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by kbongosmusic
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Unplugging the power from a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 7619

Re: Unplugging the power from a Raspberry Pi?

I've developed a few systems that could withstand power outage any time with linux. Flash obviously better than spinning hard-drive. Although the flash providers will warn you that you can get in a corrupt state with random shutdown, it rarely happens. Whereas spinning hard-drives I've had serious p...
by kbongosmusic
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: "Echoes in the Night", on Soundcloud
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: "Echoes in the Night", on Soundcloud

two thumbs up! cheers!
by kbongosmusic
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Atom netbook vs new PC vs handy recorder thing
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Atom netbook vs new PC vs handy recorder thing

Hi Chris. I can recommend the Zoom H1. I just tested this for you, I recall reading that it can function as an audio interface. So I tried that out on Linux, and it worked at 16bit/44khz stereo. I had to upgrade the firmware, that is easy enough to do. You do need an older style mini USB cable(sligh...
by kbongosmusic
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Yoshimi plays Widor
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Re: Yoshimi plays Widor

I hadn't heard of Widor, but definitely that piece is Bach inspired, nice. And Yosh does a fantastic job of sounding like a real pipe organ. I listened to the same piece on youtube of some real cathedral pipe organs, and Yosh does compete nicely. These big old pipe organs are really fascinating, the...
by kbongosmusic
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Midi2usb interfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 5051

Re: Midi2usb interfaces

@AutoStatic that looks like the ones I have. I mainly use it to route my keyboard(s) to the computer, say to Yoshimi synth. Works for what I use it for. @42low I have a casio privia weighted 88 keyboard that I use it with. I like that because for an 88key it's pretty light, unlike some of the big he...
by kbongosmusic
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Midi2usb interfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 5051

Re: Midi2usb interfaces

The inexpensive USB to MIDI adapters I got from ebay(cheap, <10$) work good, no driver required, so there is a standard MIDI USB interface and standard driver. Mine have about a 3 foot USB cable going to a plastic box with activity LED's on it and then split off into 2 midi cables(5-pin DIN connecto...
by kbongosmusic
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Yoshimi plays Widor
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Re: Yoshimi plays Widor

:D
by kbongosmusic
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Reducing Static Noise - Getting an Audio Interface?
Replies: 13
Views: 8078

Re: Reducing Static Noise - Getting an Audio Interface?

You say 48Vpp. This must be a reference to phantom power. Condenser mic's can require a bias operating voltage(phantom power), something like 48v. My better condenser mics require this and I get that from a small mixer that has 'phantom power'. This high voltage is somewhat historic, and often somet...
by kbongosmusic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: E-MU Xmidi 2x2 USB/MIDI interface out of the box
Replies: 19
Views: 9211

Re: E-MU Xmidi 2x2 USB/MIDI interface out of the box

a2jmidid pkg? I use this for say qsampler(that only does jack midi, not alsa midi), for routing midi from an external keyboard to qsampler software synth. I recall having to hook the alsa midi in to the 'Midi Through' in qjackctl.
by kbongosmusic
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Buyers advice for a novice
Replies: 18
Views: 6194

Re: Buyers advice for a novice

Yes, a bit expensive. Chalk it up to experience. It should work great for you. Look on ebay for an inexpensive MIDI to USB cable adapter. I picked a few up for something like $8 each and they work fine. The Yamaha's are good because they have a ton of voices and other features in them. And it will w...
by kbongosmusic
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Mr. E's
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: Mr. E's

I liked it. The dropbox dialog is confusing, but after hitting the no thanks at the bottom you get a nice web player that worked fine.
by kbongosmusic
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Buyers advice for a novice
Replies: 18
Views: 6194

Re: Buyers advice for a novice

I'd suggest looking at the used market. If you are in the US, check out shopgoodwill.com, you can search locally where they can allow local pickup. It's like there own private ebay. I'm kicking myself, there was a Yamaha DGX 205 that just went for $35. Forgot the item was ending today. This has a pi...
by kbongosmusic
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello from Mindhog!
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Re: Hello from Mindhog!

Welcome to the site Mindhog! Nice that you are involved with some coding and playing some music.
by kbongosmusic
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Apt Get World Domination
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

Apt Get World Domination

https://soundcloud.com/user-507901502/apt-get-world-domination Will wonders never cease?! They finally let me on soundcloud. I've made it to the big time. Here's a quick song to ring in the New Year and bolster the Linux Crew. Maria Caria I hear had a lip sing malfunction last night. I have no excus...
by kbongosmusic
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Windows 10... there I said it! Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 9919

Re: Windows 10... there I said it! Thoughts?

In my day job I have to run Windows 10 as a good indentured servant. It does the basics ok, but I don't like it. It makes me feel dirty. I run Linux at home(mostly) as a revolutionary action targeted at world domination. Unless my spouse has to use the laptop for important stuff like facebook games,...

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