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Giada

Giada

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host.

Qtractor sees new release

Qtractor sees new release
Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor, this time codenamed 'The Baryon Throne'. 
 
 

Guitarix 0.32.0 released

Guitarix 0.32.0 released
The Guitarix developers have just announced the release of Guitarix version 0.32.0. For the uninitiated, Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for JACK, with an additional mono and a stereo effect rack. Guitarix includes a large list of plugins and also supports LADSPA/LV2 plugins.
 
This release fixes some bugs. It adds new tuning scales (19- and 31-TET) to guitarix and Gxtuner.lv2 and also includes a new LV2 plugin, GxMultiBandReverb.
 

JACK Aware

Any program that supports JACK is said to be JACK Aware. This means that it not only has support for JACK audio and MIDI ports, but that is also is capable of having it's timeline synced up via JACK. 
 
The combination of these two allow for modular set ups where programs can be interconnected, as well as being kept in sync. 
 
A list of JACK Aware programs can be found at jackaudio.org
 

Non software suite

Non software suite
The Non software suite is a compilation of 4 separate pieces of software intended to be used as part of modular recording set ups. The suite includes the following programs - 
 
 

Modular set ups, concepts and practices, using Non Session Manager

Modular set ups, concepts and practices, using Non Session Manager

What is Session Management?

Session management is used to solve the problems involved in managing modular set ups. Ultimately, it allows you to reopen multiple programs, their session files and instantly recall all connections between them.
 

QjackCtl 0.3.12 released

QjackCtl 0.3.12 released

Qjackctl version 0.3.12 has just been announced. This release includes the following changes -

Pure Data

Pure Data

Pure Data (aka Pd) is an open source visual programming language. Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically, without writing lines of code.

Pd is a so-called data flow programming language, where software called patches are developed graphically. Algorithmic functions are represented by objects, placed on a screen called canvas. Objects are connected together with cords, and data flows from one object to another through this cords.

Jannis Pohlmann: How I produce music with Ardour

Jannis Pohlmann: How I produce music with Ardour

This article is written for all those interested in setting up a Linux home studio and using Ardour to record and mix their music, with the help of numerous free and open source tools and plugins.

I will illustrate my setup and processes based on songs created with my solo band MÆNAD, covering the recording setup, miking, audio interfaces, Linux configuration, tracking different instruments with Ardour, various mixing tricks using pass filters, equalizers, compressors and more, as well as exporting to WAV and FLAC/MP3.

Ardroid (Android application): How to use it with Ardour

Ardroid (Android application): How to use it with Ardour


In this tutorial, I’ll go through how to use your Android device to control Ardour through your network.

Hi!
There’s a great Android application called Ardroid, which is intended to allow your Android device to work as a remote control for Ardour. Ardroid does this by sending OSC messages from your Android device, to you computer running Ardour. Ardour then lets your Android device control it through those messages.

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