Tuesday, October 24, 2006
"Mute", the opensource tracker built to be buzz compatible, has been renamed to "Aldrin" and version 0.2 is now available for download.
Link: Aldrin Modular Sequencer
Monday, October 23, 2006
A new version of 64 Studio has been released! It is now up to 0.9.5. This is a Linux music distribution that is made for 64 bit processors (AMD's 64-bit CPUs and Intel's EM64T chips). This is a great option if you have one of these processors and are frustrated with 32-bit Windows apps. Go check it out!
64 Studio Hompage
Screenshot from 64 Studio Homepage
Monday, October 16, 2006
It looks like the mainstream Linux kernel might be headed toward including realtime support, an option that previously needed a patched or replaced kernel from the standard Linux kernel in most distrubutions. This means a lot more systems capable of doing quick realtime audio work.
Story at LinuxDevices.com
Monday, October 02, 2006
From the Mute homepage:
"Mute is a Linux based Buzz clone, designed to be 1:1 compatible to the discontinued but popular modular music tracker Jeskola Buzz, currently in an alpha development stage. It also occasionally builds and runs on Windows."
This isn't released yet, but you can get it from SVN repositories if you want to see what it's like.
Buzz - The original Tracker for Windows
Mute - The new Linux Tracker
Tracker - Wikipedia entry if you want to know what a "tracker" is
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Okay, so this is a little different. FretsOnFire is an awesome party game like Guitar Hero, but different, and it is open source and available for Linux! This should make a nice diversion from intense composing. Also available for Windows for the unenlightened.
Link: Frets On Fire
Note: I couldn't get this to run on SuSE 10.1, I get this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/skyostil/src/cx_Freeze-3.0.3/initscripts/Console.py", line 27, in ?
File "src/FretsOnFire.py", line 27, in ?
File "src/GameEngine.py", line 34, in ?
File "src/Data.py", line 26, in ?
File "ExtensionLoader_pygame_mixer.py", line 12, in ?
ImportError: libsmpeg-0.4.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory