Rui Nuno Capela | 30 Jan 18:28 2015

[LAU] [ANN] Qtractor 0.6.5 - The Fermion Ray beta is out!

Spread the word,

   Qtractor 0.6.5 (fermion ray beta) is out!

Release highlights:

* MIDI clip record/overdubbing (NEW)
* Extended track multi-selection for mute/solo (NEW)
* VST-shell sub-plugins support (NEW)
* JACK transport start/stop resilience (FIX)

And still,

   Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written 
in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack 
Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound 
Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a 
fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated 
to the personal home-studio.


Project page:


- source tarball:
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Artem Vakhitov | 30 Jan 14:36 2015

[LAU] Convert Hydrogen drumkits to sf2? hydro2sf2 doesn't work on Mint 17.1


is it currently possible to convert Hydrogen drumkits to sf2? It doesn't 
work for me on Mint MATE 17.1. I downloaded the script and its 
associated .py files, checked for flac and sox being installed, and 
tried to use the script on a drumkit. It created an output file but it 
doesn't see to contain sounds. I received the following error in the 

./hydroToSf2 3355606kit.h2drumkit
bank name: 3355606kit
designer: Artemio <http_//>
copyright: 2006, David Konsumer <david.konsumer@...>
comment: Based on sounds from famous and classic beatboxes of 1970s and 
1980s - Roland TR-606, TR-33 and Boss DR-55.
Layer: 1 loV: 0 hiV: 127 atten(cB): 0 16
Copying sample data:LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "./hydroToSf2", line 243, in <module>
   File "./hydroToSf2", line 238, in main
   File "./hydroToSf2", line 168, in hydrogenToSf
   File "/home/temcat/Downloads/hydro2sf2/hydro2sf2-read-only/", 
line 851, in writeFromKmap
     self.riffLen += self.writePdta()
   File "/home/temcat/Downloads/hydro2sf2/hydro2sf2-read-only/", 
line 837, in writePdta
     dlen += self.writeIgen()
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Peter O'Doherty | 30 Jan 12:08 2015

[LAU] Laptop soundcard


My laptop (running ubuntu) has the following (audio) specs. I know it's 
probably subjective, but is this considered "good enough" for pro audio 
work or should I invest in an external sound card? (Or for that matter a 
better laptop?!) And if so, which soundcard is recommended?

Thanks a lot,

Memory: 3.8 GiB
Processor: Intel® Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400  <at>  2.16GHz × 2

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio 
Controller (rev 03)
     Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff66
     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
     Memory at d6700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
     Capabilities: <access denied>
     Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express 
Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

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Peter P. | 30 Jan 11:56 2015

[LAU] HDSP Multiface: s2ram and resume?


is anyone able to suspend a laptop computer with an active HDSP
multiface soundcard (hdsp firmware loaded, hdspmixer running, jackd
My card is unusable when I resume the computer from a s2ram (S3) state.
Hdspmixer is locked, jackd has died and I have to unplug and replug the
ExpressCard, and restart hdspmixer and jack to get things back working.

Does anyone have any similar or different experiences?
This is on a Lenovo X220s with Debian testing and kernel 3.14-2-r

best, Peter
Patrick Shirkey | 30 Jan 01:20 2015

[LAU] Rewind

Check this out!

Indamixx on da remix....

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd
Bob van der Poel | 28 Jan 00:36 2015

[LAU] MMA 15.01 the "Foggy Day in Wynndel" edition

A stable release, version 15.01, of MMA--Musical MIDI Accompaniment
is available for downloading. In addition to a number of bug fixes
and optimizations, MMA now features:

 - Works with Python 2.7 or 3.x
 - Number of minor bug fixes
 - TRIGGER function
 - STICKY tracks which override grooves
 - ORNAMENT enhancements and fixes

Please read the file text/CHANGES-14 for a complete list of changes.

MMA is a accompaniment generator -- it creates midi tracks
for a soloist to perform with. User supplied files contain
pattern selections, chords, and MMA directives. For full details
please visit:

If you have any questions or comments, please send
them to: bob@...


