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Using AVL drumkits with a-Fluid Synth in Ardour

Using AVL drumkits with a-Fluid Synth in Ardour

In this tutorial I will show you how to use Glen MacArthur's fantastic AVL Drumkits sample pack with 'a-Fluid Synth', Ardour's built in FluidSynth plugin. I will also show you how to load midnam files to make it easier to do drum programming within the DAW.

AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.1

AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.1

Glen MacArthur, maintainer of AVLinux, has just announced version 1.1 of his AVL Drumkit sample pack intended to bring an "authentic acoustic, organic drum sound to your MIDI DAW arrangements and preserve real-world characteristics such as tom ringing and overtones unlike many General MIDI kits that sound sterile."

Linux Show Player 0.4.1 released

Linux Show Player 0.4.1 released

A new version of Linux Show Player is now available.

What's new:

  •  Add:Translation support (currently: English, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian) [! Help wanted !]
  •  Update: UI Improvements, in settings dialogs
  •  Minor improvements & fixes

Linux Show Player (or LiSP for short) is a free cue player designed for sound-playback in stage production.
The goal of the project is to provide a complete playback software for musical plays, theater shows and similar.

Guitarix 0.35.2 released

Guitarix 0.35.2 released

Guitarix 0.35.2 has just been released. The changelog for this release is as follows -

New open source project, Flo's Audio Plugins, bring flexible cabinet simulation

New open source project, Flo's Audio Plugins, bring flexible cabinet simulation

There is a new suite of open source (GPLv3) plugins on the block, Flo's Audio Plugins. The suite currently consists of 3 miked cabinet simulation plugins, based on various freely available impulse response collections.

Setting up and using a TerraTec DMX-6Fire-USB external soundcard

Setting up and using a TerraTec DMX-6Fire-USB external soundcard

I cannot comprehend that people who have been making this, no doubt enviable, piece of hardware (DMX 6Fire details here) for almost 10 years, all of it without Linux support or an all-inclusive manual, haven't to this date so much as written up something like this page, and that I, a total novice, have to fumble my way through mountains of gossip spread all over the net! Nor can I stand 2-yard names so I'll abbreviate the interfaces name to 6fire.

Ardour 5.4 released

Ardour 5.4 released

Ardour 5.4 has just been released. The main news with this release is support for Ableton's Push 2 control surface. This control surface is designed to work with, and complement, Ableton Live's clip/scene workflow. Ardour does not currently support this type of workflow so Ardour's support, at least for now, is in relation to mixing, editing and musical performance.

John Option release new song, "Lifestyle obsession"

John Option have just released a new song called "Lifestyle obsession", accompanied as always by a video. Their new song, as with all of John Option releases, is published under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution Share Alike.

AMSynth sees new release

AMSynth sees new release

AMSynth version 1.7.0 has just been released. AMSynth is an open source realtime software synthesizer for Linux. Its operation is similar to analog Moog Minimoog and Roland Juno-60, which are considered classic synthesizers from the 1970s. It is available in various formats, including LV2 and DSSI plugins as well as JACK/ALSA standalone clients.

Changes in this release include -

Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release

Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release

Rui Nuno Capela continues his end of summer release frenzy. This time around he is pushing out Qtractor 0.7.9.

Release highlights include -

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