I've released a new free soundfont out of a bunch of samples taken by
Paolo Ingraito, the italian guy who made the mellotron soundfonts. It's a
collection of kitchen noises and you'll find it here:
under the directory "kitchen".
There's also a midifile and a demo ogg. The midifile is done with muse
and its internal version of fluidsynth. The soundfont has been created
with swami (version 0.9.2).
There's only one problem, for which I ask you help and testing:
If loaded in fluidsynth, all sounds good (as in the ogg); but when used
with timidity, the sounds play back at one octave higher. Maybe it's me
(it is only my 2nd soundfont), or a possible bug in one of those
softwares (swami, fluidsynth, timidity)? When creating the sf2, all
sounded good because fluidsynth is the underlying engin of swami... but
why timidity plays at uncorrect pitch?
Linux user #209089
Yesterday, I released zynaddsubfx 2.2.1:
- made to work with mxml-2.2 (will NOT work on
- it is possible to remove completely the
graphical user interface (e.g. it can r
un without X). For this you need to modify the
DISABLE_GUI option from the Makefile.inc
- added a commandline -L which load a
instrument (.xiz) - now it only loads to pa
rt 0 (you can use this option with -l to load a master
file and after this the option -L
to replace the part)
You can find it at the usual place:
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On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 02:31 +0200, Giuseppe Miletto wrote:
> I've already bought a EMU-1212 and I've doing very good job with windows
> operating system. This has been a forced choice: trying to use EMU-1212 with
> my suse 9.2 linux system I haven't been able to go over the use of MIDI port
> of my EMU-1212.
> Since I'm still an entusiastic of linux, I'll be very gratefull if some linux
> driver allow me to work with my EMU-1212 under this system: the only use of
> windows I'm doing now is for sound and music.And EMU-1212 is really a great
Can you provide the "lspci -vn" output? It's possible that some
functionality will work if the driver just treats the card like an APS
(that is, an emu10k1 with no AC97).
Hi POD users!
I just read your messages about using the POD XT Live under Linux. I am
very curious if this actually worked since Line6 told me about modifications
in the audio interface made for the POD XT Live, which I blindly added to the
driver without testing since I don't own a POD XT Live. Please let me know if
you were successful, and if not, what exactly went wrong (syslog etc.), so I
can try to fix it.
First off, apologies for cross-posting...
I would just like to share the quick-and-dirty downmix of the premiere of my
latest work "Symmetries" (that took place at the last-week's "Linux Audio
Conference" in Karlsruhe, Germany) with the LAU/LAD as well as Pd community.
Without you guys, this piece would never have been possible :-).
As my token of gratitude, in conjunction with this release I am also
releasing the soundfont that I've built from scratch using exclusively Linux
software (Swami, Rezound) and specifically for use in this piece. For more
info on each of these please see notes below.
As always, your feedback is much appreciated!
Symmetries (for computer and optional violin) is an experiment in relegating
musical structure and expression to the inherently stupid box of
transistors. By concurrently utilizing various GNU/Linux audio software
(Fluidsynth/QSynth, Pd, LADSPA, Jack-rack, JACK) it was composer's intention
to generate a lush interactive texture whose frail balance engenders a
consistent forward drive. In an ever-changing array of hierarchical
probabilities no two instances are expected to ever be the same. The piece
has been designed to be completely modular in terms of computer-driven sound
diffusion and can utilize 2-8 channels.
For its premiere the piece used 8-channel diffusion. However, the recordings
below are provided in a stereo-downmix form.
Hardware used in performance was eMachines m6807 laptop (64-bit AMD 3000+),
RME HDSP Multiface, and a Peavey 1600x midi controller that I used to
control some of the timbral nuances via Pd and Jack-Rack (LADSPA).
The violin part was played by Ania Zielinska (Poland) who commissioned the
There are 3 recordings available:
1) 128-bit (fixed rate) 48KHz OGG recording of the premiere:
2) 128-bit 48KHz MP3 recording of the premiere:
3) 64-bit 44KHz MP3 of the computer part:
The soundfont is a based on series of recordings of solo violin playing
straight tone "con sordino" sound. The recordings have been structured in a
gigasampler fashion (minor 3rd apart, except for the open strings). It has 2
sets of samples, ones without limiter which have already been mapped, and
other with the limiter which are in the soundfont but have not been mapped.
The sample tuning has been adjusted "by ear," so it may not be
mathematically accurate but FWIW it did pass my own scrutiny (which should
be taken with a grain of salt as this piece is not as demanding when it
comes to absolute preciseness of the tuning of individual pitches). The
looping of sounds is measured to provide most seamless transition while
accounting for the change of the direction of the bow. Conceivably one could
create a sense of orchestral sordino by layering the same sound over and
over. The soundfont does have reverb and chorus abilities enabled but IMHO
it sounds the best without any chorus applied to it.
The soundfont is released under the "GPL/Artistic 2.0" license (for more
info please see: http://dev.perl.org/perl6/rfc/346.html). Btw, I chose the
art-related license simply based on my limited understanding that it is more
appropriately tailored towards something that is not code-based. That being
said, if anyone can explain me the difference between the two licenses, I
would really appreciate it :-).
To download the soundfont please click here:
NB: Considering that the Linux server that is hosting this may be on its
last legs (strange noises from the HD), I would not mind if someone would
consider mirroring this particular file. Many thanks!
Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to the developers and users
alike of the open-source, and perhaps more importantly, Linux audio
Many thanks also go to the organizers of the Linux Audio Conference for
making this performance possible!
Ivica Ico Bukvic, composer & multimedia sculptor
In a nutshell, my issue is trying to slow down recorded audio and
maintain decent sound quality.
Here's the extended explanation:
A number of years ago I recorded some of my live performances on a
stereo 7-inch reel-to-reel deck. Just recently I borrowed a friend's
Fostex Model 80, which is an 8-track deck. I am able to pull off both
channels of my music, but the Fostex plays it *way* too fast and does
not have any speed adjustment that I can see.
What I have done so far is use Ardour with JACK running at 48KHz to pull
off the music. Then, I exported it to a WAV and used AlsaPlayer to
playback the audio at approx 25% normal speed. My problem is that the
quality is quite poor. Sure, the original recordings are less than
stellar to begin with, but my results are less than expected. Note that
I am using an M-Audio Delta 44 to record through, so soundcard quality
should not be an issue.
I'm looking for some suggestions as to how to go about doing this the
1. Is my approach reasonable? Record with Ardour and then slow it down
with something else?
2. AlsaPlayer plays back my audio, but how do I permanently change the
speed and save it?
3. Would a higher sample rate in JACK help the quality?
4. Anyone have a Fostex Model 80 manual that tells how to slow down the
speed to begin with?
>> Sorry to waste your time...
>> it works now: I got to start in the order: jack, then zynaddsubfx, and
>> at the end seq24.
>> I feel a bit stupid.
>> Anyway, I still like to know what is this midithrough... and how to have
>> with jack if it's possible.
>jack itself doesn't yet include midi support. You are probably talking
>about qjackctl or another jack patch bay type gui application.
You are right! The "midithrough" I was talking about was on the qjackctl gui.
>have added support for the alsa sequencer just to have access to it in
>the same interface as the jack ports. Under the gui alsa sequencer and
>the virmidi driver are separate from jackd.
Thank's, I'm gonna look around the alsa sequencer/midi stuff to get my system as I want it!
>Eric Dantan Rzewnicki