Typical 'LIVE' HOW-TO

  • g-06
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2008 - 18:41
HELLO I'm setting up a 'live' synth box for live dj/producing need some tips. I'm unix/linux professional but I don't use Linux yet for music. I need to solve some linux audio problems, get this done and document it for others. - the PC. amd64 x2 3600; 2 gig ram; maudio audiophile2496; (+phase22 if it works with my terratec phase22) - the softz. linux, yeah! / 64studio 2.0 64bit- I wanna take this one , sounds like a nice different project, isn't! - other music gears. akai mpc2000xl sampler/sequencer, mackie 1402 mixer, external fx boxes, synths..blahblah --- the big picture we are an electro/punk band and I(dj) need to mix MIDI sequences played from the MPC to my audiophile 2496 midi. in other words, use the MPC as an external sequencer to my linux box , get it? i need the real realtime! 1st-I wanna be able to play these synths to my mixer (audiophile 2496 analog out to mackie in) , mix that with the sampler part of the MPC.. How can I use 64studio efficiently with Bristol and other synths in 'live' situations ? EASY and reliable ? -- optional part but most interesting RECORDING if possible i would like to record everything back from the mixer to the phase22 in ardour in brief, we are talking mixing the softsynths digitally (only have 2 outs) played live (from the sequenced multi channel MPC midi stream) on an analog mixer and getting everything back If recording the other stuff (MPC sampler part, other synths, guitars etc..is not necessary) what do I need to run the synths without ardour or rosegarden ? can I record everything 'digitally' in ardour for the softsynth part and grab the output of the mixer without the digital part sent again to the recorded bus (of course i'll avoid junk signals) and get all that recorded in sync ? THANKS! g

some suggestions

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/07/2008 - 18:14
I wanna be able to play these synths to my mixer (audiophile 2496 analog out to mackie in), mix that with the sampler part of the MPC.. If you get the MIDI-in working in your 24/96, this shouldn't be a problem - just use qjackctl's midi-window and channel the synths to your soundcard output. A hardware mixer works anyway. BTW, why not record the softsynths as audio to Ardour and deal with the final mix later? All live performances have to be mixed and mastered again later. Getting realtime performance is a matter of your system's capabilities, though you look like you're on the good side there. we are talking mixing the softsynths digitally (only have 2 outs) played live (from the sequenced multi channel MPC midi stream)on an analog mixer and getting everything back Depending on your number of softsynths you may need a soundcard with multiple outputs, like M-Audio Delta 44. Audiophile 24/96, though a good soundcard, just falls short on output channels.

Rosegarden - Jack Sync issue

  • v.pugliese
  • 02/03/08
  • Sat, 09/06/2008 - 19:27
Hi. Does anyone knows how to get Rosegarden in sync with Jack? I had no problems at all with Hydrogen and Ardour (perfect sync through Jack) but, no matter what I do in Rosegarden's settings, the program does not sync with Jack at all. It just ignores it. MIDI Connections in Jack look OK, the Rosegarden sequencer synchronisation settings look OK too (Sequencer timer = AUTO, Jack Transport Mode = SYNC, all the rest is OFF). Even using Ardour as Time Master does not do the trick. Any hint? Thanks and regards, (Rio) PS. 64 build of 64Studio 2.1 RME HDSP 9632

Digital record

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 01/04/2008 - 21:39
You can do all of the above, except, for the time being, the MIDI recording in ardour. You could however record it into rosegarden, with ardour and rosegarden synced to jack transport. This way you can record real audio into ardour, and after dabbling with the soft synths, record that into ardour LATER as audio from rosegarden. And after playing with it a bit (seeing you have linux background) it should be easy as well as reliable. Mine is...