2014-06-11 9:39 GMT-03:00, Aiyumi Moriya <aiyumi.br(a)gmail.com>:
> 2014-05-26 1:30 GMT-03:00, Danni Coy <danni.coy(a)gmail.com>:
>> I have had some luck with Kontact and festige
> Really? :D That got my hopes up.
> Does the free Kontakt 5 Player also work under Wine? There's this
> violin sample library that I'm interested for quite a while now:
> It is a solo violin library, but it also has an "ensemble" mode. I
> really liked the sound... But It runs on Kontakt Player. I googled
> about Kontakt 5 Player on Linux/Wine and didn't find anything useful.
> Also, from what I understood from some reading, it seems to use a
> software called Continuata for watermarking and downloading the
> library. I've never heard of it before - I'm a beginner in the area of
> (proprietary) sample libraries -, but from the forum posts I read, it
> seems to require the user to install a "Continuata utility program"
> that downloads and extracts the library. The posts I read were this
> and the one directly below it.
> But I googled about it too, and found a post about someone downloading
> (not specifically this sample library) normally via the browser
> without using the Continuata thing.
> Does that mean it isn't required, and only the developers need to use
> it to watermark/upload or something? If it's really required, any idea
> if that works under Wine?
> The library is on sale right now, costing $99 USD until June 15th
> (before, it was $110), and I'm seriously considering buying it. I just
> would like some confirmation if it can work under Wine, even if JACK
> doesn't work and I have to use an external hardware recorder to
> capture the speaker outputs or something. :P
Yes, I'm still that desperate after this sample library. I'll trust
the message that got my hopes up, hinting that Kontakt works on Wine.
I decided to take the risk and bought the library. If all else fails,
I can resort to my Windows partition, I guess (though I sincerely hope
I won't need to do that. I really wanted to use this string library,
and really wanted it to be on Linux :D ).
Soon after the purchase, I got an email with the serial code, saying:
> You can begin downloading right away. First, please install the latest
> version of the Continuata Connect Download utility, our high-speed library
> downloader, using the link below.
> Just click the icon for your OS (PC or Mac - 64-bit OSX only). Once you've
> downloaded and installed the Connect utility, run it and then copy-paste
> your Download Code directly into the download code box, using the Paste
So, no download links. Using the app is really required... We have to
install the app and paste the serial code into it, which it uses to
identify and retrieve the file.
I downloaded the Continuata Connect app and installed it through Wine.
There was a "couldn't create directory" error at the end of the
installation, but the program seems to run okay. I pasted the serial
code into the program and it began downloading. The first file part
went fine, but from the second part it decided to stop downloading
every now and then, corrupting the file, then starting all over again.
I don't know if that's supposed to be normal, but I don't believe it
to be a Linux or Wine issue.
Although I'm still stuck on the second file part, it seems it has
chances of working, so I'll keep trying. If (no, "when") I get past
the download issue, the next step is trying to install Kontakt Player.
I'll post again when I have more news.
PS: at the end of the email, they say:
> If you can't install for whatever reason, get in touch and we'll get you up
> and running as soon as humanly possible.
I wonder if the "whatever reason" also includes "because I'm trying to
run it on Linux", hahahaha :P. Jokes aside, if it indeed does work on
Wine, letting them know might be a good idea too.
Has anyone built one, i.e. off of latest Raspbian release, and made it available as a deb?
For a while I thought about building one, but I kind of lost interest. Now feeling lazy and wondering if someone's already done it.
Right now I'm using Fluidsynth running a soundfont which I customized a good bit, but it's just not quite what I want; I want it recognizably a string section, 88-key range, rumbly power in the low, smooth but a definite bit of fuzz in mids and highs. I'll take any technology, and will do payware, as long as it runs well on 64-bit Arch Linux. Anyone got a recommend?
Jonathan E. Brickman
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Because who else would even care besides you lot?
