>From: Frank Barknecht <fbar(a)footils.org>
>I still don't understand what "Script UI" means. For example: In what
>way has jMax a "Script UI" and Pd not?
For example, Csound has script UI because that is all what is there.
If PD can be fully programmed via text files, then it has script UI.
A script support is not exactly the same thing as script UI if
user has to use GUI at some point. Maybe "text UI" would be better
than "script UI".
Are there tools to copy audio to a file as it goes through ALSA to the
soundcard? I'm basically looking for something like VSound, but for
everything, not just apps that can be coaxed to use OSS.
If not, would there be a way to implement such a tool without resorting to
vsound-style LD_PRELOAD hacks?
Tom Felker, <tcfelker(a)mtco.com>
<http://vlevel.sourceforge.net> - Stop fiddling with the volume knob.
If you destroy me, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
TAP (Tom's Audio Plugins) 0.1-0 is released.
Currently four LADSPA plugins are available.
You can check them out at:
* TAP Equalizer
8 channel equalizer with adjustable band center
* TAP Reverberator
Actually no less than 38 reverberator effects,
ranging from Afterburn to Warehouse, including
small/medium/large rooms, halls, plates...
* TAP Stereo Echo
Supports conventional mono and stereo delays,
ping-pong (cross) delays and the Haas effect.
* TAP Tremolo
The newest incarnation of an ancient effect.
The plugins have been developed and tested
primarily with Ardour as a host in mind, but
should be functional with any LADSPA-capable
A thorough manual is provided in HTML format,
including detailed information, CPU usage metrics,
usage tips & more about each plugin.
I am programming some little games in Linux as a hobby, and I composed midi
files that I would like to be played in the background. What is the easiest
way to do this so that it works on all platforms for everyone ?
I would like suggestions of real time synthesizers that can read ".mid" files.
Does anybody know of any library that just does all the work to send wave
output to sound cards from a ".mid" file ? Also, I would like not to have to
supply instrument files.
Thanks a lot for any answer or clue !
Étudiant 3e cycle
Département d'Informatique et de Génie Logiciel
Too everyone who's waited with bated breath for this day to come
(primarily me), rejoice in the first beta release of Specimen, a midi
controlled audio sampler for GNU/Linux systems.
Features as listed on the webpage:
# ALSA sequencer interface support.
# Audio output via ALSA or JACK.
# Individual panning and volume controls for each patch.
# High quality cubically interpolated pitch scaling.
# Sample start/stop and loop points.
# Three playback modes; "normal" just plays the sample, "trim" plays
the sample and stops early if so instructed, "loop" plays the sample
for the requested duration.
# Patch bank saving and loading in the "beef" file format.
Check out www.gazuga.net for more and to download the source. I'm
gonna spend the next few days giving the program a usability test and
creating a demo song that does it justice, so keep your ears open for
some homegrown UHB in the not-too-distant future.
little bit twee, perhaps, but, nice and pleasant, definately category C for
chilled, reminded me of aphex twins rarer chilled moments. I liked it.
But the ending , suffered a little from what I've come up against when I've
done tracks, and thats not quite knowing how to end it? leaving it slightly
unresolved sounding. But that's after just one listen, so don't take what I
say too seriously ;)
>Would this (http://dis-dot-dat.net/creamcheese.mp3) do for b or c?
>The call seems to want classical for category b, so probably c would
>If anyone else would like to have a listen, I'd appreciate that very
>much. Comments, criticism, cheques are all gratefully accepted :)
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as announced earlier, the 2nd Linux Audio Developers conference
will take place from 29. April to 2. May 2004
at ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe, Germany.
In addition to the "Call for Papers" there is also a "Call for Music".
Both are open until 29. February. We are looking for music that has been
done with Linux Audio software and intend to present it in a concert at
the "Kubus" concert hall of ZKM. "Live" performance with Linux Audio
software is welcome as well.
