CDM: linux

02 Feb '23 15:23 Learn modular MetaSounds in Unreal, free, and start thinking in procedural sound It was once the stuff of dreams -- a patchable, modular environment for sound, synthesis, music, and procedural generative audio. Now it's free (MetaSounds) in a free game engine (Unreal Engine). You just have to learn to use it - which is why this free comprehensive tutorial series by our friend Matt Spendlove is a must. The post Learn modular MetaSounds in Unreal, free, and start thinking in procedural sound appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

31 Jan '23 08:15 Introducing Mayo So you have a 3D design file and you only need to view it, you don’t like the idea of launching an entire 3D CAD program like FreeCAD, and you are on Linux. What do you do? I’m giving you Mayo, an open-source viewer by Hugues Delorme, based on the OpenCASCADE kernel. You can inspect a 3D or a 2D design, explore its hierarchy, make plane sections, measure distances and surfaces, and export it to another file format. Let’s take a look at what’s available here. As is usual in these cases, the article below is an edited transcript of the video. Importing/Exporting Mayo reads common exchange and...

Libre Arts

29 Jan '23 13:25 Weekly recap — 29 January 2023 Week highlights: Pixar makes a new USD release, Autodesk releases Open RV and DNEG releases xSTUDIO, FreeCAD contributor starts an open-core company. GIMP Jehan and CmykStudent recently started porting plugins from GtkAction to GAction, which is the last major milestone blocking the release of v3.0. Turns out, this is not as straightforward as they might hope it would be, over to Jehan: This […] gave me a good overview of the various missing features in GAction (compared to GtkAction) and how we’ll have to implement this in GIMP core. I now have a very clear path of what remains to be done. On...

CDM: linux

27 Jan '23 16:34 Surge XT hybrid synth is now a free set of modules for VCV Rack Free meets free: in a labor-of-love community project, soft synth Surge XT is now available as an exquisitely designed set of modules for VCV Rack. It combines two of the best open-source projects for software synthesis lovers, bringing new ways of patching to both. And that means all this power is on macOS, Windows, and Linux, all three. The post Surge XT hybrid synth is now a free set of modules for VCV Rack appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

23 Jan '23 21:48 Tuning into Arabic music: electronic-vocal duo Rust and Hany Manja (with Bitwig Studio download) Making instruments work in tune with musicians and singers means making them work with more than 12-tone equal temperament alone. So it's great to see this profile of Hany Manja and his duo Rust with Petra Hawi. Plus Bitwig Studio users can get your hands (and ears) into the action - with a Micropitch download. The post Tuning into Arabic music: electronic-vocal duo Rust and Hany Manja (with Bitwig Studio download) appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

23 Jan '23 04:46 C++ Bindings For some C libraries, I'd like to include "official" C++ bindings to make life easier for people using them from C++ (which in the audio world, is most). However, that's not something I know a good pattern for, in terms of project organization, installation, versioning, and so on. Figuring one out is a trickier problem than it may seem at first. In the - in this case literally - "C and C++" world, there is a notorious lack of consistent conventions and best practices in some areas, and this seems to be one of them. So, I suppose I will have to suss out the "best" (and least weird) way myself...

Libre Arts

22 Jan '23 19:59 Weekly recap — 22 January 2022 There have been many interesting updates in the last 3 weeks, I’ve picked the ones I can realistically handle. Highlights: OBS Studio 29, Pinta 2.1, HDRView 1.7.1, Synfig 1.4.4, Ossia Score 3.1.6, and more. Creative Freedom Summit Videos from Creative Freedom Summit 2023 are now available on PeerTube. It was a three days long online conference on January 17-19, mostly centered around visual design, 3D, and a tiny bit of video editing, featuring members of Fedora Design team, Inkscape contributors, David Revoy, Pat David, and others. A very impressive lineup! There will be a retrospective of...

Autostatic

17 Jan '23 17:01 DKIM Woes You think you have it all configured right, all common DKIM checks on the interwebs agree with you but still you receive replies prepended with [DKIM ERROR]. You dig and dig, find out that apparently only one major mail server vendor gives back those errors, but no real answer or solution. Picked up the gauntlet (after having smelled the glove) and tried a mail to the mail admins with zero expectations of getting an answer back. But no, got a reply within a day! And guess what. No it’s not my DKIM configuration. It’s my private key. It’s too secure. No, for real. This major vendor errors out...

KXStudio

16 Jan '23 16:06 Carla 2.5.3 released Hello everyone, it is release day again, sorta.. This time we have a single update for Carla. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Same as last time for v2.5.2, this update backports fixes from the main development branch into the stable 2.5 series. The more substantial stuff will come for 2.6.0, still a few months away. Changelog Always set time frame information for JUCE hosted plugins Fix canvaspreview out-of-bounds...

Libre Arts

15 Jan '23 07:51 2023 in preview When I started interviewing FOSS developers some 18 years ago, 7 out the 18 projects covered in this recap did not even exist, 1 was still distributed as proprietary software only, and most of the other projects were so far from their proprietary counterparts that it took a really boneheaded person to stick around in the hope to watch them flourish. It is 2023 now. The struggle to keep feature and UX parity with proprietary counterparts is far from over for free/libre software projects. But the boneheaded people among us also have something to celebrate. We are witnessing that moment in time...

