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Unfa : Helm's deep

Unfa : Helm's deep

In this extensive video, Unfa uses Helm, the new light gun of the Linux Audio Synthesis arsenal, to compose a full drums+bass+melody track on the fly!

 

Open Stage Control, v0.17.0 is released, now with MIDI support!

Open Stage Control, v0.17.0 is released, now with MIDI support!

Open Stage Control has just seen the release of v0.17.0. Open Stage Control is a libre desktop OSC bi-directional control surface application built with HTML, JavaScript & CSS and run as a Node / Electron web server that accepts any number of Chrome / Chromium / Electron clients.

Qtractor 0.8.1 released

Qtractor 0.8.1 released

Qtractor, the veteran Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer, is getting dangerously close to the 1.0 roadmark.Release highlights:

Ardour 5.6 released

Ardour 5.6 released

Ardour 5.6 has just been released. This latest version brings with it lots of bug fixes, refinements and GUI enhancements.  

The main visual change you'll notice in this release is the new toolbar layout. This has been rearranged to make better use of vertical space, also adding a new mini-timeline.

Open Stage Control v0.16.0 released

Open Stage Control v0.16.0 released

Open Stage Control has just seen a new release. Open Stage Control is a libre desktop OSC bi-directional control surface application built with HTML, JavaScript & CSS and run as a Node / Electron web server that accepts any number of Chrome / Chromium / Electron clients.

Features include -

New overdrive stompbox plugin, GxSD1 LV2 released

New overdrive stompbox plugin, GxSD1 LV2 released

Hermann Meyer has just released another LV2 plugin, GxSD1. As the name suggests, this is based on the Boss SD1 overdrive pedal.

This is just one of many stompbox emulations that Hermann has been working on lately. He has also set up a github repository with all these plugins, so you no longer have to build them one at a time. Currently this repository contains the following plugins -

LSP Plugins 1.0.20 released

LSP Plugins 1.0.20 released

Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.20 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins. All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA, LV2, LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats.

This release includes the following new plugins and changes -

LMP Asks #22: An interview with Gianfranco Ceccolini

 LMP Asks #22: An interview with Gianfranco Ceccolini

This time we talk to Gianfranco Ceccolini, the brains behind multi effects pedal, MOD, which runs on Linux and other FLOSS software.

Hi Gianfranco, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

I currently live in Berlin, Germany but I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil.

I am the founder and current CEO of MOD Devices.

Synthesizing a drumkit with ZynAddSubFX

Synthesizing a drumkit with ZynAddSubFX

unfa has published an extensive video tutorial on how to synthesize a kick drum, a snare drum, a hihat and a crash cymbal using the softsynth ZynAddSubFX.

You can also download the ZynAddSubFX patches and the Ardour 5 session.

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