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
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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,
Jmatconvol-0.4.0 is now available at
Jmatconvol (not to be confused with jconvolver) is a real-time convolution
engine optimised for a dense matrix of short convolutions. Maximum size is
64 inputs * 64 outputs * 4096 samples.
Typical applications are processing signals from multichannel microphones
such as the Eigenmike, beamformers for speaker arrays, etc.
A file processor (fmatconvol) accepting the same configuration files is
included as well.
Has anyone here gotten Pipewire to work without systemd? I installed all
of the Arch Linux packages on my Artix machine, and everything works
great, except for pulseaudio applications, as it complains about missing
a systemd socket. I'm not sure what I can do to use pulseaudio
applications with pipewire.
Thanks so much for all of your help,
Yesterday, I read an article on golem.de
about the future of ryzen (mobile) processors from AMD. Inside the
article, it was told that energy saving is done by the processor itself
and that the OS will have nothing to do with it.
Using realtime apps, I wrote in the comments that I'd really prefer the
possibility for userspace interaction and criticized my Intel core i3
8100 not to allow the user to switch to firm frequencies. It was
answered that this seems to be the future and that in case of doubt I
could switch off frequency scaling in the BIOS.
That would mean a lack of comfort to me, as I can't certainly tell, if I
am using my machine for audio or another task at the moment of powering on.
As soon as frequency switching was introduced we LAU were told, not to
use it to save xruns. And as far as I can tell, the rule still valid. Is
there a chance in the future that we can stop thinking about it, because
it just won't matter? Are we forced blowing loads of energy or do we
spent too much time in sluggish UEFI menus?
I'd really like to hear your opinion about it (and possible solutions, too)!
I recently migrated to ubuntu studio 20.04 and was wondering why no
mididings package exists any more. When sure enough I has to do with
dropping python2 and the lack of maintainers for mididings.
How have you handled this ? Is there an alternative or do you reinstate
python2 and build mididings ?
Thank you all,
This question is Gentoo specific, but there isn't a single place where
it would be good to ask, so, for those here who may be Gentoo users:
Which ProAudio overlay should we follow these days? I know of at least
three of them now!
This one says it's "The new Gentoo ProAudio Overlay", which I've been
following for awhile, but it never seems to have any changes, so I'm
starting to doubt it's the one everyone is really using. Oddly, its web
page is at https://gitlab.com/nilburn/proaudio, but the usage
instructions on that page tell you to use the URL below instead:
sync-uri = https://gitlab.com/proaudio/proaudio.git
This is the old one, and I _think_ it's supposed to now be deprecated,
though I'm on its listserv with no posting access (so I can't ask
questions there). It seems to still get activity now and then. Is this
still the active overlay?
layman -a pro-audio
Seems small, but with three of them around, what do I know? Maybe this
one is the one...?
sync-uri = https://github.com/gentoo-audio/audio-overlay.git
I actually do have a working system here, and I've got all the programs
I need, but I'd still like to know how these overlays all relate to
eachother, and where all the action is these days. I'm so confused.