Please note that the ICMC 2005 ( September / Barcelona ) paper
submission is less than 10 days away! We urge everyone to post their
papers to the suvisoft system as soon as possible to prevent any last
For details on submissions see http://www.icmc2005.org/
You can also contact Bram de Jong <bdejong(a)iua.upf.es> if you need more
details or extra information.
The ICMC 2005 team
the conference programme of the International Linux Audio Conference 2005
(LAC2005) in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 21st-24th, 2005, is now online
at http://lac.zkm.de. Small changes are still possible, though.
Also, registration (free) for the conference is now possible, too, at
Quote from that page:
"Admission to this year's conference requires a registration. This helps us
to estimate how many visitors we may expect, what individuals the audience
is made of, and allows to produce name tags for all attendees so that it
becomes easier to identify each other.
The registration is free - and so is the conference (except for the concerts).
The data you enter here is purely for our own informational purposes, and
will never be given away or sold to anyone. If you register, no confirmation
of any kind will be sent to you. You can even completely omit the E-Mail
address, but providing it makes it easier for us to tell if there's a real
human behind a registered identity or rather a robot/spambot."
So, there you have it. Go ahead, read, register and come :-)
Thanks for reading,
The LAC05 organization team:
Götz Dipper (ZKM)
Open source creativity
Call for Presentations, Workshops and Artists
FAVE is a get-together for creative people who are interested in free
and open source software on Linux and other computer platforms. It's
taking place on Saturday August 13th 2005 at the Trinity Community &
Arts Centre in Bristol, UK. Everyone is welcome, especially if you've never
used this kind of software before.
This is no dry, dull conference! It will be an accessible festival of
fun with performances, installations and workshops. Topics will
* Music production
* Sound recording
* Community radio and media
* Video art and VJ's
* 2D and 3D graphics
* Game design
* Creative Commons licensing
* Software in the Welsh language
There will also be an evening gig featuring performances from
artists who use Linux and free software. The Trinity Centre is a large
converted church, and a legendary music venue. It features a main
stage area, room for stalls, a cafe, bar and kids' corner.
If you would like to make a presentation, hold a workshop, or perform
at this event, please contact the organisers via this address:
or via our website:
posted by tim hall on behalf of:
Consortium mailing list
Liblo, the Lite OSC library, is an implementation of the Open Sound
Control  protocol for POSIX systems. It is written in ANSI C99 and
released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is designed to make
developing OSC applictions as easy as possible.
Patch from Jesse Chappell to fix memory leak
Ability to directly reply to the sender of a UDP message
Preliminary support for the OSC method enumeration scheme
xjadeo is a rather featureless video player (it understands just one
single video encoding) that displays the video frame corresponding to
Its purpose is to make possible visual feedback when working on the
soundtrack of a video clip. For this you need audio software that
makes use of jack's transport capabilities.
The idea is simple: your audio software drives jack, and jack drives
xjadeo. Audio and video are synced.
You can find xjadeo 0.1.0 source tarball at:
Read the README file for details on building and usage.
sc88sysex is a command-line program to send and receive system exclusive data
to/from a Roland SC-88 device using ALSA raw MIDI ports. This program is a
Bash script front-end to the ALSA amidi(1) utility.
Roland uses two types of System Exclusive messages: RQ1 (data request 1) and
DT1 (data set 1). This program can build both types calculating check-sums,
and has some mnemonic symbols for addresses, sizes and commands. It can be
used or extended for other Roland and GS devices with few changes.
$ sc88sysex -a BULKDUMP -z ALL
Sends a bulk dump request using the default MIDI port to the
SC-88, and stores the received data in a file named
$ sc88sysex -c GSRESET
Sends a GS reset command to the SC-88
$ sc88sysex -s dump.syx
Sends a data file "dump.syx" to the SC-88.
$ sc88sysex -a '40 00 00' -z '00 00 04' -r deftune.syx
Gets the master tune parameter from the SC-88 saving it on a
file named "deftune.syx"
LinuxUser & Developer magazine is running a series called Audio Libre.
A new PDF article on the work of Steve Harris is now available,
covering in particular LADSPA plugins and Jamin. It can be downloaded
ROSEGARDEN-4 1.0 RELEASED!
