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[LAA] OpenAV ArtyFX 1.2 Released!

laa - 57 min 16 sec ago
From: Harry van Haaren <harryhaaren@...>
Subject: [LAA] OpenAV ArtyFX 1.2 Released!
Date: Sep 18, 6:50 am 2014

Hey *,

Its my pleasure to release ArtyFX 1.2!

Checkout the plugins on the website: now
includes quick reference for each plugin:
http://openavproductions.com/artyfx/

Code available on github:
https://github.com/harryhaaren/openAV-ArtyFX/releases/tag/release-1.2

Cheers -Harry

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[LAA] Vee One Suite 0.5.1 - One second official beta release!

laa - 57 min 16 sec ago
From: Rui Nuno Capela <rncbc@...>
Subject: [LAA] Vee One Suite 0.5.1 - One second official beta release!
Date: Sep 18, 6:50 am 2014

Howdy,

The gand-of-three aka. the Vee One Suite of old-school
soft(ware)-instruments, featuring synthv1 [1], a polyphonic synthesizer,
samplv1 [2], a polyphonic sampler and drumkv1 [3], as a drum-kit
sampler, are once again released in beta phase though.

The changes for this one second beta release are the following:

- Fixed LV2 plugin relative/absolute file path state resolution.
(drumkv1 [3] only).
- One decimal digit added to all scalar parameters and knobs.
- Stand-alone JACK client ports outrageously renamed from a zero based
numbering scheme into a plus one natural one.
- Experimental LV2 Time/position atom-event support (Delay BPM).

Please, don't hesitate to ask whether any of the above esoteric babbles
doesn't get you on to update as soon as you can. One special note goes
for all the users out there of drumkv1 [3] LV2 genre: the update is not
just interesting but a must, seriously ;).

As usual, all is available in dual form:

- a pure stand-alone JACK [4] client with JACK-session, NSM [5] (Non
Session management) and both JACK MIDI and ALSA [6] MIDI input support;
- a LV2 [7] instrument plug-in.

The Vee One Suite are free and open-source Linux Audio software,
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) [8]
version 2 or later.

The gore details are as follows ;)

* synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer [1] *

synthv1 0.5.1 (second official beta) is out!

synthv1 is an old-school all-digital 4-oscillator subtractive
polyphonic synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://synthv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://synthv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/synthv1/files

- source tarball:
http://download.sourceforge.net/synthv1/synthv1-0.5.1.tar.gz

- source package:

http://download.sourceforge.net/synthv1synthv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.src.rpm

- binary packages:

http://download.sourceforge.net/synthv1synthv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.i586.rpm

http://download.sourceforge.net/synthv1synthv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.x86_84.rpm


* samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler [2] *

samplv1 0.5.1 (second official beta) is out!

samplv1 is an old-school polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://samplv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://samplv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/samplv1/files

- source tarball:
http://download.sourceforge.net/samplv1/samplv1-0.5.1.tar.gz

- source package:

http://download.sourceforge.net/samplv1/samplv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.src.rpm

- binary packages:

http://download.sourceforge.net/samplv1/samplv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.i586.rpm

http://download.sourceforge.net/samplv1/samplv1-0.5.1-18.rncbc.suse131.x86_84.rpm


* drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler [3] *

drumkv1 0.5.1 (second official beta) is out!

drumkv1 an old-school drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://drumkv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://drumkv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/drumkv1/files

- source tarball:
http://download.sourceforge.net/drumkv1/drumkv1-0.5.1.tar.gz

- source package:

http://download.sourceforge.net/drumkv1/drumkv1-0.5.1-14.rncbc.suse131.src.rpm

- binary packages:

http://download.sourceforge.net/drumkv1/drumkv1-0.5.1-14.rncbc.suse131.i586.rpm

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[LAA] Rivendell v2.9.2

laa - 57 min 16 sec ago
From: Fred Gleason <fredg@...>
Subject: [LAA] Rivendell v2.9.2
Date: Sep 18, 6:49 am 2014

On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to
announce the availability of Rivendell v2.9.2. Rivendell is a
full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional
broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public
License.

From the NEWS file:
Changes:
Fixed a regression that broke report generation.

Database Update:
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 239, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current
schema version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.

