Any news on this one? IIRC, there was some talk that such a feature would be
sponsored by Google's summer of code, but am not sure if this was the case
or if anything ever became of it?
Okay, sorted out some file installation difficulties
and now it's up! Pretty cool. I wonder if there's a
program that can just "stick" a midi note for me
though for the carrier...
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>>>it's easy for non-programing people to bring "visions" regarding
>>>interface design. (and i love do so :) as i know programers, it's quite
>>>hard to establish a new standard. but imho the interface standards
>>>(buttons, dropdown boxes, scrolling, menu-structure, etc.) are now a
>>>couple of years old, and there might be better solutions for specific
>>>tasks. audio seems to me like a good point to start.
> i wasn't talking about such rudimentary stuff. of course there are
> alternatives to these basic widgets and several audio applications (even
> free ones) have begun to support them.
> the point about a visual interface is that it acts as a "memory buffer"
> for the user: you do not have to remember much about the structure of
> the session because the structure is made visible on the screen. can't
> remember precisely where you put a certain sound? how many copies of the
> bridge riff did i put in? is the door slam before or after the creak?
> its all there on the screen, just waiting for you to look at it.
> as soon as you move away from a visual UI, you have to find some way to
> avoid requiring the user to remember everything about the session.
when i try to remember a poem my brain creates images and i walk trough
them, when i reproduce it. when i learn a piece of music it does other
stuff (i'm a pianist and singer) but in the end i have a very complex
thing in my mind, just think of a bach fugue. i have the fugue also in
"the fingers". different areas of the brain work together. i have the
same oppinion as you, we are very good in using a visual UI. we trained
it for a long time. but there could be other combinations that work
nearly as good as "mouse-to-eye".
> the visual interface offers another hard-to-replicate feature as well:
> trivially variable precision. if you try doing cut-n-paste based only on
> audio feedback, you will find it quite hard/laborious to be as precise
> as you might want to be. with the visual interface, its much easier to
> use visual information to get the rough location of an edit and then
> get to precisely where you want, without many steps. with audio feedback
> based approaches, i think you will find yourself needing many more
> iterations through the edit-play-edit-play cycle before you get the
> location correct.
i think it's all a matter of training. you do the
"display-keyboard-mouse-combination" for long years and you became
professional in speed and precision. watch a pro-gamer gaming with
mouse.. what's about data-gloves? whats with feet-controlers and other
(sorry for my clumsy english)
I am looking for suitable hardware to handle digital i/o between a Linux
system and an RME ADI-2 ad/da converter that I just bought. I don't need lots
of channels, but reliability of the data transfer is important, including
jitter reduction. An RME card would be excellent but it is somewhat outside my
budget. Also, connectivity to a laptop would be desirable, suggesting either a
USB interface or waiting until http://freebob.sourceforge.net/ (the Alsa
firewire project) matures. I don't plan to run any OS besides Linux with this
hardware, so Alsa support is crucial. As this is for home/personal use I'm not
in a hurry. M-Audio hardware is high on my list of possibilities at the
Now to the software question: does there exist any sound editor with a
non-graphical interface, i.e., one that can be operated from the Linux console
for inserting, deleting, copying and otherwise editing audio? Due to a
vision-related disability I can't use a graphical display and therefore need a
text-only solution - but all the sound editors appear to require X11. Surely
it should be possible to design an audio interface to a digital sound editor.
I've discussed hardware on this list once before, and the USB options weren't
highly regarded at the time.
To complete my base audio setup I got a M-Audio Axiom 25 keyboard.
The small size makes it easy to fiddle (no pun) around with apps using
both the machine keyboard and this music keyboard at the same desk,
without moving the chair.
Getting it out of the box I noticed the paper about setting it up on
Windows. About 10 steps in small print. Sheesh. And then me with
Linux. Was I looking at a yet 3-day installfest ? Fortunately, not. I
plugged the USB cable of the thing, started Jack, et voilá, it simply
appeared and was ready to be connected to Zyn.
One funny thing to add on this is that the Axiom documentation
(which has nothing on Linux) troubleshooting section mentions that it
can be that the keyboard at one point eventually stops working. In that
case it is said that Windows users should re-install the driver.
Well, you know, I still have to see the day when a Linux kernel module
that is perfectly working stops to do so !
On with the question.
I'd like to use the rotary knobs for interesting things such as
changing some of the so many parameters of the Zyn synth. Is
this possible ? Is it possible with another synth ?
Anyone out there using those Axiom rotary knobs in creative ways ?
And, is it possible to use the play/stop/backward/forward buttons with
Ardour or MuSE ?
In my quest for good audio related documentation for the Linux platform, several things
1. It is very scattered around the internet.
2. It has no unified structure
3. It is, in some cases, downright ugly. ;)
Don't take this as critisism of webdesigning skills on a community wide basis, I know
most of the people responsible for the websites have better things to do than to put
days or weeks designing their content to please the eye. As everyone knows already,
content is king and webdesign is for sissies. ;)
However, a non-cluttered look and feel should make a newcomer more inclined to find what
they seek, a link-farm of some sort would enable people to delve further into the world of
linux audio and so on and so forth. It seems to me that most places throughout the Linux
audio community are scattered like islands in a very big ocean with nothing to bridge them.
I was thinking about a top row somewhat like the OSTG-bar on slashdot.org and the like,
with maybe 6-10 of the most central sites in the linux audio community. Any rating of
these sites will not be done by me, that's for sure. ;)
The thought was to incorporate this bar on as many sites as possible, with a central link
repository of some kind. How do you feel about such an idea?
I'm willing to implement it, it there's any interest.
Just reporting on status of hooking up VOIP to JACK. I'm sure there
are many wondering.
I found twinkle softphone to work very well with oss2jack. (I'm on
linux-2.6.18-rt1). Twinkle unfortunately does not separate the UI from
the core, but it's the only piece of software I've found that works.
I hope we can get the LAD VOIP channel up and running again.
Esben Stien is b0ef@e s a
http://www. s t n m
irc://irc. b - i . e/%23contact
sip:b0ef@ e e
jid:b0ef@ n n
I must've downloaded Dave Phillips' Prelude a while ago & then not
listened to it.
Finally corrected that oversight & greatly enjoyed it - nice harmonies.
In fact, a piece with a quiet, almost veiled beauty. I wonder if it
would work on an acoustic piano (although it sounds nice with the bell
Thanks Dave - I look forward to more.
My Edirol FA-101 gives off a horrendous hiss during
recording AND playback (well, most people probably
wouldn't even notice it consciously, but I find it
horrendous), and I have concluded it is probably
due to the volume control being too low and me
therefore having to jerk up the pre-amps and
internal headphone amp (for which there are physical
controls on the device) way higher than intended.
So what I would like to do is simply turn up the
volume to the highest sensible point for all channels
and use jack applications to control the volume.
I don't need a GUI or anything for this and this is
a one time operation so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG YOU
don't make me go ask some friend with a Windows PC if
I can install my driver on his device. I want linux
power. I also want to go around showing people things
they CAN'T do with their proprietary pieces of
I'm used to compiling software, just give me a quick
n dirty solution, any solution! Thank you.