I released ZynAddSubFX software synth todays
(standalone linux/windows and VST).
For those who don't know about it: zynaddsubfx is a
powerful opensource synth with many features (require
few pages just to make a list of them ) and the
homepage is at http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net
News: - Solved some problems regarding VST
- added an advanced clipboard/preset module. On each
windows/object that support this, will appear 2
buttons "C" for copy and "P" for paste (from
clipboard/preset). You can make a collection of
waveforms, LFOs, ressonance functions, envelope,etc,
and share to others or use as favorites
- Completely removed the old format support (you can
use the prereleases
- bugs removed
Also a very good news is that it comes with about 250
instruments (from usual organ/strings to the most
weird sounds ever heard )
Hope you like it.
I have intention to stop coding for a while and to
start to write the documentation and make some real
good sound examples.
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eBay lists a number of these cards for sale, some with pretty good
prices. However, I do have a couple questions before laying out the dinero:
Is the Omni breakout box just as usable under Linux as the regular
4x4 box ?
Is the S/PDIF fully supported under ALSA ?
Is the MIDI I/O fully supported by ALSA ?
I realize that the ALSA site answers these questions, but I want
input from users.
I'm also in the market for a new mobo, but I can't break the bank on
it. I'm currently using an 800 MHz Duron CPU: what would be a suggested
upgrade for a Delta 66-based studio, especially WRT the CPU ?
Any and all suggestions will be vastly appreciated !
Porhaps I will have the opportunity to buy a new computer. I have
allready my soudcard and microphone and I am waiting for my mixer.
So the question is: what motherboard, processor, power supply unit,
computer case, harddisk etc. do you recommend and whitch pieces of
hardware are problematic?
I want to do harddisk recording and midi with softsynths. I want
the computer to be silent (I have a condenser microphone) and
I want low latency, of cource.
I take this back to the list because it seems I have to explain the
approach that QMidiArp uses in a bit more detail...
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Mark Knecht wrote:
> I'm having some trouble with the pattern syntax. Let's says that I want to
> create an arpeggio based around just playing and holding a single key but
> creating a series of non-overlapping notes within an octave or two.
> Play and hold: C4
> Hear: (quarter notes at tempo) C4, E4, G4, C5, E4, C4, G3, C3
> and when I release C4 the pattern stops immediately.
> the arpeggio should always be based around the single key I'm playing, so if I
> play a G3, I'd hear G3, B3, D4, G4, B3, G3, D3, G2
An example of this kind of arpeggiator is miniArp, an example of my ALSA HowTo
If you look at its simple pattern synthax you'll find that notes are
explicitely defined (IIRC on base note C). And here the pattern is
transposed whenever you press another key on the keyboard.
However QMidiArp works differently. It is based on my experience with the
MAP1 hardware arpeggiator. The MAP1 takes the notes into which the pattern
is translated from the chord that you play on the keyboard. This way you can
play whatever complicated chords with the most complicated alterations and
the arpeggiator will still perfectly follow it.
I already have an extension to QMidiArp in mind: There could be an
additional tab that would have radiobuttons to select chords, like
e.g. M, m, 7, M7, m7, ... This could then serve to fill the note buffer
that the arpeggiator uses for its pattern. But then you would have to
manually change the chord whenever you do a modulation.
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I need to stretch my wings a little and try something outside of
Can I get some basic pros and cons of the different distro's you're
using? And especially from previous Mandrake users.
Been thinking about CCRMA because I'm used to packages but I would build
more stuff if it wasn't such a struggle every time I do it. Sometimes I
just need to install stuff and have it work and not spend 20 hours
sifting through Google hits, how to's, etc. I enjoy the learning and
Linux; I just don't have a lot of spare time.
While doing some research on VST/VSTi technology I checked the
Wikipedia page for "VST". It's a good informative page, and there's even
an entry regarding the fst/libfst project. However, there was no mention
of Kjetil's vstserver and its clients. There is now.
It occurred to me that while we're laboring over where & whether to
use wikis, there's already a place for us to get some more information
out to the public: the Wikipedia. I don't know how many other Linux
audio projects are detailed. Ardour, ALSA, Pd, and others are already
there, but I don't know how up-to-date that material is. So, would-be
documenter writers, avail thyselves of this opportunity and start
hitting the wikipedia ! Add new entries, correct the old ones, bring 'em
up to date, but just do it ! ;-)
Thank you for your attention. We now return you to your regularly
Anyone has had experiences with Midiman USB or Firewire interfaces?
I'm particularily interested in Omnistudio (USB) and Audiophile
(Firewire). But prior to buying, I would like to know if they're known
to work (well?) under Linux.
->Sorry, yes I meant Planet CCRMA. I was wondering when I could go to
the CCRMA website and download the modified iso's of FC2 (with apt as
the default package manager) and the modified kernel. Wish I could say
that I was doing some important audio work, but I mainly use Planet
CCRMA's version of Fedora and the modified kernel for gaming, as
benchmarks show better results than with other distro's and kernels on
Fernando has been doing a hell of a job getting things working. We're
running one of the latest kernels in our studio on a P4 (no
hyperthreading) with astoundingly few issues. Read through some of the
last couple of weeks' worth of the planetccrma mailing list (archived on
the web) to get an idea of where things stand.