Tranches is a midi-controlled multi-(inputs/outputs) live beat repeat/rearrange/redirect tool !!! It works on Gnu/Linux with the Jack sound server. There's a command-line and a gui version. It is released under the GNU General Public Licence.


  • In the latest release:
    • easy-to-use fltk gui
    • command-line version
    • everything can be controlled using alsa midi messages
    • multi jack audio inputs (real-time selection of the input)
    • uses jack transport to locate beats
    • change slice size
    • trigger slice repeat with reverse mode
    • multi jack audio outputs (real-time selection of the output)
    • lash support for session management
  • Planned:
    • better slice size control
    • slice origin control
    • manual tempo
    • wet/dry midi control
    • independent slice tracks
    • complex slice scales
    • revamped gui
    • ladish support
    • OpenSoundControl Support



  • Latest Release (0.1.1)
    • Binary Packages: There are packages available for some distributions (Ubuntu Lucid)
    • Source Code: If there are no binary packages for your platform, don't worry, compiling Tranches is not that complicated:
      • Download tranches-0.1.1.tar.gz to your home directory.
      • Install scons with your favorite package manager or download it here.
      • Open a terminal and enter the following commands:
        • tar zxf tranches-0.1.1.tar.gz
        • cd tranches-0.1.1
        • scons -h
      • Then follow the instructions.
  • Development Version
    • svn co svn://

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