As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to
allow any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

*** snip snip ***

Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:

http://www.rivendellaudio.org/

Cheers!


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| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A room without books is like a body without a soul. |
| -- Cicero |
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[LAA] Rivendell v2.9.1

laa - 57 min 16 sec ago
From: Fred Gleason <fredg@...>
Subject: [LAA] Rivendell v2.9.1
Date: Sep 11, 6:57 pm 2014

On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to
announce the availability of Rivendell v2.9.1. Rivendell is a
full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional
broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public
License.

From the NEWS file:
Changes:
RDImport Enhancements. Added '--cart-number-offset' and
'--set-daypart-times' switches to rdimport(1) while also extending
metadata import for SCOT chunks to include segue marker data.

New Device Support. Added support for the Broadcast Tools
GPI-16 General Purpose Input Module. See the 'SWITCHERS.txt' file
for details.

Build System Cleanups. Cleaned up many autotool and compiler
warnings while also implementing a '--sysconfdir=' switch in
'configure'. See the 'INSTALL' file for details.

Various bug fixes. See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 239, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current
schema version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.

As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to
allow any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
*** snip snip ***

Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:

http://www.rivendellaudio.org/

Cheers!


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| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| -- Dr. Who |
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[LAA] DrumGizmo 0.9.6 released

laa - 57 min 16 sec ago
From: Lars Muldjord <muldjordlars@...>
Subject: [LAA] DrumGizmo 0.9.6 released
Date: Sep 11, 6:57 pm 2014

We're very proud to announce the immediate availability of DrumGizmo
version 0.9.6!

New features / fixes include:
- 64bit dll for Windows. Loading of bigger kits now possible if you
have the ram for it.
- Better spread of velocities for instruments with few samples. This
was especially a problem with the cymbals in MuldjordKit2.
- Possible fix for the bug where certain hits would seem to disappear.
Please re-report this if you still experience it!
- Possible fix for the bug where all hits got played at highest
velocity. Please re-report this if you still experience it!
- Bug fixes! If you had a problem with 0.9.5, please try out 0.9.6 and
let us know if you still have the same problem.

Notes:
The drumkit editor DGEdit is now split out into its own project. More
info on this soon.

Download it from http://www.drumgizmo.org

Visit us at the official irc channel at the Freenode network. Channel
name is #DrumGizmo. We would love to hear from you.

// The DrumGizmo team
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[LAA] Port of U-HE synthesizers to Linux

laa - Mon, 2014-11-24 19:30
From: Alexandre Bique <bique.alexandre@...>
Subject: [LAA] Port of U-HE synthesizers to Linux
Date: Sep 9, 10:10 am 2014

Hi,

Urs kindly offered me to port his plugins to Linux and we are now
starting some initial testing with Podolski, which is a free
synthesizer (free as in beer).

I invite you to download Podolski for Linux and participate in the
test at http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=419984&p=5869575

Thanks a lot, and I hop that you'll enjoy it!

Regards,
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[LAA] [ANN] Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard (VMPK) 0.6.0 has been released

laa - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:20
From: Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <pedro.lopez.cabanillas@...>
Subject: [LAA] [ANN] Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard (VMPK) 0.6.0 has been released
Date: Sep 9, 10:10 am 2014

Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard is a MIDI events generator and receiver. It
doesn't produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI
synthesizer (either hardware or software, internal or external). You can use
the computer's keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also the mouse. You can use
the Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard to display the played MIDI notes from
another instrument or MIDI file player.

Changes for v0.6.0:
* Qt5 migration completed. XCB replacing Xlib on Linux/Unix
* RtMIDI replaced by Drumstick-RT with pluggable backends: ALSA Seq, OSS,
Windows, Mac OSX, Network and FluidSynth.
* Ticket #39: keyboard can start on any note
* Allow to configure any number of keys, instead of full octaves
* New translations: Serbian and Galician

Requirements for all platforms: CMake 2.8/3.0 and Qt 5.1 or later.

Please use the mailing list for questions
and comments. Thanks.

