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 recently bought a LinnStrument from Roger Linn Design:
It is a great isomorphic midi-controller, and as such it is immediately
recognized on Linux.
The distinguishing feature of the LinnStrument is that it senses 3
degrees of freedom on each note: x-direction, y direction and
z-direction (pressure). The x-direction is mapped to pitch-bend, and
y-direction to CC74.
A cool feature is the "slide", where the pitch-bend is used to slide
between all notes in a row.
To allow individual pitch and CC74 values for each note, it sends each
note on a separate midi-channel ("MPE"):
Bitwig has added support for this, and there is 20 presets in version
1.3.11, where this is used (tag: linnstrument). The LinnStrument
controller is not recognized automatically on Linux in version 1.3.11,
but it can be configured manually, and then it works fine. Note that
both midi-in and midi-out has to be configured, if not there is no
sound! It should look like this: https://ibin.co/2msBJVgpKtf9.png
Now I would like to also use it with the free Linux synths.
Here's what I have been able to make work this far.
PME works reasonably well: I can play polyphonic in MPE mode, but it
tends to miss the "note off"s.
I can get the slide to work, by setting
<param index="36" name="DEF1_PITCHBEND">2</param>
<param index="78" name="DEF2_PITCHBEND">2</param>
is a preset.
I can not get MPE to work.
Sending only on one channel, and setting PWheelB.Rng to 2400 cents, I
cant get the sliding to work, but only when playing with one finger.
If I enable MPE on the LinnStrument there is only an occasional sound,
when it happens to send on the channel, that Zyn is listening on.
I'll love to hear if other LinnStrument users have been able to do more
with any of the free synths on Linux.
All the best,
This is an unedited improv where I was trying out a couple of my latest voice
patches. I used two keyboards one set to transmit on MIDI channel 1
and the other on channel 2. The pads (LH) are 'Ghost Ensemble' and the lead
(RH) is 'Angel Harp'.
Some of the pauses are intentional others are "Heck! Where do I go now." :)
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.
today we have published the video of another single of John Option: Any.
Of course the song is published under the terms of the Creative Commons
License (CC-BY-SA) and it's completely produced with free software:
Ardour, Hydrogen, Jack, Qsynth, CALF, and many other
great free audio software that we used under Debian GNU/Linux.
Here you can listen the single and see the video (made with kdenlive):
As for the previous songs we have done a little more in the direction of
freedom and we published in our website the single recording tracks
and the complete Ardour session. All this material is published under
the terms of the Creative Commons license Attribution Share alike so
that anyone can use our tracks to produce a remix of our song or even a
new song that have to be published under the same license.
You can find all about our project here: http://johnoption.org
I hope that you like our choice of freedom. If you feel like I'd love
to read your feedback, because the encouragement of the people who
listen to us and appreciate the philosophy of our project is the only
fuel for us to continue. And if you like to be updated about our next
release, please subscribe to our YouTube channel or any other social
network you like (see link to our profiles on our website).
IM: massimo(a)jabber.fsfe.org - GnuPG Public Key-Id: 0x5D168FC1
I'm happy to report that as of this morning, 100-Watt KNYO-FM in Fort Bragg California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KNYO-LP) is running on Linux, Linux Audio and Free Software.
(Well, then again, I can't speak for their website; I didn't set that up, and it looks like an F5 box, dunno what they run. But the actual streaming and broadcast radio signal chain up to the transmitter is Linux.)
The FM transmitter is in a remote location getting its audio program from a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian connected via DSL to a Linode running Airtime and Icecast2 for station automation and streaming. The studio machine is a Linux Mint XFCE box running The BUTT connected via DSL to the Linode and Airtime. I've done a few Liquidsoap customizations to Airtime to fill in missing features (AutoDJ, saving incoming streams, etc) and will be doing more, possibly contributing them upstream if I can keep them clean and general enough.
My little weird project has released a song this year as well, ready
to ruin the holiday cheer for those that want it. It's mostly doom
this year I guess, sprinkled with some bongo parts and such nonsense.
And some chaos at the end.
As usual with this band (and a reason why I rarely post about the
releases here), it's a total rush job, with the vocalist doing his
parts only last week, and me trying to squeeze in some bad mixing job
until I had to upload it yesterday, when I left home for the rest of
I know some people have trouble with bandcamp, so if you can't listen
(or take advantage of the free download), and have a good idea for a
place I could upload it for easy wget, let me know!
Happy yule-time to you all!
For a sound playback system I'm putting together, based on a Raspberry Pi 3,
I'm looking to have 4 channels of input and output, and to have the system
to run automatically at startup.
For this, I'm wondering how to (best) execute zita-a2j and zita-j2a; I've
tried two methods that don't work:
1. ask Qjackctl to execute the following script after startup:
zita-j2a -d hw:CODEC_1
2. execute this script:
qjackctl (with auto-start)
zita-j2a -d hw:CODEC_1
Executing the zita-j2a manually after Qjackctl has finished starting the
jack server does work.
Any pointers greatly appreciated!
Sent from: http://linux-audio.4202.n7.nabble.com/linux-audio-user-f5.html
It is our pleasure to announce the 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19). We
look forward to see you at Stanford this Spring (see details below)!
[Apologies for cross posting, please circulate widely.]
*17th Linux Audio Conference - CCRMA, Stanford University (USA), March
After seven years outside of the United States, Linux Audio Conference (LAC)
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org> is coming back to Stanford University
<http://stanford.edu> on March 23-26, 2019 for its 17th edition! LAC is the
international conference about Free/Open-Source Software for music, sound,
and other media with GNU/Linux as the main platform.
More information about this event can be found on the conference website:
*Call for Papers / Posters / Workshops*
LAC 2019 invites submissions of papers, posters, and workshops addressing
all areas of audio processing based on Linux and open source software. All
submissions and presentations are in English. Submitted papers are expected
to respect academic standards and must be complete (*a simple abstract is
Submissions can focus on technical, artistic, and/or scientific issues and
can target developers and/or users. This includes (but is not limited to)
the following categories:
- Audio and Music Languages
- Audio Hardware Support
- Audio Plugins
- Drivers, System and Sound Architecture
- Education and E-Learning
- Interactive Art
- Interface Design
- Live Coding
- Live Performance
- Media Art
- MIDI, OSC...
- Mobile Audio
- Music Composition
- Music Production
- Networked Audio
- Physical Computing
- Projects Realized using Linux Audio
- Realtime Kernel and Linux Distributions
- Signal Processing and Sound Synthesis
- Sound Spatialization
- Standards and Protocols
Full papers must be written and presented in English. The length of papers
is 4 to 8 pages, with up to 5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 200
words. The abstract will be published on the conference website once the
paper has been accepted. The full paper will be available on the website
during and after the conference. All papers are peer reviewed by a
committee of experts from different disciplines. Reviewers may suggest
improvements to the author(s), or require changes in order to accept the
submission. The duration of the presentation is 25 minute followed by a 5
Poster papers must be written in English, should be 2-4 pages, with up to 5
keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words. The abstract will be
published on the conference website once the poster has been accepted. All
posters are peer reviewed by a committee of experts in different
disciplines. Reviewers may suggest improvements to the author(s), or
require changes in order for the poster to be accepted.
Demos are informal project (e.g., plug-in, software, interface, idea, etc.)
presentations that will be carried out in parallel with poster
presentations. Demos can be submitted through this online form
<https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/submissions.html> to be added to the
Workshop presentations (max duration of 2h) should be 1-4 pages, with up to
5 keywords, including an abstract of up to 150 words to be published on the
conference website. Make sure that your proposal indicates if participants
are expected to have a specific level, if there are prerequisites, if you'd
like to limit the number of participants, etc. Workshops will take place in
the CCRMA classroom (which can host approximately 30 people). A projector
and a 4 channels sound system will be available in this space. Submit a
brief description of the workshop including a URL (if available).
*How to Submit Papers / Posters / Workshops?*
- Use the online submission tool <http://submissions.html>
- Choose the relevant submission type (paper, poster, or workshop) in
addition to your 5 categories
- The required file format is PDF. Authors must use the provided
templates <https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/doc/LAC-19-templates.zip> for
- Please let us know if you need a special technical setup for your
*Call for Music / Multimedia Installations*
LAC 2019 also invites submissions of musical works involving the use of
technology/open source software and multimedia installations. A jury will
select the compositions and installations to be included in the conference
program according to artistic merit and technical feasibility. Please be
prepared to perform your work yourself and make sure that you have all
resources needed to perform your piece (e.g., instruments, props, other
performers, etc.). LAC 2019 cannot pay for any expenses related to a
performance (e.g., performers, travel, accommodation, special equipment,
etc.). SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> will be
available to perform new (or old) laptop orchestra compositions, so this
type of submission is encouraged this year! SCLOrk
<https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> is the Santa Clara Laptop
Orchestra and uses exclusively Linux computers. Musical works and
installations can address all areas of digital audio and audiovisual art.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following categories:
- Electronic Music
- Electroacoustic Music
- Mixed Music
- Acoustic Music
- Sound Installation
- Interactive Art
- Audiovisual Installation
- Game in art
- Web and Connected Art
For concerts, LAC will provide the following equipment:
- CCRMA Stage: 56.8 full 3d sound system (up to 6th order Ambisonics)
- CCRMA Listening Room: 22.4 sound system (up to 3d order Ambisonics)
- SCLOrk <https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/> (the Santa
Clara Laptop Orchestra). Pieces accepted for a performance with SCLOrk will
be added to the rehearsal schedule of the corresponding SCU
- Additional requests can be made but are not be guaranteed.
*How to Submit Music / Multimedia Installations?*
- Use the online submission tool
- Select the submission type (performance)
- The required file format is PDF, formatted for Letter paper size.
Submissions should include:
- Description of the project program notes
- Link to video or audio demonstration of the project
- Technical rider of the work
- *Submission Deadline:* December 7, 2018 (11:59pm PST)
- *Notification of Acceptance:* January 18, 2019
- *Camera-ready Version Due:* February 15, 2019
- *Conference Dates:* March 23-26, 2019
Additional information about LAC-19 can be found on the conference website: