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News 2016-09-14 15:46 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.orgRead more
News 2016-09-14 06:19 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 - Modernize forum ( https://github.com/discourse/discourse or similar), keep existing posts and comments (currently...Read more
Tool 2016-08-21 14:10 Radium Radium is a music editor of the "tracker" family . Trackers are sequencers that display music data on a vertical, top-down list of notes and effects data. From the Radium website description : Compared to the normal sequencer interface editing is quicker and more musical data fits on the screen . Compared to trackers , note positions and effects are edited graphically , which should be quicker,...Read more
News 2016-10-21 08:17 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. These can control the gain of assigned...Read more
Tool 2016-08-11 20:17 SuperBoucle SuperBoucle is a loop based software fully controllable with any midi device. SuperBoucle is also synced with jack transport. You can use it on live performance or for composition. SuperBoucle is composed of a matrix of sample controllable with external midi device like pad. SuperBoucle will send back information to midi device (light up led). Sample will always start and stop on a beat or group...Read more
Music 2016-08-10 21:35 Nandakumar Edamana I'm a free software user, developer, hacker and activist. Also interested in technical writing and music production, I write for mainstream media and compose music as a passion.Read more
Music 2016-08-07 13:59 Shoichi Chou I am born in 1977. I got interested in MIDI while I was a college student. Then I went to learn Pipa for understanding Asian folk tradiition. After graduating from school, I changed to study Jazz harmony with my teacher and how to improvise by an ukulele. My root is blues and Jazz and some asian folkmusic. I make music on a KXstudio Linux. I almost only use FOSS, mainly Ardour and Rosegarden.Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 09:53 Helm Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program and as a LV2/VST/AU/AAX plugin. It sounds absolutely enormous, has a very distinct personality, and is generally very fun to use. The release is in beta, but given a powerful enough machine to handle the very busy UI, it is remarkably stable. Hear a very in-depth discovery of...Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 09:56 SpectMorph SpectMorph allows to analyze samples of musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then gradually changes to a flute. Also interpolating between two samples of the same instrument (different attack velocity of a piano)...Read more
Tutorial 2016-07-27 07:55 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 : Autotalent , a LADSPA plugin by Tom Baran TalentedHack which is a port of the former to the LV2 format with some additional work by Jeremy Salwen VocProc , another LV2 plugin...Read more

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