CDM: linux

03 Jan '23 16:48 NVIDIA’s 3D vision is collaboration, jam sessions, remixes, AI-generated materials There's a new way for AI and 3D. Instead of just feeding us a more automated version of what we now have, it starts to make immersive graphics production more like music production - complete with live jamming with others. NVIDIA's offerings still lean heavily toward specialized use, but it's fascinating to watch that playful thread woven into their announcements. The post NVIDIA’s 3D vision is collaboration, jam sessions, remixes, AI-generated materials appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Timj's Testbit

28 Dec '22 18:46 ZCAM-js - A ZCAM implementation in JavaScript Earlier this year I had to investigate perception of colour attributes for some of my projects. There exists a long history of colour models that try to approximate perception, each with its own shortcomings and complexities. For a decent modern colour space suitable for image processing and with…

Libre Arts

25 Dec '22 11:59 Weekly recap — 25 December 2022 The next weekly recap will be out in January. But for now, here are this week’s highlights: new releases of darktable, Hugin, LSP Plugins. darktable 4.2 The new version of this digital photography workflow application delivers several major changes: New “sigmoid” module that performs scene-to-display tonemapping and can be used as a substitute for “filmic” with less controls Two new highlights reconstruction methods, “inpaint opposed” and “segmentation based” Support for vendor metadata in raw files in the “lens correction” module to fix geometry distortion and vignetting Completely revamped...

Libre Arts

22 Dec '22 15:51 darktable 4.2 The latest release of darktable has several really good changes, here is a quick video overview with its text/pictures version below. Sigmoid module The new module called “sigmoid” does a very sensible scene-to-display tonemapping. There’s nothing it does that you can’t do with filmic, but if you feel like filmic is way over your head, you might want trying sigmoid. Good results, less controls to deal with. However, while the general idea of making good results easier achievable is great, you are essentially getting another way of doing the same. Which has become a bit of a user experience...

KXStudio

20 Dec '22 20:32 Cardinal 22.12 released Greetings everyone, we have yet another release of Cardinal, this with some great module additions. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. The main changes for this release are new modules (Sapphire, Stoermelder Pack-one and Surge-XT) and web-assembly related fixes. Highly requested and specially interesting for users are the brand new Surge-XT modules, see Omri Cohen's video for a cool overview of what they can do. As usual there are a few module updates too...

Libre Arts

20 Dec '22 12:51 Hugin 2022 New annual release of Hugin, free/libre panorama maker, has arrived with UX improvements. It’s been a long time since Hugin has seen active development. However, the few people still working on this project do make regular releases with useful changes. This release (see the official notes here) mostly got contributions from Thomas Modes, JohnsWork, and Bruno Postle. The most user-visible changes in this release are split buttons in the Assistant mode. They provides a kind of presets to simplify accomplishing particular tasks. Now when you load images, it will only ask you for information if it...

fundimental

20 Dec '22 05:00 SVN-Externs Considered Harmful SVN externs are terrible and you shouldn’t use them. Also don’t use SVN if you’re able to avoid it, but that’s likely already done in modern organizations. What is SVN? Before digging into the meat of why svn externs are terrible, let’s start off with what SVN (Subversion) is; SVN is a system used to store source code and assets for software projects. The main repository is stored on a remote server and is represented as a collection of files and folders. You as a SVN user can check out any subfolder or file within a repository. In the case of an organization wanting multiple concurrent...

CDM: linux

19 Dec '22 18:53 IRCAM ASAP plug-in suite transforms and remixes sounds; part of it is free Some of that brain-bending research from Paris' famed IRCAM is coming your way in plug-in form - even (partly) for free. It's a spectral remixing, sound morphing, audio shaping powerhouse that landed from some advanced alien civilization, but it's usable by humans, whether we're ready for this power or not. The post IRCAM ASAP plug-in suite transforms and remixes sounds; part of it is free appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

18 Dec '22 20:05 Weekly recap — 18 December 2022 This has been a really busy week for everybody. Highlights: new releases of Krita, LibreCAD, Kdenlive, MuseScore, Ardour, Rosegarden, and more. GIMP and JPEG-XL The importing and exporting of 8/16-bit per channel CMYK/A JPEG-XL files has finally landed to the main development branch of GIMP. But there’s more goodness coming from Cmyk.Student: Adding a new procedure to the PSD plug-in to let other image formats use it to load Photoshop metadata. I've verified JPEGs load PSD paths correctly. Once I've tested it with TIFFs I'll submit for developer review. pic.twitter.com/oN7FjTV5BB— CMYK Student...

Libre Arts

11 Dec '22 15:43 Weekly-ish recap — 11 December 2022 Earlier this week, I did a quick poll to ask readers what time of week is the most convenient one for them to read these recaps. The majority said “whenever”, with “weekend” taking the second place. Weekend it is then. Highlights of the week: new releases of Blender, Inkscape, OpenShot, news from GIMP and Ardour. GIMP and CMYK JPEG XL The GSoC 2022 student we know as Cmyk.Student recently started working on adding CMYK JPEG XL importing and exporting support in GIMP: Now working on CMYK JPEG XL export as well! In theory it's largely the reverse (extracting key/alpha value from image and making...

Drobilla

08 Dec '22 20:36 Sphinxygen 1.0.0 Sphinxygen 1.0.0 has been released. Sphinxygen is a Python module/script that generates Sphinx markup to describe a C API, from an XML description extracted by Doxygen.

Libre Arts

07 Dec '22 08:43 Weekly-ish recap — 7 December 2022 Week highlights: new releases of RawTherapee, Zrythm, VCV Rack, Cardinal, a release candidate of MuseScore 4.0, and more. Krita updates Most recently, a lot of activity in the project has been revolving around two tracks: The team is porting Krita to Qt 5.15. That’s now as straightforward as one might assume. For instance, Krita carries around a huge patchset for Qt. Brush engines are being ported to Lager, “a C++ library to assist value-oriented design by implementing the unidirectional data-flow architecture”. Lager makes it easier for the project to separate the UI from the backend and...

