From: Tim E. Real <termtech@ro...> - 2010-05-22 22:47:17
My MusE development is on hold for a little while, while I try to
complete another CD with MusE.
The good news:
Using the current SVN, I have completed two songs, each with *dozens*
of tracks of audio, Jack midi, audio input and output, groups, synths etc.
And each with *dozens* of LADSPA plugins in use, including VST plugins.
Just keep in mind, I must switch to a much higher Jack period size
when editing the song, with all the plugins and tracks enabled and running
at the same time.
When recording some new audio, I switch to a low Jack period size
and turn off many tracks and plugins in order to be able to run the
low Jack period size. With everything enabled at once, a low Jack period
is not obtainable, at least on my machine.
The not-so-bad news:
Well in the *many* hours of all the recording and editing, I had one or
two crashes, specifically when dragging and dropping effect rack plugins.
And once I had odd behaviour while dragging a track part to another track.
Also there is a bug with the Freewheel bounce mode in which MusE will
not come out of Freewheel mode (plays way too fast) if you stop the
bounce BEFORE MusE reaches the right-hand marker point.
But you know, it's good to see that even with all the recent changes,
which theoretically may well have introduced some new instabilities,
MusE is holding up *very* well to my utter abuses !
You've seen that I've added dssi native guis to effect rack plugins.
Two more pieces of the puzzle to be done:
The roadmap at the moment is to complete the plugin/synth work.
Will hopefully be adding MusE-native plugin dialogs to the
dssi synthesizers, which will allow true floating-point adjustment
of dssi parameters, and will allow automation of the parameters.
Will remove the clumsy way in which parameters are automated now
(via midi in the piano rolls), and try to offer true midi CC control
of all floating-point plugin slider parameters.
Robert is apparently experimenting with (long-overdue) editable
visual audio automation graphs, which would be the ultimate
'icing on the cake'...
Well, that's my plan, but hey, summer's coming!
So forgive me if things slow down a bit...