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
I'm happy to announce the release of Spek 0.7 - a multi-platform
acoustic spectrum analyser.
Spek is available on Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.
Find out more about Spek on its website: http://www.spek-project.org/
New features since 0.6:
* Added translations in 8 languages
* Preferences to select a language and to check for a new version
* Spectral density ruler
* Added a menu bar, cleaned up the tool bar.
* Better OS X integration
* Show the version number in the window
* Pre-compute the cosine table to speed up analysis by ±16%
* Use jhbuild and ige-mac-bundler to build and package Spek on OS X
* spek(1) man page
* Avoid using APIs depreciated in GTK3
* Fixed link activation on OS X (issue 31)
* Fixed new version detection on OS X
* Fixed duration for unsynchronised ID3v24 mp3 tags (upstream fix)
* Fixed rigth click → Quit (issue 24) and the ⌘ Q shortcut (issue 44)
I'm pleased to announce the latest release of xwax -- DJ software for
As well as usability improvements and internal changes, the 0.9 release
adds an important improvement to scratch latency for expert turntablists.
--[ What is xwax?
xwax is open-source vinyl emulation software for Linux. It allows DJs and
turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC
and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded
It's designed for both beat mixing and scratch mixing. Needle drops, pitch
changes, scratching, spinbacks and rewinds are all supported, and feel
just like the audio is pressed onto the vinyl itself.
The focus is on an accurate vinyl feel which is efficient, stable and
This is the second release of aj-snapshot, which is a command line
utility to store/restore ALSA and/or JACK connections.
For more information: goto http://aj-snapshot.sourceforge.net/
Changes in this release:
- Ask for confirmation when the user saves a snapshot over an existing file.
and added the '-f/--force' option to override this.
- Added the '-q/--quiet' option. With this option aj-snapshot will not report
any information about storing/restoring connections. This includes messages
about connections that aj-snapshot failed to restore, because they are not
considered an error in this context.
- Added an '-i/--ignore' option with which you can tell aj-snapshot to ignore
certain clients when storing/restoring connections.
- Made the connection messages more readable.
To clone the git repository:
git clone git://aj-snapshot.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/aj-snapshot/aj-snapshot
Let me know if you have any questions...
I hope you enjoy :-)
gst123-0.2.0 has been released.
Overview of changes in gst123-0.2.0:
* Made --shuffle, --repeat and --random behave identical to ogg123 options.
* Allow colon in filenames. [Siddhesh Poyarekar]
* Support "none" audio driver which disables audio output.
* Added --full-version option which prints versions of the
libraries used by gst123.
* Support --enable-debug configure option.
* Minor fixes.
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
gx_head is a simple guitar mono tube amplifier simulation based
on the work we have done in the guitarix project.
gx_head provide different tube models and tonestack models, so you can
simply adjust the amp-model to your needs.
gx_head comes with a bunch of in-build effects, like distortion, crybaby,
autowah, phaser, flanger, echo, delay, . . .
The effects could ordered in two Racks, on for the mono effects, witch
could be load for pre or post processing, and one for the stereo
effects, witch could only used in post processing.
Effects are loadable over the menu, a pop-up menu in the racks, or a
plugin bar. Settings could saved/load as presets.
gx_head comes with some factory settings provided by guitarix/gx_head
friends "funkmuscle", "zettberlin" and "StudioDave" thanks therefore.
All UI controllers could connected over jack midi via MIDI learn with
your external MIDI controllers.
gx_head is comes, thanks to
Pablo Fernández with Spanish ,
Ivan Tarozzi with Italian,
jy with French translation.
Thanks to the new project member Pete Shorthose we could fix a old Bug
in libgxw/gxwmm related to 64 bit systems, also Pete have add
animation support for knobs in libgxw/gxwmm.
new features in short:
* add tube 6DJ8
* add clean tube modes
* reworked drive controller (bypass <-> wet)
* add clipper
* add mono level controller
* add French translation by jy
* add TACTILE skin by Pete Shorthose
* add knob animation support by Pete Shorthose
* add new knob images by Pete Shorthose
* add new switch images by Pete Shorthose
* fix 64bit related bug in libgxw by Pete Shorthose
* add factory settings by Dave Phillips
* add 3band EQ + sharper
* add tremolo by transmogrifox (Rakarrack)
gx_head is licensed under the GPL.
screen-shots and sound examples:
please report bugs and suggestions in our forum:
For extra Impulse Responses, gx_head uses the
zita-convolver library, and,
for resampling we use zita-resampler,
both written by Fons Adriaensen.
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 /gx_head/src/faust,
the resulting .cc files are in /gx_head/src/faust-generated
The tools we use to convert (post-processing and plot)
the resulting faust cpp files to the needed include format,
stay in the /gx_head/tools directory.
guitarix development team
BEAST/BSE version 0.7.4 is available for download at:
This release integrates the bse-alsa driver for which no
seperate package is now needed.