CDM: linux

06 Dec '22 17:30 Bitwig explains Harmonic Split, Transient Split Now that Bitwig has heard users and made Harmonic and Transient Split part of Studio 4.4, it's worth a second look at how to use them. And these approaches to sound are frankly interesting to apply in other contexts, too, so I'm curious to experiment even outside Bitwig Studio. Let's watch. The post Bitwig explains Harmonic Split, Transient Split appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

02 Dec '22 12:22 Roger Linn shares hidden settings and more gems from the LinnStrument None other than legendary Roger Linn is here, regularly unearthing powerful expressive techniques on his Linnstrument. And there's more - he even talks to users monthly via Zoom. The post Roger Linn shares hidden settings and more gems from the LinnStrument appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

30 Nov '22 18:53 Down to the Last Man, Doc! While working through some remaining things in the build/documentation/packaging/infrastructure cleanup phase I've been going through lately, I noticed that some of the man pages hosted at this domain have become stale (there was a helpful ticket about one of them, but more or less all of them were out of date). I'm still not entirely sure what to do about the general duplication between README files and the neglected home pages I still (barely) maintain here, but this part struck me as obviously needing to be automated. Of course, now that my attention was drawn to them, I noticed that many...

Libre Arts

30 Nov '22 16:43 Weekly-ish recap — 30 November 2022 GIMP 2.99.14 This is an almost too good of a release this close to v3.0: floating selections out, outlined text in, Align tool rewrite, pasting multiple layers as a single one, and more. I published a review of the most important changes the same day, and there’s official release notes that cover even more changes. The project also recently celebrated its 27th birthday. The latest I heard from the team is that there will probably be 2 or 3 more releases like that before v3.0 is finally out. Upscayl is getting video support I recently posted a quick overview of Upscayl and Upscaler — two native...

KXStudio

27 Nov '22 21:46 Cardinal 22.11 released Hi everyone, we have another Cardinal release, 22.11, with a very welcome change and important bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Contributed by Francesco Cameli we now have modules processing order based on cable connections rather than when they were first added to the Rack. With this, there is now a guarantee that no single sample feedback is introduced between cable connections, unless feedback connections are in place or modules have internal...

Libre Arts

26 Nov '22 12:43 Upscayl vs Upscaler There’s a lot of conversation about using AI and neural networks in art lately. One direction this technology is evolving in is producing better looking upscaled images. The software has to pretty much paint in the details that weren’t there originally which requires some training. We’ve seen algorithms like waifu2x in the past, then there was ESRGAN, Gigapixel by Topaz and others, and now the latest iteration is Real-ESRGAN which attempts to make the original technology better suited for dealing with real-life use cases. Here is one review that covers the use of Real-ESRGAN for upscaling...

CDM: linux

24 Nov '22 18:11 Unreal Engine 5.1 goes wild: what’s new from foliage to generated sound In an epic year for Epic, November does it again. Unreal Fest 2022 brought a bunch of sessions on the latest from Unreal Engine, from sound to visuals. And it's worth making sure that doesn't fly under the radar of creative musicians, composers, and visualists, especially because there are some updates in their unique audio engine, too. The post Unreal Engine 5.1 goes wild: what’s new from foliage to generated sound appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Ubuntu Studio

18 Nov '22 17:05 Ardour 7.1 Backports Available Our friends at Ardour have released Version 7.1, and we would like to offer them huge congratulations! While the source code and their own builds were available on release day, many of you have been waiting for Ardour 7 to come to Ubuntu’s repositories. That day has come. Ardour 7.1 will be landing in Ubuntu Lunar Lobster (future 23.04) and will be on Ubuntu Studio’s daily spins of Lunar Lobster very soon. Unfortunately, it is not possible to backport Ardour 7.1 into Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or 22.10, nor would we want to. This is because if we do, we might disrupt the workflow of people who are...

Libre Arts

18 Nov '22 14:43 GIMP 2.99.14 Releases like this are too rare to disregard and thus all the more to treasure. In one swift motion the team is doing away with floating selections and bringing strokes/outlines for text. But this has been a bumpy road. Floating selection buried Doing away with floating selections has been on the team’s roadmap at least for as long as that roadmap exists. Some of the bug reports on FS behavior date back as far as 2008. It was a quirky concept, hard to grasp for newcomers and somewhat annoying even for experienced users. It was possible to remap the Ctrl+V shortcut to pasting as a new layer...

Libre Arts

09 Nov '22 16:43 Weekly-ish recap — 9 November 2022 Hopefully, not many people will object to shorter yet more regular weekly-ish recaps! GIMP updates Version 2.99.14 is supposed to be released soon and whenever it comes, it will arrive with two more major changes. The most important one deals with the much hated floating selection that used to seriously annoy users. Now, whenever you paste something into GIMP, it becomes a layer rather than a floating selection. And since we are talking about @GIMP_Official, bitmaps are no longer pasted as godawful floating selections, they are just new layers now. See nothing fancy is happening in this video...

