Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 10th Aug 2002 05:42 UTC
Multimedia, AV Browsing Freshmeat tonight, the premier online Linux software repository, I came across to these two great (and brand new) applications, ReBorn and ReZound. Reborn, a Rebirth clone that will soon become open source according to the developer, provides a software emulation of three of Roland's most famous electronic musical instruments. It got me thinking as to how much more viable Linux is today as a professional (or semi-professional) audio platform than it used to be two years ago. Update: On a related multimedia notice, WinAMP 3.0 for Windows was released yesterday.
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1 good sequencer
by Daniele on Tue 13th Aug 2002 00:37 UTC

That's what is badly needed. In the list there's only a mention to alpha projects like Rosegarden 4. In these comments people mentioned Jazz++ (defunct project), Brahms (dead at release 1.0.2, nobody is answering to the mailing list for months) - Anthem, muse etc. is all in pre-development stages.
A good solid unified project for a serious MIDI sequencer will pose the foundations for the Linux audio. Without this, why anybody doing music with a PC should even think of Linux for his work/hobby ?
This is the sad reality - not to mention the fact that it's even hard to find a good MIDI player, not a sequencer ... In fact, only PMIDI, a command line utility, until now gives me full access with good quality to my MIDI devices:
Port Client name Port name
64:0 External MIDI 0 MIDI 0-0
65:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0
65:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1
65:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2
65:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3
72:0 External MIDI 1 MIDI 1-0
73:0 Emu8000 WaveTable Emu8000 Port 0
73:1 Emu8000 WaveTable Emu8000 Port 1
73:2 Emu8000 WaveTable Emu8000 Port 2
73:3 Emu8000 WaveTable Emu8000 Port 3
74:0 OPL3 FM synth OPL3 Port
80:0 External MIDI 2 MIDI 2-0