Tuesday, March 13, 2007

JAD Alpha2 Released

From the Jacklab webpage:
"Yes, we're late, but finaly, here is the second public alpha-release of the JackLab Audio Distribution (JAD). The alpha2 mainly contains bugfixes (eg the entrance login fix), but no new features, but maybe new bugs ;)"

Posted by DCZX @ 2:21 PM :: (31) comments

Thursday, March 08, 2007


The Linux Audio Conference is coming up,

here is a list of all of the presentations.

Wish I were going!

Posted by DCZX @ 10:04 AM :: (10) comments

New Linux Audio WIKI

Linux-Sound Application Index

From the page, "The site is intended as public host and collaboration platform, collecting resources for the Linux-Sound community from newbie to old-hat developer. - Think of this website as prototype to bootstrap *.linuxaudio.org services."

This is a new WIKI with some good listings of Linux Audio Software.

Posted by DCZX @ 9:36 AM :: (9) comments

Hexter 0.60

[linux-audio-user] [ANN] hexter 0.6.0

Announcing a new release of the hexter DSSI plugin.

Download at Sourceforge

hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of
a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It can easily load most DX7 patch bank
files, accept patch editing commands via MIDI sys-ex messages, and
recreate the sound of the DX7 with greater accuracy than any other
open-source emulation (that the author is aware of...) hexter
operates as a plugin for the Disposable Soft Synth Interface (DSSI).

New features in version 0.6.0 include:

* Implemented the LFO, amplitude modulation and pitch modulation
(many thanks to Jamie Bullock)!

* Added TX7-style performance parameters, allowing configuration
from the GUI of pitch bend range, portamento time, and
sensitivity and assignment of the modulation wheel, foot
controller, pressure (both channel and key), and breath

* Added DX7 patchbank loading code from Martin Tarenskeen, allowing
hexter to load a number of additional patch file formats.

* Partially implemented portamento. For now, the curves and times
are wrong, but the plumbing is there.

More information about hexter and DSSI can be found at:


hexter is written by Sean Bolton, and copyright (c)2007 under
the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

Posted by DCZX @ 9:33 AM :: (6) comments

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Free Linux Rock Star Keychain!

As you can tell, Linux Rock Star has been very quiet lately. I'm trying to finish up my last semester of college so it's been too busy lately to get much done...

So! I'm having a special deal! If anyone would like to write an article for Linux Rock Star, I will send them a free Linux Rock Star key chain and publish it on the site!

Submissions should be at least 300 words and may be a review of a program or distro, an examination of a linux audio issue, or any other number of topics. Please send submissions to downerczx_AT_yahoo.com. Screenshots are appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you! All submissions are accepted at my discretion. This will go on for as long as I decide.

Posted by DCZX @ 11:49 AM :: (25) comments

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