Database application for making music with JFugue MusicStrings
Make music on your laptop or PC with Audovia. Songs can have up to 15 instrumental voices and a percussion track with instruments chosen from the default soundbank of 128 instruments or from any other soundbank of your choice. Songs can be developed, tested and edited very quickly and easily by virtue of the database structure and the JFugue MusicString notation.
Notes within a MusicString are specified by their name and octave or by their MIDI value and their durations are specified either by character code, or numerically. You can use notes from C0 to G10, corresponding to MIDI values 0 to 127. Middle C is C5.
The opening phrase of Joy to the World can be written as:
C6h B5q. A5i G5h. F5q E5h D5h C5h.
Notes can be entered manually or by picking from graphic Treble, Alto, Tenor and Bass staves within the MusicString editor.
Within the application, use File/Template to create a song, then Tree View and expand the nodes. Select each bar in turn and enter the notes. Select "Song" and press Play to play back your music. From the File menu, you can export to MIDI and WAV. The MIDI files can be opened in LMMS for music processing or in MuseScore for music publishing. The WAV files can be opened in Audacity, then exported to MP3.
You can share songs by exporting and importing songs in XML format. Use File/Song Import to import the demonstration songs.
The application can be run by typing: audovia-classic at the terminal or by using the desktop shortcut in: /snap/audovia-classic/current/.
For a quick start you can use File/Song Import and open the Demo folder, then select a song and Import Song. Then, from Tree View select “Song”, press Play, then Default Soundbank.
To hear some sample songs please visit our Developer website.
Audovia Classic differs from Audovia in that the "home" interface is used which means that files are read from and written to directories under: ~/Documents/Audovia/ .
To migrate your files and database from Audovia to Audovia Classic, copy all the directories in: ~/snap/audovia/current/ to: ~/Documents/Audovia/.
Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install Audovia Classic
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.
Install Audovia Classic
To install Audovia Classic, simply use the following command: