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.
I'm the (un?)lucky owner of an M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB audio
interface and I'm having some serious problems getting this device to
record audio reliably under Linux.
I've been using arecord and occasionally Audacity for all of my
testing. My problem is this: Recording a take works about 80% of the
time. In the remaining ~20% of cases, the captured audio is extremely
loud with severe digital distortion. Once this problem shows up, it
persists for any subsequent takes. The only way I've found to make
the problem go away, at least temporarily, is to power-cycle the Fast
I considered the possibility that this particular device might be
defective, but it seems to work wonderfully under Windows.
I'm calling out to other Fast Track Pro users in the hope that someone
out there has encountered the same problem and better still, found a
Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated!
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!
Research tells me that QSynth seems to be the only currently
available/usable GUI for FluidSynth, but I get big xruns whenever I try and
use it. FluidSynth itself doesn't cause me problems (I know because I'm able
to use the FluidSynth-DSSI plugin fine in Rosegarden etc). The problem is
that I want to use FluidSynth with Ardour3, but Ardour3 doesn't support DSSI
plugins yet. So the only solution I have is to find a standalone interface
for FluidSynth and then to link up using Jack. I looked at the old GUI
'FluidGUI' but it seems to be so old that it won't properly install on
recent versions of Ubuntu.
So does anyone know of:
1) A GUI for FluidSynth other than QSynth and FluidGUI?... or
2) An application other than the above 2 which would allow me to load
Thanks in advance.
I was very excited to find a video of the
Tristan and Isolde on YouTube recently,
I used the youtube-dl utility to grab the video,
when I began playing the copy on my hard-drive
totem, to my horror, the English subtitles
not there! To repeat, the subtitles are on
youtube.com but not in the .webm file that
downloaded with youtube-dl.
Can someone coach me how to download a version
with the English subtitles? Or are there subtitles
in my downloaded version and totem is just not
Thank you for your help.
P.S. On the totem menu under View, there
command called Subtitles
but this prompts me for
Is there a subtitle file in addition
the video file that I need to download from
youtube? Thanks again.
I found this old discussion about the Zoom R16 in the archive of LAU.
Strangely, in that archive there is a missing reply from Mr. Brett McCoy.
(You can find the missing one a the bottom of this archive:
Mr. McCoy claims to have enabled the Zoom R8 (yes, there is quite a
difference between r16 and r8) as a multi-input soundcard for ardour and
also as a control surface in 12.04 64bits.
There is no information as to which driver is being in use in his post. And
searching the web only leads me to various WIP to get the R16 running on
My question is, has anyone got any news about this device and a possible
Specifically to Mr. Brett McCoy: what driver did you use to make jack aware
of your r8?
Thank full for any hints, yours,
Some old posts exist about the UAC2 support for the Sound Devices USBPre2 but some problem remains.
The current status is that this sound card is supported as a USB 1.1 card in high-speed mode.
But this card is not seen as a Usb Audio Class 2 on Linux. On Mac OS X this card is recognized as UAC2.
My principal problem is that the "device descriptor" provided by the card is always a USB1.1 class
There is two modes of boot for the card (pressing the "1" button, the card is in full speed mode, without pressing in UAC2 mode)
There is only one difference between these two modes in the lsusb -v : the "bInterval" go to 4 from 1.
This is already view by Clemens on:
In this another post, we can seen:
Bernardo Barros wrote:
> Ok, I reconnected without pressing "1".
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0926:0202
> Device Descriptor:
> bNumConfigurations 2
Strange, I have never 2 on bNumConfigurations ! Somebody can test it on its card ?
This is perhaps my problem, my card only provides one "Configuration Descriptor".
The second one is certainly the UAC2 "Configuration Descriptor".
The lsusb without 1 pressed : http://pastebin.com/8yjjASv7
The lsusb with 1 pressed : http://pastebin.com/pGFdjR4K
The usbmon trace of the insertion of the usbpre2 (without "1") : http://pastebin.com/pySC4Age
This sound card is great, it is very disappointing to not be able to used it with all functionnalities.
I search help in order to debug this problem.
I am devlopper, I can test kernel patches without problem.
Thank for any idea (or patch).
I've just been taking a look at the user guide for RecordMyDesktop, which looks
very simple and easy to use (has jack support).
Does anyone have any experience of using this?
Is there an equally easy way to add captions later?
How about making a copy suitable for youtube?
Should I be using something completely different?
Am I asking too many questions? :)
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
I compiled JACK2 (64-bit, and also a 32-bit version because Dssi-VST
Git needs it) and Dssi-VST Git. I put "$HOME/vst" in my "$VST_PATH"
and made a symlink to "Kontakt 5.dll" as "$HOME/vst/kontakt5.dll"
because Jack-dssi-host doesn't seem to like spaces in plugin filenames
(quoting or escaping didn't work). I started JACK, then loaded the VST
$ jack-dssi-host dssi-vst.so:kontakt5.dll&
Kontakt's VST loaded fine. A lot of JACK ports appeared (64 ports!
O_O), automatically connected to "system:playback_*". I connected the
Kontakt's JACK MIDI port to my keyboard's, and chose a freeware
instrument (just for testing) from Kontakt's "Files" tab. It loaded as
it should, and playing my keyboard produced the sounds just fine! Yes!
I could even record the output by using Ecasound!
... However, I didn't have the same luck with the Friedlander
Violin... Choosing an instrument from the "Files" tab doesn't work
because it's encrypted and needs to be activated. It's a "Powered by
Kontakt Player" instrument, and the option to activate it doesn't
appear unless it's loaded through the "Add Library" button first. The
problem is that when I try to "Add Library", Kontakt prompts me to
choose the location where the library is installed, and when I select
the directory, it gives me a "No library found" error. I'm sure I'm
pointing to the right place (the directory containing the
"Instruments" and "Samples" sub directories, the ".nkr" and the
".nicnt" files). Just to make sure, I followed exactly the same steps
on Windows and the library loaded with no problems (but I didn't
activate it because I want to do it on Linux!), though it was the
standalone version instead of the VST. I hope this doesn't mean that
adding libraries only work on the standalone interface, because on
Wine I still can't get past the initial audio setup screen... Any
ideas? I feel so close...
I would like to use some .sfArk files. To this effect I have found
the following for Ubuntu systemes (eg. Linux Mint) which seems
reasonable, but the git repo needs a username and password, which are
not supplied. What could they be ?