>From: Josh Green <josh(a)resonance.org>
>> the better choice for distributing free giga collection could be done
>> done trough bittorrent files on the site.
[ ... ]
>- ed2k links for the edonkey network
>- All files compressed with CRAM (Compress hybRid Audio Media)
"bittorrent", "ed2k" --- I hope that Internet Explorer can download
the "bittorrent" and "ed2k" files with IE's standard settings and
plugins. I cannot install anything to University's computers.
Please choose ftp or http for a fruitful start of the project!!
Are "bittorrent" and "ed2k" open source software/protocols? If not,
they should not be used. Cram? I cannot verify now but I hope it is
open source software. If not, we should use flac.
Napster, Kazaa, Gnutella, etc etc. I think there is now a bad
trend to worship transfer programs -- preferably executable
and unsecure programs -- instead of open protocols like ftp
and http. Bad, bad. What next? "Bitvirus", "Bitspy" -- to get
a file, users would have to install viruses to their computer.
And many would!
for developers of open source graphics software
> StreetFire Sound Labs would be pleased to join Linuxaudio! We
> reviewed your policy, which is certainly acceptable. Is there
> anything we need to do, or do you just add us to the website?
I'll add you to the website, but I'd certainly recommend that you join
our Consortium mailing list:
As a member you also have the option to nominate someone from your
organisation to sit on our management board - it's not a very
Next month (14-16 April) we have a stand at the Sounds Expo trade show
in London, sponsored by AMD. I don't know if it's the most
appropriate venue for what you do, as it's a 'pro audio' event, but
here are the details:
Il giorno ven, 18-03-2005 alle 09:35 -0800, Mark Knecht ha scritto:
> There is no reason that these two orgranizations/projects couldn't
> leverage off of each others work. Gig files are indeed forst and
> foremost a collection of wave files, but gig files support many things
> beyond just the wave files so making a good gig file is more than just
> collecting the wave files together into a single gig file.
> Note that to date there is no work going on to make a Gig file editor
> under Linux that I know of. I still use the ones that come with the
> different versions of GigaStudio.
I think that swami already support editing of gig file. Yes swami could
be improved but is a good starting point in sampling editing .
It could be posted a tutorial on oneshotsampler about creating good
Gigafile instead of simple wave file.
If linuxaudio consortuim could give the hardware infrastructure for
hosting Gigafiles in oneshotsampler we could have an usable sampling
free software/free sampler banks infrastructure in linux (like
gigastudio and sampletank in windows), hoping that Swami will improve as
SoundFont 2.0, DLS and GigaSampler frontend editor/manager.
What do u think about this solution?
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> Can linuxaudio consortium help to join forces between
> linuxsampler and this repository of free samples (i think
> that actually is one of the biggest free sample site) so we can
> have on linux something usable similar to sampletank.
I'm not familiar with the internals of the gigasampler format, but I'm
guessing that it must be possible to make these files from WAVs
provided by One Shot Samples. From that website I can see that the
maximum sample size allowed appears to be 512kb, whereas gigasampler
files can be very large - but they could be a start.
If you would like to help out with this, why not email the Linux
Sampler and One Shot Samples projects and suggest that they both
become members of linuxaudio.org? It doesn't cost them anything. (A
couple of Linux Sampler developers also work on other projects which
are existing members).
I also note the Linux Sampler project has asked for suggestions
regarding sample sources:
One Shot Samples seems like an obvious link to put there, particularly
since the founder of the site is now a Linux user, and the samples
appear to be in the public domain.
AMD has offered significant sponsorship which will allow
linuxaudio.org to have a stand at the Sounds Expo music technology
trade show in London, 14-16 April 2005. This will be our second
exhibit at Sounds Expo, following generous sponsorship from the
AGNULA project last year.
As you may know, AMD has worked closely with the Linux development
community to ensure that Linux can run natively on its 64-bit x86
processors. There is also at least one shipping Linux-based pro audio
product on the market with an AMD processor inside.
I will be at Sounds Expo in person, but other people who can help on
the stand are also needed, mostly to answer questions about Linux and
libre software from musicians, sound engineers and hardware
manufacturers. It need not be for all three days - if you can help
out on just one day, that would be great.
This is a great opportunity to once again put libre audio software
directly in front of the target users, so please help if you can.