This is Steinway_IMIS soundfont, version 2.2.
This version fixes the issue with loops. I hope this is the good one
and there are no more remaining major bugs.
Marcos is a little busy right now, so he asked me to make this fix. He
is thinking to make other improvements, so expect more updates soon.
Does anyone know of a good plugin that will generate subharmonics?
I would like to put a little more low frequency "oomph" into my bass
track. Preferrable LADSPA, but VST would work, too.
Thanks for any help!
Sorry, no, I didn't realize I was sending to you only. This one gets me just so
> Thanks, for your comment... (did you realize it was just to me and not
> to the LAU mailinglist?)
I have some limited experience playing other keyboards/E-Pianos than my own old
Roland JX-305, which is a 61-semi weighted keys synth which specialised in
'Dance, R&B, Techno' etc kind of sounds. It was the keyboard version of the
MC-505 Groovebox in fact. Initially, I started off as a guitarist and just
wanted to have a keyboard/synth to play some accompaniments to my guitar
noodling. Today I play more keyboard then guitar, also for other reasons.
I have tried/played some diff. keyboards/controllers, like i.e. the M-Audio
Keystation Pro 88 (favoring a controller/softsynth approach), some of the better
Roland/Yamaha Stagepianos, the Yamaha CP-series and then some...
I personally most often preferred the Roland keys in the lower pricerange, the
Yamaha keys win in the upper pricerange IMHO. The CP series i.e. are all high
quality, keys and soundwise. But then these are all outta your pricerange I
guess, unless you'll find some 2nd hand top offer.
> I think you speak some right words.. Have you experience with playing
> elektr. piano/ keyboards?
Polyphony is the max playable number of notes that can be played at any one
time. So, if you're playing a simple C chord, you'll use up 3 voices of
polyphony (C - E - G). But if now you keep them ringing with the sustain pedal
to play some single notes over your chord, you stack up the voices.
Since Piano/E-Piano playing very much involves your sustain pedal, it quickly
builds up to way more then 32 voices.
> Where do you use polyphony for? Does 64-voices of polyphony also mean
> that the keyboard has 64 keys?
Good luck in your search. It may be worth checking local garage sales, flea
markets and the 'for sale' columns of your local newspaper/hebdomadal magazines.
> Yes, I try to find somewhat second hand.
> And I will take some hours to test a bit in a local store. Good advice,
"A mind is like a parachute -
It doesnt work if it's not open."
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following a basic rule for open source project "publish early and often" I
release the very first (but quite feature-rich) version of TapStart to the
TapStart is a basic tempo-measurement where you tap some beats and get the
(averaged) tempo displayed. But there is more to it:
- TapStart also updates the jack-tempo (if a running jack was found during
startup) and can even start the jack transport after a defined number of
taps. This is implemented for using this thing in jam-sessions to get a
click/drum-computer to play in a tempo not known before.
- TapStart can also send OSC-messages with the tempo/delay-value as argument
to any gives host and path.
You can find more information on its page at
ofqf (http://www.arnoldarts.de/drupal/?q=node/573) is needed for the osc-part
and has to be installed beforehand.
The direct-link to the source package is:
Hi, I am a .signature virus. Please copy me into your ~/.signature and send me
to all your contacts.
After a month or so log in as root and do a rm / -rf. Or ask your
administrator to do so...
As recent PCs have no joystick port, my DA-15 adapters are not
much good any more. Guess it's purchase time again. While I'm at
it, I'd like more ports.
I gather that these days, instead of standalone MIDI matrixes, you
have multi-port boxes that have built-in MIDI matrix functionality
and a USB port so they can double as a MIDI interface for a PC. Is
that right ?
The Edirol UM-880 looked good and was supported by ALSA, but it's
not made any more and used ones don't seem to be so common. What's
still in the stores is :
- MOTU MIDI Timepiece (around 600 EUR)
- MOTU Express XT (around 400 EUR)
- MOTU MIDI Express 128 (around 200 EUR)
For the price, I'm guessing the Express 128 does just I/O, not
matrix functions. What else is there to know ?
I've heard complaints about the latency of the MOTU interfaces.
How is it under Linux ?
Is the MIDI Timepiece worth the extra money over the Express XT if
all you're doing is talking to synths and maybe a Syncman
Are there any other 8-I/O port interfaces still being made ? Or
good ones that are out of production but available on the used
Thanks for helping me catch up with the last fifteen years.
André Majorel <URL:http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
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See the URL above for contact information.
I need to buy a mobile áudio interface to give some linux áudio workshops
here in Brazil.
I saw some options listed "suported" in the ffado database, but also lots of
forums with people saying they can't use that devices in their machines.
So, I'm very afraid of buying something that won't work, and this interfaces
here in Brazil are very very expensive... : (
Could you suggest me some interfaces that are guaranteed to work for me?
I was especially thinking about the edirol fa-66.
my laptop is a hp pavillion dv6700 with ubuntu 8.04
thanks a lot you all!
I'm very new to Linux audio recording, so I apologize in advance if I'm
missing something obvious.
