64 Studio 0.9.4 is the first release candidate for the 64 Studio 1.0
The CD image will install a custom Debian system specialised for
multimedia content creation, including a NUMA-enabled SMP Linux 2.6.17
kernel with realtime preemption for dual Opteron systems.
If you don't have a 64-bit machine available, we now provide an
alternative installer for 32-bit PCs - it's the same software, just
built with i386 binaries.
Download links and mirrors are here:
(More mirrors would be welcome, as we prepare the 1.0 release - we can
provide you with an rsync feed).
For more details, and to post bug reports, please visit http://64studio.com/
Known bugs in this release:
* DRI support is not enabled in the kernel for some AGP video cards
* Printconf and portmap take too long to configure during the install
* Synaptic may produce an error message until the 'Reload' button is clicked
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The Traverso Team is happy to announce the release of Traverso 0.30.0, a GPL
licensed multitrack audio recording and editing program for GNU/Linux.
This release is the first in a series towards the final 1.0.0 release.
Traverso offers an innovative User Interface concept, with which it tries to
differ from other multitrack audio applications and, more importantly,
provides a powerfull tool to easy and quickly record or import, edit and mix
The source, distribution packages (Debian, Gentoo), or ready to run binaries
can be obtained from the Project's website which is hosted on Savannah:
Project central development webpage:
User Interface concept:
Traverso uses a contextual interaction interface.
Instead of using (only) the mouse to operate on certain objects, the mouse and
keyboard are used together to control the program.
This results in a higher flexibility to controll the program compared to the 2
or 3 mouse buttons available if the mouse was used alone. The mouse only has
to move on an object and all functions become available by pressing a key on
the keyboard. This is more efficient and requires less interaction than
selecting the object and choosing the function from a menu. Since the object
under the mouse cursor is automatically selected, this concept is
called "soft selection".
It differs also from the more generally known "key shortcuts" which do not
operate in a context, or only on "hard selected" objects.
To help new users to learn this way of controlling an application, Traverso
offers "Contextual Menus", a detailed help file, and a tutorial on the web
Traverso is a native Qt program which uses the new Qt 4.1 toolkit. This makes
it a lightweight, fast program which is light on system resources. It uses
the highly popular libsoundfile and libsamplerate libraries to read/write
from/to audio files. Both audio file reads and writes are done with use of
lockless ringbuffers to improve real time audio processing behaviour. Both
ALSA (native) and Jack are supported, and great care is taken to make the
internal sound processing routines Real Time friendly. The audio processing
is done with normalized 32 bit floats. See the Changelog for more details.
Where to place Traverso:
The goal of Traverso is to create an easy, fast to controll and workflow based
audio recording and editing application, and certainly isn't supposed to be a
second Ardour/Audacity/other !
The interface concept, though not completely unknown, has been taken to a
higher level than most applications have done, and as such is an experiment
which so far has seen good results!
Traverso still lacks a number of features, however major components have been
created including un/redo framework, a 100% seperation of Core and GUI, and
reasonable solid playback/recording routines, either using native ALSA or
Jack which can be switched at runtime.
Traverso is a fork of the Protux project, and continued on the code base as of
We hope Traverso will be of any use for you, and we encourage you to use it.
We would be very pleased if you give your valuable feedback, so we can make
Traverso better than we ever have hoped it would be!
The Traverso Team.
This is the third beta release of the 64 Studio distribution. An
alternative i386 build is now also provided for 32-bit PCs.
(Please note that the mirrors will not have 0.9.2 until tomorrow).
The CD will install a custom Debian system specialised for multimedia
content creation. For more details, and to post bug reports, please
Known bugs in this release:
* Software RAID support via mdadm is broken
* Printconf takes too long during install
* After an offline install, Synaptic may produce an error message
On behalf of the Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the
immediate release of Rivendell v0.9.71. Rivendell is a full-featured radio
automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It
is available under the GNU General Public License. From the NEWS file:
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Copying Carts from SoundPanel in RDAirPlay. It's now possible to
copy carts from the SoundPanel button in RDAirPlay when touching the
VoiceTracker Rubberbanding. Audio fadeup/fadedown points and
levels can now be set independently of the segue overlap in the
Voice Tracker dialog by moving the 'rubberbands' in the waveform
Bugfixes. See the ChangeLog for details.
This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.2 and
librhpi-0.94.7 be installed. If installing from RPM, the version of
the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
rpm -q libradio
rpm -q librhpi
As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
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Further information, including screenshots, documentation and download links
can be found at:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Director of Broadcast Software Development |
| | Salem Radio Labs |
| All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time. |
| -- Anonymous |
The NoteEdit team is happy to announce the long awaited new release
of the score editor NoteEdit.
