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Challenge your self, or your students to go out in the nature, or in house. Just find a sound to make (real sax, oboe, and so on), and take this in use with rosegarden. to achieve this you can take in use Swami (aptitude install swami) there are something you have to be aware of, after you have installed swami, at this moment the swami do not add a menu entry in multimedia, this I hope some day will be fixed, but until that day you have to start swami in console, or pres ALT + F2 and type swami.
Swami have a nice GUI and looks like this:
Swami at this moment are under devlopment, so the version you have to use is abit old, but it works. The swami projekt can you take a look at here: http://swami.resonance.org/trac
Configuring Swami to use Jack
To make this work at the same time you have audacity, rosegarden runing, you have to configure swami to use jack as a sound connector:
After that you have to start jackd you have to manualy connect ?FluidSynth so you can hear what been played.
So now you are ready to start create your own sound to use with you musik project.
How to make a sound
How to make a sound? Here you have to use audacity to record something, for example scream, word, or some real instruments, when you have cleaned up your new sound, you can export this as and WAV file, and import this into swami. In swami you can connect that sound to a program change number, and at last export your new sound as an SF2 file, and use fluidsynth-DSSI-plugin in rosegarden and take in use your brand new sound. Isn't that cool?
So lets go into this step by step.
1. File, create new 2. Right Click on untitled, and choose Properties. (Rename it to your liking) 3. Click on the "+", and right click under Samples, and choose load sample (choose the wav file you made) 4. Click on the "+" behind Samples, and User, there you see your wav file. Two files. the name of the file: L, and R 5. Then click on Instrument, so you have chose it, then right click and choose New Instrument 6. Click on the "+" behind Instrument, and right click on New item, and choose properties and change name to your liking 7. Then it's time to import the wav file to the new instrument. Choose both under user with click on both with CTRL in at the same time, then under instrument on your new instrument, right click and choose paste. Your wav file have been attached to the instrument name you made.
And just repeat the syclus for each sound, and when you are finished, you just save it. And it's time to use it.