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by varpa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Notation Editors
Topic: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Notation editor that supports piano tabs?

Musescore has just introduced a new way to learn piano which is a little like piano tabs: https://musescore.com/piano-tutorial
by varpa
Tue May 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Anyone used Pop!_OS ?
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Anyone used Pop!_OS ?

Does it offset a low-latency or realtime kernel? One of those is essential for realtime audio. Also I see it offers automatic disk encryption, which is great, but not recommended for realtime audio. I would tend to think most of the enhancements are for hardware sold by System76. If you've got an ex...
by varpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Spitfire Audio free sample libraries

This looks rather interesting. I was unable to download their app however. Their system seems to recognize that I'm not running Mac/Win and offers a dialog box that says "Download other". However, clicking that does nothing. There is also an option to download the Mac/Win app,but that too ...
by varpa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: [ANN] The QStuff* Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy!
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: [ANN] The QStuff* Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy!

Thanks for the update for high-res monitors and your continued support of these projects.
by varpa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Bluetooth headphones

As far as I understand bluetooth is handled by pulse, there is no bluetooth driver for alsa (there was but it was removed). Therefore it is impossible to use a bluetooth audio device with Jack. I'd be happy to proved wrong, but I believe that is the current situation.
by varpa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: bitwig midi
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: bitwig midi

This might work: https://github.com/falkTX/JackAss. Have not used it myself, however
by varpa
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Setting up real-time organ playing
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Setting up real-time organ playing

I would suggest using AVlinux which is well optimized for audio and comes with lots of audio software. For organ sounds you check out setBfree organ plugin for B3 sounds and aoelus for pipe organ sounds.
by varpa
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Live mixing with Linux - State of the art 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 5806

Re: Live mixing with Linux - State of the art 2018

Getting x-runs is only weakly affected by processor speed. It is much more a problem of having background processes wake up and do some scan, for example a wifi network scan. So you should disable all unneeded services. Actually, I sort of wonder why people are so obsessed with running at absolutely...
by varpa
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ffado without ALSA
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: ffado without ALSA

I think you can remove snd_dice from the current session by doing as root "rmmod snd_dice". This should allow you to use ffado in the current session. I don't understand why you are unable to blacklist snd_dice but maybe google can help. You might also try sending an email to ffado-user em...
by varpa
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ffado without ALSA
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: ffado without ALSA

To blacklist ALSA firewire so you can run FFADO do this: - Add line to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist snd_dice - update initramfs and reboot your system: $ update-initramfs -u update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.30-rt41-avl2 The "update-initramfs -u" command regene...
by varpa
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.3 : installed lowlatency kernel not running
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.3 : installed lowlatency kernel not running

I'm running Linux Mint 19 and installed the low-latency kernel and it appears as the first grub entry automatically. So maybe behavior is changed since 18.3(?). I installed kxstudio repositories to get all the the audio apps. I find Mint to be a very nice general OS, but not such a good audio machin...
by varpa
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I did some tests with my Saffire Pro24. My test consisted of starting Jack at various settings and playing Pianotoeq with a midi keyboard. This is with AVLinux2018, FFADO driver. Not a definitive test of all functionality, but gives you some idea of the performance. I used 2 periods/buffer for all t...
by varpa
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I have a Saffire Pro24. I use AVLinux2018 which is well configured for pro audio work. The alsa firewire driver does not go lower than 256 frames/period. Could be done but alsa developer has not implemented it. Consequently, I always use ffado which I've gotten to go as low as 32 frames/period. One ...
by varpa
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: AV Linux takes very long to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: AV Linux takes very long to boot

You need to uninstall the vbox service - see http://bandshed.net/forum/index.php?topic=4020.msg

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