RE: [linux-audio-user] Acid for Linux ?

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Subject: RE: [linux-audio-user] Acid for Linux ?
From: Mark Knecht (
Date: Thu Dec 19 2002 - 19:40:59 EET

   Yep. Pretty cool. I won't have time in the next week or so to apply the
patch and try it out, but I look forward to seeing where this leads.

   This came out of a previous discussion. Tim's worked pretty hard on this.
I'm excited!

   On a related note, I got Wine with Jack support up and running. It's
interesting. I'm still learning about Wine and how to configure it. I did,
however, try installing Acid 4.0 under Wine but it died for lack of a
specific DLL. I hope to get past that in the next few days.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Acid for Linux ?

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 11:04:28AM -0800, Brian Redfern wrote:
> I think ardour is really getting closest to an acid clode, I used to use
> acid and came up with some very nice tunes a few years ago, so I know the
> interface well, terminatorX had some of its features, but it a loop
> player, while Acid lets you paint loops in with a little brush.

heheheh... The gods must be paying attention.
Tim Mayberry just posted a patch on ardour-dev, and
Paul D. has agreed to it. Tim's description of his patch:

The following patch introduces a new mouse mode called "Brush", It
could use some improvement in it's operation but as is, is useful to
me ... **SNIP**

The following is a description of how it works at present.

The brush tool is a mouse mode that is used to insert a region or series of
regions at a certain frame within the playlist of an audiotrack. If
there is a region selected in the region list and mouse button one is
clicked without any mouse movement over an audiotrack, one region will be
inserted at the corresponding frame. If mouse button one is clicked in an
audiotrack and the mouse is dragged so a selection is made, then the
selection will be filled with as many whole copies of the region that
will fit within the selection. Holding down the ctrl key while making
a selection will totally fill the selection with copies of the region
selected in the region list even if the selection is smaller than the
length of the region.


This doesn't provide automatic beatmatching or time stretching,
but it's very cool nonetheless.


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