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Installing LoopDub

The bootstrap.sh script is made to conveniently download and compile dependent libraries if they are not commonly available for your system. So, when connected to the internet, the first step is to execute it:

$ ./bootstrap.sh

Now, to compile LoopDub:

$ ./configure
$ make

LoopDub is pretty-much self-contained and can run from the source directory after compiling.

$ ./loopdub /path/to/loops

Running LoopDub

The program takes one optional argument, which is the folder where your loops are stored. For quick access, I keep mine right in the root folder, at /loops/ This is probably bad practise.. ;-) But I execute it like this:

$ loopdub /loops

If you keep your loops elsewhere, run it with a different path argument. The path may contain an optional file called programs.ini which informs LoopDub about how you want to respond to program-change MIDI messages. It gives each program a name, a folder (which should be relative to the loops folder), and a list of loops associated with that program. (For now, up to 8 loops per program.)

See the included file, programs.ini.example for details.

There is also a configuration file called ".loopdub.midi.conf" which should go into your home folder. It contains mapping information between MIDI controls and what GUI control they modify. In fact, this can easily be generated at runtime by clicking on "Learn", however the mode buttons cannot be configured automatically. See the included example file. (It is a dot-file so if you don't see it, try "ls -a".)

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