ArtyFX demo and Fabla 2.0 update from OpenAV

ArtyFX demo and Fabla 2.0 update from OpenAV

OpenAV have created a video showcasing some of their ArtyFX plugins working on a MOD Quadra. They have been demonstrating the MOD Quadra at open-mic nights and we can expect more video demos soon.

Yoshimi 1.3.2 released

Yoshimi 1.3.2 is now available. The main feature of this release is the consolidation and completion of changes to root directories, banks and instruments along with MIDI control of these.

This release also includes:

  • LV2 updates
  • GUI sync and error check improvements
  • Instrument name ambiguities resolved
  • Obligatory bug fixes

For full details, see the annoucement on the Linux Audio users mailing list.

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:



a2jmidid is daemon for exposing legacy ALSA sequencer applications in JACK MIDI systems.

Equivalent functionality is now built into JACK 1. If you want to expose similar functionality using JACK 2 you will still need to use a2jmidid.

Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data – Part I

Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data –  Part I

What is the objective of this tutorial?

In this tutorial we're going to make a very simple synthesizer using Pure Data and learn its concepts and workflow along the way. The objective is to get you started with the software in a kind of hands-on approach, doing something relatively useful, relatively quick. If you want in-depth stuff, there are some great sites on the internet. See pd-tutorial.com and the Pure Data FLOSS manual.

Vee One Suite sees its third beta release

Vee One Suite sees its third beta release

Rui Nuno Capela has released the third beta, version 0.6.0, of his Vee One Suite. This suite contains 3 plugins -

  • Synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer
  • Samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler
  • Drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler

Changes in this release include -

Axoloti, open hardware unit, reaches crowdfunding goal

Axoloti is an interesting open hardware unit that allows "effects processing, step-sequencing, sample playback, or granular processing". It started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo at the end of December. It has already reached it's goal, with 2 weeks left of the campaign.

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.


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