[PlanetCCRMA] softsynth woes and woes and woes........

bhaskins at chartermi.net bhaskins at chartermi.net
Mon Nov 17 08:47:16 PST 2008

I have been struggling to get Rosegarden running with a softsynth on my 1.8Ghz laptop.
Earlier versions ( Fedora core ) managed this quite nicely.
It seems that since pulse audio came along this is no longer a valid option.
This seems to be true even after removing PA.
I've tried Fedora 8,9, and 9.3 and Ubuntu G,H, and using both the regular and low-latency kernels.
I can get it to work, but it sounds like most modern rock, in other words, sort of like standing next to the crusher at a junk yard.
Then I had a “dah” moment.
I have a pretty good midi capable keyboard and if I could pipe the keyboard into rosegarden, ( which I have been doing for years ), do my editing and file saving, and then send it back to the keyboard for playback I could get away from all of the softsynth problems and also take advantage of the better speakers in my keyboard.
I have searched the net for any tips or info on this without much luck.
Have any of the list members done this and does it work well.
If I am able to get this to happen, I will be more than willing to write up a tutorial and give full credit to any and all contributers.

On another topic, is there a (much) less complicated notation editor that works with RG?
All I want to do is the melody line and chord nomenclature.


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