CDM: linux

01 Nov '22 18:29 RNBO (“rainbow”): Start in Max’s UI, deliver to plug-ins, Web browsers, hardware, any OS The new Max thing Cycling '74 has been teasing is here, and it's pronounced "rainbow." Maybe the easiest way to see why this is a big deal: on the product page, you can mess with an interactive patch in your Web browser natively. The post RNBO (“rainbow”): Start in Max’s UI, deliver to plug-ins, Web browsers, hardware, any OS appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

01 Nov '22 00:48 DPF-Plugins v1.6 released Hello everyone, a new release of DPF-Plugins is here. DPF-Plugins is a collection of DPF-based plugins, including Kars, MVerb and Nekobi. This release brings some fixes alongside finishing the VST3 versions and adds CLAP support. General changelog: Add linux-riscv64 builds to release binaries Fix / stabilize VST3 support Initial CLAP support Set audio port configuration for all plugins Set VST3 categories in a few more plugins Update to latest DPF Plugin specific changes: Kars: Fix playback after a sample rate change Nekobi: Fix deadlock when receiving a MIDI message bigger than 3 bytes Nekobi...

Libre Arts

26 Oct '22 12:43 Weekly-ish recap — 26 October 2022 It’s been a while since my last weekly recap. A lot has happened since then, more on that some other time. Let’s get to the point. GIMP is getting text strokes This has been a very long time in the making. The patch adding text stroke support was originally created by Massimo Valentini in 2011 to handle a feature request filed in 2003 (retribution is inevitable). Earlier this year, Michael Schumacher merged the patch into a feature branch, and then Cmyk.Student (this year’s GSoC student who appears to be a godsend) cleaned it up and merged it into the main development branch. Massimo's Outline...

Autostatic

25 Oct '22 13:32 New modem A while ago I received a new modem from Ziggo since they’re switching to DOCSIS 3.1. Didn’t have the time to replace the old Ubee UVW3200 modem but this morning I was forced to do so because the lease had expired and Ziggo had decided to give me a new WAN IP address in a network segment with no internet. After replacing the Ubee with the Sagemcom F3896LG-ZG I had no internet though. I did have a green LED lighting up our meter cupboard and apparently that indicated the modem was in bridge mode. The Ubee was also working in bridge mode so that could very well be possible. Quick search revealed...

Ubuntu Studio

20 Oct '22 19:34 Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Released The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu Studio 22.10, code-named “Kinetic Kudu”. This marks Ubuntu Studio’s 32nd release. This release is a regular release and as such, it is supported for 9 months (until July 2023). Since it’s just out, you may experience some issues, so you might want to wait a bit before upgrading. Please see the release notes for a complete list of changes and known issues. You can download Ubuntu Studio 22.10 from our download page. Upgrading Instructions for upgrading are included in the release notes. New This Release Ubuntu Studio Feature...

CDM: linux

19 Oct '22 13:20 New cables.gl: VR, collaboration, and more tweaks and toys for free visual programming tool The free cable salad-for-visuals tool for the Web gets another big update for October, with everything from enhanced usability to open browser-based VR. The post New cables.gl: VR, collaboration, and more tweaks and toys for free visual programming tool appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

15 Oct '22 23:07 On the LV2 Stack, Dependencies, and Incrementalism For quite a while now, I've been working on new major versions of the LV2 host stack (serd, sord, sratom, suil, and lilv) while maintaining the current stable versions. Mainly this is a task of trying to push as many changes back as I can, without actually breaking any APIs. Aside from the usual bug fixes and code improvements, this includes a lot of build system, tooling, and general quality control improvements. This keeps the divergence low, so it will be easier to go back and do maintenance on the old versions where necessary. At this point, this process is almost done: everything uses...

Drobilla

15 Oct '22 21:52 I Was Told The Crowd Would Have Funding I am, like many an obsessive nerd before me, terrible at self-promotion and living a healthy and sustainable life in general. However, as I sit here sick, burnt-out, and slowly going broke while I desperately dump what little energy I have into boring software that mostly benefits other people, it occurs to me that it might be smart to set up the usual channels for people to support this work, and mention them here (despite how embarrassing it is to do so). It's pretty well-known these days how brutal and thankless it can be to maintain Open Source infrastructure. While I enjoy what I do...

KXStudio

15 Oct '22 15:52 Cardinal 22.10 released Hello hello! We have yet another release, Cardinal 22.10, with mostly bugfixes this time. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. There are no 3rd-party module changes or updates this time around, the release is more or less the combination of changes from 22.09 until today. Fixes are significant enough to warrant a new release, so here we are. The only actual new feature comes from a sync of the internal Ildaeil with the just released version 1.2 of it, which...

KXStudio

15 Oct '22 15:14 Ildaeil v1.2 released Hello again everyone, a new release of Ildaeil is here. Ildaeil is mini-plugin host working as a plugin, allowing one-to-one plugin format reusage. The idea is to load it as a plugin inside your DAW and then the other "real" plugin inside Ildaeil. This allows, for example, a VST3 host to load LV2 plugins. The main changes this time are being able to load arbitrary files as plugins and CLAP hosting. On the plugin type combo-box you now have "Load from file..." option, which will open a file-browser to select a plugin or music file. This allows, for example, to load CLAP and VST2 plugins. It is...

KXStudio

15 Oct '22 14:36 Carla 2.5.2 released Hello again everyone, it is release day again! Let's start with Carla. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. This update backports fixes from the main development branch into the stable 2.5 series. Nothing too big or serious, just a regular bug-fix update. The more substantial stuff will come for 2.6.0, still a few months away. Changelog Fix includedir/libdir variables in pkg-config files Fix LV2 plugins sending MIDI...