Copyright (C) 2008-2014, Pedro López-Cabanillas and others
License: GPL v3

More info
http://vmpk.sourceforge.net

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmpk/files/vmpk/0.6.0/

Regards,
Pedro


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[LAA] OpenAV: ArtyFX 1.2 Announce

laa - Thu, 2014-11-13 12:20
From: Harry van Haaren <harryhaaren@...>
Subject: [LAA] OpenAV: ArtyFX 1.2 Announce
Date: Sep 5, 8:18 pm 2014

Hi!

OpenAV is pleased to announce ArtyFX 1.2, bringing three
new plugins to the ArtyFX suite!

Demo video:
http://youtu.be/yPR-P4CZjns

The three plugins are:
-Bitta, for bit crushing
-Vihda, for stereo width
-Panda, for compression/expansion

OpenAV is now accepting donations for these plugins,
details at the ArtyFX page.
http://www.openavproductions.com/artyfx

Cheers, -Harry

www.openavproductions.com
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[LAA]

laa - Fri, 2014-11-07 18:50
From: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...>
Subject: [LAA]
Date: Sep 5, 7:30 pm 2014

Hi,

like previous years, we're going to hold a meeting to discuss
lowlevel audio on Linux. This time it's along with Linux Plumbers
conference, so many people who work on the lowlevel stuff (sound
drivers, sound backends, etc) can meet up nicely there.

For avoiding the conflicts with other LPC mini conferences (and other
parallel conferences), our meeting will be held on Tuesday October 14,
at the same venue as LPC, Congress Center Düsseldorf, Germany.

If anyone is interested, feel free to sign up in the attendee list
below. It's a public accessible Google doc, so you can edit freely.

http://goo.gl/VbXLPW

(or https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wBAiAyZSnMjVFJbxdXE5JoVdKGIBIWt-4tuSsHzGw4w/edit?usp=sharing)

The topics that have been currently raised are found in the URL below.
If you have any more topics to discuss there, just put your favorite
one in the URL below as well.

http://goo.gl/JSasQ9

(or https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cXzON65QYNrTXi31AIQHffUZ9NWwJuNEJAC0ubfKlZc/edit?usp=sharing)

If you have any question or suggestion, drop me a mail.


Thanks!

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[LAA] linuxaudio mailing lists and gmail issues (bounces)

laa - Wed, 2014-11-05 08:20
From: Marc-Olivier Barre <marco@...>
Subject: [LAA] linuxaudio mailing lists and gmail issues (bounces)
Date: Sep 1, 9:40 am 2014

Hi everyone,

Some of you might have noticed, we're having issues delivering mailing lists
posts to gmail users (it can be fairly random). I'm also having similar
issues at work and on my own server. It seems gmail has tightened their
filtering rules a bit and generate quite the amount of backscatter emails
which generally results in mailman accounts being disabled.

TL;DR
mailman issues, gmail sucks, I'm working on a fix :)

Cheers !
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XMPP ID : marco@marcochapeau.org
www.MarcOChapeau.org
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[LAA] Drumstick 1.0.0 Released

laa - Wed, 2014-10-29 08:00
From: Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <pedro.lopez.cabanillas@...>
Subject: [LAA] Drumstick 1.0.0 Released
Date: Aug 31, 3:56 am 2014

Drumstick is a set of MIDI libraries using C++/Qt5 idioms and style. Includes
a C++ wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface: ALSA sequencer
provides software support for MIDI technology on Linux. A complementary
library provides classes for processing SMF (Standard MIDI files: .MID/.KAR),
Cakewalk (.WRK), and Overture (.OVE) file formats. A multiplatform realtime
MIDI I/O library is also provided.

Changes:
* migration to Qt5.
* new library: drumstick-rt for multiplatform realtime MIDI I/O.

Copyright (C) 2009-2014, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2 or later

Project web site
http://sourceforge.net/projects/drumstick

Online documentation
http://drumstick.sourceforge.net/docs/

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/drumstick/files/

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[LAA] Luppp 1.0.1 Bugfix release

laa - Tue, 2014-10-21 17:40
From: Harry van Haaren <harryhaaren@...>
Subject: [LAA] Luppp 1.0.1 Bugfix release
Date: Aug 31, 3:55 am 2014

Hey all,

OpenAV is pleased to announce the Luppp 1.0.1 bugfix release!
Webpage: http://openavproductions.com/luppp/#release
Github: https://github.com/harryhaaren/openAV-Luppp/releases/tag/release-1.0.1

