Jazz is a full-featured MIDI sequencing and editting package. Jazz provides playback and recording facilities, with support for two types of MIDI driver:
Jazz has two main windows:
which provides an overview of all tracks and a "zoomed-out" view of their contents.
This window is used for things like setting instruments and track-names.
which provides a detailed view of events on a particular track
Jazz is built using a toolkit called wxwin. This makes it more difficult to build from source, when compared with simpler programs like "playmidi". The attraction of wxwin is that it allows binaries to be targeted to both X11 and MS-Windows.
The current version of Jazz (as at March 1997) is 2.6
Unfortunately, as with any software package, complexity increases directly with features, and Jazz has a lot of features. ie. there is no substitute for reading the documentation. The diagrams below are intended to give the 1st-time user a quick overview of the features of Jazz available from the mouse.
Recording is done from the track-window by selecting a track (or part of a track), and playing over it. Recorded MIDI events replace the current selection.