Anthem is a KDE MIDI sequencer.
It is based on the TSE3 sequencer engine and therefore provides a great deal of power, combining the innovative object oriented TSE3 song technology with a simple, intuitive interface.
This open source edition of Anthem is based on a previous commercial version which ran on Acorn RISC OS computers. This open source version of Anthem will only run on Unix-based platforms.
Anthem is still very much a work in progress, so keep coming back to see the latest developments. Anthem is developing fast.
Here are some key features of "Anthem":
· Powerful linear sequencer
· Flexible object-oriented song structure
· Handles import and export of standard MIDI files (both type 0 and 1)
· Playback with real time effects (remapping, transpose, quantise, velocity window, repeat, offset, etc)
· GM/GS/XG support
· Synchro start of playback
· On screen gadgets, including:
· Studio clock
· Virtual keyboard
· VU bars
· Go to time
· MIDI panic facility
· Any number of tracks per song
· Highly configurable metronome
· MIDI echo facility
· MIDI command filters for incoming, outgoing and echoed MIDI streams
· Intuitive user interface
· Imports Cakewalk instrument definition files
· Playback of musical phrase being edited
· Additional facilities which will be incorporated shortly:
· Powerful music editors:
· Flexible list editor
· Piano roll editor with powerful 'controller maps'
· Step editor
· Drum editor
· Innovative new stave roll editor
· Score editor
· Select voices and controllers by name
· MIDI mixing desk
· 'Power quantise' supporting:
· Full, unresticted groove setting
· Intelligent snap point choosing
· Phrase tools:
· DeMIDIfy utility.
· In order to use Anthem to its full potential you will need a soundcard, preferably with external MIDI device support. Anthem will work without such a card, but it will not provide any musical output.
· In order to use anthem you will need the KDE 2/3 libraries installed on your system and the TSE3 library. Anthem will produce MIDI output on any system that TSE3 supports - see the library pages for more information.