After going for years with anemic video cards because the "good" ones
would sound like a jet taking off, I splurged and got an Asus GeForce
GE640 silent. No fans, just fins and heat pipes, and a GPU that isn't
close to EOL already.
Now, great performance on my two monitors and sweet, sweet silence.
And having replaced video cards in Windows machines and having the OS
freak the frak out about a system change, a renewed appreciation for
Linux. I'd pre-installed the nouveau packages from Arch, and once the
new card was in place, two simple config file changes and a mkinitcpio
later I was rocking it.
Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh(a)brainiac.com
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
I recently started writing jingles, because I need them for my podcast and
videos that our skeptic group produces. I did not want to use somebody
else's when I have the ability to write my own.
I found jingles to be a very complex and interesting material to work on.
So far I've written only one jingle that I am completely happy with and I
am presenting it to you here. It is a jingle that we use for our videos,
when the title of the video is shown and then the video proceeds to the
Has anyone else had this experience?
I got a new laptop without firewire. So I bought a delock pcmcia
firewire card to be able to use my firewire soundcard. Since I couldn't
see any hardware specs for the cards I looked at before buying, I simply
went for the cheapest...
I've been working with firewire a lot in the past, but only with build
in controllers, so I'm not sure if I should do something special to get
this card going.
I obviously tried plugging it in and starting jack with the firewire
driver for all available interfaces, but I get these errors:
firewire ERR: FFADO: Error creating virtual device
Cannot attach audio driver
JackServer::Open failed with -1
no message buffer overruns
Failed to open server
10:35:53.707 JACK was stopped with exit status=255.
10:35:54.785 Could not connect to JACK server as client. - Overall
operation failed. - Unable to connect to server. Please check the
messages window for more info.
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
Those look familiar, they are exactly the same as on my desktop pc (that
works with wirewire) when I don't have the soundcard plugged in.
Of course it might be that the pcmcia card is simply not working under
linux (I have no other os running, so I have to assume the card is in
fact working under, say, windows).
But what actions could I take to either get it working or convince
myself that it's simply not supported?
NB: I run crunchbang linux (=debian wheezy), which were installed prior
to getting the card. The laptop is a Lenovo x220.
NB2: I couldn't see anything in dmesg after inserting the card and lspci
is the same with the card attached and detached...
Any pointers appreciated!
Some of you may remember a while ago (year and a half or so) I was asking
about mixers for live use. I finally have some money to spend, so I went
back over the thread.
I also looked at some of the lower end digital boards like the A&H QU and
the Soundcraft Si series. I found it interesting that the mackie has
firewire but the other two have chosen USB2.0 even for a channel count as
high as 32 i/o. The manual says "standard compliant" and will work with
the Apple no extra drivers (nothing works with windows without drivers).
Has anyone tried one of these with alsa? Considering the cost of a high
count audio interface, the cost of this as an audio IF plus controler
starts to look not too bad.
It is obvious that the main cost is hardware, pots, switches and
connectors. The digital boards don't try to put in as much hardware, yet
seem to be able to give more features for the same price range. It is easy
to include a whole effects rack on almost a per channel basis only by
changing cpu/dsp power.
I guess in many ways that is what we are doing with a daw... time for the
open console design? Actually we have much of it already, it is just the
hardware parts we don't seem to have. I/O ports and control surfaces is
all thats missing.
The video recordings of the LAC'14 presentations have just been uploaded
to the conference website and are now directly linked from the archive:
There are still a three videos missing and the workshop videos are also
yet to come. Currently they are also only available as vp8/vorbis/webm
(sorry IE and Safari users). But since it has been quite a while
already, we decided to not hold back the release of these already
finished videos any further.
Once the collection is complete, we will provide a .torrent. Meanwhile,
for those who prefer to download the videos incrementally, they are
accessible via rsync://linuxaudio.org/ .
Many thanks for Frank and Moritz to get those done in really outstanding
quality this year. Kudos to the complete stream-team.
robin - for the LAC'14 team
 example to get the 720p versions:
rsync -Pa --exclude "*360p.webm" \