It is our pleasure to announce the 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19). We
look forward to see you at Stanford this Spring (see details below)!
[Apologies for cross posting, please circulate widely.]
*17th Linux Audio Conference - CCRMA, Stanford University (USA), March
After seven years outside of the United States, Linux Audio Conference (LAC)
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org> is coming back to Stanford University
<http://stanford.edu> on March 23-26, 2019 for its 17th edition! LAC is the
international conference about Free/Open-Source Software for music, sound,
and other media with GNU/Linux as the main platform.
More information about this event can be found on the conference website:
*Call for Papers / Posters / Workshops*
LAC 2019 invites submissions of papers, posters, and workshops addressing
all areas of audio processing based on Linux and open source software. All
submissions and presentations are in English. Submitted papers are expected
to respect academic standards and must be complete (*a simple abstract is
Submissions can focus on technical, artistic, and/or scientific issues and
can target developers and/or users. This includes (but is not limited to)
the following categories:
- Audio and Music Languages
- Audio Hardware Support
- Audio Plugins
- Drivers, System and Sound Architecture
- Education and E-Learning
- Interactive Art
- Interface Design
- Live Coding
- Live Performance
- Media Art
- MIDI, OSC...
- Mobile Audio
- Music Composition
- Music Production
- Networked Audio
- Physical Computing
- Projects Realized using Linux Audio
- Realtime Kernel and Linux Distributions
- Signal Processing and Sound Synthesis
- Sound Spatialization
- Standards and Protocols
Full papers must be written and presented in English. The length of papers
is 4 to 8 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 200
words. The abstract will be published on the conference website once the
paper has been accepted. The full paper will be available on the website
during and after the conference. All papers are peer reviewed by a
committee of experts from different disciplines. Reviewers may suggest
improvements to the author(s), or require changes in order to accept the
submission. The duration of the presentation is 25 minute followed by a 5
Poster papers must be written in English, should be 2-4 pages, with up to 5
keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words. The abstract will be
published on the conference website once the poster has been accepted. All
posters are peer reviewed by a committee of experts in different
disciplines. Reviewers may suggest improvements to the author(s), or
require changes in order for the poster to be accepted.
Demos are informal project (e.g., plug-in, software, interface, idea, etc.)
presentations that will be carried out in parallel with poster
presentations. Demos can be submitted through this online form
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/submissions.html> to be added to the
Workshop presentations (max duration of 2h) should be 1-4 pages, with up to
5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words to be published on the
conference website. Make sure that your proposal indicates if participants
are expected to have a specific level, if there are prerequisites, if you'd
like to limit the number of participants, etc. Workshops will take place in
the CCRMA classroom (which can host approximately 30 people). A projector
and a 4 channels sound system will be available in this space. Submit a
brief description of the workshop including a URL (if available).
*How to Submit Papers / Posters / Workshops?*
- Use the online submission tool <http://submissions.html>
- Choose the relevant submission type (paper, poster, or workshop) in
addition to your 5 categories
- The required file format is PDF. Authors must use the provided
templates <https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/doc/LAC-19-templates.zip> for
- Please let us know if you need a special technical setup for your
*Call for Music / Multimedia Installations*
LAC 2019 also invites submissions of musical works involving the use of
technology/open source software and multimedia installations. A jury will
select the compositions and installations to be included in the conference
program according to artistic merit and technical feasibility. Please be
prepared to perform your work yourself and make sure that you have all
resources needed to perform your piece (e.g., instruments, props, other
performers, etc.). LAC 2019 cannot pay for any expenses related to a
performance (e.g., performers, travel, accommodation, special equipment,
etc.). SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> will be
available to perform new (or old) laptop orchestra compositions, so this
type of submission is encouraged this year! SCLOrk
<https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> is the Santa Clara Laptop
Orchestra and uses exclusively Linux computers. Musical works and
installations can address all areas of digital audio and audiovisual art.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
- Electronic Music
- Electroacoustic Music
- Mixed Music
- Acoustic Music
- Sound Installation
- Interactive Art
- Audiovisual Installation
- Game in art
- Web and Connected Art
For concerts, LAC will provide the following equipment:
- CCRMA Stage: 56.8 full 3d sound system (up to 6th order Ambisonics)
- CCRMA Listening Room: 22.4 sound system (up to 3d order Ambisonics)
- SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> (the Santa
Clara Laptop Orchestra). Pieces accepted for a performance with SCLOrk will
be added to the rehearsal schedule of the corresponding SCU
- Additional requests can be made but are not be guaranteed.