**** Listen to my FREE CD at ****
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bob@...
Artem Vakhitov | 27 Jan 17:58 2015

[LAU] Choose different fonts for Ardour 3 Bar and Beat Number?


Is it possible to choose different fonts for Bar and Beat number in 
Ardour 3? The "1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4" sequence that I'm 
getting at certain zoom levels when the same font is used for both looks 
confusing and even made me suspect a bug at one moment when I mistook 
beat numbers for bar numbers.

Dave Phillips | 27 Jan 12:51 2015

[LAU] a little more piano music


The Maiden And The Nightingale, by Enrique Granados :

MIDI file rendered in Bitwig Studio 1.1.4 with the Modartt Pianoteq VST 


Chris Bannister | 27 Jan 04:31 2015

[LAU] test message


Just testing. 


"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X
ORL | 26 Jan 23:02 2015

[LAU] Free Art made with GNU/Linux: Sebkha-Chott's 6th album (was: [Sebkha-Chott] New album: first sample + guests list)


Below is the first newsletter of the year for Sebkha-Chott, and it announces the new album MOQUETTES & TAPIS which will be released in Autumn. This album has been recorded using Debian GNU/Linux, has been/is/will be mixed using Debian GNU/Linux, and the same goes for the mastering, as well as cover conception, publication, and video clips edition/production.

On a musical point, it will go on with that kind of Rock In Opposition Sebkha-Chott usually plays, which means all and nothing, but you've got to know that this album is conceived as a "concerto" between heavy and naughty (if not even crappy) machines, "almost-baroque" ensemble (including cymbalum, 10-strings acoustic guitar, violin, bass sax...), and a "traditionnal" rock line-up with two basses which will play the Rock In opposition/avantprog parts.

You might check the teaser here:

And as you will see, many softwares used are credited inside! ;)

Hope you'll enjoy!


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[Sebkha-Chott] New album: first sample + guests list
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:04:19 +0100 (CET)
Sebkha-Chott - Tupac Promo <>