Features added:
-Metronome has seperate JACK port
-Play / Stop functionality for transport
-Arrow keys on keyboard move special clip
-Keyboard capitals clears clips
-Updated icon / integration

Bugs fixed:
-JACK timebase master BPM / BBT fixed
-Fixed packaging issues
-Ogg file loading available
-Preferences file auto-written

Merge requests thanks:
-AutoStatic
-Florian Paul Schmidt
-katacarbix
-keszybz

Packages, feel free to work your magic if/when you have time :)
Cheers, -Harry of OpenAV.
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[LAA] Yoshimi V 1.2.3

laa - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:10
From: Will Godfrey <willgodfrey@...>
Subject: [LAA] Yoshimi V 1.2.3
Date: Aug 27, 12:13 pm 2014

Up on sourceforge now.

It's faster:
Has better compatibility with Zyn:
Has some usability enhancements:
Introduces 'naturalising', a small, configurable, per part random pitch shift:

Kudos to Mark and Paul for an interesting optimisation to Zyn in AddSynth.

At the last minute I heard of a bug in ALSA MIDI where trying to auto connect
resulted in Yoshi bailing out, so from this version onward until I can sort it
out the feature is disabled.

--
Will J Godfrey
http://www.musically.me.uk
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Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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[LAA] [ANN] xjadeo 0.8.0

laa - Sun, 2014-10-19 09:10
From: Robin Gareus <robin@...>
Subject: [LAA] [ANN] xjadeo 0.8.0
Date: Aug 22, 2:15 pm 2014


Xjadeo is a video player that displays a video-clip in synchronized to
an external time source (MTC, LTC, JACK-transport).

http://xjadeo.sf.net/

-=-

Greetings Soundtrack Designers and fellow Multimedia Artists,

Xjadeo version 0.8.0 just came out and brings a lot of significant
changes. Most notably:

* openGL display
* video-frame indexing
* built-in UI / context menu

With openGL, video-scaling is now performed in hardware and playback
synchronized to the screen's vertical refresh (if the hardware permits
that; most graphics cards do). This is the new default display and
supersedes prior platform-specific video outputs (XVideo, X11/imlib2,
SDL, quartz, which are still available via the --vo option and also used
a fallback).

Video files are now scanned and indexed on load which provides for
reliable seeking to video frames for a wide variety of codecs where
frame-accurate seeking was not possible with earlier versions of xjadeo.
This also acts as a guard to detect and refuse broken video files early on.

User interaction has been overhauled, most notably by adding a menu that
facilitates discovering key-bindings. This deprecates the external
control application qjadeo which previously came with xjadeo.


There have been over 200 changes since the last release, the complete
changelog is available at https://github.com/x42/xjadeo
Other highlights include:

* separate On-Screen-Display for Sync-Source and Video Timecode
* self-documenting OSC API
* disable screensaver
* 64 bit timeline
* new website

Note that various command line options have changed. The seek-related
-K, -k parameters are no longer needed due to the change to indexing.
Letterbox is enabled by default, and it is now also possible to start
xjadeo without an initial file. In short, a lot of defaults have been
updated to make xjadeo more topical (despite that fact the the menu for
the X11 variant is plain old toolkit-less Xlib :)


Statically linked binaries are available for GNU/Linux, OSX and Windows
from http://xjadeo.sourceforge.net/download.html as is the source code
in terms of the GPLv2.

xjadeo is developed and has been tested for accuracy with ffmpeg-2.2.5
it may or may not work properly with different versions, but compiles
with any version of ffmpeg >= 1.0 to date.

Many thanks to Chris Goddard who provided valuable feedback and spent
several weeks on quality assurance and polishing user interaction. We're
far from done on the quest to 1.0, yet 0.8.0 marks a major milestone in
the life of xjadeo.


Cheers!
robin
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Re: [LAA] [LAU] [LAD] hrec

laa - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:00
From: Egor Sanin <egor.sanin@...>
Subject: Re: [LAA] [LAU] [LAD] hrec
Date: Aug 22, 7:40 am 2014

Hi Silvain

Thanks for trying it out!

