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midi browser

Postby funkmuscle » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:33 pm

Hey, is there a browser for linux to listen or sample midi files.

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Re: midi browser

Postby ufug » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:14 pm

With Mixbus (I assume the same with Ardour) you can audition MIDI files using the import function. It has a browser that lets you scroll through files.

You probably want something standalone, but this would work in a pinch.

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Re: midi browser

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:56 pm

ufug wrote:With Mixbus (I assume the same with Ardour) you can audition MIDI files using the import function. It has a browser that lets you scroll through files.

You probably want something standalone, but this would work in a pinch.

I know you can sample the audio that way but how would I say for instance sample a drum midi file? Doesn't that mean that both Ardour and mixbus should have a built in sf2 player?

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Re: midi browser

Postby bluebell » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:27 pm

funkmuscle wrote:Hey, is there a browser for linux to listen or sample midi files.


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Re: midi browser

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:19 pm

bluebell wrote:
funkmuscle wrote:Hey, is there a browser for linux to listen or sample midi files.


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Yep but that's the issue in trying to avoid. I've tried that and also running MT Power kit in Carla
I was looking more for something where you open the directory with the files and click on them to sample them..
I think in Windows that's possible(??)
That way you hear what fits and then drag into DAW.
Can timidity be linked to a file manager?

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Re: midi browser

Postby bluebell » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:29 pm

funkmuscle wrote:
bluebell wrote:
funkmuscle wrote:Hey, is there a browser for linux to listen or sample midi files.


timidity

Yep but that's the issue in trying to avoid. I've tried that and also running MT Power kit in Carla
I was looking more for something where you open the directory with the files and click on them to sample them..
I think in Windows that's possible(??)
That way you hear what fits and then drag into DAW.
Can timidity be linked to a file manager?


I think you can link timidity to .mid files.
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Re: midi browser

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:01 pm

bluebell wrote:
funkmuscle wrote:
bluebell wrote:
timidity

Yep but that's the issue in trying to avoid. I've tried that and also running MT Power kit in Carla
I was looking more for something where you open the directory with the files and click on them to sample them..
I think in Windows that's possible(??)
That way you hear what fits and then drag into DAW.
Can timidity be linked to a file manager?


I think you can link timidity to .mid files.

Yep. Just found out how. Just open the file manager and right click on the file and you choose open with...

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Re: midi browser

Postby rncbc » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:32 pm

qtractor can do that alright, eg. browsing in View > Windows > File System and double-click to play, provided you insert or connect a multi-timbral plugin or instrument on the MIDI Master Out bus...

it can play both audio pcm sample files (.wav, .ogg, .mp3, .flac, etc.) and/or standard MIDI files (SMF); no need to import or bring into the session, just click and listen ;) when satisfied you can of course drag and drop onto the canvas timeline for further session editing and arrangement.

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Re: midi browser

Postby sysrqer » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:15 pm

Deadbeef can play midi files and has a file system plugin so I guess that could count as a browser

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Re: midi browser

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:39 pm

Thanks guys, will try both.


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