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
The submission closes on April 1st. So here's your last chance to 8
seconds of fame:
**Create a soundtrack for the LAC 2012 video-trailer**
We are going to prefix the video-recordings of this year's LAC with a
short intro. Currently it is silent: http://vimeo.com/37900660
Details to answer the call, as well as information about the video can
be found in README.txt that accompanies the video-file:
looking forward to /hear/ from you,
I would like to announce the release of aj-snapshot-0.9.6
aj-snapshot is a command line utility to store/restore
ALSA and/or JACK connections to/from an XML file.
The most important change in this release is that aj-snapshot
behaves differently in daemon mode. In the previous version
ALSA connections were restored continually, and JACK connections
whenever the connection graph had changed.
In this version, aj-snapshot will restore connections once when
it is started, and after that when new ports are registered in
ALSA or JACK. You can specify (in milliseconds) how often aj-snapshot
will poll for newly registered ports (-p --poll ms). The default is 1 second.
This means that you have a lot more freedom to change the connections
while the daemon is running, and gives you the opportunity to save
(and maybe reload) a new connection state.
Other changes include:
- added manual file
- rewrite of aj-snapshot.c to make it more readable and maintainable,
and to have less code repetition.
As always, there will be bugs, and I would be very
grateful if you would report them on the sourceforge site.
to clone the git repository:
git clone git://gitorious.org/aj-snapshot/aj-snapshot.git
Hope you enjoy,
Dear friends, this is the 0.5.0 release of QMidiArp.
As a major new feature, it brings a parameter storage and switch center.
You can now store parameters, sequences and waveforms of all modules
together, and recall them all at once or individually by mouse click or
MIDI CC. The recall
behaviour can be adjusted to take place either at the
end of a chosen
module pattern or after a given number of beats.
This adds some more
versatility to QMidiArp as a handy Live tool.
But you can hide away the control panel if you don't need it...It's an Arp
and step sequencer after all.
And yes there are also some big and small bugs fixed, and surely some
new to discover!
Downloads, documentation and more are here:
o New global storage handler allows storing and switching of parameters
and patterns between different storage locations. The restore switch
can be triggered after a specified module reaches its pattern end or
after a full number of beats. Switch can be done for a specific
module only or for all modules globally.
o Storage switches can be done by MIDI controller. The controller value
specifies the storage location.
o A new Legato option permits module triggering also by notes played
o ALSA backend had become unstable in version 0.4.4 by some direct
function calls across threads.
o LFO waveform display didn't get updated during recording
o LFO recording caused restarting/triggering when it shouldn't
o Seq cloning led to crashes under certain conditions
I'm pleased to announce the 1.2 release of xwax -- DJ software for Linux.
This release adds xwax's first MIDI controller; the major changes are:
* Scan directories only for known file extensions
* Support Novation 'Dicer' controller
* Cue points, including 'punch' feature
* Extra protection against skips: optionally lock memory into RAM
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
gst123-0.3.0 has been released.
Overview of changes in gst123-0.3.0:
* Support visualization plugins during audio playback (Issue 3).
* Fix compilation for GNU/Hurd (Issue 7).
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
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SuperCollider Symposium London <info(a)sc2012.org.uk>
April sees the SuperCollider Symposium 2012, an international
collision of programming and audio. We can now announce the Wednesday
club finale will be an audiovisual extravaganza headlined by
Boxcutter’s continuously shape-shifting sound has long flowed beyond
the bounds of what we call dubstep. His lead-heavy missives share the
cross-over appeal of Burial or Vex’d, whilst keeping a foot firmly in
the more electronically-founded margins of the genre. Boxcutter will
headline the SuperCollider Club night at Corsica Studios, evolving his
live bass and electronics set on their famously gorgeous sound system.
Also providing live beats is NY/Berlin legend Timeblind, as well as
Mexican party duo Mico Rex, and Louis Mac premiering his PortaDJ
machine. But it’s not all about beats: this midweek extravaganza also
features mind-altering audiovisual performances from Japan’s
Craftwife, Berlin’s Fredrik Olofsson and Brighton’s Chris Kiefer.
