Two brand new plugins are included in Harrison Mixbus 2.0.6: A sustainer and a
reverb named Gverb+, wich might be a gverb on steroids - both are very good.
The thing that is very special here is that this LV2 plugins are only for the
Linux version of Mixbos at he moment!
Ok, the reason may be that Linux users in general are more geekier and handles
potentially buggy new software better those in the other OSes, but it's also
another new sign that shows that the Linux desktop user is becoming more and
more interesting for commercial vendors. :-)
In case anyone has an interest in watching me play "Moment with Monosynth" from a couple years ago, I recorded a video some time ago, and finally got around to trying out Kdenlive to process/sync/edit it and post it to YouTube, here:
The performance is a bit more bombastic and wanky, and loses most of the sublety of the original, but it was noisy out (there was a creek nearby) and that encouraged playing a bit too loud.
Also, not only am I boring to look at, but I had just finished hiking before recording this, and it was cold and windy, so I was looking especially disheveled. Still, for 10 minutes of work, it at least documents a performance made completely with linux audio/video.
Three videos from a show we put on in February :
The Sultans Of Swing
The connection to Linux audio is a bit stretched, I admit, but we do use
Audacity to learn the songs in detail, especially the solos. The vids
were edited and rendered with Kdenlive running on a 64-bit Arch box.
Regarding the audio/video resolution: It is what it is. I didn't make
the original recordings, and I applied no processing beyond a/v fades in
This one is from the end of 2008; it is an outtake from a "Me And My Cronies" CD.
It heavily features PHASEX in the beginning and middle, and AMS towards the end.
It is highly experimental noisy dissonant electronic jazz.
And it's 14 minutes long.
Jeeebus.... what were we thinking?
This might be a good track to clear out a party at the end of the night, when you really wish everyone would go home.
I made it to about 3 minutes in, then I just couldn't take it anymore.
A few days ago in the alsa users mailing list, Clemens pointed to a
recent patch for the EHCI driver   for solving the following problem:
The current TT scheduling doesn't allow to play and then record on a
full-speed device connected to a high speed hub.
In connection with this, there was a discussion here some months ago
. Some users said that they were not able to get jack working in
duplex mode . I also tried to prepare my sister's notebook with a UA25EX
and duplex did not work either. I encountered the same problem in the
laptop of a friend of mine. In both cases, the computers have an Intel 5
Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 controller. Jack always says "broken
I have not tried the patch yet but it seems to work if you read the
whole thread in alsa-users. Has someone else tried? Joan? Jeremy?
Am 25. März 2012 11:00 schrieb David Baron <d_baron(a)012.net.il>:
> On Sunday 25 March 2012 00:19:31 Andreas Degert wrote:
>> I think you are right, with these options the source files for
>> zita-convolver and
>> zita-resampler are included directly and those linker errors should
>> disappear. But
>> I'd like to see the waf configure options that were used and the output of
>> that command and of "./waf -v", because the configure step need to make
>> sure that those symbols can be found by the linker.
> Here is the output of ./waf after ./waf configure --includeconvolver --
> includeresampler --optimization
hmm... what I really wanted to see was the output of the failed build and
the corresponding configure command but my wording was not clear enough..
Anyhow from the log I see that the compile was successful, so I hope the
program now works for you too :-)
Btw., we have found a bug which leads to switches in the rack units not
being set after starting the program (effectively changing the loaded state
and scratch presets), so I'll make a beta2 release. Downloading and re-compiling
Many thanks to you and all the people testing the beta release, without them
we would not be able to reach a solid release.
Guitarix release guitarix2-0.22beta1
The next shiny new Guitarix version! Guitarix is a tube amplifier
simulation for jack, with effect modules and an additional stereo
Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/guitarix/
You can find some screenshots and explanations of the new version in
Many things changed in the user interface. Now you can move rack units
by drag and drop (reflecting the signal flow), store individual
settings for each rack unit and use preset banks with several settings
for the whole rack. It's easy to take our "factory presets" and make
your own customized bank, or make your own from scratch and share it
on the Guitarix forum.
There is a new "live play mode" with only the info you need on stage
(it's fullscreen, no other penguins around), and a preset picking mode
with a foot switch (midi or usb, or if you don't have one even the
space bar of your keyboard) and the strings of your guitar to switch
Rack units are now put into categories, and two new ones are a noise
gate for high noise levels and a univibe emulation. Thanks go to the
developer of abGate and Ryan Billing from Rakarrack who helped
porting his univibe code and made the inclusion of it possible.
This is already too long, please check it out and give feedback if you
find a problem, this version is still beta.
Please refer to our project page for more information:
please report bugs and suggestions in our forum:
here you can find a couple of examples produced by guitarix users:
For extra Impulse Responses, guitarix uses the zita-convolver library,
and, for resampling we use zita-resampler, both written by Fons
We use the marvellous faust compiler to build the amp and most effects
and will say thanks to
: Julius Smith
: Albert Graef
: Yann Orlary
guitarix development team
On 03/24/2012 02:47 AM, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Am 24.03.2012 08:31, schrieb david:
>> How do you connect things up in JACK & Guitarix so an input sound goes
>> through Guitarix and out to be heard? Tried it a few weeks ago and could
>> only successfully set up a feedback loop that made lovely,
>> traditional-sounding amp feedback (with or without any instrument
> Maybe this page could help you out:
Thanks, that explains it very well.
>> On 03/23/2012 02:53 PM, Andreas Degert wrote:
>>> Guitarix release guitarix2-0.22beta1
>>> The next shiny new Guitarix version! Guitarix is a tube amplifier
>>> simulation for jack, with effect modules and an additional stereo
>>> effect chain.
>>> Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/guitarix/
authenticity, honesty, community
I would like to announce the release of aj-snapshot-0.9.6
aj-snapshot is a command line utility to store/restore
ALSA and/or JACK connections to/from an XML file.
The most important change in this release is that aj-snapshot
behaves differently in daemon mode. In the previous version
ALSA connections were restored continually, and JACK connections
whenever the connection graph had changed.
In this version, aj-snapshot will restore connections once when
it is started, and after that when new ports are registered in
ALSA or JACK. You can specify (in milliseconds) how often aj-snapshot
will poll for newly registered ports (-p --poll ms). The default is 1 second.
This means that you have a lot more freedom to change the connections
while the daemon is running, and gives you the opportunity to save
(and maybe reload) a new connection state.
Other changes include:
- added manual file
- rewrite of aj-snapshot.c to make it more readable and maintainable,
and to have less code repetition.
As always, there will be bugs, and I would be very
grateful if you would report them on the sourceforge site.
to clone the git repository:
git clone git://gitorious.org/aj-snapshot/aj-snapshot.git
Hope you enjoy,