david | 28 Mar 08:52 2015

[LAU] Difference between Yoshi 1.3.3 and Zyn

Just noticed what appears to be a difference between Yoshi and Zyn when 
using otherwise identical settings. I have an improv thing I do that 
involves holding a low D (as a drone), sustain pedal down, the stock 
Cathedral 1 reverb, using the Flanged Pad 1 instrument. Then I play a 
bunch of descending scales, just letting the notes accumulate.

On Zyn, no matter how many notes I play, the low drone remains; if I 
lift the sustain, the lower note is still playing.

On Yoshi, after a certain number of notes, the low drone stops; if I 
lift the sustain, the lower not is NOT playing.

I put the Yoshi and Zyn screens side-by-side and it looks like the 
settings are the same in each.

What's up with that?


David W. Jones
authenticity, honesty, community
Manu Kebab | 27 Mar 23:04 2015

[LAU] io GNU/Linux 2015.02 released

Hi guys,

One week fixing most annoying bugs and improving:
- Sound system (JACK2+PulseAudio) control and robustness
- Hard-disk installer  (need testing, be careful)
and much more...

I'm glad to share with you io GNU/Linux 2015.02 :)

Both 32 and 64 bits are available for download.

http://io.gnu.linux.free.fr/2015.02/io-live--e18-3.16.7-ckt7-amd64--2015.02.packages.html  (64-bit)

Enjoy ;)
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Dave Phillips | 26 Mar 12:05 2015

[LAU] Return with us now to those thrilling days !


Something to put smiles on faces:


The state of Linux audio software, February 1999.


Rui Nuno Capela | 25 Mar 19:00 2015

[LAU] [ANN] QjackCtl 0.3.13, Qsynth 0.3.9, Qsampler 0.3.0 released!

The pre-LAC2015 [1] release frenzy continues... ;)

Now for the next batch...

* QjackCtl - A JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface [2] *

   QjackCtl 0.3.13 is out.

   QjackCtl is a simple Qt application to control the JACK [4] sound 
server, for the Linux Audio infrastructure.



- source tarball:

- source package:


- binary packages:



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Wayne DePrince Jr. | 25 Mar 14:25 2015

Re: [LAU] free/libre/open online music distribution

Il giorno Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:04:12 -0400
Marc Lavallée <marc <at> hacklava.net> ha scritto:

> Hello Wayne.
> I'm in the process or migrating a file sharing web site to a new
> platform. The first step is to create a static version of the site,
> in order to host it a an archive until the new site is ready. While
> doing it, It appeared to me that creating and hosting a static web site
> could be a viable solution, if accompanied by a simple administration
> module.
> I'm programming my own solution. Since my day job is programming web
> sites in Python (using so-called "frameworks"), it's relatively easy for
> me (although time consuming). The main components are a data source
> (sql, no-sql, json files, etc), a set of custom Python scripts, and the
> Mako template engine (used by Reddit). For HTML styling I use the
> popular Bootstrap library. To publish the resulting static site, I
> will use rsync over ssh. The main advantage of this technique is that
> only a basic HTTP server is required, lowering the complexity and the
> cost of hosting.
> I would recommend a similar technique, because I believe it's more
> flexible than using frameworks and services. Sometimes, the simplest
> solutions are DIY. That said, the learning curve could be long, but
> it's worth it.
> Maybe a better solution would be to use something like Jekyll, listed
> as the most popular on https://staticsitegenerators.net/.
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Dave Phillips | 25 Mar 14:02 2015

[LAU] [OT] qt4/qt5 on same system ?


Is anyone here successfully running a parallel installation of Qt4 and 
Qt5 ? I want to install the latest SuperCollider3 which now requires 
Qt5. I'm on Fedora 19 with Planet CCRMA extensions, it's been happy with 
Qt4, but now I need to consider installing Qt5. The question: Can I go 
ahead and install Qt5 in parallel with the existing Qt4 ? If there are 
known problems with Linux audio software perhaps someone is already 
aware of them and can warn me before I take action.

