KMidimon is a MIDI monitor for Linux using ALSA sequencer and KDE4 user
Changes in 0.7.4
* requires Drumstick >= 0.5
* load and play OVE files (Overture), contributed by Rui Fan
* option to request real-time priority on MIDI input thread
* option to (not) resize columns while recording
* better reporting of file loading errors
* revised universal sysex messages translation
Copyright (C) 2005-2010, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2
*'XBLOOME', BAND FROM VIENNA PUBLISHES WORLD'S FIRST ALBUM PRODUCED
EXCLUSIVELY WITH FREE SOFTWARE*
After their debut CD "...Done!" in 2006, and the limited edition release
"Remixed: Happy Rebel" in 2009, the band XBloome from Vienna is proud to
announce their third album.
"X marks the spot" covers multiple genres: Whether one prefers dancing
to whipping disco-beats, dream away to dark-spherical sounds or simply
chill while enjoying the smooth-jazzy side of XBloome - this
multifarious album is still revealing new details and facets after
As maybe the first album ever, "X marks the spot" was produced
exclusively using Free Software (Open Source) and without a professional
studio or graphic designers. With this 'proof of concept' album, XBloome
have debunked several prejudices about feasability, professionality and
quality of free and self-made productions.
Art needs exchange to live. That's why XBloome have made a point of
sharing their experiences: On their website, they offer other artists
how-tos, tutorials and templates .
Consistently, their label of choice to release this album on was
"Edelbrand-Records", whose priority lies in the promotion of
musical-cultural exchange between artists.
Like all other XBloome albums, "X marks the spot" will not only be
available for sale on CD at their concerts, but as of November 1st 2010
will be obtainable as a free download on www.xbloome.com  - in full
length and high-quality, under a Creative-Commons license.
XBloome will bring the new album on tour, starting on November 12th,
playing at the "5 year Edelbrand-Records" event at the "Arena" in Vienna.
Additional information and background-details about the production are
available on their band website .
Press-contact / queries:
+43 676 56 43 509
+43 676 95 05 744
I'm am extremely happy to announce the release of Swami 2.0.0 "Sounds
of Celebration" and libinstpatch 1.0.0.
This is the result of an 8+ year development cycle and marks the first
release in the Swami 2.0 series.
While this should be considered a beta release, it is well underway to
being a powerful instrument editor and manager.
- Support for SoundFont format including 24 bit samples
- FluidSynth soft synthesizer for audio synthesis
- GTK2 based program with GObject oriented libraries for use in other
- Loop finder and FFTune plugin for semi automated looping and sample tuning
- Overlapping loop point viewer to help with creating seamless loops
Currently semi functional:
- Python binding.
- Other instrument formats (DLS and GigaSampler), still rather
Credits for this release:
- Christian Collins for his generous contribution, testing, feature
requests and support in getting this released!
- Ebrahim Mayat for his continued testing on Mac OSX.
- Luis Garrido for the Loop Finder algorithm and interest in this feature.
- Element Green for everything else.
Joshua "Element" Green
http://gjacktransport.sourceforge.net/ is a tool that provides graphical
control over JACK-transport .
- customizable keyboard shortcuts
- custom start/end markers for transport slider.
- memory presets for start/end markers.
- flexible layout & window
- (optional) session-management via LASH.
and is intended for JACK apps which do not themselves provide a timeline
(fi. ecasound, xjadeo,..) and to supplement other apps which do (fi.
ardour, hydrogen, seq24,..).
Since 0.4.0 it is also possible to
- load/save current settings from a custom resource-config file.
This is the first update of gjacktransport in over 3 years, basically
motivated because LASH is less commonly used these days and LASH was the
only way to retain settings of gjacktransport across sessions.
There are a few other minor updates (removed deprecated gtk-functions,
fixed some compiler warnings, etc.). For a full list of changes see the
 JACK provides a transport interfaces for starting, stopping and
repositioning a set of clients:
Robin Gareus mail: robin(a)gareus.org
site: http://gareus.org/ chat: xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org
blog: http://rg42.org/ lab : http://citu.fr/
Public Key at http://pgp.mit.edu/
Fingerprint : 7107 840B 4DC9 C948 076D 6359 7955 24F1 4F95 2B42
désolé pour ./x, please ./x >>
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festival of free art and technologies
Exhibition | Concerts | Lectures | Workshop
« in-between design: rediscovering collaboration in digital art »
make art is an international festival dedicated to free/libre arts
and technologies, distributed digital artworks and net art. The sixth
edition of make art focuses on works halfway between art and design,
collaborative, scalable and participative methods. The adventure
"in-between design" begins here, to be imagined in this creative
development, where everyone can participate and where artwork keeps on
evolving. Are these projects just curiosities or a real alternative to
the graphic conformism ruled by an industry that dictates its aesthetic
codes? Please come and join us to answer this question...
