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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 -

Vee One Suite 0.7.6 released

 Vee One Suite 0.7.6 released

Days after his Qstuff* end of Summer'16 release frenzy, Rui Nuno Capela releases the Eleventh beta release of his Vee One Suite, version 0.7.6. This suite of plugins includes -

QStuff* End of Summer'16 Release

Fans of Rui Nuno Capela's Qstuff* take heed, he has just released the following end of summer updates to his suite of software -

  • QjackCtl 0.4.3
  • Qsynth 0.4.2
  • Qsampler 0.4.1
  • QXGEdit 0.4.1
  • QmidiCtl 0.4.1
  • QmidiNet 0.4.1

For a full run down of the changelogs, check out Rui's announcement over at rncbc.org

Ardour web presence: developer wanted

The Ardour project is looking for help with development in relation to the projects websites. Ardour currently uses 5 independent web sites, the main site, forums, manual, bug tracker and nightly builds sites, and they are looking for someone to help them with the following tasks -

New major release of Ardour, version 5 is released!

New major release of Ardour, version 5 is released!

The release of Ardour 5 has just been announced. This new release comes with some major new features and is a significant upgrade from the 4.x series. It is also the first release that officially supports the Windows platform. The following is a rundown of some of the latest features.

VCA faders

Ardour now includes VCA faders, a long requested feature.

Autotuning & pitch correction with Zita-AT1 in Ardour

Autotuning & pitch correction with Zita-AT1 in Ardour

Be it for correcting those slightly out-of-tune notes from your singer, or going all the way to a Cher effect, an auto-tune plugin might come in handy. There’s not a lot of those designed for Linux, though choices do exist :

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