Hey yo! Tupac Promo here! *ZEROLIX*. *New album MOQUETTES & TAPIS announced or Autumn* *UNOLX*. *First sample from upcoming album in a video clip* : *TRIOLIX*. *A new web site, soon:* *ZEROLIX*. *MOQUETTES & TAPIS* The new Sebkha-Chott album will be released for Autumn, and will be called: *MOQUETTES & TAPIS* (Carpets & Tapestries) Preorders will be available online on 1st of April [1]. [1] *UNOLIX*. *First sample of MOQUETTES & TAPIS* The first sample of MOQUETTES & TAPIS is diffused within a video clip, and announce all the guests which will be fearuting on this album [2]. [2] *TRIOLIX*. *A new website* A new Sebkha-Chott website will be out on 1st of April, too, you might check at ===================== *Tyrant's bulletin* == Dear Patriot Aurélien (anglais) So what? Before Christmas, you were waiting for us to fill up your mailbox, and we didn't come... Then, you thought we'd be takking opportunity with your New Year, and spam you like a tuffed turkey, bu no Ohrelander tried and broke your imap. Then soldiers of moron violence did kill Charlie Hebdo, and you thought the Tyrant would shout "Je suis Charlie"... But the Tyrant has been french when he was a teenage, he read Charlie by that time, and he didn't feel that those elling they were Charlie really had something to do with Charlie in most case. And what for are they shouting? For free speech? What freespeech are we talking about? The free speech which fired Siné from Charlie Hebdo? The free speech Richard Malka is spreading against Muslims and their habits? In Ohreland all religions are equally hated, and reporters don't have free speech, so that they're in no danger. So, no, we didn't react, we didn't join the concert, and didn't use that event to make our promo, we weren't Charlie, we never were, we are much more Hara Kiri, and most of all we're no soldier of violence and hatred... So, say it again, Dude: democracy is shit. Look what it gives when the most numerous wins and walks blindly, hu? You should better follow a wise diktat like mine, oh for sure. Actually, speaking about Diktat, Kour and so on, we're now working on converting the Kourt into a GANG, so that the message should be clearer! OK, we have said enough about occidental international news, I hope you made a minute of silence to commemorate the 30 children of Pakistan school killed several weeks ago, hu? In Ohreland, the children don't go to school, so no danger. They go to the factory, but not in the way you think: they're manager, counter-master, cookies taskforce leader, and so on, and as they will end up on the chain, they don't think one second about being naughty to their colleagues. So Ohreland wasn't in the streets, and you know why? Because everyone in Ohreland, as well as prestigious guests, were recording acoustic and mysterical things for the new Sebkha-Chott album, the 6th, called Carpets & Tapestries, or Moquettes & Tapis. Oh yes, when some are walking, we are working hard, we produce, and we invite, and look, cause the list is long like a dream, the non-exhaustive line-up for this album: *Kour Sebkha-Chott* - Wladimir Ohrelianov II - Basses / Guitars / Cymbalum / Vocals - Nots Awful Mitzahal Jaquie - Drums / Piano Toy / Vocals - Nots Awful Mitzahal Michel - Basses / Guitars / Flute / Vocals - Tupac Promo - Vocals / Promo - Yasser A Rafaal - Violin - Xplicit Copain Content - Guitars production - Miss OSX Tofu - Drums / Management *AMMD* - Souv Ponk - Bass sax ( - Yüla Slipobitch - Daf / Derbouka ( - Merouman - Guitar - Mimetic Archangel - Bass - AMMD Choir - Vocals ( - Substantif Lambert - Recording / Mixing *Hôtres* - Yom - Clarinet ( - Fred Gastard - Bass & soprano sax ( - Mathieu Metzger - Sopranino sax ( - Gabriel Yacoub - Vocals ( - Ike Willis - Vocals / Thing Fish ( - Mister HD - 10-strings acoustic guitar - Deep Hervert - ??? - Capt'ain Biftek - ??? And why did we call all these people, you're wondering? To drink a glass? To share some Azim bread? No, it's because this new album, which is a concerto for Öttoskooter and Coal Chamber Orchestra, I remind you, and which will mix Öttoskooter subtilities with baroques loudnesses, all being mashed up with Rock-In-Opposition flyovers, this album, I said, has a much wider goal: *MAKE PEOPLE LOVE EACH OTHER BY CULTURAL CONFRONTATION* and make them love me and my almighty Saint Trinité à Deux Doigts sans ongle. And that's under this banner that the anniversary tour will happen, with thematic phases along the year: - April (France) - workshop about klezmer nazi, sionnist zeuhl and the influence of the couple Bechett/Wagner in Magma's music, directed by what's left of Igor Stravinsky. - Autumn - TBA - conferences on using a rooster costume to fish with worms, and concomittences of the kefieh and pig-nose, under the artistic and arbitrary control of Yasser A Rafaal. - Autumn (2) - TBA - workbenches on using Armenian Paper in Turkish closets, and discussions about the term "genocide" when dropping 3 cubes isn't enough. Well, that's pretty much, and already enough, your eyes probably are tired, so you might want a bit of entertainment, when the lights on, it's less dangerous, look:!Daisy_Duck!20150126 (clic on the left button, it means "my eyes are tired in Japanese) Never would have thought that Daisy.... May the Kourt be with you, behind you, upon you, by you and your neighbours. [A] W.O.II [A] Apply this aphorism as a way of life, and Sebkha-Chott's Kourt's promo plan will be realised without cutting any more tree! == *End of the bulletin* ======================= See you for the Ne[XXX]t Epilog! -- Tupac Promo (Communication Director for Ohreland Revival and Sebkha-Chott's Kourt) -- If you don't want to know how everyday's like at the Sebkha-Chott's Kourt, answer to this mail with unsubscribe in he subject, and listen to the contractual quadri-dozen of words-describing-what-you-are-if-you-give-up-Sebkha-Chott.

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Will Godfrey | 26 Jan 23:00 2015

[LAU] Opinions on missing voice patches.

If a MIDI message is received calling for a voice bank that doesn't exist what
do people think should happen?

Leave everything exactly as it is

Chose a bank closest numerically to the one called for

Switch to a default bank

Any of the above with a warning message


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.