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by merlyn
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Distribute sf2
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Distribute sf2

My thinking is the recording of a synth sound can't be copyrighted by the synth manufacturer -- otherwise artists would have to pay Korg, Roland and Yamaha royalties for any songs that use the synth. It seems logical that when you buy a synth permission to use the sounds comes with it. There are two...
by merlyn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries
Replies: 25
Views: 2395

Re: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries

there was enough emails to get Manda Audio to work on native Linux version of MT Power Drumkit LOL. I can't believe you chose that as an example. Much as I applaud Manda Audio for recognising Linux their recommendation at the moment is for Linux users to run MT Power DrumKit under WINE. So if you'r...
by merlyn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: SSL 2 and 2+ USB interfaces claim class compliance
Replies: 0
Views: 50

SSL 2 and 2+ USB interfaces claim class compliance

More USB interfaces that seem likely to work with Linux :

https://www.solidstatelogic.com/interfaces
by merlyn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Can somebody demystify JACK for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Can somebody demystify JACK for me?

The trend in the wider computer audio world is to use everything as a plugin. For example VCV Rack is available as a standalone app that works perfectly well. The developer is working on VCV Rack for DAWs, which is a plugin, and people want that for some reason. It's a mindset. When did a DAW become...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Remote sound device inputs to a master machine
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Remote sound device inputs to a master machine

I was under the impression from reading other threads that @Drumfix had written a Linux AVB driver.

I like the idea of audio going into my computer over a network cable -- that seems like the way things should go.

@bluebell : have you tried this? Or do you have an idea if it works?
by merlyn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries
Replies: 25
Views: 2395

Re: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries

In the Adobe case there was no question that Photoshop would be free or open source. There were many, many posts where people who use Adobe Creative Cloud said that Adobe was the only reason they still used Windows. They could do everything else on Linux, but needed a Windows partition for Adobe. Th...
by merlyn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries
Replies: 25
Views: 2395

Re: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries

@Alex : Not your worst idea but the data doesn't back it up. They'll see demand and will respond. That's wishful thinking. Do you have any evidence that that is the case? How many emails would it take? The well known example is Adobe Photoshop on Linux. Linux users keep requesting a port of Photosho...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ALSA: error setting input device format bits
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: ALSA: error setting input device format bits

Eh, no you can use ALSA on its own. It was your conclusion that your card is not supported by ALSA that wasn't correct. If you have heard any sound from your soundcard at all then your card is supported by ALSA. All sound goes through ALSA. The error sounds like something to do with settings in Reap...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ALSA: error setting input device format bits
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: ALSA: error setting input device format bits

You're misunderstanding the Linux sound stack. This diagram might help :

ALSAJACKPyramid.png
by merlyn
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Jack/USB/Xruns
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Jack/USB/Xruns

There are a few ways of doing this. (1) Disable the onboard soundcard in the BIOS (2) Blacklist the hda kernel module With both of those you no longer have onboard sound as an option. (3) Edit rtirq.conf . The location of this varies with distribution, on my Arch system it is /etc/default/rtirq.conf...
by merlyn
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: JJazzLab, new free software to make backing tracks in a few minutes
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: JJazzLab, new free software to make backing tracks in a few minutes

No, I used the zip file from the website.

@milk could be the man for putting a PKGBUILD together. ;)
by merlyn
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: JJazzLab, new free software to make backing tracks in a few minutes
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: JJazzLab, new free software to make backing tracks in a few minutes

I've got this up and running on Arch Linux using Fluidsynth and a GM soundfont from here : https://sites.google.com/site/soundfonts4u/ It's very good! I've used iRealPro quite a lot and this is better. Being able to put kicks in and having each repeat slightly different is great. I'm fine with the c...
by merlyn
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: A guideline for minimal audio configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: A guideline for minimal audio configuration

It's fairly obvious not to compile a kernel while using low latency audio. In @crocket's other posts he was listening to mp3s and using JACK to switch between speakers and headphones. This may be possible while compiling a kernel by pinning processes to cores -- leave a core free for audio. The most...
by merlyn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Supported Audio Interface Information
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Supported Audio Interface Information

There's the ALSA soundcard matrix. which has a list of soundcards and whether they are compatible or not, or partially working, or in development. For USB there's the class compliant thing. (Hopefully @Drumfix will see this and post the correct version :) ). A USB device is definitely class complian...
by merlyn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: lets talk about apple mac
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: lets talk about apple mac

It's an interesting story. It sounds like you had the worst case Linux experience and the best case Mac experience. What strikes me is that you aren't comparing like with like. Garageband comes pre-installed with OSX, so of course it's going to work. This would have to be compared with a Linux distr...

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