EMutrix is a simple, easy-to-use graphical mixer application for EMU 1010 based cards
like the E-MU 1212m, E-Mu 1616m, E-MU 1820, and now E-MU 0404 PCI models.
The EMutrix version 0.2 source package is available for download at
It is mostly functional, allowing arbitrary routing between the card's multiple inputs,
outputs and ALSA, setting clock rate and pads. This new version features some basic
0404 PCI support (not tested, as I don't own one), bugfixes, code cleanup and some GUI changes,
like the ability to hide unwanted channels and operate pairs of L/R channels together.
More features to come in future versions. Try it out if you have an E-Mu
Any comments & feedback welcome.
After more than a year's worth of work by over 30 developers and artists,
Mixxx 1.8.0 has finally been released. This follows the longest beta cycle
we have ever had, in which over 100 bugs were fixed. Mixxx has never been
more stable and ready for use by both new and experienced DJs!
The biggest changes since Mixxx 1.7.2 are:
- Looping support
- Support for up to 32 hot-cues per deck.
- Brand new library with support for playlists, crates (tags), and a
bulk-analyze mode for processing and annotating tracks.
- Support for reading iTunes (OSX and Windows) and Rhythmbox (Linux)
- An Auto-DJ mode for when you need to take a bathroom break :)
- A suite of 5 brand-new skins created by a professional designer who
joined our team.
- Updated support for a number of MIDI controllers
- Ability to use multiple MIDI controllers at once
- Ramping pitch-bend support
- An audio plugin system for supporting proprietary codecs such as M4A
- An advanced caching system for all hotcues, loops, and recently played
sections of tracks.
More info can be found on our release blog post :
A brief history of Mixxx can be found on our Press page:
We’re also well into the development cycle for our next release, which will
focus on the integration of Shoutcast/Icecast for live broadcasting.
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce
the release of the second BETA snapshot of Rivendell 2.x, v2.0.0beta1.
Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in
professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General
From the NEWS file:
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This is the second BETA release of Rivendell 2.x. Some of the changes
Component Unbundling. It is now possible to run the caed(8) and rdxport
audio service components on separate hardware from that hosting the other
Rivendell components. Configured in RDAdmin->ManageHosts.
Configurable Hotkeys. It is now possible to assign shortcut keys for
various functions in RDAirPlay on a host-by-host basis. Configured in
Various bugfixes. See the ChangeLog for details.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 202, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current schema
version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow
any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
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Please note that this is a BETA release; it is intended primarily for testing
and verification. Do NOT put it on the air unless you understand precisely
what you are doing.
Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| Commitment, n: |
| Commitment can be illustrated by a breakfast of ham and eggs. |
| The chicken was involved, the pig was committed. |
Linux Audio Monthly Round-Up #3 – October 2010 has been published:
Many thanks again to the people @ linuxmao.org. And my apologies that it
took a bit longer yet again. I had to clean up thousands of comments
because I accidentally enabled commenting on Round-Up #2...
jack_mixer is a GTK+ JACK audio mixer app with a look similar to its
hardware counterpart. It has lot of useful features, apart from being
able to mix multiple JACK audio streams. It is licensed under GPL
version 2 (or later).
Changes in version 9?
* Changed to no longer appends PID to jack client name (#15006)
* Added 'Edit .. channel' submenus
* Set a default 'apply' button in channel properties
* Fixed creation of mono channels
* Removed bad crackling when changing the volume through MIDI
* Moved back to polling for MIDI events, to avoid the need for threads
* Changed to use backward compatible call to gobject.timeout_add (#14999)
* Updated not to fail if we can't get lash server name
* Added support for Ladish level 1
* Improved SIGUSR1 handling
With contributions from Nedko Arnaudov and Arnout Engelen.
Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard is a MIDI events generator and receiver. It
doesn't produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI
synthesizer (either hardware or software, internal or external). You can use
the computer's keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also the mouse. You can use
the Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard to display the played MIDI notes from another
instrument or MIDI file player.
* Option to represent MIDI velocity as highlight color tint
* Tool shortcuts, with a shortcuts editor dialog borrowed from Qtractor
* Language menu, allowing to select and change languages on the fly
* New "About Translation" dialog. Linux translation files moved to the program
* Fixed knobs and sliders tool-tip positions
* Allow to trigger defined but hidden keys
* Process incoming controller events: all sounds/notes off, and reset
* Translations updated
Copyright (C) 2008-2010, Pedro López-Cabanillas
License: GPL v3
sorry for x-posting.
Dear Linux Audio developer, user, composer, musician, philosopher
and anyone else interested, you are invited to the...
Linux Audio Conference 2011
The Open Source Music and Audio Software Conference
May 6-8 2011
Music Department, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland
As in previous years, we will have a full programme of talks, workshops
Two calls will be issued, a Call for Papers (see below) and Call for
Music (soon to be announced).
Further information will be found in the LAC2011 website (under
================ CALL FOR PAPERS =================
Papers on the following categories (but not limited to them) are now
invited for submission:
* Live performance
* Audio Hardware Support
* Signal Processing
* Music Composition
* Audio Languages
* Sound Synthesis
* Audio Plugins
* Music Production
* Linux Kernel
* Physical Computing
* Interface Design
* Linux Distributions
* Networked Audio
* Media Art
We very much welcome practical papers resp. software demos ("how I use
Linux Audio applications to create my music/media art").
Paper length: 4-8 pages, with abstract (50-100 words) and up to 5 keywords.
The copyright of the paper remains with the author, but we reserve the
right to create printed proceedings from all submitted (and accepted)
Submission deadline: 15/January 2011
Notification of acceptance: 7/March 2011
Camera-ready papers: 1/April 2011
Queries: Victor Lazzarini, NUI Maynnooth (victor.lazzarini(a)nuim.ie)