Midi Acoustic Guitar strumming - how I do this?

Hello All,

Is there a way to put a midi track with a chord in Ardour and have it sound like an acoustic guitar strumming.

  • just editing in the midi notes for the chord and even offsetting them so they don’t all start at the same time - sounds pretty bad.

If there is a better way to do this, or if this is impossible, I would appreciate any advice.


“MIDI Strum” from x42 MIDI Filter Collection is intended for this.
It comes with x42-plugins package on most GNU/Linux distros.

Add it before the synth-plugin to an Ardour MIDI track.

Here’s an example of it in action. but with a rather slow strum (more like an harp/arpeggio):


I wasn’t aware of this one, pretty cool :slight_smile:

Hi, Robin! How did you uploaded a video file here? (& what video format if it’s uploaded to this forum directly?)
Edit: aa)) from your site…

I didn’t. It is simply a link to http://robin.linuxaudio.org/tmp/step-seq-chord-arp.mp4

When a media link is placed onto a line by itself, discourse shows it inline as onebox. That also works for images or other external resources.

h264 video inside a mp4 container. For all the details run:

ffprobe -i http://robin.linuxaudio.org/tmp/step-seq-chord-arp.mp4

Thanks! )) Just I thought it was something directly uploaded…