It all takes place Wed 18th April, 8pm–1:30am, at Corsica Studios
(Elephant & Castle tube). Tickets are £5 advance, more on the door.
(Or included in the full-week symposium ticket.) Spread the word.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Berlin, 16, March 2010
## Renoise 2.8 Now Available
Renoise, a multi-platform DAW based on mod trackers, adds 64-bit
support for all platforms in its latest release, plus a vast amount of
workflow improvements and features to complement its already unique
approach to music composition.
# WHAT'S NEW?
For a complete rundown of the new features, have a look at the
Renoise 2.8 launch page: http://www.renoise.com/release-notes/280
Full 64-bit Support:
- 64-bit versions for all platforms: Windows, OSX and Linux
- Plug-in bridge allows 32-bit plug-ins to be used within 64-bit Renoise
- Full Rewire 64-bit support
Track Groups & Collapsing:
- Group tracks into logical units, collapse them for better overview
- Flexible routing of group tracks
- Collapsed tracks use minimal space, while still providing a quick overview
- Pattern effects in groups will affect all member tracks simultaneously
- Automatically collapse all tracks except the one you are focussing on
- Color code tracks with adjustable background colors
New and Improved DSP Effects and Meta Devices:
- New DSP Multitap delay for spaced out filtered echo madness
- New DSP Repeater for st-st-st-stuttery goodness
- New DSP Exciter to make your mixes sparkle
- New Meta Mixer allowing blending of modulation signals into one output
- Improved EQs with bigger graphs and all values can be automated
- Improved Send devices, which can now be individually panned
- New and improved crossover filters for the Multi Send device
Other Workflow Improvements:
- Sample Editor channels can be edited separately
- Significantly faster sample loading
- New and improved spectrum view with phase correlation meter in Phase Scope
- Side-by-side comparison of two tracks in the spectrum view
- New pattern effects: Tremolo, Auto Pan, Set Envelope Position
- Logical mnemonics for pattern effects from A to Z instead of cryptic numbers
- Hyper-threading support for new Intel i5 and i7 CPUs and others
- Various audio engine speed optimizations for all platforms
- New Favorites system for plug-ins and native DSP devices
- Expandable and detachable Envelope Editor
- Memorize last used bank/preset paths per plug-in
- Automatically name rendered songs/patterns
and much more...
# PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The price of Renoise remains the same: 58 Euro for any or all 3 platforms.
Everyone who buys Renoise 2.8 will get free upgrades up until and including
# WHAT IS RENOISE
Renoise is a complete, expandable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with a
refreshing twist. It lets you record, compose, edit, process and render
production-quality audio using a tracker-based approach. It features a wide
range of built-in audio processors, alongside support for all commonly used
virtual instrument and effect plug-in formats.
In a tracker, the music runs from top to bottom in an easily understood
grid known as a pattern. Several patterns arranged in a certain order make up
a song. Editing in a pattern grid lends itself very well to a fast and
immediate keyboard-based workflow. With Renoise you can produce loops, beats,
chords and melodies efficiently step-by-step.
Renoise is multi-platform; runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.
I apologize for confusion over Linux users possibly needing a license.
The binary I posted yesterday does not need a license code to run, and
just now I posted a new version that removes a license warning. SInce
the program is running on other operating systems as well, I may charge
Mac or Windows users a small fee for use. For Linux users, in the
spirit of this wonderful environment, I intended to have a (free)
license as a way of keeping in touch with who is using the software and
provide users with updates. So if you eventually use the software and
enjoy it please send me an email so I can keep you updated and hear your
Homerecording.be has set up a meeting on Sunday March 18 which also
includes a workshop totally dedicated to Linux audio.The workshop,
organized by Rosea Grammostola, will take about an hour and consists of
an introduction to the world of Linux audio, showcasing the major
software projects and what they're capable of and a hands-on
demonstration by yours truly.
The meeting will take place in Leuven at Muziekcentrum Het Depot and the
Linux audio workshop starts at 16.30.
Hope to see you there!
http://www.homerecording.be/meeting (in Dutch)
http://www.hetdepot.be/educatie/homerecording-tour (in Dutch)