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)
Drumstick is a set of MIDI libraries using C++/Qt5 idioms and style. Includes
a C++ wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface: ALSA sequencer
provides software support for MIDI technology on Linux. A complementary
library provides classes for processing SMF (Standard MIDI files: .MID/.KAR),
Cakewalk (.WRK), and Overture (.OVE) file formats. A multiplatform realtime
MIDI I/O library is also provided.
* migration to Qt5.
* new library: drumstick-rt for multiplatform realtime MIDI I/O.
Copyright (C) 2009-2014, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2 or later
Project web site
OpenAV is pleased to announce the Luppp 1.0.1 bugfix release!
-Metronome has seperate JACK port
-Play / Stop functionality for transport
-Arrow keys on keyboard move special clip
-Keyboard capitals clears clips
-Updated icon / integration
-JACK timebase master BPM / BBT fixed
-Fixed packaging issues
-Ogg file loading available
-Preferences file auto-written
Merge requests thanks:
-Florian Paul Schmidt
Packages, feel free to work your magic if/when you have time :)
Cheers, -Harry of OpenAV.
Up on sourceforge now.
Has better compatibility with Zyn:
Has some usability enhancements:
Introduces 'naturalising', a small, configurable, per part random pitch shift:
Kudos to Mark and Paul for an interesting optimisation to Zyn in AddSynth.
At the last minute I heard of a bug in ALSA MIDI where trying to auto connect
resulted in Yoshi bailing out, so from this version onward until I can sort it
out the feature is disabled.
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
Xjadeo is a video player that displays a video-clip in synchronized to
an external time source (MTC, LTC, JACK-transport).
Greetings Soundtrack Designers and fellow Multimedia Artists,
Xjadeo version 0.8.0 just came out and brings a lot of significant
changes. Most notably:
* openGL display
* video-frame indexing
* built-in UI / context menu
With openGL, video-scaling is now performed in hardware and playback
synchronized to the screen's vertical refresh (if the hardware permits
that; most graphics cards do). This is the new default display and
supersedes prior platform-specific video outputs (XVideo, X11/imlib2,
SDL, quartz, which are still available via the --vo option and also used
Video files are now scanned and indexed on load which provides for
reliable seeking to video frames for a wide variety of codecs where
frame-accurate seeking was not possible with earlier versions of xjadeo.
This also acts as a guard to detect and refuse broken video files early on.
User interaction has been overhauled, most notably by adding a menu that
facilitates discovering key-bindings. This deprecates the external
control application qjadeo which previously came with xjadeo.
There have been over 200 changes since the last release, the complete
changelog is available at https://github.com/x42/xjadeo
Other highlights include:
* separate On-Screen-Display for Sync-Source and Video Timecode
* self-documenting OSC API
* disable screensaver
* 64 bit timeline
* new website
Note that various command line options have changed. The seek-related
-K, -k parameters are no longer needed due to the change to indexing.
Letterbox is enabled by default, and it is now also possible to start
xjadeo without an initial file. In short, a lot of defaults have been
updated to make xjadeo more topical (despite that fact the the menu for
the X11 variant is plain old toolkit-less Xlib :)
Statically linked binaries are available for GNU/Linux, OSX and Windows
from http://xjadeo.sourceforge.net/download.html as is the source code
in terms of the GPLv2.
xjadeo is developed and has been tested for accuracy with ffmpeg-2.2.5
it may or may not work properly with different versions, but compiles
with any version of ffmpeg >= 1.0 to date.
Many thanks to Chris Goddard who provided valuable feedback and spent
several weeks on quality assurance and polishing user interaction. We're
far from done on the quest to 1.0, yet 0.8.0 marks a major milestone in
the life of xjadeo.
Thanks for trying it out!
On 8/21/14, F. Silvain <silvain(a)freeshell.de> wrote:
> Hey egor,
> thanks for the new tool. I just installed and ran into this error:
> *** cut ***
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/local/bin/hrec", line 19, in <module>
> from pyeca import *
> File "/usr/lib/python3.1/lib-dynload/pyeca.py", line 46, in <module>
> from ecacontrol import *
> File "/usr/lib/python3.1/lib-dynload/ecacontrol.py", line 77
> print 'c=' + I._cmd
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> *** end ***
> I just updated ecasound from git and made sure it compiled with python3.1 .
Yeah at the moment I can only confirm that hrec works when run with
Python2 explicitly. As I mentioned I had problems running it with
Python3. As far as I know, the pyeca python module, which I use as a
bridge between hrec and ecasound, doesn't play well with Python3.
Try installing hrec with python2 explicitly, on Arch Linux it would be
$ python2 setup.py install
I've been working on and off for the last little while on a command
line recording utility. It's really basic and the code is pretty
ugly. It exists partly because in my lazy search I couldn't find
anything that satisfied my particular need, and also because it was
interesting. I just made a first release, so you could try it if you
The program is called hrec, it's basically a curses front end to a
very limited subset of ecasound's functions.
Code is here:
AUR package is here:
I'm planning to do change it soon, but the basics will remain the
same. Mostly I plan to remove the playback functionality, as it's
almost useless -- plenty of other software to do it much better. Also
I need to migrate the code to Python 3, but I'm getting stuck on the
python ecasound bindings. In the couple of (admittedly not very
thorough) attemps I've made I ran into problems with the current pyeca
module. Any advice would be appreciated. Anyway I thought I might as
well release it now and get some feedback.
I hope someone finds hrec useful!
Criticism and insults are also welcome.
It's our great pleasure to announce Libre Music Production (
http://www.libremusicproduction.com). Libre Music Production (LMP) is a web
portal and resource aimed at helping you make music using free and open
source software. While the portal was initially developed by a small group
of people, the aim and ambition is that LMP becomes a community project
where we all help out in building a great resource for making music using
FLOSS software. At launch we have over 10k words worth of articles and
guides, as well as a little over 2 hours of recorded video material.
We've prepared a press release that details more about this project at:
We'd greatly appreciate any help in spreading the word about this resource,
as well as any help with contributing content and so on. Please feel free
to copy+paste the press release as you'd like, and thank you very much for
Any other feedback is also greatly appreciated. Please use the contact
forms on the website :)
Have a nice day!
Greetings Linux Audio Users and Developers !!!
I'm very happy to inform that we will launch the MOD Duo's Kickstarter
campaign in mid September.
The MOD Duo is our second model and we've been putting a lot of engineering
in it based on the feedback we had from the MOD Quadra experience.
We deeply hope it becomes a device that empowers the Linux Audio community,
bringing together developers and musicians.
A pre-campaign site was created to warm up the communication engines:
Hope you all enjoy and spread the word
The MOD Team