More information on the conference, registration, accomodation and the
"Call for Music" is available from www.zkm.de/lad
The current list of speakers (in alphabetical order) and talks is as follows:
Fons Adriaensen, 1) AEOLUS - a church organ in your PC
2) Using JAAA for audio measurements
Frank Barknecht, Rapid and Reuseable Audio Development With Pd
Julien P. Claassen, Linux console - a textbased studio
Paul Davis, Adding MIDI to a Digital Audio Workstation
Orm Finnendahl, 1) Linux as a Workstation for Composers
2) PD Workshop
Bob Ham, LADCCA
Steve W. Harris and
Jörn Nettingsmeier, Audio Engineering in a Nutshell
Steve W. Harris, JACK, JAMin, Mastering
Takashi Iwai, ALSA Sucks? - Trouble Shooting for Your Healthy Music Life
Jaroslav Kysela, ALSA project - the last year
Victor Lazzarini, Developing Spectral Signal Processing Applications
Matthias Nagorni, Introduction to Modular Synthesis
Han-Wen Nienhuys, LilyPond, a modular, extensible and programmable compiler
for high-quality music notation
Dave Phillips, 1) Keynote: One Year After:
Notable Linux Audio Development in 2003
2) Still Nailing Jelly: An Update on Linux Audio
Abstracts and links to the respective projects are available at
Dr. Matthias Nagorni
SuSE Linux AG
Maxfeldstr. 5 phone: +49 911 74053375
D - 90409 Nuernberg fax : +49 911 74053483
just back from NAMM, just a few infos for the interested people:
Lionstracs had a booth demoing a preliminary version of the
Mediastation X-76 ( http://www.lionstracs.com )
I've read a thread here about people complaining about the
price of the keyboard. ( $12,000).
I fully agree, the problem was the distributor trying to ask
an exaggerated price.
Too many men in the middle (distributor, retailer) each one wants a big
cut of the pie while the producer of the actual iron usually earns only
a fraction of the price the user pays.
But you know since the distributor hosted Lionstracs at his booth you
cannot complain about the price they want to set :-)
Anyway see Domenico's (Lionstracs head) posting:
the new price will be around $6200 which is much more in line with
AFAIK: Korg's flagship the PA X-Pro is about $4500, add mp3 playback
expansion, sample RAM expansion (from 16MB to 32MB :-) ) and you
get into the $5000 - $5500 which is comparable to the Mediastation X-76
price but the X-76 much more iron (256 DSP voices vs 64, 512MB sample
RAM vs 48MB sample ROM, not to mention what you can do in software with
the Athlon 2400+ CPU (LinuxSampler, softsynths, ardour etc).
Anyway if you want to see a couple of videos of the Mediastation X-76 in
action (with crappy audio since it was taken with a camcorder in the
noisy NAMM halls):
(the guys were playing the keyboard over an mp3/wav song that ran in the
background, changing the sounds interactively (mostly by pressing one
single button , eg organ family, and then select organ patch)
You can play them with mplayer/xine too but I think you need the win32
Length: 2:22 size 23MB
Length: 4:58 size 48MB
(The GUI at 3:00 in the second video is Paul Davis that tells the
keyboarder to shut up with his 120dB noise :-) )
Domenico told me probably they will sell individual parts too so people
can build their own keyboard without paying an arm and a leg.
(eg case + MIDI keys + LCD , custom VGA with Linux supported GFX chip etc)
As said this company tries to be open as possible and its success
depends on the success of linux audio too, so I think it's in their
interest to support LAD people.
For example developers could get discounted keyboards in exchange of
code etc, there are many possibilities.
Domenico is in talks with Mathias Nagorni about coming at the upcoming
ZKM with a Mediastation to show it off and that he can meet developers
offer some paid work for developing new apps (or adapt existing ones)
for the keyboard etc.
BTW: many top engineers of the big 3 keyboards makers came to see the
X-76, seemed quite puzzled that a penguin-powered keyboard exists :-)
regarding LinuxSampler & NAMM read this:
I was quite surprised about the positive reaction.
Other Linux stuff was Plugzilla, a hw expander (a Linux PC) that runs
VST plugins (I've meet Marc Lindahl and Joe, very nice people), then
there was the Muse Research box which is AFAIK similar to Plugzilla and
the Hartmann Neuron was there too but I have not had the time to chat
(it is linux powered too but they don't tell you so on their website).
ok shutting up :-)
First of all, a big thank-you goes to Steve Harris for checking my RDF.
Second, tap-0.2.0 is out:
* New plugin TAP Scaling Limiter
This should be an efficient tool for those who want to
maximize the loudness of their mixes without audible artifacts,
but can be used for other things as well
* Added a Bode diagram of the TAP Equalizer filters to the manual.
* Changed versioning from x.y-z to x.y.z. Thanks to Frank Barknecht
and others for complaining, and sorry I wasn't aware of this problem.
The almost but not completely unmemorizable URL is still:
(but i'm thinking about whether i should put it up on SourceForge...)