A wild crosspost appears!
Laborejo, Esperanto for "Workshop", is used to craft music through notation.
It is a Lilypond GUI frontend, a MIDI creator and finally a tool collection to inspire and help you compose.
It works by reducing music-redundancy and by seperating layout and data.
Before you read the details make sure to connect to Laborejos Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus!
This is the release of version 0.4
Linux Instructions: Unpack, cd into the created directoy, execute:
Then use the number- and cursor keys for immediate success!
Check Help->Manual for navigational and note/rest entry keys. Everything else is in the menus.
New since version 0.3 (highlights):
* Lyrics are visible under the tracks directly and aligned to their notes
* Nicer cursor :)
* New dynamics like fp and sfz.
* New commandset for note speed entry with the numblock.
* Colored always-visible Marker in the GUI to indicate track groups. Also displays small instrument name for better orientation
* Lilypond binary and pdf viewer are now a config variable
* More Subsitutions (assign a pre-defined group to host notes. Group gets transposed and scaled accordingly). Final Fantasy arpeggio, common melody figures etc.
* Many bugfixes and small improvements that make the program work like you expected it to do anyway
Most important known problems:
* This is Alpha Grade Software. Don't use for long-term work. However, the produced midis and PDFs will last forever.
* There is no built-in jack midi output yet. You have to export midi files.
* Documentation is nearly non-existent.
* Deleting selected objects may result in strange gui behaviour. Nothing a save/reload can't fix for now.
Have fun, it would be nice to hear from you!
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I'm pleased to declare http://ltcsmpte.sourceforge.net/ as deprecated
and release libltc-1.0.2 into the wild.
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.
libltc is a LGPL library which provides functionality to encode and
decode LTC to/from timecode.
In addition to a major API overhaul, libltc adds support for
vari-speed en/decoding and reverse LTC. Furthermore the LTC decoder's
accuracy and efficiency has been improved. The various tools that came
with ltcsmpte have been migrated to https://github.com/x42/ltc-tools .
A fully functional LTC slave and latency free encoder can be found in
Ardour3 since svn rev. 13390.
Many thanks to Chris Goddard who spent countless hours staring at
scopes, listening to LTC and doing real-world tests to assure sample
accuracy and quality in general.
Thanks to Jaromír Mikeš and Alessio Treglia libltc has already found
its way into debian.
happy A/V syncing,
PS. The timecode conversion functions of ltcsmpte are in progress to
find their way into a standalone library which is still in the works.
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GeoSonix is a graphical music sequencer and music composition
environment I've been developing for over a year after forking it from
IanniX. I contributed to development of the previous version of
IanniX, but my goals differed from those of the IanniX team.
What distinguishes GeoSonix from IanniX is that it has much better
support for MIDI as well as built in support for the control and
generation of rhythmic music harmony, and "tonal music", the ability
to incorporate bitmap images into music generation, and many other
unprecedented capabilities for music composition. I will be
continuing to extend GeoSonix in these directions.
For examples of what GeoSonix can do, see my Vimeo site:
vimeo.com/user4679000/videos (and these are a tiny taste of its
Previously GeoSonix has been only available for Mac (and earlier, for
Windows) but I'm pleased to announce a first version for Linux.
You can download a binary version here (64 bit):
Source code is also available from bitbucket.org/chrisgr99/geosonix
It's based on the Qt.
Warning: I developed and tested the Linux version on the one Linux
computer I have available here but I don't have another to confirm
portability. Please let me know ASAP if you find any problems, by
email to chrisgr99 at gmail dot com.
I welcome comments and suggestions.
- Chris Graham
On the eighth anniversary of hexter's first public release, I am
pleased to announce the new 1.0.0 version.
hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of
a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It can easily load most DX7 patch bank
files, edit those patches via a built-in editor or MIDI sys-ex
messages, and recreate the sound of the DX7 with greater accuracy
than any previous open-source emulation (that the author is aware
of...) hexter operates as a plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth
Release 1.0.0 adds significant capability to hexter over the 0.6.2
* An integrated patch editor (finally!)
* The option to use floating-point math in the synthesis code
instead of fixed-point.
* Performance optimizations.
* Better patch bank loading, thanks to Martin Tarenskeen.
* MIDI non-registered parameter (NRPN) support, thanks to Jamie
hexter is written and copyright (c) 2012 by Sean Bolton, and
licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.
More information about hexter and DSSI can be found at: