Does anyone compose music using any oftheportsfromthe/ports/audio collection in FreeBSD?

Dmitriy Startsev metal_man at
Thu Jul 15 12:19:31 PDT 2004

Hello, 4Front!
You wrote to <conrads at> on Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:45:03 -0700:

 FT> Perhaps you should talk to people using Macs and Windows, they're all
 FT> moving to samplers/vsts. Nobody creates .mid files anymore, it's all in
 FT> pure digital format such as wav or mp3 or aiff. Garage band on Mac OSX
 FT> has more emphasis on digital audio sequencing/sampling rather than

Wrong. Wavs are final products, but .mid files are powerful "development"
tool. They are used to synchronize things, to make arrangements, etc. Some
people create reference midi files before recording real instruments, others
simply create drum tracks to use computer as a drum machine. Yes, samplers
are commonly used to play .mid files, but MIDI is still useful for sync

With best regards, Dmitriy Startsev.

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