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,
I have made the second preview of Power Station Industrializer v0.2.7
You can download it here:
The main new in psindustrializer-0.2.7-pre2 is selectable discretization
rate for both playback and WAV export. It also contains some fixes and
small improvements. Also, at this stage I announce feature freeze, this
means that I won't add new features until 0.2.7 will be released. So I
invite everyone to test this pre-release.
Industrializer generates synthesized percussion sounds using physical
modelling. The range of sounds possible include but is not limited to
cymbal sounds, metallic noises, bubbly sounds, and chimes. After a sound
is rendered, it can be played and then saved to a .WAV file.
I have a Brother HL-L2300D. It claims to be able to do 600 or 1200dpi,
but all attempts at printing to it using those resolutions fail (the
printer light just blinks awhile but nothing prints). Other limitations
of the printer: the driver is 32-bit only and doesn't work on my 64-bit
system, even with 32-bit support installed. (Also, the Brother printer
drivers offered for it are ancient.)
Before this, we had a Canon photoprinter that worked fine but cost a
fortune in ink.
Before the Canon, we had an earlier Brother laser but it decided to leak
toner all over the interior of the printer.
The last working printer we had before that was an HP LJ4.
Are there any other options that actually work with modern Linux?
Thanks. I mostly work with scores and sorely miss being able to print them!
David W. Jones
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