Long ago, in the mid 90’s, I had a fun little program called WBL 4014. My band, WBL, used it live with several laptops linked together in sync.
At that time, laptop music was unusual. They look like they’re doing their homework or something, they said. How times change!
The screenshot above is a partially-working port of the old Mac carbon version of the program, running through QuickTime Music Architecture.
Below, is the work-in-progress rewrite, built using the excellent cross-platform JUCE library. It almost makes C++ tolerable!
It’s clunky but functional, and uses the modern platform MIDI services, CoreMIDI in the case of Mac OS X. Also, it’s much more expansive in its screen occupation, showing several sequences at once. Why not?
I’ll write about the feature set soon, and post an early download.