Dear music enthusiasts,
LilyPond version 2.4 was released today!
LilyPond is a program for making beautiful music notation. It is
open source/free software, and is available for all popular operating
systems. It runs on most Unix flavors --including Linux and MacOS X--
and MS Windows. Use it for your music as well!
With this release, LilyPond does not rely anymore on TeX to do titling
and page layout, but distributes page breaks optimally by itself to
produce evenly spaced pages, while respecting user specified turning
The slur formatting code has been completely rewritten, and now yields
classical engraving quality results for most cases.
In addition, version 2.4 adds fret diagrams, a safe execution mode for
webserver use, a further simplified input format, better typography
for ledger lines, many bugfixes and a fully revised and updated
Grab it at
A big thank-you goes out to our contributors:
Michael Welsh Duggan
Also thanks to our bug-hunters:
Antti Kaihola, Bertalan Fodor, Brian Clements, Christian Hitz,
Christoph Ludwig, Christophe Papazian, Daniel Berjón Díez, Dave
Phillips, David Bobroff, David Brandon, Doug Asherman, Ed Jackson,
Heinz Stolba, Jefferson dos Santos Felix, Karl Hammar, Marco Gusy,
Martin Norbäck, Matthias Neeracher, Maurizio Tomasi, Michael
Kiermaier, Pascal Legris, Peter Rosenbeck, Russ Ross, Stephen Pollei,
Thomas Scharlowski, Will Oram, Yuval Harel,
Happy music printing,
The LilyPond development team,
Han-Wen Nienhuys & Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Han-Wen Nienhuys | hanwen(a)xs4all.nl | http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen
-------- Original Message --------
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:45:26 +0200 (CEST)
From: adam <adam(a)xs4all.nl>
r a d i o q u a l i a have just finished the first version of a
streaming manual for those wishing to learn how to stream under Linux.
Its intended as a manual to accompany a hands-on self-learning or
workshop based approach. No previous knowledge of Linux is assumed.
Another manual on 'advanced topics' will be forthcoming.
Introduction to Streaming
Introduction to Your Soundcard
External Audio Devices
Cables and Connectors
Hardware Set-up for Live Streaming
The Art of Mixing
Introduction to Linux Windowing Systems
Introduction to Linux File Structure
Some Linux Commands you Should Know
Connecting to the Internet with Linux
Installing Software on Linux
Introduction to Linux Sound Architecture
Linux Software - Mixers
Linux Software - XMMS
Linux Software - Test Editors
Linux Software - FTP
Live Streaming with MuSE
Creating Playlist Files
Linking with HTML
The Politics of Streaming (rant)
Streaming with playlists from MuSE
Setting up Icecast2
The manual is released under Creatice Commonds Attributive ShareAlike
NonCommercial License 2.0. Feel free to nuse, ammend, distribute.
It is available as a PDF from:
If you spot any errors or ways to improve the manual please let me know!
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
---Oblique Strategy # 11:
"Always first steps"
apologies for crossposting)
ICMC 2005 -- Free Sound
International Computer Music Conference
September 5-9, 2005. Barcelona, Spain
SUMMARY OF DEADLINES
Music, video, and installations -- February 5, 2005
Papers, posters, and demonstrations -- March 5, 2005
Panels, workshops and special events -- April 5th, 2005
Exhibitors -- June 5th, 2005
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The Phonos Foundation, the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, and the
Higher School of Music of Catalonia in conjunction with the International
Computer Music Association, is proud to announce ICMC 2005. The conference
will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from the 5th to 9th of September 2005,
with pre-conference workshops on September 1st and 2nd.
ICMC is the pre-eminent annual gathering of computer music practitioners
from around the world. Its unique interleaving of professional paper
presentations and concerts of new computer music compositions creates a
vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music.
By choosing 'free sound' as this year's leitmotif, we aim to emphasise the
idea of freeing sound from its current aesthetic, technical and legal
confines. We wish to promote an open discussion on the extent to which sound
is considered a community asset -- an asset that belongs to society and
cannot be privatised. Thus, we encourage contributions that emphasise these
and related topics.
We invite original contributions in all areas of the computer music field in
a number of formats. However, we are also open to any proposal, and
encourage all submissions, including those that do not fit the categories
We issue the following calls:
* Call for music, video, and installations (deadline February 5, 2005)
We invite submissions of electroacoustic music, video, and installation
works that reflect the diversity of the field. Opportunities exist to
combine digital resources with a variety of instrumental ensembles. For
further details visit
* Call for papers, posters, and demonstrations (deadline March 5, 2005)
We invite submissions for papers, posters, and demonstrations examining the
aesthetic, compositional, educational, musicological, scientific, or
technological aspects of computer music and digital audio. For further
information visit http://www.icmc2005.org/index.php?selectedPage=73
* Call for panels, workshops and special events (deadline April 5th, 2005)
We invite proposals for panel sessions, workshops and special events,
especially those with relevance to the conference theme of 'free sound'.
* Call for exhibitors (deadline June 5th, 2005)
The conference will provide a forum for the world's leading music technology
companies to showcase their latest product information and for schools and
institutions to highlight their educational programs. We invite submissions
from interested parties.