LONDON, CANNES, ETC., FEBRUARY 14th 2005 -- The Rosegarden team
are delighted to announce the 1.0 release of Rosegarden 4, an audio
and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.
Rosegarden is one of the most comprehensive Linux music software
projects, and is the only Linux application to offer full composition
and recording capabilities to musicians who prefer to use classical
Some of Rosegarden's features are:
o MIDI and audio playback and recording with ALSA and JACK
o Piano-roll, score, event list and track overview editors
o DSSI synth and audio effects plugin support, including
Windows VST effects and instrument support via dssi-vst
o LADSPA audio effects plugin support
o JACK transport support for synchronisation with other software
o Ability to build and run without JACK, for MIDI-only use
o Score interpretation of performance MIDI data
o Shareable device (.rgd) files to ease MIDI portability
o Triggered segments for pattern sequencing & performable ornaments
o Audio and MIDI mixers
o MIDI and Hydrogen file import
o MIDI, Csound, Lilypond and MusicXML file export
o Clear, consistent and polished user interface
o User interface translations for Russian, Spanish, German, French,
Welsh, Italian, Swedish, Estonian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese,
as well as UK and US English
o Help documentation available substantially or entirely translated
into German, Swedish and Japanese as well as English.
Rosegarden is Free Software under the GNU General Public License.
Oggz 0.9.0 Release
liboggz is a C library providing a simple programming interface for reading
and writing Ogg files and streams. Ogg is an interleaving data container
developed by Monty at Xiph.Org, originally to support the Ogg Vorbis audio
This release is available as a source tarball at:
New in this release:
* updates for keyframe seeking in Theora and files with Ogg Skeleton
* added missing header file definitions for oggz_get_granulerate()
* build fix for Symbian, adding missing file oggz_seek.c (Colin Ward)
* general code cleanups
Also, an addendum to the release notes for the previous version 0.8.6:
Applied patch from Erik de Castro Lopo. Now builds on MingGW:
* add pkg-config check for Ogg
* add vorbis and speex CFLAGS to various Makefile.am's
Oggz comprises liboggz and the command-line tools oggzdump, oggzdiff,
oggzmerge and oggzrip.
liboggz supports the flexibility afforded by the Ogg file format while
presenting the following API niceties:
* Full API documentation
* Comprehensive test suite of read, write and seeking behavior.
* Developed and tested on GNU/Linux, Darwin/MacOSX, Win32 and
Symbian OS. May work on other Unix-like systems via GNU autoconf.
For Win32: nmake Makefiles, Visual Studio .NET 2003 solution files
and Visual C++ 6.0 workspace files are provided in the source
* Strict adherence to the formatting requirements of Ogg bitstreams,
to ensure that only valid bitstreams are generated; writes can fail
if you try to write illegally structured packets.
* A simple, callback based open/read/close or open/write/close
interface to raw Ogg files.
* Writing automatically interleaves with packet queuing, and provides
callback based notification when this queue is empty
* A customisable seeking abstraction for seeking on multitrack Ogg
data. Seeking works easily and reliably on multitrack and multi-codec
streams, and can transparently parse Theora, Speex, Vorbis, FLAC,
CMML and Ogg Skeleton headers without requiring linking to those
libraries. This allows efficient use on servers and other devices
that need to parse and seek within Ogg files, but do not need to do
a full media decode.
Full documentation of the liboggz API, customization and installation,
and mux and demux examples can be read online at:
The Oggz source tarball also contains the following command-line tools,
which are useful for debugging and testing Ogg bitstreams:
* oggzdump: Hexdump packets of an Ogg file, or revert an Ogg file
from such a hexdump.
* oggzdiff: Hexdump the packets of two Ogg files and output
differences Oggz is Free Software, available under a BSD-style
* oggzmerge: Merge Ogg files together, interleaving pages in order
of presentation time.
* oggzrip: Extract one or more logical bitstreams from an Ogg file.
Oggz is Free Software, available under a BSD style license.
More information is available online at the Oggz homepage:
Senior Software Engineer, Continuous Media Web, CSIRO Australia