Autostatic

13 Oct '22 07:28 Moved to Hetzner After a great tip from dvzrv with regard to hosting all my stuff I recently moved everything to an instance at Hetzner. Main reason why I chose for Hetzner is that they allow you to run your own mail server. First I moved my mail setup and last week I moved the rest. It’s great that I don’t need a mail gateway anymore and it’s always good to move to a more up to date OS. So my old instance at Fuga is switched off now. After having it backed up I will delete it with a slight pain in my heart, I have the tendency to grow attached to virtual instances. Something with pets and cattle. I’m inching...

CDM: linux

11 Oct '22 17:06 Bitwig, after overwhelming user feedback, makes Spectral Suite part of Bitwig Studio 4.4 Bitwig heard you, it seems, user community. Spectral Suite is now a no-charge, included part of Studio 4.4, with refunds or Upgrade Plan extensions offered to anyone who bought it. The post Bitwig, after overwhelming user feedback, makes Spectral Suite part of Bitwig Studio 4.4 appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

05 Oct '22 11:14 Max makers Cycling ’74 are out in the hills teasing something involving RasPi Cycling '74 posted a cryptic teaser tweet that - well, has a pretty suggestive ending. The post Max makers Cycling ’74 are out in the hills teasing something involving RasPi appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

05 Oct '22 10:54 Bitwig unveils Spectral Suite audio effects add-on bundle – here’s a video tour Spectral Suite is Bitwig's first paid add-on for Bitwig Studio, focusing on sonic exploration in the frequency domain. It's a nice-looking collection, and we've got a hands-on look from Mylar Melodies. The post Bitwig unveils Spectral Suite audio effects add-on bundle – here’s a video tour appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

30 Sep '22 21:44 Carla 2.5.1 released Hello again everyone, a new Carla release is here, v2.5.1 which brings a couple of fixes to the v2.5 series. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Changelog Do not set scale factor for LV2 plugin UIs on macOS Fix external MIDI connections for JUCE engine driver Fix a few memory leaks and runtime issues Fix several race conditions Fix logic around engine driver listings Fix position of external patchbay graph nodes not...

Ubuntu Studio

30 Sep '22 01:18 Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Beta Released The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu Studio 22.10, codenamed “Kinetic Kudu”. While this beta is reasonably free of any showstopper installer bugs, you may find some bugs within. This image is, however, mostly representative of what you will find when Ubuntu Studio 22.10 is released on October 20, 2022. Special notes: The Ubuntu Studio 22.10 disk image (ISO) exceeds 4 GB and cannot be downloaded to some file systems such as FAT32, and may not be readable when burned to a DVD. For this reason, we recommend downloading to a compatible file system. When creating...

KXStudio

23 Sep '22 19:01 Ildaeil v1.1 released Hello everyone, a new release of Ildaeil is here. Ildaeil is mini-plugin host working as a plugin, allowing one-to-one plugin format reusage. The idea is to load it as a plugin inside your DAW and then the other "real" plugin inside Ildaeil. This allows, for example, a VST3 host to load LV2 plugins. The main changes here are JSFX "plugin" host support, fixing the VST3 implementation and adding a CLAP version. Full changelog: Add linux-riscv64 builds Add source tarball (containing offline buildable source) Can now host JSFX "plugins" Fix all known VST3 issues Fix build for web-assembly Fix...

CDM: linux

23 Sep '22 18:00 Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters The latest from NVIDIA Research is an AI-powered machine that spits out 3D models - in standard formats. Code is inbound shortly. And that opens up some possibilities for virtual worlds, especially for solo artists. The post Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

19 Sep '22 22:44 Cardinal 22.09 released Greetings everyone, we have yet another release of Cardinal, with a good set of bugfixes and a few nice to have features. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. The main changes for this release, besides the fixes, are a dark vs light mode switch, CardinalNative build, finishing VST3 support and an initial CLAP version. There are a couple of new module collections and updates to existing ones too. Changelog Add CardinalNative standalone build (uses native audio...

KXStudio

18 Sep '22 09:41 Introducing master_me Hello everyone, this is a release announcement/introduction for a new audio plugin: master_me. master_me is an automatic audio mastering plugin for live-streaming, podcasting and internet radio stations. It takes care of master levels and "polishes" the sound with a chain of effects while introducing no latency. master_me is closely modeled after the audio chain of Klaus Scheuermann's mastering studio in Berlin, Germany. See https://github.com/trummerschlunk/master_me for more details on the project, including documentation. Klaus is main author of this plugin, using faust to set up the...

Libre Arts

17 Sep '22 16:43 Introducing master_me, a mastering plugin for live broadcasting master_me is a new free/libre plugin and standalone application to automatically adjust the loudness of the audio in your live streams. It has been designed to be stupid easy when you need one button to do it right. If you use something like Ardour as a mixing desk, all you have to do is set up input levels and routing (e.g. from Ardour to OBS), then drop the master_me plugin into the processor box of the master bus, click a preset — and you are pretty much ready to go. The plugin/program comes with presets for YouTube, Apple Podcasts, EBU R128, and general speech and music. If you need more...

Drobilla

10 Sep '22 04:59 Patchage 1.0.10 Patchage 1.0.10 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Add German translation Add Korean translation from Junghee Lee Add i18n support Replace boost with standard C++17 facilities Upgrade to fmt 9.0.0

Drobilla

10 Sep '22 04:43 Jalv 1.6.8 Jalv 1.6.8 has been released. Jalv (JAck LV2) is a simple host for LV2 plugins. It runs a plugin, and exposes the plugin ports to the system, essentially making the plugin an application. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/jalv. Changes: Add Gtk plugin selector UI and desktop file Add missing option in console help output Add version option to console executable Build Qt interface as C++14 Change no-menu short option to m to avoid clash with jack-name Clean up and modernize code Fix "preset" console command when "presets" hasn't been called Fix MSVC build Fix atom buffer...

