I tried to use Rosegarden for loop recording of MIDI loop. Then I noticed, that MIDI notes which have just been recorded are not played back until recording is stopped and playback is started again. This behaviour is not very useful if you want to record a looped MIDI sequence and continuously add layers of notes while recording is running because you do not have any feedback of what has been recorded so far. Is there a way to configure Rosegarden to show the desired behaviour?
Any hints are welcome,
From: Julie S <msjulie_s@ya...> - 2008-11-07 00:29:46
You want to do loop recording.
Unfortunately, Rosegarden was not designed for loops the way you would like. Unless someone knows better.
My understanding is that even if you set loop points,, when a sequence finishes, there is no guarantee that it will be synced properly for the next round. Even if you set the loops precisely, this is the case. The looping mechanism was not designed with that in mind.
There is hope, though.
You can record a take with RG. After you are finished, you can select the segment. Next from the "Select Parameters" list, select repeat. This will make that segment repeat until another segment in that same track is reached, or the end of the composition (I think).
You may need to tweak the start and stop time of the segment to your liking.
Select a new track to record on, if you wish, then press record, to add the next layer.
I hope this helps. But I don't think there is a way to do real-time looping and layering as you go with RG. It would be cool, though.
From: D. Michael McIntyre <rosegarden.trumpeter@gm...> - 2008-11-07 01:47:14
On Thursday 06 November 2008, Julie S wrote:
> I hope this helps. But I don't think there is a way to do real-time
> looping and layering as you go with RG. It would be cool, though.
Yes, the strategy you've outlined is really the only way to accomplish that
kind of objective with Rosegarden. I use looped segments for this kind of
layering all the time, and occasionally I join them together into, say, a
unified drum part.
Having a loop mechanism that was more useful for recording would be cool
indeed, but it's all but guaranteed never to happen. This whole subject has
been discussed to death and then some, and it's one of the touchy things that
makes me kind of bitter about my years at Rosegarden, so let's just not get
into it at all, please? Thanks.
D. Michael McIntyre