I want to proclaim new version (1.6) of njconnect.
In short: njconnect is ncurses jack connection manager.
Special thanks to Petter who motivated me to look into this code ;-)
Changes in 1.6
- display current sample rate and buffer size
- avoid flickering on some terminals ( thanks to Petter for report )
- avoid redraw on press a/m keys more than once
- fix typo in help ( thanks to Łukasz L. for report )
- mark connected ports
- split code into more files
- a lot other code improvements
Changes in 1.5
- support for transparency
Pawel / Xj
Guitarix release 0.37.0
Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for
jack (Linux), with an additional mono and a stereo effect rack.
Guitarix includes a large list of LV2 and LADSPA plugins, and support
LADSPA / LV2 plugs as well in it's racks.
The guitarix engine is designed for LIVE usage, and feature ultra fast,
glitch and click free preset switching and is full Midi and remote
controllable (the Web UI is not included in the distributed tar ball).
From the changelog:
* new plug Ampimpulse-stereo
* new build parameters in wscript by Simon van der Veldt
please check ./waf --help for mor info.
* fix Live Looper freezes the remote UI
* fix Tuner stick is not saved in remote UI
* fix DrumSequencer issue in remote UI
* fix rc files for older clearlooks engine
* fix disable online preset download in remote UI
* fix GxDigitalDelay sync BPM when UI is not shown
* add new commandline switch (_d, --disable-multi-client)
to allow running guitarix as single client application.
This is useful when guitarix is exported as LV2 plugin.
* fix portmap when running as single client
* again some fixes and additions on the DK_simulator
contributed by Yoann Le BORGNE
Refer to our project page for more information:
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Rivendell v2.19.2. 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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HPI Support. Fixed a regression in the HPI support layer that broke
audio capture with adapters lacking DMA bus-mastering support.
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:
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AV Linux 2018.4.12 has been Released!!
-Updated 4.9.76 RT Kernel with KPTI 'Meltdown' security patch (64bit
AVL Only) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
*KPTI can be disabled at boot, see Manual page 76, Be aware no 32bit
KPTI patch exists!
-Numerous important fixes to compatibility with KXStudio Repos -
-Updated and fixed outdated Cin 5.1 and Spotify Repositories.
-WineASIO now works properly.
-Removed Grub-Customizer because it doesn't work on UEFI installs.
-ISO files now have accompanying MD5 and SHA256 files, verify your
downloads! (Manual page 5)
-Optional 'lowlatency' Kernels (Required for Proprietary Video
Drivers) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
-Optional 'SGFXI' Proprietary Video Driver Install (Requires
-UEFI install (64bit AVL only) *So far only tested in VBox! - Thanks
korakios and arjepsen!
-Wine-Staging replaces Debian's Wine packaging and WineHQ Repos have
-Added firmware for Echo Audio devices
-Dynamic CPU Frequency adjustment (in 'Settings' menu) - Thanks
-Realtime Quick Config scan to check system tuning - Thanks raboof!
-Standalone AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to create ISOHybrid LiveUSB
keys - Thanks Tony Brijeski!
-Simple Killswitch Utility to shut down unwanted processes.
-Kdenlive is back on the menu!
-Yoshimi comes back! - Thanks Will Godfrey!
-Xhip Synth and Plugins http://xhip.net/  - Thanks acidose!
-LinVST (64bit AVL only) - Thanks osxmidi!
-SFZero SFZ Instrument Plugin - Thanks osxmidi!
-Noise Repellent Noise Reduction Plugin - Thanks lucianodato!
-Added new Shuriken Beat Slicer Repositories - Thanks rockhopper!
-Added Dragonfly Reverb plugins - Thanks Michael Willis, rghvdberg!
-Cool Retro Terminal... it's just for fun!
-AVL User Manual is now 130 pages with numerous additions, expanded
content and clarifications.
-Official bundled builds of Ardour 5.12, ArdourVST 5.12 (32bit AVL
only) - Thanks Paul Davis, Robin Gareus et al!
-Harrison Mixbus 4.3 and Plugin Demos- Thanks Ben Loftis, Robin
-All Applications and Plugins from the KXStudio Repos are synced and
updated - Thanks falkTX and all FOSS developers!
-AVL Drumkits LV2 0.2.3 - Thanks Robin Gareus!
-Cinelerra 'Cin 5.1' Video Editor (SO many improvements!!) - Thanks
-LSP Plugins 1.1.1 - Thanks sadko4u!
-Shuriken Beat Slicer 0.5.1 - Thanks rockhopper!
-Quick Updater Utility cleaned up.
anahata, ByteMark, and Jeremy Jongepier at linuxaudio.org for Download
rockhopper, NUMAflex, drwhat - ISO Testing
jjfro, drwhat, ufug, magicalex and all other Manual Proofreaders!
-KPTI will introduce a performance hit, it's debatable how much it
will impact Audio work but it does have an impact.
*KPTI can be disabled which will restore performance but leave your
machine vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' exploit.
-Booting is slower on UEFI computers and getting to login takes
-A recent update of Unetbootin no longer works to create bootable
LiveUSB Keys of AV Linux 2018.
