I'm about to start on a sound/video project, and was looking at
Xjadeo to get everything all synced up with ardour. I'm having a
heck of a time trying to get it to compile, though. I've got the
latest debian unstable packages of libavcodec-dev,
libavformat-dev, libdts-dev, and ffmpeg, and I'm still getting
a bunch of errors like:
In function `dts_decode_frame':
: undefined reference to `dts_frame'
Someone said something about using a shared libavcodec, which
solved this problem with some other program not compiling, but
I'm not sure exactly how to go about making that happen. Any
Ideas? Anyone gotten Xjadeo to compile on a debian system?
I'm new to the world of Linux audio, but have been programming beats
and working with MIDI and digital audio in the Windows world for many
years now. In other words, I'm not new to MIDI and audio, but I am to
Anyway, what I'm trying to do is use it along with an app that could
play back audio files. Basically, I want to use seq24 for the
sequencing, and use another app for triggerring samples, all running
from the same clock (which is where I'm assuming JACK comes in).
Does anyone know of a tutorial or walkthrough for beginners to achieve
this setup? Again, I apologize for my limited Linux knowledge, but
this platform seems extremely interesting for audio, and I definitely
want to learn what I can. The rock solid performance of seq24 is
incredible. I have yet to see a Windows app perform that I would feel
as comfortable using in a live situation. If other apps perform like
this, I won't be booting back into Windows anytime soon. ;)
Stephen Ceresia a écrit :
>I'm new to the world of Linux audio, but have been programming beats
>and working with MIDI and digital audio in the Windows world for many
>years now. In other words, I'm not new to MIDI and audio, but I am to
>Anyway, what I'm trying to do is use it along with an app that could
>play back audio files. Basically, I want to use seq24 for the
>sequencing, and use another app for triggerring samples, all running
>from the same clock (which is where I'm assuming JACK comes in).
>Does anyone know of a tutorial or walkthrough for beginners to achieve
>this setup? Again, I apologize for my limited Linux knowledge, but
>this platform seems extremely interesting for audio, and I definitely
>want to learn what I can. The rock solid performance of seq24 is
>incredible. I have yet to see a Windows app perform that I would feel
>as comfortable using in a live situation. If other apps perform like
>this, I won't be booting back into Windows anytime soon. ;)
I guess ardour is a good one.
YC aka kolt'
KMidimon is a MIDI monitor for Linux using ALSA sequencer, with KDE user
Quoting Dave Phillips in a three parts article for Linux Journal: "At some
point, almost every serious MIDI musician needs to monitor a MIDI data stream,
perhaps to diagnose a malfunctioning piece of equipment or to examine the
contents of a MIDI sequence during playback".
* Easy to use KDE graphic user interface
* Based on ALSA sequencer
Provides one input port to be connected to other programs and devices
using the usual external tools (aconnect, kaconnect, QJackCtl...)
* Customizable event filters and sequencer parameters
* Supports all MIDI messages, including System Exclusive, and ALSA messages
* Saves to a text file (CSV format) the recorded event list
* GPL licensed
Provisional home page:
KMetronome is a MIDI based metronome using the ALSA sequencer.
This is a maintenance release fixing some compilation and runtime bugs.
* autosave window settings (size...)
* apply tempo/resolution when accept changes in configuration dialog
* fixed bug in sequencerthread: set_program event must be direct.
* other minor changes
* Internal connection management now remembers the input port connection.
* new setTempo and setTimeSignature functions added to the DCOP interface.
* fixed compilation problem under Fedora Core 3
* fixed some automake problems
Most of the Vedio CDs, that I purchase from Bazar are
of the form *.dat. But I have not been able to find
linux software which can run these CDs.
I have tried xmms, grip and sox etc.
But they cannot read the CDs.
Could someone please advise which software to use and
where to download it from.
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I finally made it to the LAC (yay) and did a performance which seemed to
generate a few questions that I probably didn't answer too well, in my
post-gig-panic state :) (was the night recorded btw?)
The main page for software I was using can be found here:
This is probably the best explanation (huge url alert):
The software is not really aimed at end users, or that coherently
documented, it's more of a research/art project, that might provide
ideas for a usable application later. feel free to give it a go, but it
will need hacking to some extent I expect.
Also, seeing as there has been some debate over whether linux is ready
for live use, I've been using the following setup for the last 12
months, it's kinda old now, but it's with good reason - it's completely
stable for me:
Thinkpad R31 running Slackware 9.0, with Luke Yelavich's AudioSlack
distribution and LL kernel. Jack 0.99.0 release (might have updated to a
cvs version - can't remember) I use liblo for OSC communication between
a sequencer, sampler and synth - and for communication from the GUI,
which is written in python, using tkinter.
I also use bash scripts for killing old processes, launching all the
apps, and connecting the jack ports up. I find this really valuable, as
you dont want to have to think about this stuff when you're nervous just
Many many thanks to all the people who have worked so hard to make linux
the powerful, dependable platform you need for live work.
