[LAU] how to use linux to make music that sounds like peverelist dub-tech?

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Wed Aug 4 18:02:53 UTC 2010

Excerpts from James Stone's message of 2010-08-03 22:02:59 +0200:
> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey James!
> > Can you talk about Neil? Is it any good?
> >
> Neil is a fork of the (now defunct) Aldrin, which, in turn is a Linux
> implementation of Jeskola Buzz.
> The main page (including fairly extensive install instructions) is here:
> http://sites.google.com/site/neilsequencer/
> The source is here:
> http://bitbucket.org/bucket_brigade/neil/
> and here:
> http://bitbucket.org/bucket_brigade/libneil/
> The way the program works is you place "machines" (like plugins) on a
> "canvas". These are then connected together in the sequence generator
> -> (effect(s)) -> output. The generators can be linked to multiple
> effects, and the relative output to each effect controlled with volume
> sliders.
> The standard generator machine is the Matilde Tracker, which is a
> sample-based tracker. Then there are other generators that perform the
> function of FM synthesis modules, "analogue" synth, SID (C64) emulator
> etc. All are built into the program.
> Notes are entered in the tracker interface (all generator machines
> have roughly the same grid-based tracker view).
> One other way where it diverts from traditional trackers is it is
> possible to sequence tracks from each machine separately in a
> song-view.
> It takes a bit of getting used to, but after some perseverance, it is
> probably one of the most flexible tracker-type programs available.
> There are still a lot of bugs, but the main dev is very responsive to
> bugreports, and posts code updates most days.
> James

At this point the successor to Aldrin should be mentioned as well, it's
called 'jacker' and can be found here:


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