Automating session setup for live performance

  • angelsguitar
Posted: Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:42
Hi. I currently use Rosegarden to playback some sequences in live performances. At the moment, I'm using an Audigy 2 ZS card as a synth module, with some soundfonts, and just load the gm soundfont bank I use using Rosegarden with asfxload. But I'm planning to buy a new laptop, and have noticed that most newer laptops have dropped the PCMCIA port in favor of the ExpressCard, so I'll not be able to continue using my Audigy card, I believe. And the newer X-Fi modules aren't well supported in Linux yet (so I have read). That makes me have to buy another card, and move to QSynth to be able to use my soundfonts. So the question: Is there a way that I can make an automated setup (like a script or something) for my sequences? I'd like to be able to open Rosegarden and Qsynth with the correct sounds selected and everything in the fewer clicks possible (maybe something like the scripts that Musix has for the demos, on which you just click on the song name in the menu and everything opens with all setup done and ready to play) Thanks ahead for any suggestions.

Ok, I think I have

  • angelsguitar
  • 12/22/07
  • Mon, 11/17/2008 - 14:41
Ok, I think I have something. There's a pluggin in Rosegarden called Fluidsynth-DSSI (or something similar) which is really an interface to Fluidsynth. With that plugin, you could load the sounds that would be in use for that session or song, and they would be remembered each time you load that session, as its settings get saved along with the song. Of course, you have to run Rosegarden with Jack for it to work.

I'll try to remember how.

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 11/10/2008 - 17:53
I use to do the same thing with FL Studio when I was running WinDoze. There was a easy way to do it via my Laptop during a show...Haven't tried yet with Linux/Ardour etc...so I find the tutorial or method and see if we can put something tegether for 64Studio.... It would be cool to break out some old tunes live again under a new OS... MiCK