So, I read the man page, I poked around on qsynth.sourceforge.net,
I read Dave's article at http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8354
and I must be missing something really obvious, because I'm stumped:
How the heck do you use the channels dialog?
(qsynth 0.2.5 by the way.)
For example. I have added several soundfonts via the Soundfonts
dialog. I click the Channels button. Per Dave's tutorial, I expect to
see only names from the last font in my Soundfonts list. But I see a
mishmash of names from various soundfonts. And I can't seem to DO
anything with them. Per Dave's tutorial, I try right-clicking. I get
a popup menu with Edit and Refresh options. Fine, I choose Edit for
channel 1. I get a dialog labelled Channel 1. There doesn't seem to
be any way to actually edit anything here. For example, right now I can
select bank 0 or bank 2. Bank 0 includes this:
prog Name SFID Soundfont
---- ---- ---- ---------
1 BritePiano 5 TrachtmanSteinC_XFade2_2001Aug16
0 GrandPiano-Multi 5 TrachtmanSteinC_XFade2_2001Aug16
And bank 2 includes this:
prog Name SFID Soundfont
---- ---- ---- ---------
0 Roland 64VoicePiano 1 Roland_64VoicePiano
I can't find any way to add other programs, or remove the ones that
are showing. I seem to be permanently stuck with these. I don't even
really know how I got them in there :-(
As far as I can tell, what I'm actually hearing is bank 2 program 0.
I have resorted to every combination of mouse buttons and keyboard
modifiers I can think to try. Nothing I do has any visible or audible
In the past years I've had very good experience with CAD gxl 2200 large
diaphragm condenser mikes.They sound amazingly good and go for less than 60
GBP,including a decent shockmount.I've used them for studio vocals,but we
also take them on the road to mike some Marshall cabinets(hehehe).This may
sound trivial,but believe me it works better than the avarage rental SM57's
you are encountering and that all sound different through various forms of
(mis)use.Of course you will need some source of phantompower.BTW,this is the
only good mike manufactured by that company.The rest of the bunch ia not
impressive at all,to say the least.
Concerning headphones:Stanton is good,but not too rugged.Sennheiser HD25 is da
real thang,but it's gonna cost you.Sells here(Netherlands)for 200 euri's.
what are your favorite piano samples that work well with linux
tools (fluidsynth, linuxsampler,...)?
I've been using qsynth and making do with some Roland samples I got
from hammersound.net , but they're not all that great.
How's the stuff from pianosounds.com ?
From: Lars Luthman lars.luthman(a)gmail.com
> If you spend a little bit more on the microphone you can get a Samson
> C01U USB mic that probably has a better ADC with less noise than your
> SoundBlaster. I don't know how it compares to other non-USB microphones
However, there are some issues with the C01U-mic. Don't know if they are
My woman has one of those, and I haven't put it to any serious tests, but it seems that it needs some
special mixer-software available only on the Microsoft-platform.
I recently gave 64 Studio a try and I am really impressed. It flys on my
AMD Turion Laptop and everything is more snappy than under 32bit Ubuntu
without Realtime Kernel. But I have some questions:
- with the internal crappy soundcard I can go as low as 2.67ms, it
really feels like my Hardware instruments. But with the expensive
Hammerfall PCMCIA Card I cant get lower then 5.33 without getting xruns,
even without instruments. I expected it would be the other way round so
where should I look for optimizations?
- formerly I gained some performance by switching to a light
Windowmanager like Blackbox. Now I cant read any differences when I
measure the load with top, whether I use Gnome or Blackbox. Its a bit
strange in my opinion or did I miss a memo?
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I'd like to install zynaddsubfx form cvs. In order to do that I need
jack > 102 (100 is in debian/unstable). So would it be safe simply to
uninstall jack with apt-get and then get+install jack from it's cvs?
Reason I'm careful is (naturally) that alot of audio software is
supposed to run on top of jack and I don't want to break my whole system...
peace, love & harmony
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Aldrin is an open source modular sequencer/tracker for the Linux operating system.
We're proud to announce the release of Aldrin 0.8 (Raccoon), featuring a
new default XML/FLAC/ZIP based fileformat named "CCM", the "Lunar" dsp
scripting engine, sample exporting, saving/loading envelopes, a few new
UI improvements and the usual set of bugfixes.
Beware: Aldrin, libzzub and pyzzub have been split into separate
packages. You will find additional information on the download page.
Also, Dave Phillips of linux-sound.org fame wrote a great review of
Aldrin for his blog at Linux Journal, featuring a small Interview as
well. Check it out!
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I've uploaded a song I'm working on at
It's a cover of "Don't look any further" by M-People. It hasn't yet a vocal
part, my singer is due to record her part sometime next year. I've already
mastered that with Jamin, just to try, so I'd like opinions about every
aspect:) A friend of mine is currently listening to it for an eventual guitar
part, even if I'm a bit afraid since he usually plays metal:)
I've used Tutka, Rosegarden, Hydrogen, Fluidsynth w/Qsynth, Ardour, Jamin,
Happy New Year:)
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