The FFADO project is pleased to make FFADO version 2.4.3 available. This is
a bug-fix release to address some minor problems which have been noted in
* Profire-610: support line outs controlled with the master volume. Thanks
to Donny Yang.
* ffado-mixer: removed unnecessary import. Thanks to David Runge.
* ffado-mixer: make compatible with Python 3.8. Thanks to David Runge.
* ffado-mixer: locking fix. Thanks to Claudia Krelm for testing efforts
which lead to a solution.
FFADO version 2.4.3 is available as a tarball:
(on behalf of the FFADO project)
TC Electronic has a lot of pedals that use their toneprint technology.
They have recently released a new device called the Plethora X5 which slots
5 TC pedal 'models' into a single virtual 'board' and supports 128 'boards'
stored in the Plethora. Visit YouTube for a plethora (sorry) of videos on
the device over the last couple of months.
I purchased one of these devices. It works well (so far). It's Linux
internally running 4.9.47-rt37.
Sadly there are a couple of rather disappointing issues:
1) Nothing new but TC doesn't support Linux with their TonePrint editor. I
see some reports of users running the app with Wine but I cannot be
bothered to do that so I'm using it on a Win10 laptop where my excessive
Native Instruments investments reside. This is manageable but not
preferable for me.
2) The biggest issue - there is apparently no way to back up your settings
which reside in the Plethora X5. The TonePrint editor communicates with the
Plethora over USB or BlueTooth but apparently acting as little more than a
monitor. You can create and edit settings for each of the 5 pedal models
you are running in a single board but it seems the only way to store them
is in the Plethora itself. My (very limited) initial investigation leads me
to believe that there are no data files left on the Windows machine and all
data is only in the Plethora X5. Therefore, be it fire, theft or accident,
if something goes wrong with your Plethora all of your personally created
sounds are lost. (I'm waiting for confirmation of this from TC Electronic
but so far I cannot see why this wouldn't be true.)
Anyway, I'm not a coder but I am technical. If there's someone out there
with an interest of working on some sort of Linux TonePrint support please
get in touch.
I'm pleased to announce the release of guitarix2-0.40.0
A virtual guitar amplifier for Linux running with jack (Jack Audio
Connection Kit) released under the
GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This is a major release.
It comes with a overall source rework/refactoring by Andreas Degert.
Changes are so far:
- updated to GTK(mm)3 by Hubert Figuière and Andreas Degert
- Port all included LV2 plugin GUI's to X11/cairo by Hermann Meyer
- Add support for lv2:enabled (Bypass) in several LV2 plugs by
- Add Midi feedback support by Hermann Meyer
- Add new PowerAmp module by Hermann Meyer
- Fix several Bug's and hopefully don't introduce to much new one's
You could get it here:
it's time for the first official version of B.Jumblr, a
pattern-controlled audio-stream & sample re-sequencer. From technical
POV it is a delay effect plugin that looks like a step sequencer.
* Delay effect plugin
* Use sequencer pattern to set delay / playback position and volume
* Optional manual change of pattern progression and pattern progression
* Works on both, live audio stream and loaded samples
For a short preview and how to jumble look to the video tutorial:
* Milkii Brewster for ideas about principle and features
* Rob van den Berg for the plugin name
Enjoy and have fun
On this page (https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/hardware_support) the Tascam
US-4x4 is listed as "*supported* There is a Windows and Mac configuration
program, but it doesn't control much."
I own one, and recently discovered that one of the things that is quite
important if you need four distinct outs is controlling the output routing
of the line outputs; without the Windows util, basically all the signals
coming in from the PC are mixed together, along with inputs from the
preamps (based on the Monitor Balance knob), and then the output is sent as
stereo pairs out both of the pairs of line outputs.
So, I kinda reverse engineered their USB protocol a bit, and wrote a tool
to let you configure the outputs.
You can find it here: https://github.com/guysherman/tascam-util
Anyway, maybe that will help someone else out. Also, if anyone who
maintains the Wiki can let me know how to update that hardware support
page, I can link this util from there.
First, I will thank you all for all the great software you make.
I am both a musician and the chief developer of fvwm-crystal
I am very concerned with the look and feel of my desktop.
Many audio software are providing both a desktop file and an icon file.
The desktop file contain an Icon field of the form which is fine. That
field is used by all Freedesktop compliant desktops in order to know
the icon to display into the application menu.
Until then, fvwm-crystal and all other compliant desktops will find
and display your software with its icon into their application menu.
When running a software in X, most desktops can use 4 wm hints to know
the names of the software window and of its icon, for things like the
text to display into the title bar of the window or into the taskbar,
or the icon to display into the pager or icon manager if any.
Here, fvwm-crystal and other desktops are in trouble with a lot of
audio software, that because these wm hints are not consistent with
their icon name and the desktop fail to display their icon.
These 4 files are "Name, "Icon Name", "Class" and "Resource". At
least one of them must match the icon name provided by the application,
otherwise many desktops will not know which icon to display outside of
the application menu.
As example, after starting radium, I get:
Name: ** Radium - New song. **
Icon Name: ** Radium - New song. **
when the icon provided by radium is radium.png. fvwm-crystal (and other
wms/desktops as well) will not find the icon and display garbage
instead in places like pager or icon manager. If at least one of these
hints was just radium, it would just work fine.
Name is the text displayed into the tittle bar and task bars.
Icon Name should be appropriated but many software don't use it.
Many software are using Class or Resource. Normally it doesn't matter
which one a software is using, as long than at least one of them match
I publish related style workarounds in fvwm-crystal for many audio
software (just for that, it must be the desktop that have the best
support of the linux audio software), but it is so much of them out
there, and I just have a lot of other things to do than to test them
all, or to report that issue to all of the ICCCM WM-HINTS non compliant
ones. So please, consider to check your software for that issue and
apply some fix when appropriated. A lot of desktop users will
like such fixes.