Thank you for using Rosegarden. To address some of your concerns and issues.
> 1. When I load and play work I saved previously, it seems
> that only
> some of the instrument program changes are send to the
> module? And
> only some of the reverb / chorus / volume settings are
> restored? The
> result is that the sound module is randomly set up until I
> the instruments and twiddle a bit with all the effect
This is a known issues and involves several issues at play in 1.7.3. Most of this has been resolved in RG Thorn. Here is the biggest culprit for most that you can fix in RG 1.7.3
Make certain in
Studio -> Manage MIDI Devices that there is only one playback device connected to the port your Roland product is connected to.
If more than one playback device is allowed to talk to the port, then what actually gets sent to the port in undefined (a race condition is present).
This may need to be checked on each RG startup in 1.7.3.
> 2. When I use step recording in the matrix editor, I always
> to get it working. Often nothing happens when I hit the
> piano, even
> though I have the cursor placed correctly? Then suddenly it
> works and
> keeps on working for that particular window.
No good suggestion. I can not duplicate this in RG 1.7.3. Can not duplicate this in Thorn.
> Finally I have a few feature requests, that I think would
> improve the program for people using it the way I am:
> 3. A patch selection window! I have five banks of patches
> in my
> Roland, and it would be REALLY great to have a nice and big
> with a column for each bank, where a single click on a
> patch will
> select it for testing.
Sorry. This has been requested many times. OOmidi (An RG Fork of 1.7.3) has this feature and is tentatively slated to be ported to RG Thorn. Would like to have this myself. But this is not a trivial request given RG's low level design structure.
> 4. Step recording option to use midi velocity instead of a
> velocity! Use case: I often make a quick drum pattern with
> recording, where I slowly play the rythm notes with careful
> Why can't I do that in rosegarden...
Yes, I agree this would be nice, and would not be difficult to implement. I would like to see this as well.
Unfortunately, most of the developers, me included, are busy with other things. There just isn't any one available to do this.
I will keep it on my short list of things to do, though. It would be very handy to grab the velocity instead of only using fixed values.
I hope this helps.