On 8/21/14, F. Silvain wrote:
> Hey egor,
> thanks for the new tool. I just installed and ran into this error:
> *** cut ***
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/local/bin/hrec", line 19, in
> from pyeca import *
> File "/usr/lib/python3.1/lib-dynload/pyeca.py", line 46, in
> from ecacontrol import *
> File "/usr/lib/python3.1/lib-dynload/ecacontrol.py", line 77
> print 'c=' + I._cmd
> ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> *** end ***
>
> I just updated ecasound from git and made sure it compiled with python3.1 .

Yeah at the moment I can only confirm that hrec works when run with
Python2 explicitly. As I mentioned I had problems running it with
Python3. As far as I know, the pyeca python module, which I use as a
bridge between hrec and ecasound, doesn't play well with Python3.

Try installing hrec with python2 explicitly, on Arch Linux it would be
like this:

$ python2 setup.py install
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[LAA] [LAD] hrec

laa - Mon, 2014-10-06 10:30
From: Egor Sanin <egor.sanin@...>
Subject: [LAA] [LAD] hrec
Date: Aug 22, 7:40 am 2014

Hi folks,

I've been working on and off for the last little while on a command
line recording utility. It's really basic and the code is pretty
ugly. It exists partly because in my lazy search I couldn't find
anything that satisfied my particular need, and also because it was
interesting. I just made a first release, so you could try it if you
like.

The program is called hrec, it's basically a curses front end to a
very limited subset of ecasound's functions.

Code is here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/hrec/

AUR package is here:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/hrec/

I'm planning to do change it soon, but the basics will remain the
same. Mostly I plan to remove the playback functionality, as it's
almost useless -- plenty of other software to do it much better. Also
I need to migrate the code to Python 3, but I'm getting stuck on the
python ecasound bindings. In the couple of (admittedly not very
thorough) attemps I've made I ran into problems with the current pyeca
module. Any advice would be appreciated. Anyway I thought I might as
well release it now and get some feedback.

I hope someone finds hrec useful!

Criticism and insults are also welcome.

Thanks!
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[LAA] Announcing LibreMusicProduction.com

laa - Sat, 2014-10-04 10:30
From: Gabriel Nordeborn <gabbe.nord@...>
Subject: [LAA] Announcing LibreMusicProduction.com
Date: Aug 17, 2:37 pm 2014

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Hey everyone!

It's our great pleasure to announce Libre Music Production (
http://www.libremusicproduction.com). Libre Music Production (LMP) is a web
portal and resource aimed at helping you make music using free and open
source software. While the portal was initially developed by a small group
of people, the aim and ambition is that LMP becomes a community project
where we all help out in building a great resource for making music using
FLOSS software. At launch we have over 10k words worth of articles and
guides, as well as a little over 2 hours of recorded video material.

We've prepared a press release that details more about this project at:
http://libremusicproduction.com/pressrelease

We'd greatly appreciate any help in spreading the word about this resource,
as well as any help with contributing content and so on. Please feel free
to copy+paste the press release as you'd like, and thank you very much for
any help!

Any other feedback is also greatly appreciated. Please use the contact
forms on the website :)

Have a nice day!

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http://www.libremusicproduction.com
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web portal and resource aimed at helping you make music using free and ope=
n source software. While the portal was initially developed by a small grou=
p of people, the aim and ambition is that LMP becomes a community project w=
here we all help out in building a great resource for making music using FL=
OSS software. At launch we have over 10k words worth of articles and guides=
, as well as a little over 2 hours of recorded video material.


We've prepared a press release that details more about this project=
at: http://librem=
usicproduction.com/pressrelease


We'd greatly appreciate any =
help in spreading the word about this resource, as well as any help with co=
ntributing content and so on. Please feel free to copy+paste the press rele=
ase as you'd like, and thank you very much for any help!


Any other feedback is also greatly appreciated. Please use the contact =
forms on the website :)

Have a nice day!


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[LAA] [ANN] MOD Duo's Kickstarter campaign to be launched in mid September

laa - Sat, 2014-10-04 10:30
From: Gianfranco Ceccolini <gianfranco@...>
Subject: [LAA] [ANN] MOD Duo's Kickstarter campaign to be launched in mid September
Date: Aug 13, 12:58 pm 2014

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Greetings Linux Audio Users and Developers !!!

I'm very happy to inform that we will launch the MOD Duo's Kickstarter
campaign in mid September.