To promote the idea of 'free sound', the organisers of ICMC 2005 are setting
up the Free Sound Project, a website dedicated to the sharing and usage of
copyleft  sounds. Thus, we are making a special call for copyleft sounds
with no specific deadline. For more information, visit
http://www.icmc2005.org/ in the near future.
For detailed information on the conference, and submission formats, visit
To keep up to date with all of the latest news and information about ICMC
2005 please subscribe to our mailing list by visiting
We are looking forward to your contributions!
The ICMC 2005 Team
it's again time for a new Ecasound release. Full details follow:
1. Summary of changes
Serious bugs in multitrack sync code, ECI C implementation and
big-endian platform support have been fixed. Support has been
added for input and output of FLAC, AAC and M4A files. Improvements
have been made to both FreeBSD and Mac OS X support. Many minor
improvements to ECI implementations and user documentation.
2. What is Ecasound?
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback,
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms.
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included
in the package.
Primary platform for running Ecasound is GNU/Linux. Ecasound can
also be run on many UNIX-derived systems such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X
and Solaris. Limited support for Windows is available through
Cygwin. Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control
Interface (ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.
3. Changes since last release
* FLAC support added. The 'flac' tools is used for both
encoding and decoding.
* AAC/M4A/MP4 support added. The 'faad' and 'faac' tools are used
for encoding and decoding.
* Improved support for both FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Ecasound should now
compile out-of-the-box on recent releases of these systems.
* A critical bug was fixed in multitrack-offset calculation code.
This bug was triggered by ALSA devices that limit playback
period count to two (for example rme9652 and cs4281).
* Minor fixes to both mp3 and ogg input support.
* Many improvements to the C ECI implementation: Bug which caused
losses of sync between clients and the engine was fixed. Float
return values are now returned with higher precision. These
improvements affect all ECI implementations that are based on
libecasoundc (Perl, Python, PHP interfaces).
Full list of changes is available at
4. Interface and configuration file changes
Patches - Accepted code, documentation and build system changes
Jesse Chappell (5) -- Bugfix to sync-loss problem in C ECI impl,
improvements to libsndfile support and other
Sean Bolton (1) -- MacOS X compability patch
Adam Linson (1) -- ecasound-iam(1) update
Kai Vehmanen () -- various
Bug Hunting - Reports that led to bugfixes (items closed)
Eric Dantan Rzewnicki (2) -- bugs in FLAC support, manpage errors
Jesse Chappell (1) -- Bugs in C ECI impl.
Winkler Paul (1) -- error in engine state after 'run'
Feature suggestions - Ideas that led to new features (items)
Didier Bellamy -- AAC input/output support
6. Links and files
Distributions with maintained Ecasound support:
Audio software for Linux!
Timemachine is a JACK app for recording sounds that have just happened.
It can also be used as a generic JACK sound recorder. Read the website for
This version adds:
Interactive command line mode by Mario Lang (no X11 needed)
Generates WAV as well as W64 files, extension is now right
Can specify JACK ports to connect to on the command line
There is a new release of my plugin collection.
Bugfixes: (I've lost the attributions, appologies to the fixers!)
reverse delay - denormal fix
flanger - stability problem
multiband EQ - problem running multiple instances in one host
Sorry, I didn't manage to get through the TODO list.
artifical latency plugin - mainly useful for testing
crossfader - not really tested, may work
There is a new build system (libtool based) that should make it easier to
port to other platforms, but may cause problems.
Snd-ls 0.9.1.1 changes:
0.9.1 -> 0.9.1.1:
-Fixed Append File edit-menu option.
-Workaround for trouble with ladspa default settings.
Sono 0.2 changes:
Some very few small changes to make it compile with linux again. Used some
code from the port for Redhat 6 in 2000 by Roger Klaveness.
Snd-ls is a distribution of the sound editor Snd. Its target is
people that don't know scheme very well, and don't want
to spend too much time configuring Snd. It can also serve
as a quick introduction to Snd and how it can be set up.
SONO - MAKES A PRESENTABLE SCORE FROM YOUR ELECTROACOUSTIC PIECE
This little program takes a soundfile of any length and writes a
Postscript file with a 'score', including sonogram and oscillogram. This
can be printed directly on your laser. Sono was written for SGI computers.
I have made a patch which adds support for samplerate conversion to
XMMS's OSS output plugin. Samplerate conversion is done using Erik de
Castro Lopo's libsamplerate aka Secret Rabbit Code.
Why? Because there are soundcards which support only single samplerate
in hardware (usually 48 kHz). To get best possible sound quality out of
these, you'll need high quality samplerate conversion when playing 44.1
All comments on this are welcome.
Patch is available from:
Jussi Laako <jussi.laako(a)pp.inet.fi>
liblo is an implementation of the Open Sound Control protocol for POSIX
systems. It is written in ANSI C and released under the GNU General Public
Licence. It is designed to make developing OSC applictions as easy as
This release adds Mac OSX compatibility fixes from Taybin Rutkin, a
memory leak fix from Jesse Chappell and methods and examples to allow
server polling from exisitng threads from Sean Bolton. Some legacy
compatobility code has been removed, but this should not affect anyone.
Documentation has been updated to reflect the changes.
 http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/OpenSoundControl/ [website is currently