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:29 Suil 0.10.18 Suil 0.10.18 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Add project metadata Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Fix MacOS build when Gtk3 and Qt5 are present without X11 Fix opening wrapped UIs multiple times in Gtk

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:29 Sratom 0.6.14 Sratom 0.6.14 has been released. Sratom is a small library for serializing LV2 atoms. Sratom reads/writes atoms from/to RDF, allowing them to be converted between binary and text or stored in a model. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sratom. Changes: Add project metadata Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:28 Lilv 0.24.20 Lilv 0.24.20 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Update project metadata

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 07:07 Sord 0.16.14 Sord 0.16.14 has been released. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sord. Changes: Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix accidentally exposed internal zix symbols

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 07:06 Serd 0.30.16 Serd 0.30.16 has been released. Serd is a lightweight C library for working with RDF data. Changes: Add SERD_STATIC to pkg-config Cflags for static-only builds Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix spelling mistake in serdi man page

Libre Arts

27 Aug '22 18:43 GIMP 2.99.12: CMYK, canvas interaction, and more This new development version of GIMP is a bit of a game-changer as it arrives with some long-anticipated CMYK-related features. The way they are implemented will make some users happy, but some users might feel annoyed. It’s got to do with early binding vs late binding. So let’s talk about it. Late binding CMYK workflow In layman terms, when you create an image that is in a CMYK-based color space from the ground up, or you convert an existing RGB image to CMYK and continue editing it, this is called early binding. Because, well, you start with CMYK early on. This is what a lot of Photoshop...

CDM: linux

24 Aug '22 19:35 Linux gets native analog modeled plug-ins, Pultec emulations, with VST, VST3, and now – CLAP Linux has the hosts - Bitwig, Ardour, Reaper, Renoise, Tracktion. And now, it's got the high-quality analog models, too, including some of the first to support the new, open CLAP format. The post Linux gets native analog modeled plug-ins, Pultec emulations, with VST, VST3, and now – CLAP appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

22 Aug '22 10:59 Tracktion Waveform Free gets updates for 2022 – and it’s a solid no-cost starter DAW Free matters - for beginners, for cash-strapped musicians, for teaching, for exchange with other folks, and as a way to test out a new way of working. So it's very good news that Tracktion's free-of-cost entry-level DAW keeps getting better. The post Tracktion Waveform Free gets updates for 2022 – and it’s a solid no-cost starter DAW appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

16 Aug '22 19:42 Meson Features and Packaging Recently, I have been porting all of the software I maintain to meson. For the most part, this has been a nice improvement. Meson strives to be a generally sensible and coherent build system that addresses the needs of both upstream developers and packagers, and it shows. It isn't perfect (like all software), but it's a pretty big improvement over what came before in many ways. One disagreement has come up, however, and I think it - at best - betrays a misunderstanding of meson feature options, and - at worst - threatens to effectively destroy their utility entirely for no good reason. This...

Midichlorians in the blood

14 Aug '22 12:26 Drumstick Libraries 2.7.1 Released Drumstick is a set of MIDI libraries using C++/Qt idioms and style. Includes a C++ wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface: ALSA sequencer provides software support for MIDI technology on Linux. A complementary library provides classes for processing SMF (Standard MIDI files: .MID/.KAR), RIFF MIDI (.RMI), and Cakewalk (.WRK) file formats. A multiplatform realtime MIDI I/O library and a GUI Widgets libraries are also provided for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX.This is another sonivox related release. Please see: https://github.com/pedrolcl/sonivoxI didn't want to make the sonivox...

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 03:50 MDA.lv2 1.2.10 MDA.lv2 1.2.10 has been released. This is a port of the MDA VST plugins to LV2. Changes: Fix preset installation

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:40 Raul 2.0.0 Raul 2.0.0 has been released. Raul (Realtime Audio Utility Library) is a header-only C++ utility library for real-time audio applications. Changes: Add INSTALL.md file Add managed_ptr for automatic real-time safe garbage collection Fix semaphore with initial count on Darwin Implement Semaphore for Windows Improve RingBuffer Improve test suite Make namespace name lowercase Remove OSC and RDF library dependent code Remove TimeSlice and TimeStamp Remove URI class Remove boost dependency Remove features now provided by C++11 Remove glib dependency Remove remaining library code, now header only...

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:15 Patchage 1.0.8 Patchage 1.0.8 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Switch to C++17 and modernize code Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:12 Ganv 1.8.2 Ganv 1.8.2 has been released. Ganv is an interactive Gtk canvas widget for graph-based interfaces (patchers, modular synthesizers, finite state automata, interactive graphs, etc). For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/ganv. Changes: Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:56 BLOP.lv2 1.0.4 BLOP.lv2 1.0.4 has been released. BLOP.lv2 is a port of the BLOP LADSPA plugins by Mike Rawes to LV2. Changes: Add default values for controls Add missing port metadata Add option accessors Fix pulse and sync_pulse option interfaces Fix quantiser mode scale points Remove invalid port type Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:51 MDA.lv2 1.2.8 MDA.lv2 1.2.8 has been released. This is a port of the MDA VST plugins to LV2. Changes: Add REUSE licensing metadata Add lv2lint test Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:43 Fomp.lv2 1.2.4 Fomp.lv2 1.2.4 has been released. Fomp is an LV2 port of the MCP, VCO, FIL, and WAH plugins by Fons Adriaensen. Changes: Add lv2lint test Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