I have a brand new computer with an M-Audio Delta 44 audio card running the
latest version of Ubuntu Studio 8.04. I've been experimenting with software
synthesizers using a USB MIDI keyboard, and I've managed to get QSynth
working very well and have had some success recording that. I thought I'd
try ZynAddSubFX since it sounds amazing. The problem I'm having is that the
sound crackles (that's the best word I can think of to describe it) when I
play it. The very odd thing I've discovered though is that if I record
ZynAddSubFX in Ardour, I don't hear any crackling during playback of the
recording. It's only as I'm listening to ZynAdd in real-time as I play it.
I've tried using different speakers and headphones, but it makes no
I suppose I could just record it and try to ignore the crackling as I play,
but it would obviously be ideal to have no crackling at all.
I've tried tweaking both the ZynAdd settings and JACK settings (although my
guess is that JACK settings are fine, since I haven't had any issues with
recording live instruments or recording QSynth) but to no avail. I have the
sample rate in ZynAdd matching the one in JACK (48000Hz) and have tried
different buffer sizes in ZynAdd but haven't noticed a difference. I've also
noticed that it usually doesn't crackle when I'm using the default
instrument in ZynAdd, only once I switch to a different one -- then it seems
pretty continuous no matter which instrument I switch to after that.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this?
This time it's a rather short one. :-) It's called "A little moaning". It's
best heard on headphones(!) and
can be downloaded here:
It's a trist piece written for piano and just completed by a bass, some
strings and a brushed kit. The piano comes from LinuxSampler and the rest is
strait out of the Korg TR synth.
the only thing I did is adding room-accoustics with csound. Took long time
to compute. So it should be nice. :-)
Feedback is welcome, always!
Kindest regards and enjoy
Music was my first love and it will be my last (John Miles)
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This is a very rich, multi-layered sweeping synth sound <cough>
I hope you like it!
You know, I do think I'm just about beginning to understand how Zyn
Will J Godfrey
I'm having significant trouble getting a Saffire LE to work with my
I have a Dell XPS M1210, running Ubuntu Studio. Because the inbuilt
firewire device is the infamous RICOH chipset, I am forced to use a
firewire Expresscard/32, detailed below
:~$ lspci -v
0e:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments XIO2200(A)
IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 01) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at ecc04000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at ecc00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
I am able to configure and start jack,
:~$ /usr/bin/jackd -v -R -P89 -dfreebob -dhw:0 -r48000 -p128 -n3
getting driver descriptor from /usr/lib/jack/jack_dummy.so
getting driver descriptor from /usr/lib/jack/jack_oss.so
getting driver descriptor from /usr/lib/jack/jack_freebob.so
getting driver descriptor from /usr/lib/jack/jack_alsa.so
Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
server `default' registered
registered builtin port type 32 bit float mono audio
registered builtin port type 8 bit raw midi
clock source = system clock via clock_gettime
loading driver ..
new client: freebob_pcm, id = 1 type 1 @ 0x806ff40 fd = -1
Freebob using Firewire port 0, node -1
new buffer size 1024
LibFreeBoB MSG: FreeBoB Streaming Device Init
LibFreeBoB MSG: Using FreeBoB lib version libfreebob 1.0.7
LibFreeBoB MSG: Device information:
LibFreeBoB MSG: Device options:
LibFreeBoB MSG: Port : 0
LibFreeBoB MSG: Device Node Id : -1
LibFreeBoB MSG: Samplerate : 48000
LibFreeBoB MSG: Period Size : 1024
LibFreeBoB MSG: Nb Buffers : 3
LibFreeBoB MSG: Directions : 0
showDevice: not implemented
FreeBoB MSG: Register MIDI IN port dev1c_Midi In
FreeBoB MSG: Register MIDI OUT port dev1p_Midi Out
FreeBoB MSG: Streaming thread running with Realtime scheduling, priority
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C0_dev1c_Rec 1
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C1_dev1c_Rec 2
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C2_dev1c_Rec 3
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C3_dev1c_Rec 4
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C4_dev1c_Rec 5
FreeBoB MSG: Registering audio capture port C5_dev1c_Rec 6
registered port system:capture_1, offset = 4096
registered port system:capture_2, offset = 8192
registered port system:capture_3, offset = 12288
registered port system:capture_4, offset = 16384
registered port system:capture_5, offset = 20480
registered port system:capture_6, offset = 24576
FreeBoB MSG: Don't register capture port for dev1c_Midi In
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P0_dev1p_Play 1
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P1_dev1p_Play 2
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P2_dev1p_Play 3
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P3_dev1p_Play 4
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P4_dev1p_Play 5
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P5_dev1p_Play 6
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P6_dev1p_Play 7
FreeBoB MSG: Registering playback audio port P7_dev1p_Play 8
FreeBoB MSG: Don't register playback port dev1p_Midi Out
registered port system:playback_1, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_2, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_3, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_4, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_5, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_6, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_7, offset = 0
registered port system:playback_8, offset = 0
client freebob_pcm: internal client, execution_order=0.
FreeBoB MSG: MIDI threads running with Realtime scheduling, priority 13
FreeBoB MSG: MIDI queue thread started
libiec61883 warning: Established connection on channel 0.
You may need to manually set the channel on the receiving node.
libiec61883 warning: Established connection on channel 1.
You may need to manually set the channel on the transmitting node.
20268 waiting for signals
Almost as soon as jack is 'waiting for signals' it aborts, and that's
Can anyone help me? I'm going crazy!