Why NotePlayer is not cross-platform

Out of interest, why does is the NotePlayer not support Linux? Is there really no Linux equivalent to MIDI or is it just not a good use of the Xojo developers’ time? I think it would be really cool to make music production software, even if it just using MIDI; I still think that is really cool?

Anyway, what would be the best way to use NotePlayer cross platform?

Also, is there any powerful way I can use sound effects like echo or volume panning?


I can see MBS has some cool stuff for reverb.

There are too many MIDI / Audio implementations on Linux. I use Portaudio for almost everything sound related and use Christian’s MBS PortAudio classes for all three platforms.

It would be interesting to see what you have developed using MBS PortAudio. If you don’t mind me asking, what is it you have used this for?


Mostly playing tones and samples for notification. Nothing like a game or editor. I just selected MBS since I have it and it’s cross platform with one command set.

Cool. You don’t mind me having a look at your app and you providing me with the name of your app?