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Vico - Minimalistic MIDI sequencer. One input, one output, one piano roll with multiple layers.
In August 2020 it became clear that the choice of programming languages and libraries lead to grave performance problems.
Combined with the fact that this is hardly a unique program, a piano roll midi sequencer, it has been decided that
no further development will happen. Here is the original description of the program:
Vico is a minimalistic Midi sequencer that is intended to be used in parallel with other software.
"Vico" (with c like ts in "bats") just means "sequence" or "order" in Esperanto for obvious reasons.
In a loop- or pattern based environment you often want to have a 'free flowing' track in order to
create an instrumental solo, for example. Sometimes you just want to record a sketch or an idea
quickly and not open or create an entire DAW project.
Vico fulfills these conditions by connecting exactly one source to one output, and records and
plays back in between. Or to put it another way: you only get one track, intended
for one instrument (but with convenient layers).
Vico has been written primarily for users of Patroneo, but has no closer technical bond. Patroneo
is a program characterized by strict repetitions and constant reuse of very short patterns. With
this you can quickly create whole arrangements for drums, bass and accompaniment chords, but a
beautiful, long melody is extremely cumbersome. Therefore Vico wants to solve this problem.
However, all programs that run as JACK transport masters or JACK timebase masters are suitable as
"remote control".
[Reporting bugs]
Vico 1.2.2 - Copyright 2020
Laborejo Software Suite
Start vico through NSM, e.g. through Agordejo. This will take care of all
settings and save directories.
Other modes of operations, mostly for testing, are:
Run without session management and save in /tmp.
vico --save /tmp
Run without audio and midi. Skips all JACK checks. Used to just look at the GUI, e.g. to make screenshots
vico --mute
[see also]
The full documentation for Vico is maintained as a multi-lingual html site to your systems doc-dir.
For example:
xdg-open file:///usr/share/doc/vico/index.html
The documentation can also be found online