A fresh new release from the FreeBoB project is available. It is only a
maintenance release. It fixes a few bugs which were reported. If you
don't have problems with the your current version of libfreebob, there
is no reason to update to this one.
Available through the SourceForge release system at:
Have fun recording!
The FreeBoB Team
PS: Expect FFADO soon...
I'm pleased to announce the release of FluidSynth 1.0.8.
Dubbed "Its about funky time!", since it was almost 2 years ago since
the last release.
If you like HTML change logs, have a look at:
Features and improvements
* Improved synthesis interpolation (around loops for smoother looping,
optimizations and improved flexibility)
* Dithering on 16 bit converted output (thanks to Mihail Zenkov for
noting the problem and providing patches)
* Updated fluidmax plugin with polyphony parameter
* Improved ALSA audio and sequencer drivers.
* Fixed some Floating Point Exceptions which were causing excessive CPU
* Some fixes to Chorus and Reverb parameters (thanks to David Hilvert
for noting problems and providing patches)
* Looping/tuning problem when loop end close to end of sample (Ticket #4
- Thanks to Tomas Nykung for reporting and providing example
* FluidSynth crashes with QSynth and audio meters turned on (Ticket #5 -
Thanks to David Hilvert for reporting)
* ALSA sequencer driver no longer prints out false error messages
* Many memory leaks plugged (thanks to Paul Millar for pointing out
issues and providing some patches)
* Warning message printed if a non option is not a valid SoundFont or
MIDI file (thanks to Nick Daly for the patch).
Code cleanup other misc. stuff
* Fixed Visual Studio Windows project files and other fixes to build on
* Removed broken SSE support.
* Removed memory alignment hacks (no longer needed).
* Function comments sprinkled throughout the code (not finished yet)
* Updated fluidsynth man page.
* Updated README-OSX (from Ebrahim Mayat)
* Added --enable-fpe-check and --enable-trap-on-fpe configure options to
aid in Floating Point Exception debugging
Grab it directly from: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/fluid/
Main project page: http://www.fluidsynth.org
The online form for the submission of papers for LAC2008 is now open!
Authors please use the conference management system at
The deadline for paper submissions is 1 Dec 2007.
We invite submissions of papers addressing all areas of audio
processing based on Linux and open source software. Papers can focus
on technical, artistic or scientific issues and can target developers
or users. For details please refer to the call for papers below and on
the web at
We would also like to remind you of the call for music. We are
looking for music that has been produced completely or mostly under
Linux and/or with open source software from every genre: compositions,
Electronica, Chill-Out, Ambient, etc.
The deadline for music submissions is 1 Dec 2007.
On behalf of the LAC2008 organisation team, sincerely,
Frank Barknecht and Martin Rumori
Call For Presentations
Just a reminder that the Call for Presentation submissions for LCA
Multimedia is slowly approaching its deadline.
Please send your abstracts to lca-mm(at)annodex.net or myself for a submission.
LCA Multimedia is a miniconf, part of linux.conf.au, the annual
Australian Linux & open source developers' conference.
When: 28th January 2008
Where: Melbourne University, Linux.conf.au
Dates and Deadlines:
* Sept 2007 - Call for Presentations distributed
* 30th Nov 2007 - Deadline for submissions
* 15th Dec 2007 - Programme published
* 28 Jan 2008 - Miniconf
The aim of this mini-conf is to allow Linux audio and video developers
and users to meet and share ideas, and also to discuss
multimedia-related issues with the developers of the kernel,
networking and desktop systems. For all users, it will be a great way
to see and hear the variety of tools available and to contribute.
Presentations may be Full length (50 min), Half length (25 min) or
Lightning talks (10 min).
Full and half length presentations include time for audience
interaction. Facilities will be a lecture with data projector.
Lightning talks are short talks/presentations that last no more than
10 minutes. This is a good opportunity to introduce a new project or
tool. Slides have to be submitted beforehand to allow a quick
progression of talks.
Examples of topics for presentations include (but are not limited to):
* audio and video applications on Linux
* Linux for digital audio workstations and musical instruments
* video editing and postproduction on Linux
* low latency and reliable audio and video in the Linux kernel and userspace
* systems for connecting music, processing and control hardware
* media frameworks: gstreamer, xine, ffmpeg, etc.
* core Linux audio subsystems: Jack, ALSA, LADSPA, OSS, libsydneyaudio etc.
* software synthesis and sequencing applications
* recording, editing and mastering applications
* audio and video file formats and codecs
* streaming and network services for audio and video
* telephony and speech technologies
* video conferencing
Presentations must relate to Free and open source software and/or open
Please note that in order to give a presentation you must be signed up
for the main conference.
To submit a talk, please send the following information to
* Company or Affiliation:
* Title of talk:
* Proposed Length of Talk:
* Short abstract (100-300 words):
Please note all the above may be published on the miniconf homepage.
Looking forward to some awesome music action at LCA!
After years the developers of SuperCollider decided to start making official
releases, which has led to release 3.1!
You can download it here:
A lot of changes and improvements have been made over the last few
weeks leading up to this release. If you haven't upgraded in a while,
now would be a good time to do so!
If you are a package manager for a distribution, it is suggested to use the
new released version to update the package (this will make it easier on the
user emaillist to help with questions).
on behalf of the SuperCollider developers,