does anyone know of a decent freeware midi-sequencer ? because I am currently trying to convert some existing midis to ringtones for my handy and I would like to do some myself … but I havent found any good editor yet. jazz++ does crash on startup and some other one which name I just forgot had a really terrible gui. I did also try the cubase 3.7 which came with my soundcard, but it manages to f**k up any midifile which is loaded and if you do one yourself the exported midi-file is not right either (tempo wrong and such) … so, any suggestions ?
I dunno which one you mean by the horrible GUI, but I have a feeling it might be this one, Music Studio Independance:
I admit, it looks like a Windows 3.1 program. But for something that’s absolutely free, it works quite nicely.
no, I found it meanwhile, its called “anvil studio”. but thanx for the tip, I will give your one a try
this one looks very good, thanx again ceenda.
No problem. It can also handle VSTi’s, but not particularly well. I think you have to load them into the effect channel of the current track. But I tend to use it for the Score editor which I sometimes convert to Midi sections which I then import into other apps.
not sure if it will export regular midifiles, but
has an IT-style interface and has worked well for me in the past in conjunction with a loopback device.
That it is absolutely free is a qualified truth. Free to use, but not free to improve or change Personaly I only see software that is free to use “in all the ways that are socially useful” as absolutely free.
Some people have other opinions about this but this is my opinion and as you probably already understand I’m a very big fan of the GNU philosophy
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twilek: I think I got carried away a bit when I said it was free. I used to write 3D landscape engines for Linux and Windows and release the source code freely under the GPL, so I understand what you mean.
that ztrack seems to be nice, but I never used IT and dont feel like learning it now … but thanx for the tip.