*How to Submit Music / Multimedia Installations?*
- Use the online submission tool
- Select the submission type (performance)
- The required file format is PDF, formatted for Letter paper size.
Submissions should include:
- Description of the project program notes
- Link to video or audio demonstration of the project
- Technical rider of the work
- *Submission Deadline:* December 7, 2018 (11:59pm PST)
- *Notification of Acceptance:* January 18, 2019
- *Camera-ready Version Due:* February 15, 2019
- *Conference Dates:* March 23-26, 2019
Additional information about LAC-19 can be found on the conference website:
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Rivendell v2.19.3 Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License version 2.
From the NEWS file:
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BroadcastTools Support. Added a Switcher/GPIO driver for the
BroadcastTools SS 2.1 switcher.
AudioScience GPIO. Added support for GPIO on AudioScience adapters
to the 'Local Audio Adapter' Switcher/GPIO driver.
Add Next/Insert Cart RML. Renamed the 'Add Next' ['PX'] RML to
'Insert Cart' ['PX'] and added two optional arguments to allow
specification of the insertion position and transition type.
Spinitron RLM. Added support for Spinitron v2 to the 'spinitron_plus'
Exported File Mode. Added an 'ExportedFileMode=' parameter to the
'[Tuning]' section of rd.conf(5) to permit permission mode of exported
audio files to be specified.
Various bug fixes. See the 'ChangeLog' for details.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 275, 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:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| A room without books is like a body without a soul. |
| -- Cicero |
There are only two days (and some) left to vote for your favourite
tracks in The Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge:
We have 15 fantastic entries, please show your appreciation by voting.
So far we have 28 voters. Can we reach 50 or 60?!
As an incentive, we'll GIVE AWAY one license of the Cadmium synthesizer
by LHI Audio to a voter selected by draw. See the "Prizes" page for more
See you at the Sonoj Convention!
Open Source Audio Meeting Cologne
Convert an Ardour VST presets XML file to VST2 FXP preset files.
What is it?
The Open Source DAW Ardour saves user presets for VST plugins in its own
XML format. Unfortunately, most proprietary DAWs expect presets for VST2
plugins as FXP files. This makes it very hard to share presets for VST2
plugins between users of Ardour and those propietary DAWs.
The ardour2fxp script converts Ardour VST preset files to FXP preset
files, so they can be imported when using the same plug-ins in another DAW.
Where to get it?
or via pip:
pip install ardour2fxp
How to use?
After installation, the ardour2fxp script can be used like this:
ardour2fxp ~/.config/ardour5/presets/vst-1094861636 my-presets
This will create an FXP (extension .fxp) file for every preset in the
Ardour preset file (vst-1094861636 in the example above). FXP files will
be put into sub-directories of the output directory given as the second
command line argument (my-presets in the example). The FXP files will be
named after the preset label (with spaces replaced with underscores) and
the sub-directories will be named after the plug-in identifier
(1094861636 -> "ABCD" in the example).
*Share & Enjoy*
the submission period for the Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge
has ended and the competition entries are now waiting for your votes!
We have a fantastic turnout of 15 great tracks, to which you can listen
Voting is open to everybody (email registration required) and runs until
the end of 2018-10-24.
Please honour the labour that went into the competition entries and show
your appreciation by casting your vote here:
Open Source Audio Meeting Cologne
the Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge is in full swing, we
already have a few tracks for you to listen to and voting starts on
Monday 15th Oct:
But you still have a whole weekend to make a track and enter the
competition and have a chance to *win a MOD Duo*!
Yes, that's right, MOD Devices has offered to give away a MOD Duo to the
winner of the first place in the competition!
Check out our prizes page, to learn about the MOD Duo and MOD Devices:
The company has kindly asked me to draw special attention to their MOD
Labs community program, which I am happy to do. More information about
this program can be found here:
Open Source Audio Meeting Cologne