Musix GNU+Linux 0.39 has been released!
This is a highly experimental version.
We've developed it with the intention of testing the latest versions of
many applications. 0.39 will probably run better in some systems than
previous versions of Musix. We really apreciatte bug and test reports!
=What's new in Musix 0.39=
* Rosegarden4 1.2.3 (Musix is the first distro to provide this version.
Thanks to Silvan and Rosegarden's Great Team!)
* Xorg 6.9 (Thank you Adrian P. for the adaption of it)
* 4 Kernels:
188.8.131.52 (live-cd boot kernel)
184.108.40.206 (live-cd boot kernel with realtime patch)
220.127.116.11-rt-musix (not live-cd bootable. must be installed to hdd.
2.6.13-1-multimedia (not live-cd bootable. must be installed to hdd.
* Some changes in the visual aspect:
* KDE 3.5.1
* All sources available at www.gnu.org
* eq-xmms-musix modified by Pardo (recommended)
* hundreds of updates software packages
* lots of bug fixes, and more.
= Known issues =
* Installation: After installation only kernels 18.104.22.168 and 2.6.13 are
bootable. Once there the system should create the necesary stuff so it
is able to boot other kernels. If this does not happen, PLEASE report
* KDM (desktop manager) takes a lot to start.
* Possible SATA hdd incompatibility
* Kernel 22.214.171.124 (with realtime) makes reading in low-memory (128mb
ram) systems to be really slow, becase it was not possible to compile
it with unionfs support, contrary to 126.96.36.199 which has no
issues with this.
= Thanks and acknowledgements =
* To those who have been there always, and those who recently joined,
but I want to give a special one to Tapani Raikkonen who compiled the
live-cd kernels and taught me lots of things about it.
Director del desarrollo de Musix GNU+Linux
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kluppe version 0.5.2 is available.
kluppe is a jack-based loop player designed for live-use.
this version basically fixes a compilation problem with latest
debian/unstable versions. other (minor) changes include:
*) fixed occasional segfault on project loading
*) some midi and grid-display improvements
*) save and restore window geometry
kluppe can be downloaded at http://kluppe.klingt.org
as always: please let me know if you run into troubles using/compiling
kluppe or if you just want to suggest new features or give feedback.
It is my sad duty to inform you all that I will no longer be maintaining
AudioSlack. Several times in the past few months I have tried to set
aside timeto get the project going again, and each time has not
succeeded, due to other things going on for me at the time.
My interests have also moved in a different direction in helping the
Linux community. I will always be an audio and music enthusiast, but the
work that I am doing elsewhere is taking a large amount of my attention
at the moment, due to the possibility of getting employment in that
area. I only hope that those who used AudioSlack packages found them
useful in the time they were available.
If there is somebody out there who feels they wish to continue my
previous efforts, please email me at luke(a)audioslack.com to discuss
In closing, I would just like to say thank you to those who did help me
or give me encouragement/support while the project was alive. I had many
great plans forthis site, but it looks like they will never see the
light of day. So thanks to all once again, and I may see you elsewhere
in this wonderful world wide Linux community.
The LASH Audio Session Handler 0.5.1 is out.
LASH is a session management system for GNU/Linux audio
applications. It allows you to save and restore a complex
setup of many applications connected together (via Jack and
Alsa sequencer) with a single click of a button.
Changes since 0.5.0:
- Automatic server launching (similar to Jack, export
LASH_START_SERVER to enable)
- Numerous bugfixes (notably saving over existing project
directories and duplicate clients in the Lash Panel)
- Usability fixes to Lash Panel (notably the save dialog
now makes sense)
Upgrading is highly recommended.
Rumour has it the next releases of MusE and Seq24 will have
LASH support, and preliminary work on Ardour has begun.
Feel free to contact me about adding support to your app
(it's usually very simple).
More information, downloads, etc. available at:
Download from http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~kjetil/src/
Snd v7.15 from 17.8.2005
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.
Changes 0.9.5.3 -> 0.9.5.4
-Changed default resampling quality to SRC_SINC_BEST_QUALITY
-Added workaround for shift-handling across various keyboard settings.
(shortcuts for zoom in and undo works with american keyboards now.)
-Added check for Guile 1.8. Snd-ls crashes with guile 1.8.
(all versions I have tried of 1.7 seems to work though...)
-Use JackPortIsPhysical instead of "alsa_pcm" when finding jack ports.
-Updated the rt stuff to latest versions.
Das_Watchdog is a general watchdog for the linux operating system that
should be runned in the background at all times to ensure a realtime
process won't hang the machine.
*Cleaned up source a bit.
*Properly find number of timer processes.
*Added shortcuts for optargs.
this mail is just to inform you that registration for the 4th International
Linux Audio Conference (or "LAC2006" for short), APril 27th-30th, in Karlsruhe,
Germany, is possible as of now by visiting our web page at
and clicking on the link "Registration" on the left.
Like last year (and the years before), registration is free and is only
necessary because we need to prepare nametags, make estimations about
room sizes/required chairs and want to learn a bit about our audience.
