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linuxgrrl
December 16th, 2008, 04:03 AM
hi,
I have an incredibly basic question about midi; total newb to this area.

I have downloaded a midi "song", 18 seconds long that I would like to use as a backing track for practicing guitar. All I want to do is play the song in a continuous loop, and have the tempo properly synchronized (i.e., no gap between repeats). What is the simplest way to do this?

I have tried:
XMMS (very large gap)

Rosegarden - I tried inserting loop start and stop points at the beginning and end of the song, but there is still a smaller but noticeable gap

seq24 - can't get any sound to come out of the darn thing despite about an hour of trying

The latter 2 programs seem like overkill for what I want to do... there must be something easier??

Shhnap
December 16th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Have you tried amarok with repeat on?