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Finished project - summary on MusE
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Hello,

I've finished one more project with MusE, this one has 10 songs. It's a pop-rock album, soon it will be uploaded on bandcamp. (I will submit the link later.)
Here are my impressions while using MusE as audio and MIDI sequencer on Ubuntu Studio 12.04:

2.0.1

Bugs

- bug with arranger window not maximized when reopen the project
- occasional crash when working in wave editor
- wave editor > gain > other : does opposite, or I am in the wrong?
- drum editor: f shortcut is not working
- occasional MusE crash on effects dragging/duplicating (DSSI Calf plugins)
- doesn't show native GUI for some effect instance (DSSI), it just hangs for a while, plain GUI is shown. After restart it is normal again, sometimes it is not. (Calf plugins)

2.1.0

bugs

- opening DSSI effect GUI (latest calf) interrupts playback for ~0.5s leaving Xrun - (more severe than 2.0.1)
- presing save while playing makes xrun and interrupts play - (more severe than 2.0.1, using JACK1)


Wishlist (from 2.0.1)

- lv2 support
- connection popup window to be persistent, like in MusE 1.1, allowing to select multiple ports before window closes
- hand tool for horizontal scroll (middle button shortcut would be nice)
- Zoom at playhead or at mouse cursor - **cool I saw that you have already did that <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->
- cut at playhead selected track/part - using scissors is not precise, audio parts need this
- automatic color change of midi parts when changed
- exponential fade - (some how linear fades out quickly) - here I'm refering on automation of the faders, It's needed to manualy add more points
- possibility to refine selection points in wave editor - something like in Audacity
- "dirty bit" in tittle
- mixer faders save positions
- mixer fader groups
- drum editor: show velocity while audition clicking on list in left pane
- arranger: duplicate tracks - with all audio or MIDI parts and effects - **cool I saw that you have already did that <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->
- number indicator on maximum reached signal level in mixer not just a line on VU meter
- trim audio parts both form start and end, (now only from end is possible)

Overall, MusE is quite stable, useable and sounds good. Only few crashes (while draging effects form one track to another in mixer, and while working in wave editor). Most annoying thing was zoom - because origin point was at begining, connecting ports - because window closes on first click, horizontal scroll - a could really use "handtool" to pan left-right. Another problems I had on start up is that it crashed standalone applications which had MIDI connections (Guitarix, I was trying to use MIDI programs to set the Guitarix patches). That is all I can remembre now, I was working on project since summer.

I would like to thank the devlopers for makeing a good and trusty audio and MIDI sequencer - thanks!
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Finished project - summary on MusE - by jpromis - 02-01-2013, 10:24 AM

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