13 Aug '22 02:17 Suil 0.10.16 Suil 0.10.16 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix wrapper module installation path

Drobilla

13 Aug '22 02:15 Lilv 0.24.18 Lilv 0.24.18 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix default LV2_PATH

Midichlorians in the blood

11 Aug '22 21:09 Summer Releases This week I have published several new versions of my music applications: Drumstick Metronome (kmetronome) v1.3.1 Drumstick MIDI Monitor (kmidimon) v1.3.1 Drumstick MIDI File Player (dmidiplayer) v1.7.0 The first two applications, kmetronome and kmidimon, are now over fifteen years old and are only available for Linux. These two new versions are simply bug fixes, with no new features. But it is interesting to note that in FlatHub they are already based on Qt6 and supporting both Wayland and X11, although the packages in AppImage format still use Qt5. The chances of finding these applications...

Libre Arts

02 Aug '22 14:17 8 audio editors for Linux that are not Audacity Over the past few years, you might have seen a number of posts that attempted to list audio editors for Linux. Pretty much every time whoever made those lists, would start with Audacity, maybe pay a small tribute to non-free Ocenaudio, then immediately exhaust themselves and start listing Ardour, Rosegarden, LMMS, Mixxx, and even Guitarix — none of which are audio editors, of course. Even last year, when new Audacity owners were under fire for how they managed community relations (it’s so much better now), the attempt to list alternatives would be just about the same. Meanwhile, the world of...

Midichlorians in the blood

31 Jul '22 21:37 Dog days releases It's hot weather these days here at Barcelona! It is also time for releases...A new synthesizer library has been released on July 28, 2022: Sonivox. This project is a fork of the Android Open Source Project 'platform_external_sonivox', including a CMake based build system to be used not on Android, but on any other computer Operating System. Google licensed this work originally named Sonivox EAS (Embedded Audio Synthesis) from the company Sonic Network Inc. under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.This is a Wave Table synthesizer, not using external soundfont files but embedded samples...

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:16 Lilv 0.24.16 Lilv 0.24.16 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Fix fallback flock() detection on MacOS Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:14 Suil 0.10.14 Suil 0.10.14 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix MacOS build Fix documentation install path Remove dead Qt4 support code Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:13 Sratom 0.6.12 Sratom 0.6.12 has been released. Sratom is a small library for serializing LV2 atoms. Sratom reads/writes atoms from/to RDF, allowing them to be converted between binary and text or stored in a model. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sratom. Changes: Switch to meson build system

CDM: linux

18 Jul '22 15:06 Houdini 19.5 pours on visual features, from liquids to light to fire This summer is bringing a slew of motion graphics updates. Late last week, we got a first preview of the latest in visual effects powerhouse SideFX Houdini – another studio-grade tool now available for a song. Houdini 19.5 should get a full reveal this week, but here it is in all its liquid-y, firey goodness: […] The post Houdini 19.5 pours on visual features, from liquids to light to fire appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

18 Jul '22 01:22 Sord 0.16.12 Sord 0.16.12 has been released. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sord. Changes: Fix various warnings Switch to meson build system

KXStudio

16 Jul '22 01:39 Carla 2.4.4 and 2.5.0 released Hello again everyone, it is 2 Carla releases on the same day! Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. The reason for 2 releases is so there is an update to the 2.4.x series, being shipped in some Linux distributions that do not update packages to new versions. Hopefully the bugfix is possible to push-through for such cases. The 2.4.4 version does not have prebuilt binaries, it is meant only for those building from source...

KXStudio

16 Jul '22 00:58 Cardinal 22.07 released Greetings everyone, we have another release of Cardinal, mostly with bugfixes and a new surprise feature. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. The main changes on this release are related to keyboard input focus and VST3 fixes. For the keyboard input issue (basically in some hosts it was/is impossible to type in anything) I created a meta-issue to track all other issues, with a table for each DAW, OS and plugin varant being tested. This helped me understand the...

Ubuntu Studio

14 Jul '22 12:00 Ubuntu Studio 21.10 has reach End Of Life (EOL) As of July 14, 2022, all flavors of Ubuntu 21.10, including Ubuntu Studio 21.10, codenamed “Impish Indri”, have reached end-of-life (EOL). There will be no more updates of any kind, including security updates, for this release of Ubuntu. If you have not already done so, please upgrade to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS via the instructions provided here. No single release of any operating system can be supported indefinitely, and Ubuntu Studio has no exception to this rule. Regular Ubuntu releases, meaning those that are between the Long-Term Support releases, are supported for 9 months and users are...

CDM: linux

11 Jul '22 18:16 Free Piloslib for Pd makes patching easier – and sounds totally hardcore The modular sound environment Pd (Pure data) is wonderful. Pd is free. Pd runs everywhere. Pd is ... frequently lacking some of the stuff you'd ideally want out of the box. Enter Piloslib, totally free and just released. The post Free Piloslib for Pd makes patching easier – and sounds totally hardcore appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

10 Jul '22 20:58 Serd 0.30.14 Serd 0.30.14 has been released. Serd is a lightweight C library for working with RDF data. Changes: Fix memory consumption when reading documents Switch to Meson build system Update README and project metadata

CDM: linux

04 Jul '22 17:43 Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization More like this, please. Novation's Launchpad 2.0 updates (for Launchpad Mini and X) are a great example of how manufacturers can make it easier to adapt hardware to your setup. Now they've added keystrokes to the custom faders and melodic and drum widgets you can lay out on your custom controls. The post Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

29 Jun '22 19:24 Cardinal 22.06 released Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, with a few new modules and a bunch of bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Module changes Add AS modules Add forsitan modulare Add Myth modules Add Host Parameters Map core module Add Sassy Scope core module Implement custom plugin GUIs for internal Ildaeil plugins Implement JSFX plugin support in Ildaeil Make Host Parameters smoothing optional Fix Fundamental flipped noise outputs Fix...

KXStudio

29 Jun '22 19:24 Cardinal 22.06 released Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, with a few new modules and a bunch of bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Module changes Add AS modules Add forsitan modulare Add Myth modules Add Host Parameters Map core module Add Sassy Scope core module Implement custom plugin GUIs for internal Ildaeil plugins Implement JSFX plugin support in Ildaeil Make Host Parameters smoothing optional Fix Fundamental flipped noise outputs Fix...

Libre Arts

23 Jun '22 06:43 LSP Plugins 1.2.2

Vladimir Sadovnikov released a new version of his free/libre LSP PLugins pack, this time featuring a multiband dynamics plugin in four variations: left/right, midside, mono, and stereo. Basically it’s an 8-band compressor (only 4 enabled by default to start small probably). By default you get this all-band overview: You can tweak the frequency ranges directly on the graph by dragging vertical lines around, or you can make fine numeric adjustments below (double-click any number below its respective rotary button to edit). And you can do the usual compression magic to frequency bands selectively...

Libre Arts

22 Jun '22 13:43 JUCE7 delivers LV2 and ARA support

Raw Material Software Ltd. released a major update of the JUCE framework targeted at developers of audio/MIDI software and used in numerous free/libre and proprietary software projects. The new version finally delivers support for both the LV2 plugin API and the ARA SDK. It also comes with a bunch of UI rendering improvements on macOS and iOS. LV2 support The lack of official LV2 support in JUCE has been one of the major showstoppers in LV2 adoption by plugin makers. Sure, some developers like Moddart have demonstrated exemplary perseverance in delivering their products in LV2 anyway. But that...

KXStudio

19 Jun '22 10:02 Cadence 0.9.2 release

Cadence 0.9.2 has just been tagged. No new features have been added to the code-base. The release is focused on fixing compatibility with new systems, specially for Python 3.10. This release is quite late, all things considered. Until a few days ago I was still running an Ubuntu 20.04 based OS, so I couldn't reproduce any crashes. A few people submitted fixes for Python 3.10 compatibility, but I did not want to tag a new release before running a few tests myself. I am now on a Ubuntu 22.04 based OS, so finally I was able to reproduce the reported issues and fix any extra ones that popped up. I...

CDM: linux

15 Jun '22 21:21 CLAP is a new open-source plug-in format from Bitwig, u-he – do we need it, and who will use it?

Bitwig and plug-in maker u-he today are announcing a new plug-in format into beta, dubbed CLAP, for CLever Audio Plug-in API. It's open and has features missing from the leading proprietary formats - and boasts some significant support at launch. So what will that mean for you? The post CLAP is a new open-source plug-in format from Bitwig, u-he – do we need it, and who will use it? appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

15 Jun '22 15:43 Introducing CLAP 1.0, open-source audio/MIDI plugins API

After 7 years of work, CLAP 1.0 SDK for audio/MIDI plugins is now available. Bitwig and U-he, both collaborators on the project, issued an official announcement. There are both hosts and plugins available with CLAP support now. Disclaimer: I covered most of the topics here previously in two write-ups for LWN, “An introduction to Linux audio plugin APIs “ and “The Clever Audio Plugin “. So I might be inadvertently repeating myself. What is CLAP? Much like VST, AU, LV2 and others, CLAP is an software development kit for creating audio effects and virtual instruments that work across multiple...

fundimental

05 Jun '22 04:00 Building a plant table: (3/3) putting it together

Well, this draft has been sitting unpublished for a while, but it’s time for the third part of my ad-hoc build series. With the two pre-requisite jigs out of the way (1 2) here’s the main project. Essentially with winter arriving I had some typically outdoor plants which needed to be moved back inside to avoid the frost. My current home has reasonably high windows and narrow windowsills, so some sort of table was needed for my plants to get a reasonable amount of sunlight. I started out with a simple stool that I had built with pine reclaimed from an old door. If you’ve got a landlord who...

KXStudio

31 May '22 00:29 KXStudio Monthly Report (May 2022)

Hello all, it has been a while since the last time I wrote one of the "monthly" reports, but now back again. Typically I would write about stuff that was happening behind-the-scenes or to be released soon, but last couple of months have been mostly releases of stuff that was already in progress and was reported on already, or quick enough releases that could be done in a single month. Also, there was quite a lot of Cardinal, like a lot of it. :) Continuing with efforts torwards VST3 VST3 support in DPF is not going as quickly as I hoped, with the last few details being hard to get right. As a...

Drobilla

27 May '22 07:08 Patchage 1.0.6

Patchage 1.0.6 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Fix ALSA sequencer port subscriptions Fix crash on client disconnection Fix initial display with no configuration file Fix various minor bugs Rework code architecture to be more decoupled and data-driven Save "human names" setting in configuration Show latency in toolbar with 2 decimal places Switch to C++14

Drobilla

27 May '22 05:43 Suil 0.10.12

Suil 0.10.12 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix build issues with newer toolchains Fix some compiler warnings Remove Qt4 support