpeggiators:

More info in Dave Phillips' great Linux Journal articles:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lin ... ors-part-1
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lin ... ors-part-2


Thanks AutoStatic! :)
Arpage rings a bell, I'll dig into that when I get a chance. Hypercyclic sounds new though.

When you say a "source package," are you saying that it'll be added to the repositories?

Thanks again (and sorry for my ignorance on all this stuff..)
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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby autostatic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Yes, I'm prepping a source package that I'll upload to the KXStudio-Team main PPA/repository. Basically that's the QmidiArp source tarball with an added 'debian' directory that contains instructions on how to package the QmidiArp application for Debian (well, Ubuntu in this case). If the source package is ready I try to build the package locally first with the pbuilder-dist tool. If that works without errors I upload the source package to the KXStudio-Team PPA and then the servers at Ubuntu spit out packages a little while later that users can download and install.

Man, I just love PPA's.

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby autostatic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:07 pm

Whazam:

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dput ppa:kxstudio-team/ppa qmidiarp_0.5.0-1~{precise,quantal}1_source.changes
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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby autostatic » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:09 pm

falkTX wrote:I was going to do this until I noticed this... thanks very much! :D
No problem!

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:48 am

AutoStatic wrote:Whazam:

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dput ppa:kxstudio-team/ppa qmidiarp_0.5.0-1~{precise,quantal}1_source.changes
:wink:


I put in the command here ^^^, but I got a "can't open /home/brian/qmidiarp....

Was I supposed to add this ppa in another way? Or just apt-get install qmidiarp?


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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:09 am

falkTX wrote:LOL, no.
afaik AutoStatic was just showing how easy is to upload stuff into the PPAs. :lol:
The build process and repository setup is automatically handled by the build servers at Launchpad.

qmidiarp is now updated to latest version in KXStudio, thanks to AutoStatic. :D
So, enjoy.


My ignorance is showing again... :mrgreen:

Anyway, I did the apt-get install... now I've got it! ;)

Thanks for your patience! :)

Till next time.... :shock:

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:00 am

Been playing around with qmidiarp and arpage. Both are very nice.

However, I see that when synced to Jack, although it allows me to play in sync with, let's say, Hydrogen, it's quite useless when recording to Audacity, as the only way to get both Hydrogen and the synth+arpeggiator to record, I have to select the PulseAudio Jack SINK, which is quite bad quality..

Anyone have suggestions as to how to record the entire performance in one shot?

Also: can I use these arps without hydrogen?? I'm trying to connect this way: external keyboard > arpage > amsynth (via midi) and amsynth > system (audio)
But I get no arpeggiator action..


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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:35 pm

falkTX wrote:I know that at least arpage needs jack-transport or it won't "arpeggiate" at all.
So I guess you can start any app that supports transport (Qtractor should be fine), then set the tempo you need and press play.


Thanks FalkTX.. It's all starting to make sense now.. and just why people use Qtractor so much! :D I'll try your suggestion and get more acquainted with it...

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby autostatic » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:59 am

Updated qmidiarp to the latest version (0.5.1) in the KXStudio Main repository.

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:37 pm

AutoStatic wrote:Updated qmidiarp to the latest version (0.5.1) in the KXStudio Main repository.


Thanks, AutoStatic!

It's an arpeggiator with a strange way of forming arpeggios.. but definitely worth having around. I hope to get better at using it in the coming days/weeks..

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Re: Good linux arpeggiator?

Postby briandc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:10 pm

AutoStatic wrote:Updated qmidiarp to the latest version (0.5.1) in the KXStudio Main repository.


Is seq24 included in KXStudio? I'm enjoying this (not very new) video by neuman...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Vpi3oxdqk

Sure hope so! :D
I think it could do the trick for arpeggiating quite nicely!

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