The first unified LV2 release, LV2 1.0.0, is out.
This release merges the previous lv2core package with all the official
extension packages, as well as example plugins, lv2specgen, and
additional data. From a developer point of view, the biggest change is
that all LV2 API headers can be used by simply checking for the single
pkg-config package "lv2" (for compatibility the previous "lv2core"
package is still installed). Implementations are encouraged to abandon
the "copy paste headers" practice and depend on this package instead.
With this release, several new extensions have become stable that
together greatly increase the power of LV2: atom, log, parameters,
patch, port-groups, port-props, resize-port, state, time, worker.
Documentation and more detailed change logs: http://lv2plug.in/ns/
More information about LV2: http://lv2plug.in/
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
Apologies for cross-posting as well as for the 10-minute notice...
DISIS presents "A New Beginning" Digital iD Spring Event - 7:30 pm, Monday, April 30, 2012 - Virginia Tech Squires Studio Theatre
As part of the Arts Fusion festival, VT Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology ( <http://www.icat.vt.edu/> ICAT) and Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio ( <http://disis.music.vt.edu/> DISIS) presents the "A New Beginning " Spring Showcase, a part of the "Digital iD" performance series featuring an evening of multisensory performances that fit no preexisting form or template. Sponsored by the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology and School of Performing Arts & Cinema, and in collaboration with Kids' Tech University, the event will feature performances by guest artists Jillian Harris, Benjamin Knapp, and Gascia Ouzounian, Virginia Tech's <http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/> Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) and DISIS students. "Digital iD" offers an exploration of synergies among music, technology, arts, gesture, collaboration, interactivity, and ultimately community.
<http://www.facebook.com/events/264246753670634/> Facebook Page
<http://disis.music.vt.edu/images/main/events/120430_poster.jpg> Official Poster (~500KB 11x17 JPG)
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Assistant Director, CCTAD
Dept. of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
Désolé en cas d’envois multiples / sorry for possible crossposting
The dead line for software submission was extended to the April 29th
À la recherche des logiciels libres pour la création sonore et intermedia
Pour sa quatrième édition, LoMus 2012 s’adresse à tous ceux qui s’aventurent dans le développement de logiciels libres musicaux ou de logiciels libres qui peuvent contribuer au processus de la création musicale.
Un prix sera remis aux logiciels qui font preuve non seulement d’innovation, mais notamment d’inventivité face aux enjeux actuels de la création musicale.
6 avril 2012 - Appel à soumissions
29 avril 2012 - Date limite de soumission des logiciels
5 mai 2012 - Notification d'acceptation
11 mai 2012 - Remise du prix lors des JIM 2012
Info : http://concours.afim-asso.org/
JIM2012 : http://www.jim2012.be
In search of open-source software for musical and intermedia creation
For its fourth edition, LoMus 2012 invites music and audio open-source software creators to submit original projects that either directly or indirectly contribute to musical creation.
A prize will be awarded to open-source sofware that proves to be not only innovatory but also inventive in the present context of music and audio creation.
April 6, 2012 - Call for submissions
April 29, 2012 - Submission deadline
May 5, 2012 - Admission notification
May 11, 2012 - JIM Awards Ceremony
JIM2012 : http://www.jim2012.behttp://www.le-hub.org/
On behalf of the conference organizers, we would like to invite you to
join the Linux Audio Conference 2012, kindly hosted by the Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.
The conference will start tomorrow, Thursday April 12, at 10:00 PST
(that's UTC - 0700). Please refer to the schedule at
for detailed information.
We will be streaming all paper presentations live in Ogg Theora/Ogg
Vorbis format. Users of the Firefox browser should be able to watch this
natively without any plugins. For users of other browsers, we recommend
VLC, a cross-platform media player which you can download from
You are invited to join us on IRC while you're watching the streams, the
conference channel is #lac2012 on freenode.net, to be accessed with the
chat client of your choice, or via
Remote participants can post their questions or remarks on this channel,
and a local chat operator here in Stanford will then relay them to the
presenters and the local audience. You can also use this channel to get
help in case of viewing problems.
All presentations will be recorded and uploaded for off-line watching
within a day or so.
Needless to say, access to all streams is free of charge. This is all
about open source after all :)
The primary stream relay is available at
http://ccrma.stanford.edu:8080 (located on the west coast of the US).
A secondary relay which is preferrable for European users is at
http://streamer.stackingdwarves.net (located in Germany).
the LAC stream team.
gst123-0.3.1 has been released.
Overview of changes in gst123-0.3.1:
* Added quiet mode (Issue 9).
* Ignore image files during playback (Issue 1).
* Added keybinding 'n' for 'play next file'.
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
Jalv 1.0.0 is out. Jalv is a simple but fully featured LV2 host for
Jack. It runs LV2 plugins and exposes their ports as Jack ports,
essentially making any LV2 plugin function as a Jack application. Jalv
is particularly useful for testing during plugin development, and as an
example of a Lilv-based LV2 host.
This is the initial release of Jalv. It is still a relatively immature
program, but supports most of the important new functionality in the LV2
1.0.0 release (e.g. saving plugin presets with state, atom-based event
ports, message-based plugin<=>UI communication, etc.).
Share and enjoy,
Oops! The Lilv 0.14.2 release fixes compilation with –dyn-manifest. If
you are not using dynmanifest support with Lilv, there is no reason to
Enjoy, and be sure to report any problems... at least a week from now ;)
Lilv 0.14.0 is out. Lilv is a library to make the use of LV2 plugins as
simple as possible for applications.
This release includes many improvements, most notably built-in support
for saving/restoring plugin state (including powerful non-destructive
saving of plugin state which contains files), many bug and portability
fixes, and support for new LV2 concepts.
* Add lilv_plugin_get_extension_data
* Use path variables in pkgconfig files
* Install man page to DATADIR (e.g. PREFIX/share/man, not PREFIX/man)
* Make Lilv::uri_to_path static inline (fix linking errors)
* Use correct URI for dcterms:replaces (for hiding old plugins):
* Fix compilation on BSD
* Only load dynmanifest libraries once per bundle, not once per plugin
* Fix lilv_world_find_nodes to work with wildcard subjects
* Add lilv_plugin_get_related to get resources related to plugins that
are not directly rdfs:seeAlso linked (e.g. presets)
* Add lilv_world_load_resource for related resources (e.g. presets)
* Print presets in lv2info
* Remove locale smashing kludges and use new serd functions for
converting nodes to/from numbers.
* Add LilvState API for handling plugin state. This makes it simple to
save and restore plugin state both in memory and on disk, as well as
save presets in a host-sharable way since the disk format is
identical to the LV2 presets format.
* Update old references to lv2_list (now lv2ls)
* Support compilation as C++ under MSVC++.
* Remove use of wordexp.
* Add lilv_plugin_get_port_by_designation() and lilv_port_get_index()
as an improved generic alternative to
* Add lilv_plugin_get_project() and get author information from
project if it is not given directly on the plugin.