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!
Hi guys (and gals),
a good friend of mine is in the market for a mixer that is at least
capable of recording a whole band simultaneously.
He thinks that 16 channels might be a minimum for that, but he isn't
exactly experienced, and me neither.
It would be nice if it would work as firewire audio interface as well,
like the mackie onyx mixers, mainly because it might mean less trouble
Those onyx mixers look nice, and are supported by ffado, but we'd
like to have some more options.
Linux support isn't a strict requirement but it would be really nice to
have as option. So far it didn't work for him, but when the hardware
works with linux I can show him what's there and what's new from time
In this case he has a budget of up to 3000 Euros or possibly more, but
the stuff really needs to work for a studio.
Thanks in advance for any advice,
The first release of jkmeter is now available in the
Also updates of japa and jnoise (mostly maintenance,
but see also below).
>From the README:
Jkmeter is a horizontal or vertical bargraph level
meter based on the ideas of mastering guru Bob Katz.
See <http://www.digido.com/bob-katz/index.php> and
follow the links on 'level practices'.
This is the type of meter you want for live recording,
mixing and mastering. It probably makes no sense to
use it on all tracks of a DAW, where keeping digital
level within limits is the main purpose of metering.
This release implements the K-20 meter. Future
releases will include the K-14 meter as well.
A K-meter displays both the true RMS level and the
digital peak level. The ballistics as defined by Bob
Katz are somewhat ambiguous. In this implementation
the RMS meter is about 15% faster than an VU, but
without the overshoot. This provides a good indication
of subjective loudness.
Instead of providing extra gain for the RMS level,
the K-meter displays it on the same scale as the
digital peak level, but puts the '0dB' mark and the
color change well below the OdB full scale level.
For the K-20 meter it is 20dB down, for the K-14
this is (surprise !) 14 dB.
To use the meter as envisaged by Bob Katz, you
should have a fixed monitoring level, adjusted
so that pink noise indicating 0dB on the meter
corresponds to 83 dB(C) (from each speaker) as
indicated by an sound level meter. Note the (C)
- not (A) - weighting.
As of release 0.4.0, both japa and jnoise provide
a pink noise source at exactly this level.
The current release does not include the 22kHz
lowpass filter required for frequencies such as
96kHz and higher.
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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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This is for all the english-mothertongued lads, mates and even guys here: Do
you really say "Holzfaellersteak"? Or do you dos the English lingua emancipate
itself here and has its own word?
I know it's silly, but I just tried to look it up and didn't find anything
else. Besides it's to hilarious, a meal called "lumberjack steak", not havng
an English translation. Oh all the poor Germans, who don't know th and English
r, who think this was born in canada or the woods of Maine. :-)
Music was my first love and it will be my last (John Miles)
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Very little has progressed since the last thread here. Really. New features
and fixes have gone into nted and denemo but do a song on them?
Here's the score, he he:
mscore -- promises to be the opensource Sibelius. Great program, somewhat
funny but very usable UI. I have not succeeded in doing a song start to finish
on this goody. Will hang up the system at some point and big-red-switch time.
I can import musicXML and edit from there. The program will not save chord
symbols on scores imported from musicXML (which apparently does not support
them, but mscore certain works fine with chord symbols otherwise!).
Denemo --The lilipond front-end finally has a useful feature set.
Many of the newer programs force upon the user too much "theory." Partial
measures, i.e. starting on the upbeat, are a common enough device in music.
Mscore makes one select the lead measure and set its length property. Notedit,
sinply place the bar! Denemo? A future incarnation, I suppose. Denemo will not
import lilipond files from noteedit.
Nted -- one successor to noteedit. Has similar limitations as denemo.
Canorus -- one successor to notdedit. Heard of this lately? Last version was
nowheres near ready to play.
Rosegarden -- has been around a while. I could not get into scoring with it.
Same idea of too much imposed "theory." Unfortunately, is segfaults out right
now so can do no more with it.
Noteedit -- old, no longer developed or supported -- but with its hoky-poky
interface, still easier for select and click note entry than any of the others
and gets the job done, period.
Noteedit Auto-adds measures as needed but lets one edit as one pleases
including partial measures. (I guess the paradigm in ALL the other programs of
presenting rest-filled-out measures all the time is what I do not like about
them.) If lead-sheet chord symbol entry were more convenient, I might look
nowhere else. Exports to lilypond (not 100% correctly but usually prints OK),
musicXML, abc, musixTEX and MIDI which will get you into most other programs.
I wish the successors would import its files directly--if they claim to be
successors, this would make some sense!
OT-aside: What does rosegarden (and noteedit) need with KDE? QT would
certainly be sufficient, and not dealing with KDE's excess baggage might solve
a lot of the crashing problems. I run KDE3 and KDE4 all the time, love 'em,
but requiring its libraries for these programs makes little sense.
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...
I recently installed Fedora 9, then Ubuntu Hardy Heron and the
UbuntuStudio packages. In both cases, a new soundserver (new to me),
PulseAudio, was installed by default and has caused me some confusion
What is the feeling among Linux audio users about PulseAudio?
Is it a good development? Will it eventually replace ALSA, or does it
instead simply add an additional level or layer of abstraction and
indirection to audio in Linux. Will the simplicity it seems to aim for
add yet more complexity to the issues surrounding configuration and
troubleshooting of audio in Linux, especially for those who use the
specialized audio applications that many Linux-audio-users use?
How are users responding to the development of PulseAudio and its
inclusion in Linux distribution installations? Remove it afterward and
revert to pure ALSA, disabling Gnome and KDE specific soundservers?
Learning to live with PulseAudio and how to make it work well with
Ardour, Jamin, Rosegarden, Muse, Qtractor, Qjackctl, etc.? :-)
(Steve Doonan, Portales, New Mexico US)