Dear Linux Audio developer, user, composer, musician, philosopher
and anyone else interested, you are invited to the...
Linux Audio Conference 2010
The conference about Open Source Software for music and audio
May 1-4 2010
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Registration is open, and so is the call for abstracts and papers.
More information can be found on the website:
For previous editions, look here:
For concerts, music and workshops a submission system and protocol will
be available soon. In the meantime, ideas and announcements can be sent by
e-mail ("lac -at- linuxaudio -dot- org ")
or written on the wiki:
We hope to see you all in Utrecht !
Kind regards on behalf of the LAC team,
Marc Groenewegen, lecturer music software design @ HKU
I am pleased to announce a long overdue release of jackEQ v0.5.8 code
name: Smooth and Shiny
You can find the tarball at the new home: http://djcj.org/jackeq
It's been almost 4 years since a release and this one comes with many
useful new features including...
- Save/Restore UI state (with autosave on exit/quit).
- Shiny new meters merging gtkmeter and gtkmeterscale into one class.
- Mute buttons on all channels, right click to enable/disable.
- One click eq reset (well two actually for your safety)
- A revised UI theme taking advantage of Cairo rendering engine in gtk.
Please let me know if you encounter any problems.
Otherwise, enjoy and Happy New Year for 2010!!!
Boost Hardware Ltd
The second milestone is reached and result is a tarball that brave souls
may want to download and try. It can start apps and restore their
connections. Level 1 apps are supported.
Beware that no apps have implemented level 1 yet. If non-level-1 app is
started at level 1, it will probably quit on save, because the default
signal handler for SIGUSR1 terminates the process.
This preview also features a2jmidid support. Run the a2j script as an
app in the studio.
This is a beta quality software, use it with double caution.
I would like to thank the early adopters and especially Frank Kober for
their help with testing the git ladish code and for the valuable
suggestions they gave.
Build will produce three operational components:
* ladishd - The daemon, a D-Bus service
* gladish - GTK GUI interface
* ladish_control - Command-line interface
In the tarball you will also find bundled:
* LADI Tools (svn version)
* a2jmidid-6 (contains the a2j script for use in ladish)
* jack2 from the ladi branch
The jack2 ladi branch contains fixes for two important issues:
* Race that causes connection restore to fail sometimes during studio
* A deadlock on studio start (http://ladish.org/ticket/35)
Hopefully, these fixes with be in the next jack2 release (1.9.5).
The jack2 ladi branch also contains the no-self-connect changeset that
adds new engine option, for disabling self connect of apps. Default
value for this option is to allow self connections.
Make sure to configure jack2 with --dbus (and maybe with --classic too).
LADI Session Handler or simply ladish is a session management system
for JACK applications on GNU/Linux. Its aim is to allow you to have
many different audio programs running at once, to save their setup,
close them down and then easily reload the setup at some other
time. ladish doesn't deal with any kind of audio or MIDI data itself;
it just runs programs, deals with saving/loading (arbitrary) data and
connects JACK ports together. It can also be used to move entire
sessions between computers, or post sessions on the Internet for
* Save and restore sets of JACK (audio and MIDI) enabled
* Provide JACK clients with virtual hardware ports, so projects can
be transfered (or backups restored) between computers running
different hardware and backups.
* Don't require session handling library to be used. There is no need
of such library for restoring connections between JACK clients.
* Flow canvas based GUI. Positions of elements on the canvas are
* Allow clients to use external storage to save its state. This
includes storing internal state to non-filesystem place like memory
of a hardware synth. This also includes storing client internal
state (client project data) in a way that is not directly bound to
* Import/export operations, as opposed to save/load. Save/load
operate in current system and may cause saving data outside of
project itself (external storage). Import/export uses/produces
"tarball" suitable for transferring session data over network to
other computer or storing it in a backup archive.
* Hierarchical or tag-based organization of projects.
