Subject: Re: [ecasound] midi controller boxes
From: Jeremy Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 17:06:14 EET
If that's the real hosting, how about a search engine?
In the new year, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Dec 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> > I'm thinking of buying a midi controller box for use with ecasound and
> > others. The ones I've heard of are the GMedia Phatboy, the Kenton
> > Control Freak, the Encore Electronics Knobby, and the Doepfer Drehbank.
> > I think the last two require special software to operate. Does anyone
> > have any recommendations or advice? Also, is the resolution of such
> > devices fine enough for things like slow fadeins/fadeouts?
> I think you should try posting this to LAD (linux-audio-dev), or at least
> search through the LAD archives. I know many LAD members make extensive
> use of MIDI-controllers with Linux audio apps. One of the most common
> boxes seems to be the old PC-1600. I still use my synths' knobs for
> controlling ecasound. I'm now thinking about buying a Yamaha rm1x. With a
> floppy-drive and a QYxx based sequencer engine, it seems like an
> interesting box, and should prove useful also as an MIDI-controller (with
> eight assignable knobs).
> As for advice, I'd personally stay away from anything that requires
> any special software. IMHO important things to consider are: a solid
> MIDI implementation (this is what I like about rm1x), and a physical
> interface you like to use. As for precision, even though ecasound only
> supports 7bit CC's (not the full 14bit that is), it hasn't caused many
> problems. One neat thing about ecasound controllers is that you can easily
> adjust the CC->effective-values mapping. So something like:
> ecasound -i file.wav -o /dev/dsp -ea:100 -km:1,90,120,74,1
> Maps the 7bit MIDI CC (ctrl 74, channel 1) to amplify-% range of
> 90% -> 120%. But I do intend to implement support for 14bit support
> (1.9.x business).
> ... almost forgot, you'll find the LAD archives (and other) info at
> http://www.linuxaudiodev.com - alternatively, a direct link to the
> archives -> http://eca.cx/lad (yup, I'm hosting the archive).
> . http://www.eca.cx ... [ audio software for linux ] /\ .
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