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I'm pleased to announce the initial 'LV2' release of the Invada Studio Plugins which feature plugin GUI's along with a new 'Stereo Phaser'
The plugins have been tested on Arch 2009.02, Ubuntu Hardy and Ubuntu Jaunty (amd64) using Ardour 2.8 & Lars Luthman's Elven but if you come
across something that doesn't look right (or is plain broken) please log it as a bug via the Invada Studio Launchpad page:
More information & source download can be found here: http://www.invadarecords.com/Downloads.php?ID=00000264
For those running Ubuntu or derivatives, packages for Hardy, Jaunty, Intrepid & Karmic exist in the Invada PPA:
Any Feedback / comments welcome.
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Seablade has been working hard to create a native Mac OS X version of
Aqualung. The work builds upon the earlier sessions concerning
Aqualung's OS X support (also by Seablade, around the time Aqualung
0.9beta8 was current). It is my pleasure to announce that the port has
just reached the status where it should be interesting to the general
Please point your browsers to:
The port is currently considered experimental, with some feature
limitations, but should be fairly stable nevertheless. Feedback and
discussion is welcome on the Aqualung-friends mailing list, so I would
like to ask all Mac enthusiasts to show their love and send
high-quality bug reports (you need to be a subscriber to post to the list).
Finally I would like to publicly thank Seablade for creating this port.
A direct link to the Linux demo, for the impatient:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Berlin, May 27th, 2009 - Hot on the heels of glowing praise for
Renoise 2.0 by Computer Music magazine (issue #138, may 2009), the
new Renoise 2.1 seemlessly integrates with other DAWs & Audio Tools
by introducing ReWire support on OSX/Windows and Jack Transport on
Along side VST/VSTi, Audio Unit and LADSPA plug-in support; with
native Windows, Macintosh and Linux versions available; Renoise 2.1
is one of the most versatile music sequencers on the scene, like a
So affordable, why wouldn't you integrate it into your workflow?
A unique approach when compared with mainstream music sequencers,
Renoise’s streamlined workflow delivers professional results. Renoise
2.1 is a complete music production environment with support for FX
and instrument plug-ins, automatic plug-in delay compensation, multi-
core load balancing, MIDI i/o, audio recording, flexible audio
output, parameter automation, and much more.
Renoise is a mod tracker. If you’ve never used a tracker before,
don’t be put off by the machine-code-like appearance of the main
editing screen. Ultimately, it’s just a display of simple note and
effects information that is easily understood and, for the proficient
user, makes the creation of music far quicker than is possible in
Why spend hours cobbling beats together with a mouse when you can do
it in seconds with a few keystrokes? Whether you’re an audio veteran
or just starting out, Renoise is the perfect complement for anyone
looking for something new.
With over a month of beta testing behind it, Renoise 2.1 is now ready
+ Full ReWire Slave & Master support (on Windows & OSX)
ReWire allows you to connect and synchronize multiple software
applications, so that you can run them side by side while passing
Audio/MIDI information between them.
For example, you could connect Renoise to Logic, program your drums
in Renoise, while arranging the bulk of your song in Logic. Or you
could connect both Reason and Ableton Live to Renoise, arrange your
track in Renoise, control Reason's built-in synthesizers, and play
around with loops in Live. All it takes is some ReWire enabled
software and you are good to go.
ReWire has two modes, both of which are fully supported by Renoise:
*ReWire Master* (ReWire Mixer) and *ReWire Slave* (ReWire Synth)
+ Jack Transport Support (Linux only)
Similar to ReWire, Renoise now supports the Jack transport protocol.
Jack transport allows Linux users to start, stop and reposition
multiple audio programs, all connected/running through Jack.
+ New Pattern Sequencer Features:
- Decoupled Sequencer Playback Now Possible:
This new feature allows the user to detach the current playback
position from the edit position. This lets you edit a pattern while
other patterns are playing.
- Live Pattern Triggering:
Patterns can now be "scheduled" for playback via a new column in the
Pattern Sequencer. Without stopping playback you can now trigger new
sequences in the song "in real time".
+ New meta devices (Modulation / Automation Device fun):
- *Hydra Device: Automate/change/broadcast multiple FX parameters
with a single parameter. Think of this as a magic slider, which
connects itself to up to 9 other parameters - allowing you to change
multiple settings with just one slider or automation.
- *Keytracking Device: Modulates parameters depending on an
instruments key (note) value. Like what the "*Velocity Device" does
with Velocities, the Keytracking device does with Keys/Notes.
- *MIDI Control Device This device replaces the old "MIDI-CC Device",
finally offering Pitchbend, Channel Pressure, Program Change &
regular controller (CC) in a single device.
More info at: http://www.renoise.com/
SLV2 is a library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible
Changes this release:
* Add manual pages for utilities
* Reduce plugin load overhead
(on-demand querying with finer granularity)
* Fix compilation on Mac OS X
This version is fully compatible with the previous version (0.6.4).
More information, downloads, documentation, etc. at:
Available in tarball or SVN at SourceForge:
- JACK / ALSA MIDI Drivers
- Capture to file (text file only currently)
- Currently Available in Source Distribution Only (tarball or svn)
guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar amplifier for jack(Jack Audio Connektion Kit)
with one input and two outputs. Designed to get nice thrash/metal/rock/blues
guitar sounds. . . .
