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/
QMidiArp 0.5.2 has just seen the light of the day. It brings mainly
two improvements. One is a comeback, that of tempo changes on the fly,
and that now includes also tempo changes of a potential Jack Transport
master. Also the Jack Transport starting position is finally taken into
account, so that QMidiArp should be in sync also when starting the
transport master not at zero.
The second one is Non Session Manager support, mainly thanks to the work done by Roy Vegard Ovesen!
Note that for compiling in NSM support you will now need liblo as dependency.
Enjoy, and enjoy LAC in Graz this year
QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO.
Everything is on
o Tempo changes are again possible while running, both manually or by
a Jack Transport Master
o Jack Transport position is now taken into account when starting,
QMidiArp used to start always at zero
o Muting and sequencer parameter changes can be deferred to pattern
end using a new toolbutton
o Modules in the Global Storage window have mute/defer buttons
o Global Storage location switches can be set to affect only the pattern
o Non Session Manager support with "switch" capability (thanks to
Roy Vegard Ovesen)
o NSM support requires liblo development headers (liblo-dev package)
**Munk!, a jazz/ska/funk band from Groningen, The Netherlands, has
released an album made with free software, The Magnetophon Sessions.
During the hot part of summer 2013, Munk! stayed at the cultural
freezone Landbouwbelang in Maastricht (The Netherlands) for a week and
recorded seven new tracks in the unique and inspiring studio
Magnetophon. During the recordings we played with the whole band at
once, to get the most musical results. All tracks are
one-take-recordings, no edits where made when mixing the album.
The Magnetophon Sessions is produced with opensource and free software
Most notably: Ardour2 for recording and mixing, LADSPA plugins for
mixing, Gimp for graphics, Lives for video art.
Recorded & mixed by Bart Brouns at Studio Magnetophon Maastricht
Video clip Off The Chart:
The Magnetophon Sessions, music & artwork:
Our advise on price for the digital download would be in the range of 5
-- 10 euro, but there's no minimum or maximum, so feel free, thanks for
The development team of Musix GNU+Linux is proud to present version 3.0 Release Candidate 1 after
11 months of work since the last version 3.0 Beta, and after 4 years since the last stable
version 2.0. RC1 was released to get reports from users but it’s almost a final release. We
updated more than 300 programs from Debian Wheezy, re-installed kde-full, Rakarrack, Jamin,
Blender and various other programs for artistic creation. MusixControl works only in terminal,
but that will be resolved soon. Icewm desktop, KDE and Lxde are tailored to activities (office,
audio, MIDI, graphics, etc.) The Kernel 3.4.14-gnu-RT23 is 100% free as well as all software in
Musix and operates in real time for audio and music apps.
Special mention to the developers Ariel Errera , Carlos Sanchiavedraz , Gilberto Borges , Daniel
Vidal , Javier Llorente , Pablo Sastre , Pablo Lozano , Jose Vazquez Viader , Suso Comesaña ,
Mariano Ibaldi , Claudio Caldas , Martin Carr and Jacobo Najera (sorry if forget someone) to have
accompanied the project during this 2013 even with wide swings and the low availability of free
Musix GNU+Linux 3.0 is based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.2 “Wheezy”
More info and downloads: http://www.musixdistro.wordpress.com
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Para encontrarte con activistas del movimiento social del software libre:
"The beginning of the mistake is from growing meat for the king and wine for the church."
I have been developing a suite of audio plugins using LV2 and LADSPA
I am happy to announce that they are in working order and released on
Github at the address:
The suite so far consists of:
ZamAutoSat - Automatic saturation plugin
ZamComp - Mono Compressor plugin*
ZamCompX2 - Stereo Compressor plugin*
ZamCompExp - Stereo Compressor/Expander plugin
ZamEQ2 - 2x parametric EQ (with high/lowshelf and HP/LP) plugin
ZamValve - Valve distortion (WDF physical model* or tanh*) plugin
NB * In the same git repo under a different branch
The purpose of these plugins is to provide high quality DSP without
using an excessive amount of CPU, in an attempt to complement some of
the amazing work done on other free audio software projects by other
people. There is an exception: ZamValve has two different models one of
which uses very large proportion of CPU but has been commented that it
does sound much more realistic than the tanh model. The CPU hungry
version is in a separate git branch and is not selected by default but
can be compiled by switching to the zamvalve branch.