This is a development version of BEAST/BSE, the BEdevilled Audio SysTem
and the Bedevilled Sound Engine. BEAST is a powerful music composition
and modular synthesis application released as free software under the
GNU LGPL that runs under Unix. The "Better" portion of the name refers
to the complexity and many interations involved in implementing such a
"BEAST" (pun intended). The About page covers more details:
Contact information about mailing lists, IRC, Bugzilla and more is at:
GUI skins, example sounds and instrumets for BEAST/BSE as well as
screenshots can be found at:
The 0.7 development series of Beast focusses on improving usability and
ease of music production. Feedback is very much appreciated, please take
the opportunity and provide your comments and questions in our forums
like the Beast Wiki or the mailing list, all of which can be reached
TRANSLATORS: Please help us to improve the BEAST translation, just
download the tarball, edit po/<LANGUAGE>.po and email it to us or
submit translations directly via transifex:
Overview of Changes in BEAST/BSE 0.7.4:
* Renamed the project to Better Audio System / Better Sound Engine
* Moved project website to: http://beast.testbit.eu/
* Various build system fixes [stw,timj]
* License fixups for some scripts [stw]
* Fixed subnormal tests on AMD64 if SSE unit is in DAZ mode [stw]
* Replaced slow resampler checks with a much faster resampling test [stw]
* Performance improvements for various tests [stw]
* GLib 2.28 unit test porting [stw]
* Speed improvements for record field name [stw]
* Fixed XRUNs in ALSA driver on 64bit systems [timj]
* Added beast.doap [Jonh Wendell]
* PO handling improvements.
* Updated German translation.
* Updated Norwegian bokmål translation [Kjartan Maraas]
* Added e-Telugu translation [Veeven]
http://lanedo.com/~timj/ - Founder and CEO of Lanedo GmbH.
Free software author and contributor on various projects.
It's spring-cleaning time once again.
Dust has severely piled up and brand old mite is already lurking around.
That's the bad news. Good news are there are plans for this FluidSynth
gooey front-end, you know it's about Qsynth. Alas, plans are follow
today's "slip release" though.
Finally, you may say. Not that there's any big (not even small) new
features being slung out today. In fact, there's just a lousy couple of
the same old crap. Never mind. Big plans are all about getting some
channel controllers--also known as generators--into the picture. Yes,
finally. It means amplitude, filter envelope generators, LFO modulators,
knobs and sliders gore fest and what not. I hear you thinking that's all
what a synth is about. And you're damn right. Dropping an initial,
"synth" has been in the name all this time hasn't it? Right, it has been
a pretty old plan, ever since early dawn. Well, it still is... a plan.
As always, I won't make any promises, which would be a terrible thing to
do, specially from one who keeps calling himself the
"über-procrastinator". Yeah, I'm sure you know me from previous
auto-proclamations. Back to subject at hand, there it is.
Qsynth 0.3.6 slipped away from the dust!
- source tarball:
- source package (openSUSE 11.4):
- binary packages (openSUSE 11.4):
- binary packages (Windows):
- Main window layout fixing with regard to its user preferred size and
recall when system-tray icon is not enabled.
- Channels list preset items now activated on double-click.
- Desktop environment session shutdown (eg. logout) is now tapped for
graceful application exit, even though the main window is active
(visible) and minimizing to system tray is enabled. Both were causing
first shutdown/logout attempt to abort. Not anymore, hopefully ;).
- libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase, as seen
necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13, Debian 6.
- General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
- CMake build system. It was silently available in 0.3.5, but now it is
- Fixed a couple of dangling pointers.
- Mac OSX: Enabled the MIDI name Id option for CoreMIDI driver ports,
added the icon to the app bundle.
Weblog (upstream support, yours truly):
Qsynth is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.
Cheers && Enjoy.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the first production release of Rivendell 2.x, v2.0.1. Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License.
From the NEWS file:
*** snip snip ***This is the first production release of Rivendell 2.x. All changes made
since 2.0.0rc1 have involved fixes for reported bugs and improved
integration with various distributions and desktop environments. See
the ChangeLog for specifics.
If upgrading from a v1.x version of Rivendell, be sure to read the
'UPGRADING' file before proceeding for important information.
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. Due to the
complexity of the schema changes required for this update, the process
may take significantly longer to execute than is commonly the case;
users are cautioned to allow for ample time operationally.
Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| At this time [the year 1700 of the Second Age] the first White Council |
| was held, and it was there determined that an Elvish stronghold in the |
| east of Eriador should be maintained at [Rivendell]... |
| -- J.R.R Tolkien |
| "Unfinished Tales" |