[LAA] setBfree - DSP tonewheel organ

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sat Jun 8 05:43:53 UTC 2013

It's been a while since the last announcement.. so here it goes:

  setBfree v0.7.2 is out

setBfree is a MIDI-controlled, software synthesizer designed to imitate
the sound and properties of the electromechanical organs and sound
modification devices that brought world-wide fame to the names and
products of Laurens Hammond and Don Leslie.


The list of changes since the last announcement (0.5) is quite long. The
most prominent new feature is a GUI for the LV2 plugin.

The GUI provides for bi-directional MIDI communication. The graphical
representation follows external controls and the UI can be used to
control automated faders/drawbars from the UI which is particularly
useful when recalling presets/programs.

The LV2 GUI also allows to easily create midi-maps and preset-program
which are compatible with the file-format of the standalone setfree

On that note, we'd like to collect commonly used presets (.pgm) as well
as midi-map (.cfg) files. Please help us out at

In other news, setBfree now..
  * honors midi-panic (all notes/sound off)
  * generate midmap files corresponding to current config
  * LV2 saves/recalls its complete state
  * can be reconfigured completely on the fly
  * is played by pro organ players in at least 2 churches
  * ...

happy playing,
robin + will

PS. there is a known problem with LV2 midi-buffersize for jack1 users.
if you run jack1, you do need a LV2 host that supports
http://lv2plug.in/ns/ext/resize-port -- this includes jalv.gtk from last
week (svn rev 5114), ardour3 since 3.1-95-gcc8dafa and the mod-host.

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