-AV Linux contains a new AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to write LiveUSB
Keys with DD
-For those on other Deb-based Distros this is packaged here:
http://www.bandshed.net/packages/avl2us ... -1_all.deb 
-Otherwise writing to USB Key with DD from commandline will also work.
*NOT SO FAST!!
If you're new to AV Linux or Linux Audio in general you NEED to RTFM!
*OK, GET AV Linux 2018 HERE!:
*PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN...
The documentation for AV Linux alone is a time investment of many
hours not to mention curating an entire OS that is convenient to use
and ready for professional grade Audio and Video production at your
fingertips. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to those who have already
donated and supported the project. It is my own choice to share my
time and efforts on making AV Linux available but I think in the
bigger picture communities work best when when there is engagement by
both sides. I would also ask that that people consider donating to
falkTX's KXStudio project which has greatly enriched not only AV Linux
but also all Debian/Ubuntu derivatives..
Please consider hitting the yellow Paypal button on the AV Linux
website, ANY amount is welcomed and appreciated thanks!
Glen MacArthur - AV Linux Maintainer
spectmorph-0.4.0 has been released.
Overview of Changes in spectmorph-0.4.0:
* Windows is now supported: provide 64-bit Windows VST plugin
* Plugin UI redesign
- use pugl library for portability (uses GL + cairo) instead of Qt5
- use categories for instruments
- directly support instrument names in linear morphing
- get rid of Qt5 dependency for libspectmorph, smjack, VST and LV2 plugins
- UI now has "Zoom" feature to support higher DPI displays
* Use non-linear configurable new velocity -> volume mapping for midi
* New instrument: French Horn
* Improved tools for building custom instruments
- tools are now installed by default
- sminstbuilder files support new syntax for relative paths
- encoder cache moved to ~/.cache/smenccache, which is created if necessary
- use number of processors as default for jobs
* LPC/LSF support removed
* Some portability fixes for macOS (which however isn't supported yet)
What is SpectMorph?
SpectMorph is a free software project which allows to analyze samples of
musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to
construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or
smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then
gradually changes to a flute.
SpectMorph ships with many ready-to-use instruments which can be combined using
SpectMorph is implemented in C++ and licensed under the GNU LGPL version 3
Integrating SpectMorph into your Work
SpectMorph is currently available for Linux and Windows users. Here is a quick
overview of how you can make music using SpectMorph.
- VST Plugin, especially for proprietary solutions that don't support LV2.
(Available on Linux and 64-bit Windows)
- LV2 Plugin, for any sequencer that supports it.
- JACK Client.
- BEAST Module, integrating into BEASTs modular environment.
Note that at this point, we may still change the way sound synthesis works, so
newer versions of SpectMorph may sound (slightly) different than the current
There are many audio demos on the website, which demonstrate morphing between
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan
Radium is a vertical music editor. Radium is inspired by trackers, but uses
more graphics to show musical data. Radium is also a multitracker and
supports MIDI sequencing and hard disk recording.
Radium has features like smooth scrolling, zooming, automation, piano roll,
embedded Pure Data (Pd), and embedded Faust.
* Homepage: http://users.notam02.no/~kjetism/radium/
* Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/KjetilMatheussen/videos
* Demonstration video by Tobias Lutzenkirchen showing some of the features:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwmT0G5EwM (Radium 3.9.1)
*Demonstration video showing developing Faust programs inside Radium:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJm9Lox1WFA (Radium 3.9.4)
Changes between 5.3.0 and 5.5.8:
* Sequencer: Support for audio files in the sequencer. The files are played
from HD, not from memory.
* Sequencer: Automatic cross fades for audio files.
* Sequencer: Realtime stretching and resampling of audio files.
* Sequencer: Convenient option to split audiofiles under mouse pointer.
* Sequencer: Sequencer block fade in/out.
* Sequencer: Sequencer block volume envelope.
* Sequencer: Several interface and GUI improvements.
* Editor: Support high DPI displays (retina, etc.).
* Modulators: Added Random type.
* Mixer Strips: Easier to read text.
* Audio: Convenient support for 8 channel mixes.
* Edit: Add "Randomly delete notes" function to the Randomize / Skew /
* Two new demo songs.
* Many other bug fixes and improvements.
* 185 other changes. (305 git commits)
Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard is a MIDI events generator and receiver. It
doesn't produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI
synthesizer (either hardware or software, internal or external). You can
use the computer's keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also the mouse.
You can use the Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard to display the played MIDI
notes from another instrument or MIDI file player.
Changes for v0.7.0:
* New features
Direct output (plugin) synth for Linux: EASSynth
Direct output (plugin) synth for macOS: Apple DLS Synth
#50 Shortcut key in extra controls editor for 'Button Ctl'
* Fixes for several drivers (provided by Drumstick 1.1.1 libraries)
* Fixed vmpk tickets:
#37 - duplicated midi events on touch screens
#32, #35, #40, #47 - crashes at startup on macOS,
so FluidSynth direct output driver for all platforms has been removed
Compilation minimum requirements for all platforms: CMake 3.0, Qt 5.x and
Drumstick 1.1 or later.
Please use the mailing list <vmpk-devel(a)lists.sourceforge.net> for
questions and comments. Thanks.
Copyright (C) 2008-2018, Pedro López-Cabanillas and others
License: GPL v3