It does work!! Next comes the tricky part of making some real music!!
On Mit, 2004-01-14 at 22:56, Robert Jonsson wrote:
> Hello Carsten,
> onsdagen den 14 januari 2004 22.13 skrev Carsten Höfer:
> > Hi,
> > I am quite new in making music with a computer. In the last couple of
> > days I tried to play a little bit with muse (0.6.3 on SuSE8.2).
> > got some questions:
> > 1. When I start muse, every five seconds I got the message:
> > "ALSA: Capture xrun: read/write error in state 2: Success"
> > What does this mean?
> It does probably mean that you are not running muse with realtime performance
> enabled and/or that you don't have a patched kernel. To achieve best
> performance you need to install a kernel with a lowlatency patch enabled.
> MusE will probably work anyway but you might experience cracks and pops in the
> generated audio.
> > 2. I do not have a midi device connected to my computer. Is it
> > nesseccary to run the program?
> Most soundcards do have a midi device (desquised as a game-port) so you are
> probably in the clear. Nevertheless it will probably be very tideous if you
> intend to edit midi only through the editors. A midi-keyboard is a big plus.
> If you are strictly doing audio then it's no problem. Apart from the fact that
> people have varying degrees of success using audio in MusE. Myself I use it a
> lot and it works very well if you know the quirks. Others have had small and
> big problems.
> > 3. I do not have a Jack server. What impact on the program does this
> > have?
> It does not mean that much at the moment. Especially if you are using the
> internal softsynths of muse and mixing it through the audio-mixer. Then MusE
> is a one-stop-shop solution for both audio and midi.
> If you however wish to use external softsynths, soundgenerators or lots of
> soundcard inputs perhaps... then you might want to have jack.
> Jack is a lowlatency-soundserver...which in itself might need an explanation
> :) With jack you can connect lots of sound applications together and have
> them send audio to each other.
> A good example would be to record midi data in muse, then setup muse to
> control a softsynth, the softsynth would send it's generated audio to jack,
> through jack it could then be routed back into the mixer of muse.
> At the moment muse only has rudimentary support for connecting up jack ports,
> only two inputs for instance. For the next version of muse this is
> substantially reworked, muse can pretty much connect anything to anything.
> If you are running without a jack server, muse will fallback to using ALSA
> directly for input and output. Shouldn't be a problem unless you find that
> you want the above functionality.
> > 4. Ignoring all above mentioned issues, I am able to create some 'piece'
> > of music. When I press the play button, I can see a 'moving' bar left to
> > my track in the A-column. I think, this means that the program plays the
> > song, but I can not hear anything. Any ideas?
> I'm guessing you are referring to MIDI. Bring up the midi configuration /
> softsynth dialog and try to add a softsynth. The organ would be a good choice
> for beginner-testing. (Later you could try the Fluidsynth.)
> Be sure to assign the softsynth to a midi-device and select that midi-device
> for the track that you are trying to play.