as it is LAC time, it's also release time :) .
Simple Sysexxer is a GUI sysex tool comparable to Sysexxer, but it's
based on Qt4 (no KDE dependency) and ALSA only (no OSS dependency).
Theoretically it should also build and run on Mac OS X, but I didn't try
Feedback and bugreports are always welcome.
Information and source code:
the linux audio conference 2006, which takes place at the zkm in
karlsruhe/germany from april 27 to april 30, will be streamed live for
your convenience, inspiration and enjoyment.
all presentations (which are listed on
http://lac.zkm.de/2006/program.shtml) are covered as ogg vorbis audio
streams in two bitrates (one for modem users and one for
slightly-more-broadband users) and ogg theora/vorbis a/v streams (for
broadband users only). to watch and/or listen, you can use a recent
version of mplayer, vlc or curl | theora123, if you prefer.
the stream urls are listed at
http://lac.zkm.de/2006/streaming.shtml. we will start test streams
tomorrow by 12:00 utc+2. as always, there will be chat channels to go
with the streams, where you can report problems, discuss the
presentations and also ask questions which will be relayed to the live
audience by the local chat operators here at zkm.
these channels are #lac2006 for general issues and chitchat, and
#lac2006-track1 and #lac2006-track2 for questions and remarks about the
current presentation, all on irc.freenode.net.
you will be able to download the presentation slides in advance to read
along as you listen and watch. the quality of the video streams will not
be sufficient to read the projections, but you should easily be able to
make out which slide is currently up.
on behalf of eric rzewnicki (who did most of the streaming work this
year) and the rest of the lac organizational team i wish you lots of fun
with the streams. kudos again to the icecast team, especially to karl
heyes, all the folks at xiph.org who brought us all those great free
multimedia codecs, and the crew here at zkm for their great support and
This release fixes a bug with the code for identifying the djEQ plugin.
Tested and installed locally. YMMV. Please report bugs or installation
problems to the jackEQ list.
jackEQ wll allow sound as rich and powerful as Jackie O, as street smart
as Jackie Brown. Is jackEQ more than you can handle?
jackEQ is a tool for routing and manipulating audio from/to multiple
input/output sources. It runs in the JACK Audio Connection Kit, and uses
LADSPA for its backend DSP work, specifically the DJ EQ swh plugin
created by Steve Harris, one of jackEQ's main authors.
jackEQ is intended to provide an accessible method for tweaking the
treble, mid and bass of any JACK aware applications output. Designed
specifically for live performance, it is modelled on varous DJ mixing
consoles which the main author has used.
4 x stereo i/o channels with EQs, independant gain controls and meters
Stereo monitor and master outputs with indpendant gain control and meters
3band graphic EQ for each channel
Bass: 100 Hz
Range Mid: 1000 Hz
Treble: 10000 Hz
cross fader support: All channels assignable plus mute and all
2x stereo aux send/return with monitor buttons (pre gain).
Internal jack i/o connections assignable from Ports menu.
Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.boosthardware.comHttp://www.djcj.org/LAU/guide/ - The Linux Audio Users guide
"Anything your mind can see you can manifest physically, then it will
become reality" - Macka B
2006/04/24: soniK 1.0beta2
soniK is an open source digital audio editor for Linux, using the KDE
platform. soniK allows you to record, edit and process sounds on your
soniK's main features include:
* Record & play audio using your computer's soundcard
* Visualise the audio as a waveform or a spectrogram
* Edit the audio and transform it with a wide variety of plugins
* Generate new sounds
For screenshots, downloads & more information see:
soniK can be downloaded from http://sonik.sourceforge.net/download.html
Binary packages are available for Debian sarge, Kubuntu 5.10, Kubuntu 5.04 and
Fedora Core 4.
This is the second beta release for soniK 1.0. Changes since beta 1 include:
* Fix builds with aRts, LADSPA & debug disabled
* Fix corruption during looped playback
* Fix corruption when playing using aRts plugin
* Fix time scale display corruption on ubuntu hoary / breezy
* Fix selection display corruption on ubuntu breezy
* Fix keyboard selection
* Merge LADSPA plugin package into main package
* Show channel names scale bar
* Create Plugin Development Kit headers
* Fix drawing bugs in spectral display
* Warn before overwriting file in 'Save As'
Please test it and report any problems or bugs using the tracker at
http://sonik.sourceforge.net . Also, please send any other feedback to
Rob Walker <rob(a)tenfoot.org.uk>
I released today an experimental software that allows you to process the
sound/image as a single FFT (and other) transforms.
Also, the program can transform sound to images and vice-versa. Because of
this, you can apply a blurring or swirling effect to sound, or
revereberation/flange effect to images ;-)
Many effects sounds/looks very strange (in my opinion theese are the strangest
sounds I ever heard - hard to describe in words - better listen them).
You can download the alpha-stage source code from
and I recomand you to see/listen some examples at
A related software to this is Mammut (
http://www.notam02.no/notam02/prod-prg-mammuthelp.html ), but this programs
aims to be modular and to do more :)
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This is the first public version of Slag!
Slag is a pattern-based audio sequencer that can currently be used as a
simple drum box. It features real-time editing, optional JACK support
with individual ports for tracks, volume settings for pads and tracks, a
virtually unlimited number of tracks and patterns, the ability to link
song parts together, and real-time audio file output. It's licensed
under the GNU GPL.
Homepage : http://www.nongnu.org/slag/
Download : http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/slag/
It's a simple application, but I think some people may have fun with it.
After more than two years of developement, this is the first public
release, so don't hesitate to send feedback. It requires Qt3,
libsamplerate, libsndfile, and at least one of libao or JACK for live
A second release of the Ambisonics plugins is now available.
* Added cube (8-speaker) decoder.
* Removed conflicting port hints.
Follie! Follie! Delirio vano e' questo!
Download from http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~kjetil/src/
Snd-ls is a distribution of Bill Schottstaedt's 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.
The biggest thing about this release of Snd-ls is probably that the
rt-player is enabled by default. The rt-player is an alternative player
engine for SND that plays soundfiles using the rt-extension and reads data
from disk through a buffer. The result is less clicks, and more channels
can be played safely at once.
Changes 0.9.5.5 -> 0.9.6.2
-Moved the dac size slider into the options menu.
-Hide listener on startup.
-Removed marks stuff from popup menu. (Incompatible with snd_conffile.scm)
-Updated Snd from 8.0/30.3 to 8.0/2.4. Many important fixes, including
-Removed playing buttons from pop-up menues.
-Added checks for gtk-mnemnomnics so that old key-bindings aren't
-Many fixes for the rt-player.
-Various fixes so that debug printing and warnings/errors are put out to
the listener as well as stdout/stderr.
-Configured the transform view to show sonograms by default.
-Increased standard dac-size from 1024 to 2048.
-Added shortcut "l" to turn on/off the listener, and added it to the
help menu along with the "c" key for turning on/off controls.
-Updated Snd from 7.15 to 8.0.
-Enabled rt-player by default. rt-player is an alternative player engine
for snd, that plays using the rt-extension and reads data from disk
through a ringbuffer. The result is less clicks.
The first release of phat python bindings, pyphat and an updated phat
are now out.
2 new widgets are added, phatknob and phatpad. Phat pad is a 5-d input
pad that is xinput enabled. X, y, pressure, tilt x and tilt y can
returned when used with an xinput device such as a graphics tablet.
Knobs and fansliders know have a log mode and an resize bug in
sliderbuttons is fixed.
Both can be download at http://phat.berlios.de/