The Guitarix developers proudly present
Guitarix release 0.35.2
Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for
jack (Linux), with an additional mono and a stereo effect rack.
Guitarix includes a large list of plugins[*] and support LADSPA / LV2
plugs as well.
The guitarix engine is designed for LIVE usage, and feature ultra fast,
glitch and click free preset switching and is full Midi and/or remote
controllable (the Web UI is not included in the distributed tar ball).
This release mainly fix a build issue in Debian #839354 and ARCH
Beside that, the changes are:
* add stereo cabinet plugin
* fix bypass insert jack port with midi CC
* add menu option to set a midi controller for engine bypass
* add scroll wheel support to status images
* switch to use glib-compile-resources instead gdk-pixbuf-csource to
include images into libgxw.
* Fix Preset switching issue in lv2 amps and cabinet
* disable midi control for un-loaded plugs
* add check if LV2 ports are valid
* fix bug #34
Note that a couple of new additional guitar related plugs in LV2 format
been available on github now. They all work very well in guitarix.
Check them out here:
Please refer to our project page for more information:
Please consider visiting our forum or leaving a message on
DrumGizmo version 0.9.11 now available!
Get it at http://www.drumgizmo.org/
DrumGizmo is an open source, multichannel, multilayered, cross-platform
drum plugin and stand-alone application. It enables you to compose drums
in midi and mix them with a multichannel approach. It is comparable to
that of mixing a real drumkit that has been recorded with a multimic setup.
This is mostly a bugfix release, but also introduces the use of the
Ardour inline feature in the LV2 version of the plugin. Go load it up,
you'll see a loading bar in the mixer panel.
A unicode bug has been fixed and we also fixed a problem that occurred
when using more than one instance of DG in your DAW. Plus a tonne of
other stuff. Check the roadmap for the full details.
Important note to package maintainers:
We now copy vst source files into the build tree while building the vst
plugin. This mean that should you wish to make a tar-ball available with
the build directory after the build has finished this must either be
stripped of said files or not be made public.
the Music & d'Arts Departments at the University of Lyon / Saint-Etienne (France),
The School of Arts & Design (Saint-Etienne)
are pleased to announce that LAC 2017 (Linux Audio Conférence) will be held for the first time in France, at the University of Lyon / Saint-Etienne (France), from May 18 to 20, 2017.
The calls for communication, music, multimedia installations, workshops, demonstrations … will be sent later.
More info and link to online submission forms will be available soon:
Please forward to anybody you feel might need the information.
With best wishes,
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Bonjour à tous,
Le CIEREC (EA-3068),
les départements de Musique et d'Arts plastiques de l'université Jean Monnet,
l'Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne
sont heureux de vous annoncer que LAC 2017 (Linux Audio Conférence) se tiendra pour la première fois en France, à l'université Jean Monnet Lyon-Saint-Etienne, du 18 au 20 mai 2017.
Les appels à communications, à œuvres musicale, installations multimédia, workshops, démonstrations … seront envoyés prochainement.
Plus d'informations prochainement sur le site :
Université Jean Monnet
CIEREC - EA3068
35, rue du 11 novembre
42023 Saint-Etienne Cedex 02 - France
port. : +33(0)6 21 66 28 76
tel : +33(0)4 77 42 16 61
fax : +33(0)4 77 42 16 84
I have just released an update of the AVL-Drumkits (now at 1.1). For
those who are unfamiliar these are free sample libraries of 2 complete
Drumkits and hand percussion in Hydrogen, SFZ and Soundfont2 formats.
These kits are intended to bring an authentic acoustic, organic drum
sound to your MIDI DAW arrangements and preserve real-world
characteristics such as tom ringing and overtones unlike many General
MIDI kits that sound sterile. AVL-Drumkits feature 5 sample layers per
kit piece, have a very light memory footprint and are suitable for
systems old and new. The shell samples provide both center and edge
hits to emulate right and left hands and the cymbals are quite
realistic without truncated samples. Additional resources are
available such as a PDF Keymap and Midnam files to use with MIDI
tracks in Ardour and Mixbus.
* - Now licensed CC-BY-SA  with a slightly modified license
(Thanks to Nils Gey)
* - NEWLY ADDED SOUNDFONT2 VERSIONS! (tested with the new 'a-Fluid
Synth' plugin in Ardour 5.4)
* - Cleaned up formatting of SFZ text files with better key number
ordering (didn't affect performance, just my OCD)
* - New Kick drum samples for both kits with fuller sounding closed
Downloads, more detailed information and Audio and Video demos of the
Kits can all be found at the AVL-Drumkits webpage:
Enjoy! Glen MacArthur - AV Linux Maintainer
Today 64 Studio is announcing the first official release of the PiDeck
project; version 0.1 is named in honour of DJ Kool Herc. Demo video at:
PiDeck is an open source project retro-fitting the Raspberry Pi onto any
DJ turntable, eliminating the need for each DJ to carry their own
laptop. The xwax digital vinyl system is built into a custom micro SD
card image which you can extend with new and experimental features, or
just download and use today.
Music files are loaded from USB sticks so that DJs can hand over between
sets without any cable plugging or unplugging. The hardware parts cost
is around £150 sterling/166 euro/US $182 per turntable and there is no
soldering or modification to the turntable required.
See https://github.com/pideck/pideck-distro/releases to download the
software. We love pull requests :-)
64 Studio Ltd.
The Octember episode of the podcast was just released (it took me a
month to finish so it's both September's and October's episode).
We demo some of the new Ardour 5 features and plugins, an epic track
from Bluebell, me failing to speak German, as well as the usual news
Please participate in our Tunestorm 16 which is themed "Game Music"
and due Nov 14.
Supertux needs a new track for one of their levels (see
http://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=7081). You can
contact them or any open source game you like to see if they have any
needs for new music, or just write a song inspired by a game, or a
gameshow theme or whatever you want. If you want to contact some open
source game developers try http://forum.freegamedev.net or
This is due in just 1 month, so if you are interested, get on it! :)
We really want more participation.
Thanks for listening!
Please excuse x-posting,
Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts (SOPA) is inviting
applications and nominations for its next director. Over the past decade
Virginia Tech has undergone a major transformation and is currently
investing over $300M into University-wide transdisciplinary initiatives,
including the Creativity and Innovation District. SOPA
(http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/) is the home of Digital Interactive
Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS, http://disis.music.vt.edu) and Linux
Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork, http://l2ork.music.vt.edu) and the school is
about to introduce a new Creative Technologies in Music undergraduate
program. SOPA also offers a rich, diverse, and vibrant community of over
60 faculty in music, theatre, and cinema, and staff, and works closely
with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT,
http://www.icat.vt.edu), and the Moss Arts Center
(https://www.artscenter.vt.edu), both of which are housed in a new $100M
building, including the cutting-edge infrastructure, like the 140+
loudspeaker Cube with comprehensive motion capture and most recently the
Cyclorama, a 360-degree 3D collaborative visual display.
To find out more: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69650
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions
regarding the vacancy.
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Creative Technologies in Music
ICAT Senior Fellow
Director -- DISIS, L2Ork
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061