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
sequenciador de performance ao vivo
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Composite é um programa/sistema para sequenciamento, amostragem ("sampling") e repetição ("looping") em tempo real durante uma performance. Possui uma forte ênfase nas necessidades de improvisação de performances ao vivo. Foi construído ao redor do motor de áudio Tritium, que também inclui extensões LV2.

Este pacote contém a extensão Composite Sampler (LV2) e a interface gráfica (GUI) principal (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
C64 music editor
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This is a crossplatform C64 music editor. Supports emulated output via Dag Lem's reSID engine, the HardSID soundcard or CatWeasel MK3.

It supports emulated output via the software reSID engine, the HardSID soundcard, or the Catweasel (MK3/MK4) controller card, and produces songs in its own format (*.SNG). The program can also export tunes in SID format, BIN format, or Commodore PRG format for inclusion on a floppy you can stick into a 1541/1571/1581 drive.

Like most tracker programs, the program is able to import instrument files, create and modify track patterns, set the order of playback of patterns and change details of the song such as the title and author. If you are familiar with tracker-like programs, then GoatTracker will feel like a simple version of those, though with differences attributable to the hardware. People new to composing in general should look up other information on composing on the C64.

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Sooperlooper
Looping Sampler
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SooperLooper is a live looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more. It allows for multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by your computer's available memory.

The application is a standalone JACK client with an engine controllable via OSC and MIDI. It also includes a GUI which communicates with the engine via OSC (even over a network) for user-friendly control on a desktop.

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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 musical instrument
Maintainer: Paul Brossier (Adrian Bunk)
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FreeWheeling is a live looping instrument built for improvisation. Using a keyboard or a MIDI controller, it allows one to build and control repetitive patterns from a live audio stream.

FreeWheeling uses the Jack Audio Connection Kit, Fluidsynth, and SDL.

Kluppe
loop-player and recorder designed for live use
Maintainer: Paul Brossier (Chris Lamb)
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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
Editor musical e seqüenciador MIDI/áudio
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Aplicação Qt provendo seqüenciador misto áudio e MIDI (para reprodução e gravação), editor multitrilhas, edição musical com notação em pauta ou pianola, E/S de arquivo Midi, exportação GNU Lilypond e Csound, etc.

Seq24
Real time MIDI sequencer
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Seq24 was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi 'loops'. It is a very minimal sequencer that excludes the bloated features of the large software sequencers and includes a small subset that proved to be useful for live performances.

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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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