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,
With kernel 5.7, my system finally switched over to snd_sof_pci for the
intenal card. I can use mpv and alike via alsa directly, but
when I try to start JACK I always get the following message:
ALSA: cannot set period size to 1024 frames for playback
Adding the verbose flag to JACK doesn't make it any more informativ
regarding this problem. With the old hda driver, JACK was perfectly
working with a buffer size of 1024 (and less).
Does anyone know what I can do to make JACK work with the internal card?
Or at least how to debug what is actually preventing it from working?
I am using a Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th Gen.
I'm just experimenting with new setups of Debian for audio. When running
RealtimeConfigQuickScan it triggered a vague recollection of a
discussion (here?) that configuring hpet and rtc timers is no longer
necessary as they are not used any more. Is this true or am I
The wiki guide at https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/system_configuration
is still a goldmine for setup but it contains some sections of which I
am unsure whether they are still applicable, including the HW timers bit.
Hello Linux Audio folks!
I wanted to see if I could get a conversation going about the future of
music distribution. Given that we are people who make creative works
with free software, I figured this is as decent a place as any to
discuss what is out there, what is possible, and what should be avoided.
My own personal approach to distribution is detailed below, but I invite
others on this list to share their own methods and ideas.
By now, most of us are probably resigned to the fact that the music
world will look quite a bit different going forward, compared with prior
eras. Many musicians feel that today's points of engagement with music
fail to provide adequate revenues, and are taking to social media to
criticize Spotify and the ilk for not being better "stewards" of music.
I largely agree with those sentiments, which is why I have been taking
the opportunity to construct a solid home base for my music project
<https://multipli.city>, which is fully operated on my own physical
hardware and some AWS cloud services at a cost of $7/month. It's just a
simple jekyll template <https://github.com/SacredData/pRoJEct-NeGYa>
hosted on GitHub Pages. However, by publishing my music releases to my
own jekyll page one time, I get the added benefit of also publishing to
all desired locations on the web simultaneously, including to a podcast
feed <https://multipli.city/podcast.xml> compatible with Apple's podcast
It's weird to me that we are still trying to unit-price music in a world
where it's cheaper and easier than ever to record, produce, and
distribute it. I am not necessarily interested in profiting from my own
musical endeavors, but a friend of mine is a rather popular independent
electronic artist, who has pointed out to me that despite millions of
annual streams, streaming services alone don't provide him anywhere near
a livable income. In my opinion, this shouldn't be so. There's also the
issue of being beholden to the whims of private firms who run various
online music services. Anyone here miss SoundCloud Groups, for example?
I've begun to wonder if solutions like mine could be the foundation for
a new kind of music distribution approach - perhaps one where musicians
maintain podcast feeds, where monetization vectors are much more
profitable and much more flexible for individuals to exercise without
betraying their own values.
so I ran into trouble with a new machine I built recently.
It appears to be that when I enable threadirqs or use an rt-Kernel, I am
getting an xrun inferno.
At first everything is fine but after a few seconds/minutes of playback I
get thousands of xruns.
I am on Manjaro (KDE), the kernels I tried so far are
5.8.3-2 - working ok'ish without threadirqs enabled
5.6.19_rt12-3 - bad
5.4.59_rt36-1 - bad
The funny thing is that I had a nice running system at first (around two
months ago) on the same machine, the xruns started suddenly out of the
blue. (Kernel update?)
Ryzen 5 3600
B450 Aorus pro
I tried to higher the buffers to 2048, didn't help.
I installed an USB2 PCIe card so that I could separate the usb audio
interface from other stuff and prefer its IRQ with rtirq.
What could be wrong?
I would love to hear your opinions