I have recently acquired a XITEL INPORT device to capture music from my
stereo system, and although it seems to be supported by the FC3 kernel, I
have not yet managed to find any way to access the USB data stream.
Does anyone have any experience with this device?
I very much appreciate where you are coming from: "I guess it's not the
application that matters but the get together, the surpises in that, the
laughter and joy". And to say "Freewheeling has become a constant source of
joy and fun.", that is about the biggest compliment I could ever receive.
Too true that creativity is much about limitations. Besides, your Heart is the
true source of joy and fun. The best I can aspire to do is provide a
transparent interface for you to express what you feel in there.
I think that a well-designed, simple, fluid interface for us to collaborate
together on the net would help to actually get people together. We've arrived
in an age where we seem increasingly fragmented across time and space. For a
community rooted in the land following a traditional lifestyle, family is all
around. But we can not deny or go back to the way things were. If people are
interested in living in cities and building technologies, why not use the net
to connect up and jam? What do we have now? There are the recording artists
and the consumers. We have an alienated masses and an industry that caters to
them. Why not extend our sense of family, why not share our stories and songs
around the world?
For me the key element in development is to remember what's really important.
Clean air, pure water, healthy soil, and the fire in your Heart that holds it
all together. It is so easy to get distracted, so easy to get our priorities
mixed up. But life is a great teacher, isn't she?
As you said, "It's going to happen because we want to make music together."
Yes, let's do that.
Right now I'm gearing up (down?) for a trip into rural Tennessee with a small
palette of instruments, to connect with friends living on a farm down there. I
hope to record and loop some spring jams, and learn more about how
FreeWheeling works or fails to work in different settings.
For the software, I'm putting in stereo support and loading loops and 'scenes'
of loops. This will allow us to build on previous impovisations later. From
that place, I hope to start experimenting with a simple network interface. It
seems like we have a small group that is on the same page with this, and to me
that's a green light.
We'll be in touch.
In the mean time, let's find opportunities to send each other music.
Something about amixer's control of the HDSP Multiface has changed. And,
I can't seem to hack how to fix things. Please help!
I used to use the simple bash script (as published in Linux Journal)
for i in $(seq 1 18);do
amixer cset name=Chn,index=$i 32768
to set all the channels to unity, but this script no longer works. I
amixer: Control default cinfo error: No such file or directory
Meanwhile, my hdsp is definitely clipping and I can't quite tell where
to tweak it.
alsamixer is also no longer available, gives an error:
No mixer elems found
This is with Fedora 3, so alsa 1.0.6 and the alsa-firmware tools
(hdsploader, hdspconfig, hdspmixer).
PS: hdspmixer is not accessible to me because I need an eyes-free
I suppose knowing where/how to tweak the hdspmixer default presets might
Thanks for any help.
I would like to set up a small mastering rack just before sound output
for live shows, this is on linux. Essentially I'm hoping to have about
8-12 channels of audio go out of csound5 via jack and into some sort of
host for plugins and mixing down to four channels of final audio out.
All I want to run are a few compressors and some eq, with easy access to
the control parameters and graphic vu meters of the compression. Ideally
these plug ins would also be controllable via midi cc's and some form of
API so I can make my own gig front end integrated with my csound user
Is this feasable with csound5 now? Has anyone gotten multi-output
working well with Jack?
What should host the plugins? Ecasound looks promising, but will I be
able to get graphic vu meters of the compression action? Does that even
work properly, ie can the screen respond fast enough? Anything else I
should look into? Jammin seems heavy me thinks.
Which plugins should I use? I'd like minimal cpu use, but a good easy
over compressor ( soft-knee ), a good final limiter, graphic eq, and
paramateric eq. Compressor must have accurate controls for attack,
release, ratio, threshold, and some form of knee control.
Is this even feasable? Are the LADSPA plug-ins good enough now to
replace hardware in the $300 compressor, $100-200 eq range? I don't
expect it to sound as good as TL-Audio tubes or anything, but I won't
drop $300 on an FMR or buy a bunch of ProSonus's if a plugin can sound
as good as that.
All suggestions welcome, thanks.
I haven't found a decent tutorial/howto for DSSI and using VST plugins
I have been trying to load plugins like this, and I think I am totally
on the wrong track....
and the output is:
FLOORFISH.dll" is a DLL, not an executable
Also I can't find the tutorial how to use it with Rosegarden.
Hello, I am using Ardour and Jack on my Gentoo box with an M Audio Delta
44. For playing music with just Rhythmbox or XMMS, the sound quality is
excellent, and the output level is nice and high. However, when I try
to play back something I record in Ardour, I get very low output, even
despite a decent reading on the program's VU meters as I play back. I
am using alsamixer, and when I turn up the hardware outs I have the
output from Ardour routed to, I can here that the sound is distorted,
though low. Anyone else with one of these cards have a similar
I don't know if this will help, but I am planning on switching to
envy24control. Does anyone know if there is a Gentoo ebuild for this
Thanks for any info.
I would like to ask if any of you know applications included in
Planet CCRMA able to:
- do Batch processing (like fade in and out at the begin and end of
the sound convert format etc.)
- get metadata information (peak levels, gaps etc.)
- do restoration from noise clicks etc.
- and finally to do DVD burning.
I am working on a soundscape project and the above functions would be
of great help.
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I've been thinking about buying a DVD burner and with
your software it's definitely a more interesting
solution for me. What device do you own?
--- Dave Chapman <dave(a)dchapman.com> wrote:
> Just to give a status update on my DVD-Audio
> authoring program
> (dvda-author), the latest "alpha" release now
> includes the following
> * 9 Groups of tracks, each group containing up to 99
> tracks (the DVD-A
> * 16-bit and 24-bit Stereo
> * 16-bit mono (24-bit mono may work, but is
> * All 6 DVD-A samplerates supported (44.1KHz, 48KHz,
> 88.2KHz, 96KHz,
> 176.4KHz and 192KHz)
> * Gapless playback
> * Native FLAC support (use FLAC files as input)
> I'm afraid that it still doesn't support
> multi-channel, but that will
> come. It's a low priority for me because I only
> have a stereo setup.
> It can be downloaded from here:
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I am a planet CCRMA user with a Fedora Core 1 installation. I have been using Ardour for about a year and consistently upgraded it when a new version becomes available on the planet.
Regardless of the ardour version I have found it ALWAYS crashes when I try to edit the crossover point of two takes in a single region. Today I recorded two takes of some percussion where one take has a mistake in the beginning and the other in the end. I recorded both takes on the same track on top of each other. While mixing I would like to combine the takes to make one perfect track.
All goes well until I start adjusting the crossover point. The latter part can be "extended" freely but when I try to set the point where to end the first part Ardour crashes. It does this ten times out of ten.
Ardour has behaved like this as long as I can remember. Does anyone else have this problem and is this perhaps a known bug?
Just to give a status update on my DVD-Audio authoring program
(dvda-author), the latest "alpha" release now includes the following
* 9 Groups of tracks, each group containing up to 99 tracks (the DVD-A
* 16-bit and 24-bit Stereo
* 16-bit mono (24-bit mono may work, but is untested)
* All 6 DVD-A samplerates supported (44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz,
176.4KHz and 192KHz)
* Gapless playback
* Native FLAC support (use FLAC files as input)
I'm afraid that it still doesn't support multi-channel, but that will
come. It's a low priority for me because I only have a stereo setup.
It can be downloaded from here: