I'm happy to announce the release of Spek 0.6 - a multi-platform
acoustic spectrum analyser.
Spek is available on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Find out more about Spek on its website: http://www.spek-project.org/
New Features And Enhancements:
Spek 0.6 is part of beta 0.x releases, leading up to a stable 1.0 release
later this year. Check Spek website for the roadmap.
New features since 0.5:
* Switch from GStreamer to FFmpeg libraries for audio decoding. This
speeds up the overall analysis by a factor of 1.5 to 2.
* Decode audio and perform the analysis in separate threads. This makes
the analysis 1.3~1.8 times faster on multi-core systems (issue 11).
* Check for a new version once a week and notify when it becomes
available (issue 27)
* Windows installer branding (issue 32)
* Option to launch Spek when the Windows installer exits
* Fix link activation on Windows (issue 31)
* Fix ALAC issues on OS X (issue 23)
* Re-run the analysis only if the window width has been changed
* Fix opening of files containing Unicode symbols in their name on Windows
guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar amplifier and is designed
to achieve nice thrash/metal/rock/blues guitar sounds.
guitarix uses the Jack Audio Connection Kit as its audio backend
and brings to the jack audio graph a mono amplifier input/output port,
and a FX mono input with two (stereo) output ports.
guitarix provide a jack midi input port to connect a midi controller
(midi learn) and a (3 channel) jack midi output port, feed by a
(scalable) mix of the tuner and a beat-detector.
Release 0.10.0 comes with following changes :
* add tonestack models
* add 2. amp model
* add cabinet impulse response module
* add Patch Info widget
* add Preset File Load/Export option
* add simple looper
* add Oscilloscope and tuner state to main settings
* selectable distortion model (multi/single line)
* selectable EQ model (fixed/scalable freq)
* free mem when not used (delay lines)
* reworked Gui
* fix various bugs
Note:// for experienced Users there is a Experimental widget witch comes
with the tremolo effect contributed by transmogrifox (Rakarrack dev-team)
please look ./waf --help for how to build with this widget activated.
Many thanks to transmogrifox for his contribution.
guitarix is licensed under the GPL.
Project page with screenshots:
please report bugs and suggestions in our forum here:
For capture, guitarix uses the great 'jack_capture'
(version >= 0.9.30) written by Kjetil S. Matheussen.
If you don't have it installed,
you can look here:
For extra Impulse Responses, guitarix uses the
zita-convolver library, and,
for up/down sampling we use zita-resampler,
both written by Fons Adriaensen.
If you don't have it installed, get it here:
We use the marvellous faust compiler to build the amp and effects and will say
: Julius Smith
: Albert Graef
: Yann Orlary
For faust users :
All used Faust dsp files are included in /guitarix/src/faust,
the resulting cc files are in /guitarix/src/faust-cc
The tools we use to convert (post-processing and plot)
the resulting faust cpp files to the needed include format,
stay in the /guitarix/tools directory.
Hermann Meyer, James Warden, Andreas Degert
Get Denemo 0.8.18 http://denemo.org/index.php/Get_Denemo
-Default behavior is now non-modal
* You can choose one out of four Shortcut systems, including the "Classic" one.
* an easy to understand and very slick interface via keyboard
* seamless integration with MIDI controllers
-Better Paste command.
-Musical Snippets - store musical riffs/motifs to be pasted at will or as rhythmic templates for playing over.
Maximize the space for the score (with/without user's choice of menus).
* Standard View - window size, zoom, number of systems etc
* No-Menu version of this view
* Page View - user chooses a window size, zoom and number of systems, which is stored with the movement for instant recall.
* Single keyboard shortcut for toggling between these views (Esc by default).
-MIDI transport work for JACK users.
-Fix Chord Symbols for music starting with triplets, grace notes etc.
-Fix display of dotted rests
-Arbitrary Tuplets built in: correct MIDI output as well as engraving, of course.
-Diatonic Transposition: Shift notes and chords up and down respecting the current key signature.
-Support for figured bass extenders, including those with no starting figure.
-Cursor can be highlighted, making it easier to locate
-Page turning is animated: as the last line starts to play, the page visibly turns at the top.
-Purely rhythmic notes playback using percussion - click tracks more easily generated.
-Split Notes and Chords to smaller notes while preserving the original duration (make a quarter note two 8th or tuplet of 8th or 7-tuplet)
-Duplicate a Note or Chord as command
-Command line interface for interactive scheme use
-Support for the "French" clef (G on bottom line)
Drumstick 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. Complementary classes for SMF and WRK file
processing are also included. This library is used in KMetronome, KMidimon
and KMid2, and was formerly known as "aseqmm".
* New visibility attribute for all public classes allowing client programs to
be compiled with hidden visibility if desired.
* Better error reporting for all the utilities.
* Subdirectory "tests" renamed as "utils".
* Utility "smfplayer" renamed as "guiplayer" and enhanced with a new interface
design and support for Cakewalk WRK files.
Copyright (C) 2009-2010, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2 or later
Project web site
gst123-0.1.2 has been released.
Overview of changes in gst123-0.1.2:
* Added -a option to select audio driver (oss, alsa) and device (/dev/dsp1, hw:1)
* Fix crash triggered when closing the video window (thanks Siddhesh Poyarekar)
* Improved configure check (works now if ncurses headers are not in /usr/include)
What is gst123?
The program gst123 is designed to be a more flexible command line player in the
spirit of ogg123 and mpg123, based on gstreamer. It plays all file formats
gstreamer understands, so if you have a music collection which contains
different file formats, like flac, ogg and mp3, you can use gst123 to play all
your music files.
Since gst123-0.1.0 support for watching videos has been added; however gst123
should run fine in situations where no X11 display is available; videos can be
played without X11 display, too (-x, --novideo); in this case, only the audio
stream will be played.
It is implemented in C++ and licensed under the GNU LGPL version 2
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan
spectmorph-0.0.3 has been released. The main improvement is that the piano
samples sound a lot better now, because the attack is modelled better by
the SpectMorph model.
Overview of Changes in spectmorph-0.0.3:
* added encoder algorithm to find attack envelope, this makes piano sound much
* introduced smwavset tool, which allows managing instruments consisting of
- encoding/decoding a set of samples
- delta operation for comparing errors of sets of samples
* smextract can now provide an overview of how many bytes in an .sm file can be
attributed to which fields
* documentation updates
* refactoring, cleanups
What is SpectMorph?
SpectMorph is a free software project which allows to analyze samples of
musical instruments. This should allow constructing hybrid sounds, for instance
a sound between a trumpet and a flute. Also interpolating between two samples
of the same instrument (different attack velocity of a piano) could be
SpectMorph is implemented in C++ and licensed under the GNU LGPL version 3
SpectMorph currently is in the early stages of development, which means that it
is not yet ready to be used by end users.
There are sound examples on the website which demonstrate the sound quality of
the current SpectMorph models using piano samples.
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan