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,
I'm looking for a ambisonics recording option for a theater project. I
would rent a microphone but it's my first ambisonics-project and I would
feel save if I can repeat a recording any time I want. These points are
on my list:
* First order ambisonics (guess, I can't afford anything else)
* not tooooo expensive (well, as cheap as it can be for an acceptable
* works with linux (I'm not learning another OS for that!)
Guess I haven't so much variety to choose from…
The microphones I know are:
* Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic
* Zoom H3-VR
* Sound-Core Tetramic
The price for the Zoom is really pretty as there is also a mobile (!)
recorder coming with it, but I haven't heard any statement from anyone
if it's usable with linux. Same is true for the Sennheiser. And it's
expensive. But maybe they're selling lots of units as the manufacturer
is well known for its decent quality and I can get a good price on the
second hand market.
So, there's the Tetramic left. I know, there are Linux tools for it,
which are just working. But I don't know, where to buy it in germany…
Maybe Fons' TetraProc can also be used with other microphones? If yes:
Any suggestions for another mic?
After a long period of lethargy, with a help from Wladimir J. van der
Laan, I have revived Power Station Industrializer, a percussion sound
synthesizer base on physical modelling.
You can download it here:
What is new in psindustrializer-0.2.6:
Code upgrade for build against modern environment (autotools,
gtk+-2, gtkglarea is replaced by gtkglext, esound is replaced by pulseaudio)
Jack audio driver
Config and presets files syntax is improved (read compatibility
with old formats is preserved)
Sound drivers can be configurable (this facility is so far
implemented for ALSA driver)
Hi all. Why do I keep getting this?
I must keep re-enabling the membership.
I asked the list owner but got no reply.
Where are these bounces coming from and what can I do to stop it?
"Your membership in the mailing list Linux-audio-user has been disabled
due to excessive bounces"
I've been working on a problem with a Perl program sending and receiving
large sysex dumps via the ALSA::MIDI module. It looks like there is a
4kB buffer in ALSA rawmidi that can be overrun if things go in or out
too quickly. Keeping it from filling too fast outgoing is easy. But
since there is no way for MIDI to tell the remote sender to slow down,
preventing buffer overruns from incoming data is turning into a problem.
Is there a way I can either tune the size of the buffer from Perl,
perhaps with some kind of library call to ALSA's raw MIDI API, or
somehow make the access blocking so that it won't try to take more data
than it can handle? I've been looking at the C source for the amidi
command, but I'm trying to deal with this in Perl if possible.
It seems to depend a lot on how fast the device wants to send, but some
devices break the sysex transfer into chunks and try to slow down, and
other don't bother and just expect you to keep up.
A buddy of mine, Chris Yarger (cpyarger), has been working hard on a
bi-directopnal MIDI mapper for OBS Studio. Still a work in progress,
but it works. Available as source code, Debian .deb package, Mac OS X
.pkg, and Windows .exe installer. Go to
and at the bottom of the first release, toggle the Assets "twiddler"
to get the six download links.
Linuxaudio.org presents: New Session Manager Version 1.3
New Session Manager (NSM) is a tool to assist music production by
grouping standalone programs into sessions. Your workflow becomes easy
to manage, robust and fast by leveraging the full potential of
It is a community version of the "NON Session Manager" and free in every
sense of the word: free of cost, free to share and use, free of spyware
or ads, free-and-open-source.
You can create a session, or project, add programs to it and then use
commands to save, start/stop, hide/show all programs at once, or
individually. At a later date you can then re-open the session and
continue where you left off.
All files belonging to the session will be saved in the same directory.
New-Session-Manager is already included as binary package in Archlinux
and KXStudio and will eventually replace Non-Session-Manager. You can
find the source release on Github:
* Drop-In replacement for the non-session-manager daemon nsmd and tools
* Simple and hassle-free build system to make packaging easy
* Possibility to react to sensible bug fixes that would not have been
integrated into original nsmd
* Stay upwards and downwards compatible with original nsmd
* Conservative and hesitant in regards to new features and
behaviour-changes, but possible in principle
* Keep the session-manager separate from the other NON* tools Mixer,
Sequencer and Timeline.
* Protect nsmd from vanishing from the internet one day.
* The goal is to become the de-facto standard session manager for Linux
Changes since non-session-manager v1.2 (2017-07-08)
* Rebranding to "new session manager"
* Upstream GUI tools "non-session-manager" and "nsm-proxy" converted to
standard FLTK instead of a custom toolkit
* New message /nsm/gui/session/root raises NSM_API_VERSION_MINOR from 0
to 1 (1.0 -> 1.1)
* Changed build system to meson
* License upgraded to GPLv3
* Simplified file structure
* Fix compiler warnings.
This is a joint release from multiple people under the linuxaudio.org
dvzrv, falktx and nils