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by thumbknuckle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The best and weirdest band you never heard of
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: The best and weirdest band you never heard of

Great, legendary band. They have inspired an entire sub genre known as 'Zeuhl', from the Kobian for 'celestial'.
by thumbknuckle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: [Resolved] Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth

MIDI faders output CC messages, which consist of the channel, controller number, and value. If you want Fluidsynth to interpret that as a volume control configure the slider you want to use as your volume control to send messages on controller 7. The data you are getting with aseqdump says you are s...
by thumbknuckle
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: [Resolved] Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth

I use a keyboard controller with Fluidsynth on a Raspberry Pi. Sustain pedal works, volume control on the keyboard works. I did not do anything to mess with either, they are outputting their default values the way they came from the factory. Volume is controller number 7. Sustain pedal is controller...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Audio from MixingDesk into RaspberryPi thru XLR
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Audio from MixingDesk into RaspberryPi thru XLR

Is XLR output standardised across mixing desks? Yes, nominal level is +4 dBu, about 1.7 volts. Standards vary but you will want to be seeing around -18dBFS for an input of +4dBu. This is what is called 'line level', as opposed to something like a microphone preamp which is expecting much lower inpu...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Best practices for processing live recordings in Ardour5
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Best practices for processing live recordings in Ardour5

This is what I do when recording a live session: - get everything set up and just let the recorder run the whole session. It's digital, tape is free now. - get a ball park mix that more or less works for all the songs, save as a snapshot. - get to work on the first song, making any adjustments speci...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Collaboration online
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Collaboration online

Me and some friends are putting the old band back together, in the limited manner possible given the distances and adult person type lifestyles involved. We are pretty well scattered (Massachusetts, Michigan, Arizona, and South Africa) but with the magic of digital audio and Dropbox we have riffs fl...
by thumbknuckle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Audio interface suggestions for Raspberry Pi Zero W?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Audio interface suggestions for Raspberry Pi Zero W?

I have used the larger version of the Audioinjector HAT with a Pi3. Super stable, introduces almost no latency of it's own and is stable with small buffer sizes, cheap. Sound quality and noise floor is just OK. I did not have to do any soldering, it's possible the pi Zero version can also be purchas...
by thumbknuckle
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Software and tools to better understand and appreciate music?
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Software and tools to better understand and appreciate music?

It has been my experience that there is no substitute for hard listening. Even if you had an application that could transcribe for you, if you aren't hearing it you haven't learned anything. For slowing down, looping sections, and transposing when learning stuff I use playitslowly. Super simple and ...
by thumbknuckle
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Rakarrack on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Rakarrack on Raspberry Pi?

My interface (Behringer 404) has its own power supply but loses connection w/ my Pi nonetheless... Really? I'm surprised to hear that, I wonder what the problem is? Whatever the case, I'll report results with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. I use a Behringer XR18 with my Raspberry Pi 3 without issue. I'm...
by thumbknuckle
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Book about programming DSP algorithms.
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Book about programming DSP algorithms.

Both of the previous poster's suggestions are great.

Miller Puckette has a super useful book with lots of examples implemented in Pure Data: http://msp.ucsd.edu/techniques.htm
by thumbknuckle
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Notation Editors
Topic: Sharing my LilyPond workflow
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Sharing my LilyPond workflow

Not to be that guy, but there is a very usable EMACS mode for Lilypond. I've been been writing all my Lilypond code with it since 2003 or so. Started with Lilypond 1.8 I think. For larger projects where multiple scores are being combined in to books I use a Ghostscript and GNU Make. Essays and compo...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 72
Views: 51045

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Hi! I'm a fan of your Thumbknuckle trio stuff you've posted on the Ardour forum in the past and I really liked your mixes! Got any links to your music? That stuff needs to be somewhere!!?? Thanks man! I have a Bandcamp page with most of my more 'finished' releases available here: https://bidicz.ban...
by thumbknuckle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why "notes", duples?
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Why "notes", duples?

@thumbknuckle : I also thought of Frank Zappa while reading @Metrophage's (confused) post. Is that a Steve Vai transcription you posted? Just something I found with google, although I don't think it comes from Vai's work. Most of the Steve Vai transcriptions are of improvisations, this was a notate...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why "notes", duples?
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Why "notes", duples?

Is it unthinkable to devise a new symbol to notate a 1/3 note? That symbol has existed for a long time. It's called a triplet and any competent musician can execute one with no trouble. Things can get much more elaborate than that: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b1/77/2e/b1772ea8d0ed92ba7cc9e2eb4d0...
by thumbknuckle
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 72
Views: 51045

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

hey everyone, new poster but long time Linux audio user. I make my living as a live audio engineer and by playing bass in a couple steady bands and lots of freelance situations. I also compose and perform more esoteric music and do a lot of improvising gigs. I have a modest project studio in my deta...

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