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    Amateur theatre software sound desk

    I'm a member of an amateur theatre group.
    Our next play will involve many sound effects, several of which will have to play simultaneously. So this time two Sony mini-disc players won't be enough

    I'm looking for software that will do this.
    Ideally I'd like to be able to adjust the volume of individual tracks as they play.

    I found a thread on this here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1353257
    but it seemed to reach a dead-end.

    It would be pretty galling to have to use Windows software (http://www.audiovisualdevices.com.au.../multiplay.php ?)

    I have a copy of Ubuntu Studio 10.04 inside Virtualbox to play with.
    I'm completely new to audio software but very willing to learn.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.
    Thanks
    Alan
    (Very happy Ubuntu desktop user: started with 6.10, now using 10.04)

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    Re: Amateur theatre software sound desk

    Hello AlanQ, this may sound weird but I think Hydrogen (as of version 0.9.5 beta2) might suit your needs. Hydrogen enables you to load in different tracks/samples/songs and cue/play/stop them via MIDI control messages.

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    Re: Amateur theatre software sound desk

    Thanks, Auto.
    I'll have a play...
    Must it be 0.9.5 beta2 ? The current stable on Studio Lucid (10.04) is 0.9.4-1 .

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    Re: Amateur theatre software sound desk

    Use audacity to combine them to one sound file?

    Or use audacity to play them back, having loaded them up and "aligned" the sounds?

    Or try programmatically - e.g.
    Code:
    aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav & aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Left.wav
    plays these two sounds simultaneously!

    You can use && to play one after the other. You should be able to script to get more control if needed
    Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; August 14th, 2010 at 01:20 PM.
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    Re: Amateur theatre software sound desk

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanQ View Post
    Must it be 0.9.5 beta2 ? The current stable on Studio Lucid (10.04) is 0.9.4-1 .
    Yes, because older versions do not allow you to cue anything because of the lack of the Stacked Pattern Mode and the playlist functionality that were only introduced with the 0.9.5 branch.

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    Re: Amateur theatre software sound desk

    Thanks for the ideas, Jose.
    It has crossed my mind that, given there's so much sound software in Ubuntu Studio, it should be possible to pipe one into another to achieve any result you need.
    I can see myself writing a bunch of forking scripts

    In the mean time, I shall go get Hydrogen 0.9.5...

    Cheers
    Alan

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    It's a good word "forking" Relates nicely to scripts, especially when debugging
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