The guitarix project aims to replace the current factory presets, as
they are outdated over the last development decade.
We would like to ask all guitarix users, to submit us there presets so
that we could select the best of them to create a new factory preset
bank. As you all know, that will be the most helpful task for "beginners".
Export your preset banks is a easy task, just drag it from the preset
window and drop it on your desktop, file-browser, or just into the
attachment selector of your mail client.
Please send me in private or upload it in the guitarix forum.
Those, which presets get selected will receive a free copy of our latest
development source code. :-P
Thanks in advance
A stable release, version 15.01, of MMA--Musical MIDI Accompaniment
is available for downloading. In addition to a number of bug fixes
and optimizations, MMA now features:
- Works with Python 2.7 or 3.x
- Number of minor bug fixes
- TRIGGER function
- STICKY tracks which override grooves
- ORNAMENT enhancements and fixes
Please read the file text/CHANGES-14 for a complete list of changes.
MMA is a accompaniment generator -- it creates midi tracks
for a soloist to perform with. User supplied files contain
pattern selections, chords, and MMA directives. For full details
If you have any questions or comments, please send
them to: bob(a)mellowood.ca
**** Listen to my FREE CD at http://www.mellowood.ca/music/cedars ****
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
Is it possible to choose different fonts for Bar and Beat number in
Ardour 3? The "1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4" sequence that I'm
getting at certain zoom levels when the same font is used for both looks
confusing and even made me suspect a bug at one moment when I mistook
beat numbers for bar numbers.
If a MIDI message is received calling for a voice bank that doesn't exist what
do people think should happen?
Leave everything exactly as it is
Chose a bank closest numerically to the one called for
Switch to a default bank
Any of the above with a warning message
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.
Below is the first newsletter of the year for Sebkha-Chott, and it
announces the new album MOQUETTES & TAPIS which will be released in
Autumn. This album has been recorded using Debian GNU/Linux, has
been/is/will be mixed using Debian GNU/Linux, and the same goes for the
mastering, as well as cover conception, publication, and video clips
On a musical point, it will go on with that kind of Rock In Opposition
Sebkha-Chott usually plays, which means all and nothing, but you've got
to know that this album is conceived as a "concerto" between heavy and
naughty (if not even crappy) machines, "almost-baroque" ensemble
(including cymbalum, 10-strings acoustic guitar, violin, bass sax...),
and a "traditionnal" rock line-up with two basses which will play the
Rock In opposition/avantprog parts.
You might check the teaser here:
And as you will see, many softwares used are credited inside! ;)
Hope you'll enjoy!
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Sujet : [Sebkha-Chott] New album: first sample + guests list
Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:04:19 +0100 (CET)
De : Sebkha-Chott - Tupac Promo <tupac.promo(a)sebkhachott.net>
Pour : orl(a)ammd.net
Hey yo! Tupac Promo here!
*ZEROLIX*. *New album MOQUETTES & TAPIS announced or Autumn*
*UNOLX*. *First sample from upcoming album in a video clip* : http://vimeo.com/sebkhachott/moquettesettapis-teaser1
*TRIOLIX*. *A new web site, soon: http://www.sebkhachott.net*
*ZEROLIX*. *MOQUETTES & TAPIS*
The new Sebkha-Chott album will be released for Autumn, and will be
*MOQUETTES & TAPIS* (Carpets & Tapestries)
Preorders will be available online on 1st of April .
*UNOLIX*. *First sample of MOQUETTES & TAPIS*
The first sample of MOQUETTES & TAPIS is diffused within a video clip,
and announce all the guests which will be fearuting on this album .
