As with all of the PGMusic products, version 11 adds a host of fixes, new features, and enhancements to previous features. ASIO does not work on Linux...yet! Playing works well, and it records MIDI files from your keyboard as well. Will aid you in improving your skill as a musician on many levels. Tracks are only limited by RAM and disk space. For such a massive list of capabilities, it has a remarkably small footprint. All of my MIDI boxes showed up in the options menu under midi devices. There is still the very occasional freeze, but that may be WINE, since it runs flawlessly on Windoze.
1. Installation was easy and flawless, except the fonts came out weird on the menus, but this was resolved with some work with WINETRICKS)
2. Playback works very well.
3. Recording works well from a MIDI-equipped keyboard.
(note, I haven't tried printing a score or fake sheet yet.)
4. Audio seems to function pretty well, too.
5. There is no noticeable lag in synchronization!
What does not
1. Some of the features are about 10-20 percent slower than on windows, but, oddly, some are actually faster.
2. ASIO does not work.
3. DXi synth does not work.
What was not tested
Although 11 works very well, I was very disappointed that 12 and all subsequent versions DO NOT RUN after installation. Another little problem is that the updates system that works so well under Windoze will clobber the application, making it necessary to uninstall and re-install the original one. I hope someone sees this comment and can figure out why, since the updates usually have not only the bug-fixes, but also often have new features. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 11.0||May 07 2010||1.1.43||Yes||Yes||Silver||joe fay|