Debian Multimedia Project
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Looping
Packages for looping music and audio

Metapackage which installs packages with the aim to loop your audio (and midi).

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Composite
Live performance sequencer
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Composite is a software application/system for real-time, in-performance sequencing, sampling, and looping. It has a strong emphasis on the needs of live performance improvisation. It is built around the Tritium audio engine, which also includes LV2 plugins.

This package contains the Composite Sampler Plugin (LV2) and the main GUI (composite-gui).

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.

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Goattracker
Musikeditor für den C64
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Dies ist ein vom Betriebsystem unabhängiger Musik-Editor für den C64. Er unterstützt die emulierte Ausgabe über das Programm reSID von Dag Lem und die Soundkarten HardSID oder Catweasel MK3.

Er unterstützt emulierte Ausgabe mittels der Software reSID, der Soundkarte HardSID oder des Controllers Catweasel (MK3/MK4) und erzeugt Songs in seinem eigenen Format (*.SNG). Das Programm kann auch Melodien in den Formaten SID, BIN oder Commodore PRG für die Aufnahme auf einer Diskette mit den Laufwerken 1541/1571/1581 ausgeben.

Wie die meisten Sequenzer-Programme, ist das Programm in der Lage, Instrumentendateien zu importieren, Spurmuster zu erzeugen und zu ändern, die Reihenfolge der Wiedergabe sowie Einzelheiten der Lieder wie Titel und Autor festzulegen. Wenn Sie mit Tracker-artigen Programmen vertraut sind, werden Sie GoatTracker wie einen einfachen Vertreter seiner Art empfinden. Die Unterschiede sind in der Hardware begründet. Wenn Ihnen das Komponieren noch nicht vertraut ist, dann sollten Sie auch andere Informationen zum Komponieren mit dem C64 lesen.

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Sooperlooper
Loop-Sampler
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SooperLooper ist ein »Live Looping«-Sampler der direkte Loop-Aufnahmen, Overdubbing, Vervielfachen, rückwärts Abspielen und mehr unterstützt. Er ermöglicht mehrere simultane mehrkanalige Loops, die nur von dem verfügbaren Speicher begrenzt werden.

Die Anwendung ist ein alleinstehender JACK-Client mit einer Engine, die mittels OSC und MIDI steuerbar ist. Sie enthält auch eine grafische Oberfläche, die mit der Engine über OSC (sogar über ein Netzwerk) kommuniziert und damit eine benutzerfreundliche Steuerung am Desktop ermöglicht.

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Ardour
the digital audio workstation
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Ardour is a multichannel hard disk recorder (HDR) and digital audio workstation (DAW). It can be used to control, record, edit and run complex audio setups.

Ardour supports pro-audio interfaces through the ALSA project, which provides high quality, well designed device drivers and API's for audio I/O under Linux. Any interface supported by ALSA can be used with Ardour. This includes the all-digital 26 channel RME Hammerfall, the Midiman Delta 1010 and many others.

Ardour has support for 24 bit samples using floating point internally, non-linear editing with unlimited undo, a user-configurable mixer, MTC master/slave capabilities, MIDI hardware control surface compatibility.

It supports MIDI Machine Control, and so can be controlled from any MMC controller and many modern digital mixers.

Ardour contains a powerful multitrack audio editor/arranger that is completely non-destructive and capable of all standard non-linear editing operations (insert, replace, delete, move, trim, select, cut/copy/paste). The editor has unlimited undo/redo capabilities and can save independent "versions" of a track or an entire piece

Ardour's editor supports the community-developed LADSPA plugin standard. Arbitrary chains of plugins can be attached to any portion of a track. Every mixer strip can have any number of inputs and outputs, not just mono, stereo or 5.1. An N-way panner is included, with support for various panning models. Pre- and post-fader sends exist, each with their own gain and pan controls. Every mixer strip acts as its own bus, and thus the bus count in Ardour is unlimited. You can submix any number of strips into another strip.

Ardour's channel capacity is limited only by the number on your audio interface and the ability of your disk subsystem to stream the data back and forth.

JACK (the JACK Audio Connection Kit) is used for all audio I/O, permitting data to be exchanged in perfect samplesync with other applications and/or hardware audio interfaces.

Ardour is sample rate and size neutral - any hardware formats from 8 to 32 bits, and rates from 8kHz to 192kHz. Internal processing in 32/64 bit IEEE floating point format.

Further information can be found at http://ardour.org/.

Ardour3
transitional dummy package for ardour
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Ardour is a multichannel hard disk recorder (HDR) and digital audio workstation (DAW). It can be used to control, record, edit and run complex audio setups.

This is a transitional dummy package. It can safely be removed.

Freewheeling
Live-Looping-Musikinstrument
Maintainer: Paul Brossier (Adrian Bunk)
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FreeWheeling ist ein Live-Looping-Musikinstrument für die Improvisation. Unter Verwendung einer Tastatur oder eines MIDI-Controllers ermöglicht es die Erstellung und Kontrolle sich wiederholender Muster von einem Audio-Livestream.

FreeWheeling verwendet das Jack Audio Connection Kit, Fluidsynth und SDL.

Kluppe
loop-player and recorder designed for live use
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kluppe is written in c and uses jack, gtk and sndfile. Features include:

  • multiple files buffers, multiple 'loopers' tracks
  • direct (gui) access to all loopers
  • combined and per loop output ports for jack
  • different playmodes including "granular"

kluppe is the austrian word for clip and sounds even crazier if you loop it.

Rosegarden
Musikeditor und MIDI-/Audio-Synthesizer
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Die Qt-Anwendung Rosegarden bietet unter anderem die folgenden Möglichkeiten: gemischter Audio-/MIDI-Synthesizer (für Wiedergabe und Aufnahme), Mehrspur-Editor, Musik lässt sich per Klaviertastatur oder Noten eingeben, Ein-/Ausgabe von MIDI-Dateien, Export von Lilypond- und CSound-Dateien.

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.

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Unofficial packages built by somebody else

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.

No known packages available but some record of interest (WNPP bug)

Loopdub - wnpp
Software for live audio loop manipulation
License: GPL-2
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LoopDub is software intended for musical performance based on live loop manipulation.

Superboucle - wnpp
Loop based software fully controllable with any midi device
License: GPL 3
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SuperBoucle is a loop based software fully controllable with any midi device. SuperBoucle is also synced with jack transport. You can use it on live performance or for composition.

SuperBoucle is composed of a matrix of sample controllable with external midi device like pad. SuperBoucle will send back information to midi device (light up led). Sample will always start and stop on a beat or group of beats. You can adjust duration of sample (loop period) in beat and offset in beat. But you can also adjust sample offset in raw frame count negative or positive. Which mean sample can start before next beat (useful for reversed sample). You can record loop of any size, adjust BPM, reverse, and normalize samples.

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