Some new effect's in the amp section with new controllers, overworked tuner, overworked midi output
(still it is experimental but can be usefull for rhythm blues or jazz or. . . fun)
Many thanks to Orcan Ogetbil (Fedora) for give the right hint to impruve the tuner,
and the patch's to create a proper Makefile and more, thanks Orcan.
guitarix based on Gtk, a great part is also realesed as ladspa plugin.
guitarix is licensed under GPL
Projektpage with screenshots:
For capture guitarix make use of jack_capture ver >= 0.9.30 from Kjetil
S. Matheussen. If you dont have it installed, look here:
For extra Impulse Response guitarix make use of jconv from Fons Adriaensen. If
you dont have it installed, look here:
I use faust to build the prototype and will say thanks to
: Julius Smith
: Albert Graef
: Yann Orlary
Sorry for the crossposting, but the statistics show that only some people have subscribed to all three lists.
The Denemo project has released a new version of its music notation program. Denemo 0.8.4, which is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS (via third-party builds) as source and binaries. The software is distributed under the GPL.
Some of the new features are improvements for scripting support and user-created commands and improved MIDI-output.
Official support, beneath our website, is avaible via our IRC channel #denemo on irc.freenode.net.
Denemos notation-functionality is ready for daily and professional use.
For future improvements our team searches for additional developers. If you are interested in notation and midi-sequencing please join the team!
GNU Denemo is a free, GPL, open source music notation editor for Linux, MacOS and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more. Music can be typed in at the PC-Keyboard, or played in via MIDI controller, or input acoustically into a microphone plugged into your computer's soundcard.
I have made a LADSPA effect plugin called WubFlip. It's a sort of distortion
that might be useful for dirty lofi beats and synths.
Currently only source so needs LADSPA sdk installed.
The FFADO team is happy to announce the release of the second release
candidate for FFADO 2.0.
It has been 6 months since we released FFADO 2.0 Release Candidate 1,
and we have to admit that this is quite long. The usage statistics show
that about 300 people have been using RC1 in this period, and the good
news is that we did not get a lot of bug reports. Most of the reports
filed were related to crappy host controller hardware (most notably the
Ricoh controllers), which is something we unfortunately cannot fix. In
the mean time the remaining bug reports have been fixed, so here we are
This release candidate contains a few reliability improvements and
bugfixes that should get some field testing before we can release the
official 2.0. I would therefore like to ask all users and packagers to
upgrade as soon as possible such that we can release sooner rather than
later. If we get to about 100 registered users without significant
significant bug reports I feel confident that we're good to go. So happy
To indicate that we're quite busy even though we don't put out a lot of
announcements let me give you a sneak preview of what is under
development for post-2.0 ...
First of all 2.1 will contain support for extra devices:
* The first device to take full advantage of our DICE platform
support will be the Focusrite Saffire PRO40. The platform based
audio and MIDI streaming is fully functional. The custom mixer
functionality is currently being alpha-tested.
* The DICE platform support also enables the basic use of the
TC Electronic Konnekt 8, 24D and Live. Support for these devices
is limited to streaming (no DSP effects). Currently it doesn't
look like the DSP is going to be supported any time soon.
* Support for the Behringer FCA-202 has been added.
* Support for the Stanton SCS.1 series is added. Support for both
the audio I/O as the HSS1394 control surface protocol has been
implemented, meaning that these devices are fully functional.
We keep on talking to several device vendors to increase our device
support, and we will most likely be announcing some new devices in the
The second major development is the move of the streaming infrastructure
to kernel space. Thanks to the Google Summer of Code and the Linux
Foundation, we have somebody working on this during the summer. A
kernel-space implementation will bring significant improvements with
respect to reliability and efficiency. Furthermore it will expose an
ALSA interface, meaning that the scope of FireWire audio is extended
The following changes have been made:
* Various packaging improvements and cosmetic fixes.
* Improved the Edirol FA101 mixer
* While the streaming engine is running, prevent mixer changes that
result in aborted streaming
* Add status bar logging to the mixer window
* Install a service-file if possible
* Add command rate control for the Saffire devices to reduce the issues
with mixer actions messing up audio.
* Fix Terratec Phase88 mixer
* Implement mixer support for the MOTU UltraLite
* Improve mixer support for the MOTU 896HD
* Add a minimum for the packetsize parameter for very low
* Fix handling of MIDI 2x and 3x mode
* Improve the jitter performance of the timestamping
* Reduce CPU usage
* Fix the bug that prevented jackd from exiting freewheeling mode
* Introduce transmit prebuffering to increase reliability with small
* MOTU: Fix bug related to disabled (unused) audio channels
* Introduce support for driver parameters in the config file
* Ensure that the order specified in the specification string when
aggregating devices is honored.
* Ensure that libffado.so is properly versioned (SONAME) and installed
* Add a firmware version check for ECHO Fireworks based devices
* Add a firmware version check for Terratec Phase88 devices
* By default the library is compiled with debugging turned off
More information can be found here:
For the eager, a direct download link:
On behalf of the FFADO team,