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.
Is anybody out here in LAU land have experience with PISound?
I have just bought one and am having quite sever teething problems with it.
It keeps freezing for ~45 seconds when running X and I cannot get it to
use the full display.
If not me then who? If not now then when? If not here then where?
So, here I stand, I can do no other
root(a)worik.org 021-1680650, (03) 4821804 Aotearoa (New Zealand)
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,
Mamba release v1.1 is out
Mamba - Virtual Midi keyboard
* Virtual Midi Keyboard for Jack Audio Connection Kit
* including NSM <https://linuxaudio.github.io/new-session-manager/>
* Channel selector
* Bank and Program selector
* Keyboard mapping for qwertz, qwerty and azerty selectable from menu
* PC Keyboard mapping selector from C0 to C4
* Pitchbend, Balance, Modwheel, Detune, Expression, Attack, Release,
Volume and Velocity controllers
* Sustain and Sostenuto switches
* Midi Through: forward midi input to output
* Midi input highlighting
* resizable to a full range 127 key view
* Midi live recording and looping
Mamba is released under the 0BSD license
I have decided to release finally SoundTracker v1.0.1. Lacking feedback
after the 1.0.1-pre1 release I had to spent enough time to test it
thoroughly. During this testing, I have found and fixed numerous bugs.
Now ST seems to be matured enough to be released.
You can download it here:
1.0.1 release contains no new features compared to 1.0.1-pre1, it is the
bugfixing release only. So its list of features is the same as for
What is new in soundtracker-1.0.1 (29-Jul-2020):
* Improved mouse usage in the instrument editor (yaliaev)
* Indication of pressed keys in the instrument editor (yaliaev)
* Better look of the scopes (yaliaev)
* Record indicator in the sampling monitor (yaliaev)
* More configurable colors (yaliaev)
* Logarithmic scale of the amplification slider; numeric entry in
the slider; ability to determine the optimal amplification (yaliaev)
* Extended editor on the module info page with functions of exchanging and
copying samples and instruments, mixing samples and tuning a sample using
another one as a reference (yaliaev)
* Different selection modes in tracker, selection can be extended with SHIFT
* A new method of waveforms' drawing in the sample displays in addition to
the existing one (yaliaev)
* Automatic file extension adding (optional) (yaliaev)
* More convenient keybindings; new keybindings are added (see README)
* Some more keys are made configurable including that for song / pattern
* New playing modes are added: Playing selected block and Playng from
playback looping control (yaliaev)
* Facility for loading somewhat broken modules (yaliaev)
* Stepping volume / FX parameter with mouse wheel (yaliaev)
* Improved export to audio file (yaliaev)
* Volume column can be displayed like in FT2, with letters, mnemonics and
optional decimal volume representation (yaliaev)
* Jack input driver (yaliaev)
* Improved live recording using PC keyboard: better key pressing / releasing
times are recorded using FXes (yaliaev)
* Some other small improvements (GUI, usability) (yaliaev)
* Some bugfixes including the CPU overhead with graphics (yaliaev)
I've read that ALSA can split a sound card with multiple physical channels
into separate "sound cards" within the system.
Is that possible?
I've searched the internet for examples but could not find definitive help.
I have a:
$ grep -i delta /proc/asound/cards
1 [M1010 ]: ICE1712 - M Audio Delta 1010
M Audio Delta 1010 at 0xc8a0, irq 16
which has 8 physical input ports and 8 physical output ports.
Also, is it possible to switch input ports to be output ports with ALSA
Thanks for any help or insight.
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?