You can directly fetch the sources from here:
This is the last major release on NoteEdit. Since some month the core team
concentrates it's development on the NoteEdit successor called Canorus.
More information can be found here:
The new version 2.8.1 contains the following major changes since the
- New direct printing and print preview support using different backends:
- Implemented custom print dialog.
- New settings in Configure dialog for printing.
- Custom preview application (eg. kpdf, gpdf, xpdf, gv).
- Custom typesetting application (LilyPond, ABC, PMX/MusiXTeX).
- Enhanced UI:
- mouse wheel behaviour improvements (zoom in/out, quick scroll, vertical
- added keyboard shortcuts (select n-th voice directly, start/stop
insert special barline, goto measure),
- few dialog improvements (insert clef or barline, page layout),
- new dialog: Insert special barline.
- remember the last position of action (useful when deleting the whole
of the score),
- rewritten scroll behaviour (especially when the selected element is
- red border when Edit mode is active.
- added vertical line which connects all staves
- MusicXML improvements:
- import arbitrary text.
- export arbitrary text.
- export all strings in UTF-8 encoding.
- LilyPond export filter improvements:
- arranger is now exported.
- document page size is exported.
- rit./accel. signs are printed in italic.
- export all strings in UTF-8 encoding, if Lily >2.6 is found.
- official Lilypond font sizes are now supported
- gcc4 complete compiler support. Many warning fixes and internal cleanups.
- Many documentation additions and fixes.
- New translations and translation updates
More details (including bug fixes and detailed changes) can be found
in the NEWS file and the ChangeLog file of the archive.
Software-Engineer, Developer of User Interfaces
Project: Canorus - the next generation music score editor -
GnuPG Public Key available on request
I actually would not have even noticed that this did not go through had it
not been for Joern mentioning that the ANN list was getting nuked. So,
without further ado, here is the original message in all its glory ;-)
(please forward to your respective project members and/or mailing lists)
August 6, 2006 - Linuxaudio.org announces new members.
Linuxaudio.org is a not-for-profit consortium of libre software
projects and artists, companies, institutions, organizations, and
hardware vendors using Linux kernel-based systems and allied libre software
for audio-related work, with an emphasis on professional tools for
the music, production, recording, and broadcast industries. The consortium
aims to co-ordinate joint projects between members, collaborate on the
promotion of Linux based systems for audio tasks, offer programs beneficial
to members and subsequently its mission, and provide a single point of
contact for prospective industry partners.
In its bi-monthly membership update, Linuxaudio.org is pleased to
announce nine new members, bringing the total number
of members to forty three:
a free cross-platform music score editor
Aeolus, JAAA, JAPA, JACE, Jdelay, Jnoise, and Aliki developer
company selling Linux-based systems and promoting audio on Linux
shell-like MIDI sequencer/filter
the Qt3 GUI interface to the JACK Audio Connection Kit
A Qt3 GUI front-end application to the LinuxSampler engine
a Qt3 GUI front-end application to the FluidSynth engin
a MIDI/Audio multi-track sequencer.
A California-based audio production studio
As usual, all new members are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the
consortium mailing list to keep up with the latest updates as well as to
participate in the day-to-day operations. The consortium list can be
accessed at the following address:
More information on the Linuxaudio.org consortium can be obtained by
Press contacts: Ivica Ico Bukvic at (ico at linuxaudio dot org)
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Department of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
stygmorgan is a Interactive musical workstation software, that is to say, an
organ with automatic accompaniment capable to create complex musical
- Style with up to 20 real time patterns.
- Pattern up to 16 tracks, 7 simultaneous, capable to play different
tracks for each chord.
- Two modes of recognize chords. (32 different chords).
- Import STY and PRS (Musical Style File Formats).
- Chord sequencer.
Take a look in http://stygmorgan.berlios.de
Ahm..... sorry the html help files are in spanish, maybe someone can
This is to announce the long-awaited bugfix release of the SWH LADSPA
Fast Lookahead Limiter - fix an audible buf that caused the
limiter to "pump" when it shouldn't. This plugin is used by Jamin,
so all Jamin users should upgrade. Many thanks are due to Sampo
Savolainen for identifying the problem and working out the fix.
All IIR filters - denomral fixes from Tim Blechmann.
SVF filter - possible denormal improvements.
Crossover distortion - added patch from Tim Blechmann that fixes
a NaN-related bug.
Build system - patch from Anand Kumria to fix build options on
x86_64 and popwerpc64
Now includes that code that should let some of the plugins be
built on Windows. OSX building is possible with some hacking to
the auto* scripts.
Hopefully this will be the last LADSPA flavoured release of these plugins
as they are now nearly all working in LV2. I will be concentrating any
further improvments on the LV2 versions, and only backporting major