Andrew Williams edited this page Nov 4, 2011 · 3 revisions

OOMidi is for all to enjoy, and we're pleased each time a user starts to use OOMidi.

In that spirit, this page has been created as a window of comparison and collaboration for users, where details of working setups, unique combinations of apps and OOM, imaginative scripting and more, can be shared with fellow users as a community shared resource.

We hope users will take this opportunity to contribute, and share their ideas, as part of the opensource spirit, and we're interested in seeing just how many unique setups users have. If you'd like to add a pic or two, that's cool too, just zip it up with your mail. Pic sizes should be no more than about 900 x 750 approx.

If you want to get involved, subscribe to the OOMidi mailing list at:

then post your setup details, and your general feedback about OOMidi to:

We want to hear from you!

OOMidi, OOStudio, and Xjadeo

(The Open Octave Team)

One the challenges of writing for film in Linux is getting a DAW, and a Video playback program, to work together, in one session. The unique modular nature of Linux is one of its greatest strengths, but handling multiple applications at once can be challenging for users, and sometimes it seems we spend more time getting apps to start and finish together than getting work done.

With OOMidi and OOStudio this ceases to become a problem, and gives users, a select and session start process that is simple and reliable.

In OOStudio there is a section called Custom Commands, and it's here that multiple apps that are intended to be part of a session, can be added.

In the case of Xjadeo, we created a new session from a big scoring template, and added the following in custom commands:

xjadeo -K /mnt/sdd/moviestuff/oop-cast/OOMidi-movie.avi

This was a session built to write music to a pre-existing avi file, and when the session opened, so did Xjadeo with the avi file loaded. As Xjadeo is a jack transport based app, OOMidi as Transport Master controlled playback, forward and rewind, as the jack transport master, and Xjadeo obediently followed.

Simple, and effective, and with the big clock open in OOmidi, we can write music to frame, so there's no need to add further options to the Xjadeo command line, just to see frame position in the Xjadeo window.

Easy, efficient, and more time to write music, instead of tackling administration.

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