*TRIOLIX*. *A new website*
A new Sebkha-Chott website will be out on 1st of April, too, you might
check at www.sebkaachott.net
Dear Patriot Aurélien (anglais)
So what? Before Christmas, you were waiting for us to fill up your
mailbox, and we didn't come... Then, you thought we'd be takking
opportunity with your New Year, and spam you like a tuffed turkey, bu
no Ohrelander tried and broke your imap. Then soldiers of moron
violence did kill Charlie Hebdo, and you thought the Tyrant would
shout "Je suis Charlie"... But the Tyrant has been french when he was
a teenage, he read Charlie by that time, and he didn't feel that those
elling they were Charlie really had something to do with Charlie in
most case. And what for are they shouting? For free speech? What
freespeech are we talking about? The free speech which fired Siné from
Charlie Hebdo? The free speech Richard Malka is spreading against
Muslims and their habits? In Ohreland all religions are equally hated,
and reporters don't have free speech, so that they're in no danger.
So, no, we didn't react, we didn't join the concert, and didn't use
that event to make our promo, we weren't Charlie, we never were, we
are much more Hara Kiri, and most of all we're no soldier of violence
So, say it again, Dude: democracy is shit. Look what it gives when the
most numerous wins and walks blindly, hu? You should better follow a
wise diktat like mine, oh for sure.
Actually, speaking about Diktat, Kour and so on, we're now working on
converting the Kourt into a GANG, so that the message should be clearer!
OK, we have said enough about occidental international news, I hope
you made a minute of silence to commemorate the 30 children of
Pakistan school killed several weeks ago, hu?
In Ohreland, the children don't go to school, so no danger. They go to
the factory, but not in the way you think: they're manager,
counter-master, cookies taskforce leader, and so on, and as they will
end up on the chain, they don't think one second about being naughty
to their colleagues.
So Ohreland wasn't in the streets, and you know why? Because everyone
in Ohreland, as well as prestigious guests, were recording acoustic
and mysterical things for the new Sebkha-Chott album, the 6th, called
Carpets & Tapestries, or Moquettes & Tapis.
Oh yes, when some are walking, we are working hard, we produce, and we
invite, and look, cause the list is long like a dream, the
non-exhaustive line-up for this album:
- Wladimir Ohrelianov II - Basses / Guitars / Cymbalum / Vocals
- Nots Awful Mitzahal Jaquie - Drums / Piano Toy / Vocals
- Nots Awful Mitzahal Michel - Basses / Guitars / Flute / Vocals
- Tupac Promo - Vocals / Promo
- Yasser A Rafaal - Violin
- Xplicit Copain Content - Guitars production
- Miss OSX Tofu - Drums / Management
- Souv Ponk - Bass sax (http://www.baronsfreaks.org)
- Yüla Slipobitch - Daf / Derbouka (http://www.yula-s.net)
- Merouman - Guitar
- Mimetic Archangel - Bass
- AMMD Choir - Vocals (http://www.ammd.net)
- Substantif Lambert - Recording / Mixing
- Yom - Clarinet (http://www.yom.fr)
- Fred Gastard - Bass & soprano sax (http://www.triojournalintime.com)
- Mathieu Metzger - Sopranino sax (http://anthurus.free.fr)
- Gabriel Yacoub - Vocals (http://www.gabrielyacoub.com)
- Ike Willis - Vocals / Thing Fish (http://www.ikewillis.com)
- Mister HD - 10-strings acoustic guitar
- Deep Hervert - ???
- Capt'ain Biftek - ???
And why did we call all these people, you're wondering? To drink a
glass? To share some Azim bread?
No, it's because this new album, which is a concerto for Öttoskooter
and Coal Chamber Orchestra, I remind you, and which will mix
Öttoskooter subtilities with baroques loudnesses, all being mashed up
with Rock-In-Opposition flyovers, this album, I said, has a much wider goal:
*MAKE PEOPLE LOVE EACH OTHER BY CULTURAL CONFRONTATION*
and make them love me and my almighty Saint Trinité à Deux Doigts sans
And that's under this banner that the anniversary tour will happen,
with thematic phases along the year:
- April (France) - workshop about klezmer nazi, sionnist zeuhl and
the influence of the couple Bechett/Wagner in Magma's music,
directed by what's left of Igor Stravinsky.
