I'd like to announce the first release of Andes, a sound synthesizer
plugin based on Perlin noise. It is built around an original
oscillator that calculates a sum of Perlin noise steps using a
technique called fractional Brownian motion to produce distinctively
digital sounds. Check it out at:
The current implementation only provides a single oscillator and an
ADSR envelope. Certain basic features like presets and modulation are
underway. Andes is written using JUCE and I managed to build
VST+standalone binaries so far, but an LV2 plugin looks possible with
JUCE, so that is planned as well. To build Andes, get the source code
I wrote a MIDI step sequencer for the old Novation Launchpads. It has quite
a few different scales (thanks to the tonal package on NPM), let's you
change the sequence length on the fly and set lower velocities by holding
down the pads.
Code and installation instructions: https://github.com/kasbah/launch-step
DrumGizmo version 0.9.14 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 a bugfix release fixing a lot of bugs as reported from our last
release 0.9.13 which was the first drumgizmo version ever supporting
The release bears the version number 0.9.14 and can, as always, be
For the full list of changes, check the roadmap for 0.9.14.
The release of 0.9.14 is also known as "LAC2017 here we come!"
As is a bit of a tradition for the DrumGizmo team (and many other fine
open source projects), we have prepared a special release for the
upcoming Linux Audio Conference. This year the conference takes place
in Saint-Etienne, France from May 18-21 2017. And we'll be showing up!
So be sure to take note of “The cool guys with the drumsticks”. You
might just secure yourself one with a nice DG logo on it done with the
custom made lasercutter of Open Space Aarhus.
See you at LAC! :)
jack_capture is a program for recording soundfiles with jack.
The default operation of the program is executed by writing "jack_capture"
in the terminal without any extra command line options:
...which will record what you hear in your loudspeakers
into a stereo wav file. But it has lots of other features as well.
Project page: https://github.com/kmatheussen/jack_capture
Download from http://archive.notam02.no/arkiv/src/?C=M;O=D
Changes 0.9.71 -> 0.9.72:
* Print warning in case user overwrites existing file.
* Use execvp, not execv. Also print strerror() if execvp failed. Fix for
time machine mode.
* Support OSX (Luciano Iammarino)
* Some tsan fixes
* replace static .wav suffix with correct soundfile_format (Sebastian
* Silence unused parameter warnings from gcc 4.8
* Warn about unable to set SCHED_OTHER process using setpriority(), not a
* Compilation patches from debian
Radium is a vertical music editor. Radium is inspired by trackers, but uses
more graphics to show musical data. Radium also supports MIDI sequencing
and hard disk recording.
Radium has features like smooth scrolling, zooming, automation, piano roll,
embedded Pure Data (Pd), and embedded Faust.
A classic 8 bit 4 channel tracker module (from 1991) played in Radium:
Demonstration video by Tobias Lutzenkirchen showing some of the features:
Demonstration video showing developing Faust programs inside Radium:
Changes between 4.6.0 and 4.8.2:
* New plugin manager.
* Extensive Swing support.
* Faster mixer graphics.
* Options to load and save single blocks and tracks.
* Options to do accelerando / ritardando between BPM entries without using
* Simple sample seek. Hear sound if starting to play in the middle of a
* Option to configure the same color for all selected instruments.
* Automatically kill a malfunctioning jack server.
* 139 other bug fixes, new features, and performance improvements.
Here is a first version of an editor for the Akai LPD8 pads controller :
The UI is till very crude, but the editor keeps a library of programs and
can import configurations from the official Windows / Mac only software.