Remarks about the Linux version of One Man Band.
There will be no more updates for the Linux version of this product. Test the demo and check all the functions that you intend to use before buying. Be aware that when you install this product on a different computer or install an other version of Linux, some previously working functions may no longer work.
One Man Band is a realtime arranger for Linux that runs on PC's with an i386 processor, it does not run an ARM processors like the Raspberry Pi.
There is no installer for the Linux version. Just unpack the .tag.gz file and execute omb. For Ubuntu there is a desktop file included. Edit it to change the path of the exec, path and icon parameter to the folder where you unpacked omb and copy it to your desktop folder.
The JmSynth is not included in the Linux version. If you need a software synthesizer, you may try Qsynth.
The option to use computerkeyboard keys to play notes in the Live and Main Sequencer window is not included in the Linux version.
The built-in help function leads to the website. When not connected to the internet you can also browse the files in the help folder, start with index.htm.
One Man Band uses ALSA for MIDI connections. This is already included in Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Debian. But if you don see any available MIDI ports in the preference window then you need to install ALSA.
If the menu is not visible then change the Ubuntu settings to display the menu in the application window instead of in the bar at the top of the screen.
In the Live window the file naviagator, which is shown permanently on screen, can not handle foldernames with spaces in them. If you have spaces in foldernames then either remove the spaces or load the styles thru the menu and assign them to presets for fast access.
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