with Awkward Family Photos (Greece), Marije Baalman (Netherlands), Emanuele
Bonetti (Italy), Loredana Bontempi (Italy), Vito Campanelli (Italy), Benjamin
Cadon (France), Calcyum (France), Alberto de Campo (Austria), Andrés Colubri
(Argentina), ginger coons (Canada), Dorothé Depeauw (Belgium), Luc Döbereiner
(Germany), LAFKON (Germany), Aditya Mandayam (India), Xavi Manzanares (Spain),
Oscar Martin (Spain), Gabriel Menotti (Brazil), Yota Morimoto (Japan), Jaime
Oliver (Peru), Open Source Publishing (Belgium), Evan Raskob (United States),
<stdin> (France), Dan Stowell (Great-Britain), Daniel Temkin (United States),
Dave Young (Ireland), Simon Yuill (Great-Britain).
Detailed program available at:
BigBand (the program to compose real music for real musicians) now also
has a built-in mono-synthesizer. So even if you don't have available a
real big-band which can play your music, you still can create
Here, the demo song "Me Like The Springtime" is using mainly this new
Denemo version 0.8.20 has been released.
Denemo is a program for inputting music notation. http://www.denemo.org
The music being entered is displayed as conventional music notation and
can be typeset via GNU LilyPond and played via internal synthesizer.
Scheme scripting allows the user to generate music tests, music training
exercises and some educational games are included.
Feel free to report any bugs to our IRC channel #denemo @freenode or directly to my mail-adress (if you don't want to use the bugtracker).
If you want to join the Denemo development process: you are welcome! Use the same contact options mentioned above.
New features in this version:
* Improved cursor, showing insert position and clearly
distinguishing appending from editing/inserting
* Two key keyboard shortcuts
* MusicXML import
* Improved LilyPond import
* "NotationMagick": Scripts to generate, twist, randomize and
* Twelve-Tone-Row (Schoenberg) Generator
* Random Note insert. Variants: All diatonic, all
chromatic, from a given pool, a complete pool at once
* Bug Fixes
* Grace notes on tuplets fixed.
* Paste places non-note objects correctly.
* Build options:
* configure --disable-portaudio is now available, removes
dependencies of portaudio, libsamplerate, fftw3 and
Known Issues for this version:
Documentation is patchy. Translations very patchy.
Here are the compressed sources (from a mirror) :
If automatic redirection fails, the list of mirrors is at:
Or if need be you can use the main GNU ftp server:
Linear (or Longitudinal) Timecode (LTC) is an encoding of SMPTE timecode
data as a Manchester-Biphase encoded audio signal. The audio signal is
commonly recorded on a VTR track or other storage media.
libltcsmpte is a LGPL library which provides functionality to both
encode and decode LTC from/to SMPTE and can perform framerate conversion
Source, documentation & more info:
As a follow on to our 1.8.0 release, we've just released Mixxx 1.8.1. This
is a bugfix release which fixes the following regressions and bugs with
- Reduce glitches on track load (*major improvement* for some users)
- Waveform generation speed drastically improved on Windows
- Stability fix when using vinyl emulation
- Adjustable EQ shelves can no longer be equal
- UTF-8 fixes for Rhythmbox track source
- Fixed duplicate promotional tracks from appearing in library
- Fixed MIDI learning wizard on OS X
- Fixed minor delay in setting hot cues with MIDI controllers during
- BPM tap activates on mouse-down instead of mouse-up.
- Read ID3 tags in FLAC files on Windows
- Reduce crackling during playback for some Windows users
Other than these bug reports, we've been getting a lot of positive reports.
Try Mixxx out and let us know what you think!
More info on the official blog post here:
I'd like to announce that my LV2 port of the famous mda e-piano
plug-in is ready for download! 
When I was checking out the mda-lv2 ports, I noticed that the
instruments were not actually playable. I could not get them to work
in either lv2_jack_host or in Ardour2 or Ardour3.
So , here is the first and only (to my knowledge) native LV2 port of
the mda e-piano. There is no GUI yet, but once I figured out how to
add a GUI I'll be adding one.
I'd be very happy to receive comments and suggestions on the code.
My next target will be the mdaPiano plug-in---I might actually start
soon when the GUI stuff causes me too much of a headache...