The MOD Duo is our second model and we've been putting a lot of engineering
in it based on the feedback we had from the MOD Quadra experience.

We deeply hope it becomes a device that empowers the Linux Audio community,
bringing together developers and musicians.

A pre-campaign site was created to warm up the communication engines:

http://stepontothefuture.com.

Hope you all enjoy and spread the word

Kind regards

Gianfranco Ceccolini
The MOD Team

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[LAA] Silvet Note Transcription Vamp plugin v1.0 released

laa - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:40
From: Chris Cannam <cannam@...>
Subject: [LAA] Silvet Note Transcription Vamp plugin v1.0 released
Date: Aug 13, 12:58 pm 2014

Silvet is a Vamp plugin for note transcription in polyphonic music.

http://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/silvet

** What does it do?

Silvet listens to audio recordings of music and tries to work out what
notes are being played.

To use it, you need a Vamp plugin host (such as Sonic Visualiser).

How to use the plugin will depend on the host you use, but in the case
of Sonic Visualiser, you should load an audio file and then run Silvet
Note Transcription from the Transform menu. This will add a note
layer to your session with the transcription in it, which you can
listen to or export as a MIDI file.

** How good is it?

Silvet performs well for some recordings, but the range of music that
works well is quite limited at this stage. Generally it works best
with piano or acoustic instruments in solo or small-ensemble music.

Silvet does not transcribe percussion and has a limited range of
instrument support. It does not technically support vocals, although
it will sometimes transcribe them anyway.

You can usually expect the output to be reasonably informative and to
bear some audible relationship to the actual notes, but you shouldn't
expect to get something that can be directly converted to a readable
score. For much rock/pop music in particular the results will be, at
best, recognisable.

To summarise: try it and see.

** Can it be used live?

In theory it can, because the plugin is causal: it emits notes as it
hears the audio. But it has to operate on long blocks of audio with a
latency of many seconds, so although it will work with non-seekable
streams, it isn't in practice responsive enough to use live.

** How does it work?

Silvet uses the method described in "A Shift-Invariant Latent Variable
Model for Automatic Music Transcription" by Emmanouil Benetos and
Simon Dixon (Computer Music Journal, 2012).

It uses probablistic latent-variable estimation to decompose a
Constant-Q time-frequency matrix into note activations using a set of
spectral templates learned from recordings of solo instruments.

For a formal evaluation, please refer to the 2012 edition of MIREX,
the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation Exchange, where the basic
method implemented in Silvet formed the BD1, BD2 and BD3 submissions
in the Multiple F0 Tracking task:

http://www.music-ir.org/mirex/wiki/2012:Multiple_Fundamental_Frequency_Estimation_%26_Tracking_Results

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[LAA] Constant-Q library and Vamp plugin

laa - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:40
From: Chris Cannam <cannam@...>
Subject: [LAA] Constant-Q library and Vamp plugin
Date: Aug 13, 12:58 pm 2014

Announcing a new C++ library and Vamp plugin implementing the Constant-Q
transform of a time-domain signal.

https://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/constant-q-cpp

The Constant-Q transform is a time-to-frequency-domain transform related
to the short-time Fourier transform, but with output bins spaced
logarithmically in frequency, rather than linearly. The output bins are
therefore linearly spaced in terms of musical pitch. The Constant-Q is
useful as a preliminary transform in various other methods such as note
transcription and key estimation techniques.

This library provides:

* Forward transform: time-domain to complex Constant-Q bins
* Forward spectrogram: time-domain to interpolated Constant-Q magnitude
spectrogram
* Inverse transform: complex Constant-Q bins to time domain

The Vamp plugin provides:

* Constant-Q magnitude spectrogram with high and low frequency extents
defined in Hz
* Constant-Q magnitude spectrogram with high and low frequency extents
defined as MIDI pitch values
* Pitch chromagram obtained by folding a Constant-Q spectrogram around
into a single-octave range

The code is provided with full source under a liberal licence, and
plugin binaries are provided for Windows, OS/X, and Linux.

The method is drawn from Christian Schörkhuber and Anssi Klapuri,
"Constant-Q transform toolbox for music processing", SMC 2010. See the
file CITATION for details. If you use this code in research work, please
cite this paper.
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