cuse: For this, I shall recuse myself

I have spoken previously on my lack of musical skill or talent, and it has come back to haunt me again with cuse.

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cuse is a midi sequencer written completely in ncurses, with a fantastic colorful interface, drop-down menus, load-and-save functions, horizontal scrolling on playback, pop-up dialog menus, a slew of track functions and specific controls … almost all of which is completely lost on the vulgar, like me.

Add to that my meager luck with midi applications — I think timidity++ was the only thing midi-ish that has ever actually worked for me — and you can see why I should probably sit this one out.

I’m impressed though, even if I don’t know what I’m doing with cuse, or how to use it properly. If you have more experience with it or can offer some basic advice to a noob like me, I’d be happy to get it.

For the mean time, I’m content with lots of color, a fullscreen and full-width display, easy-to-navigate menu access, nifty peak level animation, steady horizontal panning and a slim running profile. I shouldn’t need to know how to use it — all that is more than enough to keep me happy.šŸ™‚

cuse is in AUR and will require libcdk as a dependency; the cdk version I got out of AUR was out-of-date, but just needed a version correction and updated integrity sums before it would build. cuse itself gave me no problems.

I don’t see this in Debian. Come on, Debian! Let’s get going here!šŸ˜‰

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