[linux-audio-announce] OpenJay.org and Jay'O'Rama 0.5.0

J_Zar jayorama at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Sep 28 09:35:19 EDT 2003

Hi to all;

	it's time to do some presentations, so I begin... ( please, sorry for my 
"sometimes" bad english language... ) 

1)-    OpenJay.org 

Some months ago I was thinking about the reasons that make the software DJ 
oriented lacking under Linux environment. One reason could be an incomplete 
audio API, but now with ALSA there is no problem at my advice. Another 
reason could be that Linux is less wide-spread, but this point too is 
falling with time. So why?
I came to the conclusion that people don't know so much what we can do with 
a stable and powerful audio Linux workstation. Linux audio sites are used to 
show so much programs but little reviews, little demos... In my experience I 
visited thousand of software pages showing tons of changelogs without saying 
what the program is made for! So if people don't know what Linux could do, 
developers aren't desirous to develop new improved applications cause the 
market request is lacking... This could be a reason, but it is not all the 
problem. One another issue could be the high level know-how required to make 
work a Linux audio workstation. The common problem is that Linux 
applications are usually developed by programmers thinking to other 
programmers and not to common users. 

Ok...from all this stuff came my idea to build OpenJay.org, a site dedicated 
to OpenSource DJs. I thinked OpenJay expressly to show the Linux audio 
power, giving evidence to the audio applications with reviews, tips, tricks 
and making easier the life of the OpenSource audio maniac ( as I am ). In 
the last 3/4 months I worked in this direction. You can see some result at 
http://www.openjay.org thinking however that actually all is done from me ( 
only me ). I hope in the future in the community help with lot of 
contributions ;-), cause my sapre time is limited and there is lot of 

2)-    Jay'O'Rama 0.5.0 ( http://www.openjay.org/jayorama/ ) 

With the same spirit I shown over, I began to build my personal DJ oriented 
application: Jay'O'Rama ( J'O'R ). 

This application actually is a pcm player ( using Alsaplayer ), capable of 4 
player sessions over the same audio manager ( using Jack ). The binary is 
not completely stable and there are a lot of strange behaviours to be 
corrected, however it is in someway functional. 


0)- QT interface 

0)- Mp3, Ogg and Wav formats supported 

0)- M3u playlist support 

0)- Mju new playlist format created: allows to collect more data 

0)- Gjay data syncronization: you can grab some useful information, as bpm 

0)- Audio item sorting 

0)- Fine pitch, bpm, pan, volume shift. All customizable 

0)- Cue and loop sets. Possibility to store them 

0)- New configuration system allowing customizable shortcuts and other stuff 

0)- New looping console 

0)- bpm fine showing, using Gjay data 

0)- Autoplay possibility 

0)- Multiplayer feature: max 4 players on the same manager over a Jack 
server session 

Finally you could find the CVS tree at the sourceforge page: 

		Cheers to all, 


			Romanin Gianluca 

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