* List of JACK applications. Applications are always started through
ladish to have restored runtime environment closer to one existed
before project save.
* Distributed studio - network connected computers. Netjack
configuration is part of the studio and thus is saved/restored.
* Collaborate with the X11 window manager so window properties like
window position, virtual desktop and screen (multimonitor) are
Nedko Arnaudov <GnuPG KeyID: DE1716B0>
a2jmidid is a project that aims to ease usage of legacy ALSA sequencer
applications, in a JACK MIDI enabled system.
Homepage with screenshots: http://home.gna.org/a2jmidid/
Tarball download: http://download.gna.org/a2jmidid/
Changes since version 5:
* MIDI processing improvements
* Handle large number of ports
* a2j script (non-dbus-like behaviour for dbus environment)
* Allow tweaking through dbus of the hardware port export option
* Fix a use of invalid memory
* Fix port miss that can occur if port appears during bridge startup
Special thanks to Torben Hohn and Paul Davis for their recent work on
improving the a2jmidid code.
Indzhe Voyvoda was a renowned leader of an armed band of outlaws in
Ottoman-held Bulgaria. Eventually, he gave up robbing and began to
patronize the poor Bulgarian population.
Nedko Arnaudov <GnuPG KeyID: DE1716B0>
Indamixx Digital Download only $29.00 for LAU and LAD*
*Hope this makes it through the approval.
Thanks to everyone in the Linux community for helping with Transmission
There is a special price for LAU and LAD of $29.00.
Transmission includes ArdourXchange, and LinusDSP for Atom chips (netboks).
Simply use the code LAU or LAD to receive your discount.
Look forward to another great you and thanks again!
Trinity Audio Group Inc.
9854 National Blvd. #322
Los Angeles CA 90034
Sorry ... I missed my own Christmas deadline. But, I did make it
before the new year!
Get the latest and greatest at
Some nice little changes and additions, bug fixes, etc.
Got a beef, suggestion or found a bug? Let me know!
Hope you all had a great year and holiday. All the best in 2010!
MMA is a accompaniment generator -- it creates midi tracks
for a soloist to perform with. User supplied files contain
pattern selections, chords, and MMA directives.
**** Listen to my CD at http://www.mellowood.ca/music/cedars ****
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
aseqmm is a C++ wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface using Qt4
objects, idioms and style. ALSA sequencer provides software support for MIDI
technology on Linux. Several examples are included in the source tree.
Library sources are bundled in KMetronome, KMidimon and KMid2 latest tarballs,
and by default it is statically linked to these programs so it is not
necessary to download or distribute the library as a standalone package. It
is recommended, though, if you are a packager and your distro already
includes two or more programs using it.
See the ChangeLog for API changes.
Copyright (C) 2009, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2 or later
openSUSE Build Service - RPM packages
ams 2.0.1 has just been released.
tar.gzip and tar.bzip2 are available at
o Compile error for Qt 4.2 fixed
o Highlight MIDI controller in Control Center,
if MIDI event has been received.
o Fix crash unbinding multiple controllables connected to the
same midi controller.
o Initialized variable in env-module.
Fixes env-module mute bug discribed by lee(mrleelee).
o MIDI channel numbering changed from 0..15 to 1..16.
o Redesign of 3D look
o Application icon
o German translation
o Keyboard shortcuts for menu and dialog items
o Menu item for recently opened files
o French translation (by Fank Kober)
o New --name command line option to specify the ALSASEQ/JACK
o Legato in monophonic mode using the "--poly 1" command line
option (by Atte Andre Jensen)
o Port form Qt 3 to Qt 4.x library.
o A newly written autoconf/automake environment now provides the
usual "./configure && make && make install" comfort.
o Command line options are reworked.
- JACK now is the default interface, if the connection fails ams
connects to ALSA. This behavior can be modified using the -J and
- The initial patch file to be loaded no longer needs the -l
regards & merry xmess,