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by lucidbeaming
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Renaming ALSA midi ports for aseqnet
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Renaming ALSA midi ports for aseqnet

I was hoping to rename the ports before the python script launches. Your library is superior for direct calls, but I admit to getting use out of Mido helper functions. Mido also has basic methods for parsing external midi files, which I would need to either roll my own or use something like pygame.
by lucidbeaming
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Renaming ALSA midi ports for aseqnet
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Renaming ALSA midi ports for aseqnet

I'm working on a Python project that controls multiple remote midi devices running on Raspberry Pis. I'm using a built-in ALSA utility called aseqnet to connect a common client to many midi servers. It works well enough, but names each port connection 'Net Device'. I'm using a Python midi library ca...
by lucidbeaming
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?
Replies: 23
Views: 7202

Re: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?

The oldest painting we can document was made 40,000 years ago in a cave in Indonesia . It's a stencil of someone's hand. A primal desire to say "I was here." When I get a song far enough along, I can hear something real that connects my life to the world around me. For the kind of music I ...
by lucidbeaming
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Critters - full album
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Critters - full album

Thank you for taking the time for an extended listen and I appreciate the thoughtful response. Many of the songs use a combination of organic and synthetic sounds. There are layers of animal sounds and field recordings of environments throughout the second album. I also have sets of effects that use...
by lucidbeaming
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Critters - full album
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Critters - full album

Thanks folks. Appreciate the listen.
by lucidbeaming
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Zynaddsubfx 3.0.3 - The “She Scanned” Release
Replies: 12
Views: 3448

Re: Zynaddsubfx 3.0.3 - The “She Scanned” Release

Any update on ARM optimizations so compiling on Raspberry Pis can make use of the SSE and NEON support?
by lucidbeaming
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Have you ever sold anything on Bandcamp?
Replies: 24
Views: 5221

Re: Have you ever sold anything on Bandcamp?

I released two albums this year. The first went through Distrokid to get distributed through Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. The second went through Bandcamp first and then Distrokid a few weeks later. Bandcamp is a more interesting experience and has a community of people who make experimental music....
by lucidbeaming
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Critters - full album
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Critters - full album

Just released a full-length album of experimental music, a year in the making. Critters Made with ZynAddSubFx, Fluidsynth, Guitarix, Audacity, ffmpeg, and a variety of commercial software. I setup 3 Raspberry Pis to run the Linux packages as outboard self-contained gear. It's a darker album, ambient...
by lucidbeaming
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Zynaddsubfx 3.0.2 - The “Liquefaction” Release
Replies: 7
Views: 4272

Re: Zynaddsubfx 3.0.2 - The “Liquefaction” Release

Add configurable frames-per-second environmental variables for low end systems https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zyn-fusi ... /issues/85


I have Zyn running on a Raspberry Pi and it struggles with complex instruments. Would this new feature help with that?
by lucidbeaming
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Re: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3

Some of the complex, multi-part voices with lots of sustain and delay/reverb do choke at more than 4 note polyphony. But, those are usually long evolving pads anyway and not played like an organ or keys. What's interesting is that the few underruns from Alsa recover much more usable than the glitchi...
by lucidbeaming
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Re: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3

I've updated this tutorial and repo with improvements suggested above, as well as Raspberry specific optimizations.

Latency is down to 5.3ms and it doesn't use Jack anymore.

Setting up a Raspberry Pi 3 to run ZynAddSubFX in a headless configuration
by lucidbeaming
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Your vision of the future of Linux audio
Replies: 33
Views: 13978

Re: Your vision of the future of Linux audio

Embedded systems. I've spent a lot of time working with Linux audio to create my own outboard gear running Linux on Raspberry. With the surge in modular synth popularity and new found interest in actual hardware synths, the ability to build your own is only going to gather more interest. Not everyth...
by lucidbeaming
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Fluidsynth on a Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 0
Views: 3007

Fluidsynth on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

Tutorial for setting up a wi-fi enabled synthesizer powered by a $12 Raspberry Pi Zero W, Fluidsynth, and Node.js. Things got complicated because I needed Telnet(!) to get it working.

Raspberry Pi Zero W synthesizer
by lucidbeaming
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Re: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3

Hm, rtirq-init looks interesting. I didn't know about that. I had read up on RT distros but it seemed to really complicate the setup and they were not widely ARM compatible. I think you're right about trying it without Jack. One less layer for the for the system to negotiate. I'll look into it. Than...
by lucidbeaming
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Re: ZynAddSubFX on a Raspberry Pi 3

I did find that thread when looking around for the realtime priority configuration options for Jack. It was useful. But, there is only so much horsepower the Pi can offer. One thing that gets overlooked is the multiple cores the Raspberry 3 offers. If Jack could be compiled to take advantage of that...

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