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by SR
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Is this for all synths or just Zyn? The DSSI plugin for Zyn has no GUI (you have to save the patches from a standalone instance of Zyn and tell the DSSI plugin to load them).
by SR
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

I don't have any experience with that chipset, but you might find some helpful tuning info here:

http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/doku.php ... figuration

Maybe somebody here has had some luck with it.
by SR
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

I can't find a profile on it. The laptop is a HP DV8000, so whatever junk they put in there at the factory is what I'm using. There's various ways to find it. From a command prompt you can find out what driver is using it by doing "/sbin/lsmod | grep -i snd" (this will list all of the snd modules.....
by SR
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Do you know what kind of chipset the laptop has for audio?
by SR
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Are you using qjackctl to start JACK? You'll need to tune your audio settings with it to get the lowest latency without Xruns. What type of hardware are you using?
by SR
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

I have already started working with Hydrogen, and it's just what I was looking for. Great sound, user-friendly interface, and it isn't too demanding on my system's resources (I am running it on an old laptop). Tonight I will begin working with sequencers...if I can only figure out how to open the p...
by SR
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

It would certainly be easy to do this in LMMS. Qtractor as well.
by SR
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Jack will allow you to connect audio and midi outputs from one application into audio and midi inputs on another application. It also provides a transport that applications can sync to, so if I have a beat programmed into hydrogen and a melody programmed into qtractor their transports will be synchr...
by SR
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5751

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

There's no such thing as dumb questions. LMMS is a fine tool and people do a lot with it, but if you choose to use it be aware that it does not cooperate well with JACK. Hydrogen is great for programming drums. I use it with the kits from Analogue Drums and am able to get realistic sounding drums pa...
by SR
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: The big Freeze, how cold did it getat your place?
Replies: 5
Views: 6111

Re: The big Freeze, how cold did it getat your place?

Been a disappointing winter here. All week the temp has been flirting with the high 70's until the first significant "cold" front of the year brought things down into the 50's.
by SR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in
Replies: 8
Views: 4052

Re: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in

I've never used the spdif in or out. I don't know of a way to set the sync from Linux but there is an M-Audio control panel app that does it in Windows.
by SR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in
Replies: 8
Views: 4052

Re: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in

No problem. Hope I spared you some grief.
by SR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in
Replies: 8
Views: 4052

Re: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in

Yes, spdif in/out and line in/outs are present in jack. However, there is an annoying "feature" in the latest firmware that mutes the ports after it's been powered on until it has been connected to a Win (or possibly Mac) machine running the Maudio driver. For me this means having it on a dual boot ...
by SR
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in
Replies: 8
Views: 4052

Re: M-Audio Firewire Solo with s/pdif in

I don't know if what you're asking is possible, but I own a M-Audio FW Solo and I would never get another one if I needed to use it with Linux. Hopefully you can get it for reeeeeeally cheap.
by SR
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: My new shortscale bass and Guitarix
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: My new shortscale bass and Guitarix

I bought a shortscale bass a few months ago after somebody told me my programmed bass lines didn't sound "human" enough. It's a dirt cheap ($175) Ibanez, but it has an amazing tone. I've been using it through my Digitech, but I'll probably give it a try through Guitarix after your endorsement.