There currently is no documentation on how to use these plugins, but
anyone who is familiar with outboard gear should be able to work it out.
Plus the default settings and almost every slider is calibrated to
Thanks to naptastic on #lad for the auto saturation algorithm.
Also, thanks to others in #lad for very useful input since I started
writing these plugins.
The rest of the algorithms were from DSP papers I have been reading from
my library subscription and I have mish-mashed a number of different
ones together to make these plugins function as expected.
Please send me feedback on my blog if you want to discuss these plugins:
I would like to know how to improve them and appreciate all comments.
Here's the 4th interview of The Friday Interview, this week starring
Jonathan Liles, the author of the modular DAW Non. He also recently
released an album that he effectively made with his own software.
Check it out!
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I just realized that I have never properly announced midifilter.lv2,
so here it goes:
midifilter.lv2 are a collection of LV2 plugins to filter MIDI events
released in terms of the GPLv2.
The source-code can be found at
Thanks for Jaromír Mikeš they are available in debian (and derived
distributions) in the 'x42-plugins' package.
Kudos to Thomas Brand who started documenting them at
http://gareus.org/oss/lv2/midifilter - much of the documentation has
meanwhile been integrated into the plugins themselves and is displayed
by LV2-hosts who support built-in doc.
So far it features 23 filters:
* Channel Filter -- discard messages per Channel
* Channel Map -- map any MIDI-channel to another MIDI-channel
* Enforce Scale -- force midi notes on given musical scale
* Eventblocker -- notch style message filter.
* Keyrange -- discard notes-on/off events outside an give range
* Keysplit -- change midi-channel number depending on note
(and optionally transpose)
* Mapscale -- flexible 12-tone map
* Chord -- harmonizer - create chords from a single note in a given
* Delay -- delay MIDI events with optional radomization
* Dup -- unisono - duplicate MIDI events from one channel to another
* Strum -- arpeggio effect intended to simulate strumming a stringed
instrument (e.g. guitar)
* Transpose -- chromatic transpose MIDI notes
* Legato -- Hold a note until the next note arrives
* NoSensing -- strip MIDI Active-Sensing events
* NoDup -- MIDI duplicate blocker. Filter out overlapping note on/off
and duplicate messages.
* NoteToggle -- toggle notes: play a note to turn it on, play it again
to turn it off.
* nTabDelay -- repeat notes N times (incl tempo-ramps)
* Passthru -- no operation (example plugin)
* Quantize -- live midi event quantization
* Velocity Randomizer -- randomly change velocity of note-on events
* Sostenuto -- delay note-off messages, emulate a piano sostenuto pedal
* Velocity Range -- filter MIDI note events according to velocity.
* Velocity Scale -- modify note velocity by constant factor and offset
As usual, any feedback is welcome.
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I'm pleased to announce the release of my debut album, Sad Pretty
Girl. I've been making music privately for a while, but this is the
first time I've published any of it. I spent the last couple of years
recording, mixing and mastering this album (engineered in stereo
compatible Ambisonics UHJ surround format).
It's been a difficult journey--spanning a decade of time, thousands of
miles, and more than a few broken hearts--and the time has come to
share it with you.
This album was recorded and produced digitally on GNU/Linux using only
free/libre software, most of which I wrote myself
(http://non.tuxfamily.org), but also using JACK, various LADSPA
plugins, jconvolver, ambdec and other great Linux Audio tools.
This week we talk to Jörn Nettingsmeier, aka nettings, about Ambisonics,
freelancing as an audio engineer using Linux, and much more!
Thank you very much Jörn for participating. You can find the interview
All the best,
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Rivendell v2.5.3. 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:
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If upgrading from a v1.x version of Rivendell, be sure to read the
'UPGRADING' file before proceeding for important information.
Multitrack Rip Support. It is now possible to rip multiple CD tracks
into a single cut using the single cut ripper in RDLibrary.
RDCartSlot Enhancements. It is now possible to set custom 'one off'
Start and End cuepoints for events.
Spinitron Integration. A 'spinitron_plus' RLM has been added that can
be used to log PAD data to the Spinitron playlist service
(http://www.spinitron.com), as well as a cart data export that can be
used to populate Spinitron MusicDB libraries. See the Spinitron
'Automation Integration' document for details.
Multiple bug fixes. See the ChangeLog for details.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 220, 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.
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Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:
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