Re: Recording with linuxsampler

From: Patrick Shirkey <>
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 06:47:19 CET
On Thu, January 23, 2014 10:40 am, Alexandre Ratchov wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 04:13:58AM +1100, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a system running linuxsampler with jack and a2jmidid.
>> Can someone here provide me with a basic set of commands to do the
>> following in midish:
>> 1: load a .mid
>> 2: connect to a2jmidid
>> 3: play and record the .mid file from step 1 with the output of the
>> linuxsampler instrument
>> So far I have got to this stage:
>> $ rmidish
>> send EOF character (control-D) to quit
>> Warning, no MIDI devices configured.
>> [0000:00]> import
>> 1.67: ';' or new line expected
> Hi,
> double quotes are required around the file name

Thanks. That works now. Can I suggest a more descriptive error message for
that case?

>> [0000:00]> dnew 0 "14:0" wo
> this is supposed to work (assuming "14:0" is the a2jmidid port)
>> [0000:00]>
> at this stage, you can start playback by typing "p" and recording
> with "r".

That look to be working correctly.

Just to confirm, the r option records midi data not audio data?

So, to record the audio output of linuxsampler I should be using an
external app like jack_record or ecasound...?

Separately,  It looks like midish can be used to script the
import/playback process. Can you give me a little more information on that

My goal is to play and record a complete directory of .mid files via
linuxsampler using midish as the sequencer.

Finally does midish already have any filters for humanisation of the
output or should I be using other apps for that process?  I'm thinking of
something similar to the additional filters in hydrogen which adds small
timing inconsistencies to the playback to give the output a more natural
feeling. In Hydrogen they call it "swing".


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd
Received on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:47:19 +1100 (EST)

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