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Demystifying JACK – A Beginners Guide to Getting Started with JACK

Demystifying JACK – A Beginners Guide to Getting Started with JACK

JACK is the de-facto standard audio server for working with professional audio on Linux. JACK, the name of which is a recursive acronym for ‘JACK Audio Connection Kit’, is a very powerful piece of software. Some new users find it confusing at first. While its settings and functionality are extensive, you only need to know the basics to get started and take advantage of its underlying power.

Guitarix 0.32.3 is out!

Guitarix 0.32.3 is out!

Guitarix 0.32.3 is out! Changes include -

Qtractor 0.6.5 is out!

Qtractor 0.6.5 is out!

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor, this time codenamed 'The Fermion Ray'.

Highlights of this release include -

  • 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)

Full details can be found at rncbc.org

MusE 2.2.1 released

The MusE developers have just released version 2.2.1.

Fixes and improvements include:

Guitarix needs your presets!

Guitarix needs your presets!

The Guitarix team are looking to replace the current set of presets in Guitarix with something more up to date. For this, they are looking for users to send them their best presets. They will then choose the best ones out of these submissions to create a new factory preset bank.

SoX

SoX

SoX, which stands for Sound eXchange, is a command line tool used for various types of audio processing and manipulation. Sox is a very flexible tool and can be used in scripting. Amongst other things, it can be used for audio format conversion/encoding, editing, applying of effects, and the playback/recording of audio files.

Setting up and using Drumgizmo in Ardour

Setting up and using Drumgizmo in Ardour

A French translation of this article can be found over at LibraZik. Thanks to Olivier for this.

What is Drumgizmo?

Drumgizmo is a drum sampler plugin available in the LV2 plugin format. It is also available as a standalone version. There are already drum samplers available for Linux, so what's so different about Drumgizmo?

MusE 2.2 released

MusE 2.2 released

Following hot on the heels of recent beta releases, the MusE developers have finally announced the stable release of version 2.2. The big news with this stable release is that MusE now has support for LV2 plugins.

For full details, check out the announcement on the Linux Audio users mailing list.

Updated Ardour FLOSS manual

Updated Ardour FLOSS manual

Bruno Ruviaro has just finished updating the Ardour FLOSS manual. It was originally created in 2009 and was based on Ardour 2. Bruno has now updated it so it is now relevant to Ardour 3 and it's operations, including new screenshots.

The updated version can be found here.

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