Apologies for cross-posting...
Dear Colleagues and fellow computer music enthusiasts,
On May 30th 1pm-7pm EST @ NYC Resistor L2Ork will hold a one-day workshop on building Linux-based laptop orchestra and unique opportunities such an ensemble brings about.
L2Ork is an ultra-affordable tool for handling administrative logistics associated with starting a new Linux-based laptop orchestra using exclusively free software and cost-efficient hardware. The workshop will cover general issues in regards to starting a Linux-based laptop orchestra, as well as provide an opportunity for the workshop participants to engage in writing for L2Ork. The workshop will also cover L2Ork's latest initiative to bridge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Arts in K-12 education and funding opportunities such a project may bring about.
Participants will learn about:
* administrative and logistical prerequisites for starting a Linux-based laptop orchestra
* design considerations in designing and building adequate infrastructure (speakers, soundcard, system configuration and optimization)
* streamlining Linux platform
* optimizing Pure-Data software for GUI-based networked performances
* ensuing creative opportunities of a networked laptop orchestra
* design strategies and standards developed for writing pieces for the L2Ork ensemble
* education-based opportunities attained through L2Ork's ultra-affordable infrastructure
* logistical considerations in building GUIs for a diverse group of performers with widely varying amount of musical training and experience
* wiimote strategies for an ensemble-oriented performance
* strategies for incorporating soloists into the L2Ork ensemble
Participants will be given access to:
* all L2Ork's resources, including custom code and Pure-Data abstractions designed specifically for the orchestra and its input devices
* customized Pure-Data software platform with performance, editor, and GUI enhancements
* access to software repository containing optimized Linux kernel and supporting software as well as turnkey Linux setup containing an entire hard-drive image of the L2Ork Linux system
* detailed list of parts necessary to build L2Ork-compatible ~$250 hemispherical speakers and a ~$750/seat turnkey setup including a laptop, external soundcard, wiimote & nunchuk, headset, cables and accessories, and a custom hemispherical speaker.
All participants will be also given an opportunity to interact with L2Ork members (performers and researchers alike) as well as submit their own works for programming consideration by the L2Ork ensemble.
For a more detailed overview and registration info please visit:
NB: please note that the times listed on the aforesaid site are in Pacific Time.
For additional info on L2Ork, please visit http://l2ork.music.vt.edu.
Should you happen to have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Assistant Co-Director, CCTAD
CHCI, CS, and Art (by courtesy)
Dept. of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
I have some audio that is recorded without click. It's not wildly rubato
or anything, but it naturally doesn't align well with a sequencer
running at a steady tempo, which is exactly what I'd like to achieve.
I seem to remember audour can do something in this area, but what would
be the best way to get the audio in sync with a strict tempo?
Is it possible to send midi over ethernet between two jack clients
running on different linux boxes? I don't need audio, just midi. I could
buy a couple of midi interfaces, but since they both have ethernet that
would be for free, and I expect such a solution to be at least as robust...
Hey there again,
I was wondering if anyone out there knew of a voice synthesis program
that could be routed through Jack? Maybe I'm not using the right
terminology, but I want to be able to make the computer say what I
type, but have the output routed through different effects processors
via Jack. I'm losing sleep over this, but I have this choir of robots
in my head that need to get out. All the ones I've found so far work
completely independently and recording them is no less than a superb
pain in the rear end. Perhaps it's time I learn how to program so I
can make my own singing robots.
Christopher ("Airlynx"/"Chip") Van Dan
I am thinking of replacing my macbook pro with a desktop. What's more,
I would like to try a linux system this time. Not only to save money
but also because I use less and less commercial stuff every day
(ardour, csound and audacity are my main applications).
So my question is where is the best place to look to get/build a
desktop computer customised for audio (I'll be installing planet ccrma)?
Thanks in advance!
Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
> Thanks for the heads up! I didn't realize it was today. Whoever's in
> charge of the A/V and IRC:
It's Jörn Nettingsmeier & team. Florian Faberman is taking care of
re-encoding the streams for archiving (first day's talks are already up
and linked from the program) plus this year we feature professional
Camera Operators with Lumiera T-Shirts: Herman Robak, Wouter Verwijlen,
Christian Thaeter & Raffaela Traniello.
> great job!
> On Sat, 1 May 2010, Robin Gareus wrote:
> Hi all,
> For all those who could not make it to Utrecht: LAC2010 is just about to
> start here.
> Live A/V streams are already online - thanks to Joern -at
> Remote participants are invited to join #lac2010 on irc.freenode.net, to
> be able to take part in the discussions, ask questions, and get
> technical assistance in case of stream problems...
> The Conference Schedule in online at:
The CD is done at last:
Funky goodness mixed and mastered on Linux. I used Ardour, Jamin, and tons of LADSPA plugins. The FLAC versions posted were bitdepth-converted using Fons's zita-resampler, and I used tons of various linux tools to do other tasks. All the keyboard sounds were generated on Linux (Beatrix, fluidsynth, etc).
I haven't talked to the guys about CC'ing the tracks, but it's likely they'd be OK with it.
Many thanks to Julien and others on this list and elsewhere out in internet-land who helped listen and tweeze the mixes.
It was fun, but I'm glad it's done now.
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Live A/V streams are already online - thanks to Joern -at
Remote participants are invited to join #lac2010 on irc.freenode.net, to
be able to take part in the discussions, ask questions, and get
technical assistance in case of stream problems...
The Conference Schedule in online at:
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