I'm particularly wary of this kind of thing. I recently hosed an entire 
system during a routine installation of components from the F19 repos - 
yes, in certain circumstances Fedora will quietly let you destroy your 
system without warning - and I'd like to avoid a repeat of that scenario.


david | 25 Mar 09:35 2015

[LAU] hmm, updated to yoshimi 1.3.3 in debian sid repository AND

it shows only one bank?

I go Instrument > Show banks, it shows me only a bank named "#42. yoshimi"

I go Instrument > Show instruments, it shows me a bank named "42. 
yoshimi" - and that's it. Clicking arrow beside bank name does nothing. 
Clicking Refresh banks changes nothing.

Oh, so now I have to select a bank, click Make Current, and then I can 
see the banks?

Hmm, seems to me that it would be nice if there was a single "bank" that 
listed everything. Finding an instrument now means first figuring out 
which bank it might be in, making that bank the current one, then 
looking through that bank hoping it contains the instrument I'm looking 
for ...

I think the other way was less cumbersome.

Haven't time now to see what impact this might have one instruments in 
my Rosegarden studio setup, will have to see how that works out.

Thanks for the update, still the neatest sound maker in the collection!


David W. Jones
authenticity, honesty, community
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Rui Nuno Capela | 23 Mar 18:58 2015

[LAU] [ANN] QmidiNet 0.2.1, QmidiCtl 0.2.0 released!

The pre-LAC2015 [1] pre-season has just been started!

Here goes the first batch... ;)

* QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast [2] *

   QmidiNet 0.2.1 released!

   QmidiNet [2] is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and 
receives MIDI data (ALSA-MIDI and JACK-MIDI) over the network, using 
UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast [4] and designed to be 
compatible with ipMIDI [5] for Windows.


Project page:


- source tarballs:

- source package (openSUSE 13.2):


- binary packages (openSUSE 13.2):
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Francesco Ceruti | 22 Mar 17:03 2015

[LAU] Linux Show Player 0.3 released

Linux Show Player 0.3 is (finally) released!

Linux Show Player (or LiSP of short) is a cue-player mainly designed for stage productions.
The release see a lot of changes in code and in some GUI component, but doesn't add a lot of new functionality.

Here the link for the release: https://github.com/FrancescoCeruti/linux-show-player/releases/tag/v0.3

The code is now hosted on GitHub, at https://github.com/FrancescoCeruti/linux-show-player, for any bug/issue use the github section.
You can find a new site (not yet 100% completed) at http://linux-show-player.sourceforge.net

For any suggestion/request write in the user group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/linux-show-player---users
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Len Ovens | 21 Mar 06:14 2015

[LAU] LV2 plugin to control alsa?

This would not be portable across os... and require a config file. I am 
wondering if it is possible.

I am thinking it would be nice to have an lv2 alsa trimpot. The idea is 
that it would not affect the audio passing through, but provide a control 
that varies the level of an alsa control. This is so a mixer strip that 
was composed of plugins would be able to also control the alsa preamp 
level if it was available. I realize figuring out which channel goes to 
which strip at any one time (the same input channel might be routed to a 
number of channels at the same time) would be _difficult_. Knowing which 
control changes the level one wants might be hard to automate too. The 
user interface would require the ability for the user to set it (them). If 
there was more than one for the same control they would have to track as 
well (alsa mixers seem to do this already though).

The easy way to do this would be to throw away incoming audio and select 
our own. Some sort of middleware that gave a common interface for all AIs 
would make this much easier too. Mudita24 has MIDI control for this... but 
alas the midi control does not extend to the pre levels (ADC levels) where 
it would be most useful (or at least moving these controls outputs no midi 
the way the multimix controls do).

So far as I know, nobody does this, even in OSX/windows land 
though of course it is common on both analog and digital mixboards even 
when the pre is at the other end of a snake or on a foreign interface.

Len Ovens
Will Godfrey | 21 Mar 00:20 2015

[LAU] Travel to LAC

Is anyone familiar with Frankfurt Flughafen bahnhof?

I have to change trains there coming from Brussels then on to a regional train
to Mainz.

There is only a 15 minute difference between arrival and departure, so if at
all possible I'd like to get some idea in advance of where to go!

The return journey is much simpler through connections I know.


Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.