That's all, honestly! :-). Information given there will NOT be used for
any kind of selling, spamming or otherwise abusing.
Also, the preliminary conference program has been published a few weeks
ago, available through the same link give above.
Thanks for registering in case you plan to come!
LAC2006 organization team
Freecycle 0.6alpha is out!!
Freecycle (http://freecycle.redsteamrecords.com) is a beat slicer running on
GNU/Linux platform using the QT toolkit, providing amplitude domain and
frequency domain beat matching / zero crossing algorithms.
It exports sliced audio chunks and generates a MIDI file which can be used to
play the sliced loop, or you can jam with it as soon as you’ve made slices
using a midi keyboard or sequencer.
Freecycle also exports AKAI S5000/S6000/Z4/Z8 .AKP files to be used with your
favorite sampler, SoundFont files, and supports slice drag and drop to/from
or inside Freecycle.
It can process the audio inline using LADSPA effects, as well as apply
envelopes to separate slices.
This new release replaces the PortAudio and PortMidi support with Alsa and
alsaseq. PortAudio and PortMidi are still supported on systems without alsa.
As a minor feature, Freecycle now provides the "Bark scale" for spectrogram
plotting, which enhances the visibility of the audio wave in the frequency
domain. Some bugfixes and minor optimisation as always..
MusE 0.8 is here at last.
MusE 0.8 was originally intended to be called 0.7.2 but for various reasons
(featuritis, time, and because 'I wanna!') we decided to call it 0.8. This is
most likely the last release in the old series, next up is the much rewritten
This release contains a number of new features lots of stability and usability
improvements. All users are encouraged to upgrade.
[Notable new features]
- Syncronization with external hardware using Midi Clock now works (see Errata
on homepage for known limitations)
- Support for restaring jack during runtime
- Import and export of midi parts with drag&drop support
- Import of plugin-presets with drag&drop support
- Internal lightweight wave editor + link to external editor
- Lots and lots of improvements, see compressed ChangeLog below
[New instrument definition files]
- Emu Proteus 200
- Roland E-28
- Roland SCD-70
- Yamaha PSR-275
- Roland Fantom XR
- Roland SRX-02
- Roland SRX-09
- Yamaha 01v
- Yamaha Motif
- Yamaha P100
- New polish translation
- New german translation
- Updated swedish translation
- Updated french translation
- Updated russian translation
[Notable known issues]
See the errata section on the homepage for the latest:
[Compressed list of changes from the ChangeLog]
- Extern sync with partial looping support
- muse now starts even if jack is not found
- fixed a number of divide by zero errors mainly affecting zoom
- Updated/improved swedish translation.
- Fix for softsynths going silent under load.
- amd64 fix for rtc timer
- Added updated french translation from Intent
- Fixed crash bug in pianoroll when moving several events outside part.
- Added popup when enabling rec for a track unable to create it's wave file
- Enlarged listeditor dialog (FR:1392090)
- Fixed crash bug when arrowing left in an empty editor
- Fixed bug in detection of RTC
- Organ softsynth did not work correctly
- VAM softsynth did not work correctly
- Changed audio prefetch buffer to be dynamically sized after the jack buffers
- Fixed race condition between threads caused lockup upon quit and load
- dynamically extends parts, fixes bug:1363066 Paste outside segment
- now tries both RTC and Alsa (in that sequence) for main timer
- updated muse_ru.ts from Alexandre Prokoudine
- removed assert, fixes bug:1376783, deleting track with pianoroll open
- fixed crash bug for showing plugin-guis when the plugin did not exist
- fixed seg fault when deleting last note in pianoroll editor
- Fixed bug 1329537 (User defined fonts not updated)
- added emuproteus200.idf from Piotr Sawicki
- added polish translation from Piotr Sawicki
- Handle restart of Jack and restart of audio
- Added new timer classes from Jonathan Woithe.