- Autumn - TBA - conferences on using a rooster costume to fish with
worms, and concomittences of the kefieh and pig-nose, under the
artistic and arbitrary control of Yasser A Rafaal.
- Autumn (2) - TBA - workbenches on using Armenian Paper in Turkish
closets, and discussions about the term "genocide" when dropping 3
cubes isn't enough.
Well, that's pretty much, and already enough, your eyes probably are
tired, so you might want a bit of entertainment, when the lights on,
it's less dangerous, look:
(clic on the left button, it means "my eyes are tired in Japanese)
Never would have thought that Daisy....
May the Kourt be with you, behind you, upon you, by you and your
[A] Apply this aphorism as a way of life, and Sebkha-Chott's Kourt's
promo plan will be realised without cutting any more tree!
*End of the bulletin*
See you for the Ne[XXX]t Epilog!
Tupac Promo (Communication Director for Ohreland Revival and Sebkha-Chott's Kourt)
If you don't want to know how everyday's like at the
Sebkha-Chott's Kourt, answer to this mail with unsubscribe
in he subject, and listen to the contractual quadri-dozen of
I was until recently on this list under the name tyranorl, but my mail
address went down, and I didn't reply soon enough.
Well, here it is, I'm back in there.
The occasion to present myself :
I'm Aurélien, working in the AMMD, a french Freak and Free Arts (and
artists) Coo[r]p. We produce free arts using free softwares and
hardwares and do develop some of them. By now, we've produced several
albums (both digital or physical) using Debian GNU/Linux, have 5 shows
available by now using GNU/Linux on stage, and do also some teaching
about it in several schools for sound/lights/video guys as well as for
teenagers wanting to record their own band.
I also play bass, guitars, vocals, and program the machines in
Sebkha-Chott, for which I do also develop a bit of softwares
and hardware solutions (free also, obviously). Sebkha-Chott is really
kind of a laboratory of what can been experienced on stage for us.
See you soon.
 http://www.ammd.net [fr]
 http://www.sebkhachott.net/pro [fr]
I'm playing around with a no-longer-developed java-based editor for
Kurzweil syths called "VAST Programmer" (VP) and I have a question about
MIDI on my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 in order to use a MIDI keyboard together
with the editing software.
My MIDI hardware includes:
A Behringer UMX490 USB controller keyboard
Kurzweil K2000R Synth
Hammerfall DSP Multiface I.
Editing with the VP, which works by sending and receiving system
exclusive messages, requires that the K2000R's MIDI in and out are
connected to the out and in of the Multiface. The UMX490 therefore needs
to be connected to the computer via USB. Both the UMX490 and the
Hammerfall DSP multiface show up in Qjackctl under the ALSA tab as both
readable and writable clients.
When VP starts for the first time it asks the user to select from a list
of available MIDI in and outs. I selected the HDSP which is displayed as
"DSP [hw:0,0,0]". VP then opens and allows me to edit the K2000. VP does
not show up in qjackctl however and once connected to the HDSP I can no
longer make a connection between the UMX490 (readable client) and the
Hammerfall DSO (writable client) in order to play the synth. The HDSP
seems to be fully occupied.
It seems that I need a type of "MIDI merge" function to have the editor
and keyboard functioning at once. I remember back in the 80s(!) little
hardware boxes existed for this, but there must be a way of doing this
software. Can someone please send suggestions?
If anyone googles this and wishes to run VP on Linux, note that it was
necessary to create the directory "/etc/.java/.systemPrefs/com" and make
it user-writable with "sudo chmod 777 /etc/.java/.systemPrefs/com" in
order to get it to run. VP can be downloaded from here:
To run, expand the zip file, enter into the main directory of the
resource and enter: java -Xms256m -Xmx256m -jar "vastp.jar"
You'll also need a "VAST" type Kurzweil syth connected via MIDI for it
There's a MIDI "Midi Compatibility issue" patch on the download page
that didn't work for me - the GUI was sized strangely and unusable.