FYI, here goes the response from JUCE's author to my original post, which
I think is of interest to the LA* ... sorry for the cross-post.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Re: Tracktion, JUCE and Linux
From: "Julian Storer" <jules(a)rawmaterialsoftware.com>
Date: Tue, April 26, 2005 17:13
To: "Rui Nuno Capela" <rncbc(a)rncbc.org>
Yes, well spotted, it's taken longer than I hoped to get around to the
linux port, but we're finally getting there!
And I would indeed be very grateful for any help on the audio/midi side
of things, as I'm a complete newbie on linux, and have no idea where to
begin! So if you or any of the LADs want to have a go at filling in the
audio stuff or pointing me in the right direction, I'd be very happy to
work with you on it. Not sure of the best way to handle collaboration
though - I've only taken a few bits from other people, and it's
generally involved them sending me something they've written, and then me
re-writing it because it's not done in quite the way I like it!
Oh, and I've already applied for a sourceforge account now, so will host
the stuff on there as well in future.
On Tuesday 26 April 2005, immanuel litzroth wrote:
> I am using rosegarden and a audiophile 24/96 on my linux system.
> Due to my setup I do not want midi in echoed on midi out (no midi thru).
> How do I tell alsa (or rosegarden) to do this?
> Thanks in advance
Rosegarden main window menu: Composition->Studio->Modify MIDI filters.
Check everything under "THRU events to ignore".
I am using rosegarden and a audiophile 24/96 on my linux system.
Due to my setup I do not want midi in echoed on midi out (no midi thru).
How do I tell alsa (or rosegarden) to do this?
Thanks in advance
> Iain Duncan has been using the Linux version of
> Csound for
> performances lasting hours at a time, Ron Parker has
> been employing
> Ardour as the DAW of choice in his professional
> studio (Mirror Image
> Studios) for the past six months
I recently stated that during the last six months
Ardour has been the exclusive DAW for my audio
production work. After thinking about it and reviewing
my calendar I believe it's closer to 12 months.
I began using and testing Ardour in 2001 and cut the
first of a half dozen complete albums with it in 2002.
I've produced a bunch of four to six song demos. It
has been an eventful and often frustrating experience.
Despite the state of reliability and my private
emotional outbursts I never seriously considered
giving up on using Linux Audio tools.
Is Linux Audio for everyone? No. For anyone that's
curious about what's under the hood of their tractor I
can't believe anything compares. And thanks to some
talented and relentless users and developers there's
some very usable products.
Not every producer, engineer or musician wants to know
about or participate in building new solutions.
, and many other
> people on and off this
> list are using Linux daily for the music creation
> and production needs.
> Levi D. Burton wrote:
> > Sorry, but if your coming to linux thinking that
> you will find
> > software of comparable performance to something
> such as Ableton Live,
> > you are very mistaken. Nothing on linux even
> comes close to Ableton
> > Live and probably never will.
> > Why not just use Ableton Live? Save yourself a
> whole lot of trouble.
That's a prefectly fair question. BTW, what is Ableton
Live and what exists in Linux Audio that comparible to
it? I'm completely clueless.
> > Oh, and using linux audio software live? I
Maybe Levi has been having a rough experience. I have
no idea what that's like. Unless having a studio full
of paying clients standing around and wondering what
the fuck a segfault is qualifies. In that case I have
few peers. When I enter the gates of hell one fist
will be holding a linux audio laptop that's loaded
with core dumps and the other will be full albums
produced with Linux audio tools. And that's good
enough for me.
> > Felipe Machado wrote:
> >> i use ableton live in my show. but now i want use
> linux. waht
> >> software i have to install to use, looks like
> ableton live ? or
> >> other good sample.
> >> i edit some samples and play with a group.
I'm not a sampler, looper, synthesis user. I am a
wannabe. I'm completely in the dark about the state of
these types of applications. I've used SSM in a few of
my mix productions where I route recorded audio
sources into the SSM jack'd inputs. That shit rules!
I've got a film score client that looked at me and
started laughing his guts out when he heard what I'd
done to his music with SSM. He said, "damned king, i
don't know what to think of that. It's insane. i think
it works." After playing it for some people he
reported that everyone loves it.
My studio partner Dana and I have a Kurzweil k2000r
that we intended to drive from Rosegarden. When I
fired up Zynaddsubfx we turned the power off on the
k2000r. RG and Zyn in sync with Ardour via jackd is
Are these applications reliable on stage? If I had to
perform tonight I'd put the k2000r on stage. The
studio is a different situation. Until my experience
extends beyound being a novice I would require "known
to be reliable" for live performances. In other words,
I have the determination to learn how to use my tools
of choice. They are Linux Audio applications. And it
would piss me off to not use them.
I don't know what my points are but in the corner of
my vision is a drum kit. I'm oughta here!
> >> thaks
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