- Solo for audio tracks improved by removing the possibility to mute Output
- Implemented REPLACE for midi recording
- Fixes for Appearance dialog, background pic, event display
- Marker window now toggling
- Added "raise" to more dialog windows
- bounce now stops correctly
- Fixed position of import of wave files, inserted at cursor, now inserts at
- Added drag&drop support to plugin racks in mixer, internal and to/from disk
- Added quick search to LADSPA plugin dialog
- Implemented resize of waveparts
- Added Idf files by Steve D for Roland FantomXR, SRX-02 and SRX-09
- Internal wave editor enabled with common operations, fade, cut, amplify, etc
- Fixed bug with loading of background pixmaps
- Fixed bug 1199171 (Time change: a part does not completely fit into 4 bars),
part resize problem
- Added scrollwheel support for vertical scrolling in arranger, pianoroll and
- Fixed bug 1056996: Multiple selection, but single paste. Possible to copy
several parts in arranger
- Fixed bug 1092424: bug in reposition of instruments in drumeditor
- Fix for drumtracks and part export/import
- Fix for opening Midi port/softsynth dialog when already open (now raised and
set to active window)
- Added export/import of midi parts (.mpt-files), drag & drop also possible
- Fix for generating midi clock
- Added Roland E-28 idf file from Jonathan Woithe (js)
- Allows for several midi devices with the same name
- Fix for bug 1198747, tests for fluidsynth and rtcap in configure.ac
- Fix for bug 1198744, added patch for reading browser setting from config
without crashing, from Philip Nelson
- Fix for bug 1188767, downmix won't stop playback until reaching the right
- the instrument list in the drumeditor now has fixed width when resizing the
- added nudge event position left/right w keyboard (ctrl+left/rightarrow as
default) to pianoroll and drumeditor
- added fixed length command to pianoroll, uses snap-to value
- added snap/quantize patch from Petr Mazanec (snap of notes in
pianoroll+drumeditor is now controlled by snap, not quantize)
- simpledrums: added save/load of setup to file, bugfixes. simpledrums version
is now 1.0 (go figure! ;)
- No longer crashed when enabling audio metronome when there's an aux
- fluidsynth: bankno is saved to project, switched to hbank from lbank
- make sleep() in watchdog thread non interruptible to avoid watchdog timeouts
- added vst preallocation of memory "fix"
- More fixes to filenames containing dots (for instance wca files)
- Added Yamaha-PSR275 instrument file by Petr Mazanec
- fixed patch-info issue in Fluidsynth (bug 1191214)
- fixed bug w paste in drumeditor, 1189267, patch from P Mazanec
- Fixed bug 1152441, filename can now have several dots
- Fixed bug 1183980: fluidsynth pitch controller wasn't given to MusE from the
- Added an error popup when importing wave files fails.
- added support for german localization
- help: changed muse homepage location
- Fix for overflow when importing midi
- Added some fixed on dialog handling, mainly "esc" will close the widget now.
- New icons
- Added Roland-SCD70.idf from Emiliano Grilli
- New version of MC505.idf from Wim VW
- Added script to convert MusE 0.6 songs to 0.7-0.8 format
- For a complete list of changes see the ChangeLog.
For a complete list of changes see the ChangeLog:
Source download available:
/MusE Development team
Considering that the linuxaudio.org lists are currently not reaching a
majority of the Linux audio community, I wanted to use this opportunity to
inform you of the latest developments regarding the Linuxaudio.org. Also, for
the same reason I've resorted to some cross-posting. My sincere apologies if
this has caused any inconvenience.
What is Linuxaudio.org?
Linuxaudio.org is a non-profit consortium whose role is to support Linux as a
viable digital audio workstation. Linuxaudio.org therefore aims to expose,
proliferate, and disseminate artistic, as well as software and hardware
development endeavors associated with the aforementioned platform. The
two-year-old consortium boasts a growing membership consisting of 30+ member
organizations, companies, software projects, and institutions. In its
relatively brief existence, Linuxaudio.org has spearheaded a creation of the
first online CD compilation of art generated using exclusively open source
software in conjunction with Linux, and has sponsored Linux audio booths at
several international conferences and expos.
For more info please visit http://www.linuxaudio.org
It is also my pleasure to use this opportunity to announce our latest members:
*Ubuntu Linux represented by Mark Shuttleworth
*Ubuntu Studio project (ubuntustudio.com) represented by Dana Olson
*Pure-Data represented by Miller Puckette
*Frinika software project (www.frinika.com) represented by Johan Salomonsen
*(CCM)2 studios at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of
Cincinnati represented by Dr. Mara Helmuth
*Virginia Tech Music Department, represented by Prof. John Husser
I would like to welcome our new members. For latest updates, users, members,
as well as prospective members are encouraged to subscribe to the following
We are now in an opportune moment as the Linuxaudio.org appears to be finally
ready for the plan which has been proposed almost a year ago, namely to
incorporate the consortium in order to begin fund-raising for the purpose of
strengthening the consortium's mission and outreach. In order to bring this
plan to fruition, I would first of all greatly appreciate a response from
all who were/are currently subscribed to, or wish to be involved in the
A number of other ideas/projects are currently in
the works, including a potential move of the consortium's server to Virginia
Tech where we could enjoy better bandwidth and more disk space, both of
which would put us in a much better position regarding expansion and
offering enhanced content. If anyone is interested in getting involved with
Web maintenance, please contact me at ico_at_linuxaudio.org.
Linuxaudio.org is currently in the process of finalizing a new logo. All who
are involved (or wish to be involved) in Linuxaudio.org are welcome to
contribute to this project.
Finally, please allow me to point out that Linuxaudio.org always welcomes new
member projects, institutions, organizations, and individuals who actively
contribute to the development of the Linux as a viable digital audio
workstation, including artists and software projects. The membership is
currently free, and even once we become incorporated and instantiate
membership dues for the purpose of fund-raising, members will have an option
to enroll as and/or retain their free membership. If interested, please do not
hesitate to contact me. For additional info, please visit
Ivica Ico Bukvic, Director