Debian Multimedia Project
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Beat
Packages for drums & beats

Metapackage which installs packages for making drums and beats.

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Dgedit
Drumkit-Editor für DrumGizmo
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DGEdit ermöglicht die Erstellung von Drumkits für die Verwendung in DrumGizmo aus Aufnahmen einzelner Instrumente (snare, kickdrum, toms, crashes, usw.). DGEdit unterstützt den gesamten Erstellungsprozess von der Auswahl von WAV-Dateien und die anschließende Konvertierung in funktionierende Instrumente mit unterschiedlichen Anschlagstärken (hit energy levels).

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Drumgizmo
Audio sampler plugin and stand-alone app that simulates a real drum kit
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DrumGizmo's main aim is to simulate a real drum kit. Features:

  • Stand-alone application, Lv2 plugin version available
  • Drum multilayer velocities, allowing for several different hit velocities for each drum
  • Multichannel output, making it possible to mix it just the way you would a real drumkit
  • Optional built-in humanizer, analyzing the MIDI notes, adjusting velocities on-the-fly
  • Mic bleed simulation
  • Open drumkit file format, allowing to create your own drumkits
  • Stand-alone MIDI renderer, generating .wav files, 1 for each channel
  • Stand-alone MIDI input, making it possible to use DrumGizmo as a software sampler for an electronic drumkit

Please note that for using DrumGizmo you will need to download some compatible drum kit audio data made by the community (such as those available at www.drumgizmo.org) or create one yourself with DGEdit (provided in the dgedit package).

Drumkv1
old-school drum-kit sampler - standalone
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drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo effects. It is provided in both forms of a LV2 plugin and a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support.

This package provides the standalone app.

Hydrogen
advanced drum machine/step sequencer
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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine which provides a professional, yet simple and intuitive, pattern-based drum programming interface.

General features:

  • Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on Qt 5.
  • Sample-based stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in .wav, .au and .aiff formats.
  • Support of samples in compressed FLAC file.

Sequencer and mixer features:

  • Pattern-based sequencer, with unlimited number of patterns and ability to chain patterns into a song.
  • Up to 64 ticks per pattern with individual level per event and variable pattern length.
  • 32 instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities.
  • Multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument).
  • Ability to import/export song files.
  • Unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functions.
  • Multiple patterns playing at once.

Other features:

  • JACK, ALSA, PortAudio, OSS and PulseAudio audio drivers.
  • ALSA MIDI and PortMidi input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
  • Import/export of drumkits.
  • Export song to wav file.
  • Export song to midi file.
The package is enhanced by the following packages: hydrogen-drumkits hydrogen-drumkits-effects
Hydrogen-drumkits
drumkits for Hydrogen
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This package contains a collection of drumkits for Hydrogen, a sample based drum machine/step sequencer.

More drumkits can be installed per-user via the Hydrogen's "Import library" function in the "Instruments" menu.

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Giada
Hardcore Loop Machine
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free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. Pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host.

Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for production use and live sets.

Gsequencer
Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer audio processing engine
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Advanced GTK+ Sequencer is intended to be used for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well as a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel. It’s designed to be highly configurable. You may add effects to its effect chain; and add or remove audio channels/pads. You may set up a fully functional network of engines, thus there is a link editor for linking audio lines.

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Hydrogen-drumkits-effects
effect drumkits for Hydrogen
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This package contains a collection of unusual drumkits for Hydrogen, a sample based drum machine/step sequencer.

Even more unusual drumkits can be installed per-user via the Hydrogen's "Import library" function in the "Instruments" menu.

Lmms
Das »Linux Multimedia Studio«
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LMMS hat das Ziel, eine freie Alternative zu beliebten (jedoch kommerziell und closed-source) Programmen wie FruityLoops, Cubase und Logic zu sein. Es ermöglicht Ihnen, Musik mit Ihrem Computer zu produzieren. Sie können tolle Endlosschleifen erstellen, Geräusche mischen oder mit dem Synthesizer erzeugen, Samples arrangieren, haben mehr Spaß mit Ihrem MIDI-Keyboard und vieles mehr…

LMMS kombiniert die Fähigkeiten eines Tracker-/Sequencer-Programms (Pattern-/Kanal-/Sample-/Song-/Effekt-Management) und die eines mächtigen Synthesizers und Samplers in einer modernen, benutzerfreundlichen und einfach zu bedienenden grafischen Benutzeroberfläche.

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Puredata
realtime computer music and graphics system
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Pure Data (also known as Pd) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio and graphics processing. Pd's audio functions are built-in; graphical computations require separate packages such as gem (Graphics Environment for Multimedia) or pd-pdp (Pd Packet).

This is a metapackage that depends on all components of the core of Pd.

Seq24
Echtzeit MIDI-Sequenzer
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Seq24 wurde entwickelt um eine sehr einfache Benutzeroberfläche zum Editieren und Abspielen von midi-'loops' zur Verfügung zu stellen. Es ist ein minimaler Sequenzer, der auf die aufgeblasenen Funktionen der großen Software-Sequenzer verzichtet und stattdessen den kleinen Bruchteil enthält, der sich auf Live-Aufführungen als nützlich erwiesen hat.

Specimen
MIDI controllable audio sampler for GNU/Linux systems
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A simple but very useful midi controlled sampler for ALSA/JACK featuring 64 notes of polyphony, spread across up to 64 patches; fast, high quality pitch scaling, linear ADSR volume envelopes; low pass filter with resonance; a variety of direction-independent playback modes and zoomable sample editor for loop and play points;

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Non-sequencer
live pattern based MIDI sequencer
License: GPL-2+

The Non DAW Studio is a modular system composed of four main parts consisting of the Non Timeline, the Non Mixer, the Non Sequencer, and the Non Session Manager.

The Non DAW Studio is a complete studio that is fast and light enough to run on low-end hardware.

This is the Non Sequencer package.

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