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by tux99
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: which usb audio interface?
Replies: 45
Views: 47585

Re: which usb audio interface?

wolftune, just to confirm, is the USB audio interface you are using and recommending for Linux the Alesis iO2 EXPRESS or the Alesis iO|2 ? this: http://www.alesis.com/io2 or this: http://www.alesis.com/io2express I'm just asking for clarification and future reference (I might need one for a laptop),...
by tux99
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: I've recently made a decision...
Replies: 14
Views: 13207

Re: I've recently made a decision...

Makes sense, Linux doesn't have to be constantly updated like Windows anyway (practical risks are much smaller and much more theoretical anyway) and if the install suits your needs as it is and even more so if it will be detached from the internet then there is absolutely no reason to keep updating ...
by tux99
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: I Love You, I Know
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: I Love You, I Know

I really like the third one, "Far way", it has such a light happy vibe (despite the melancholic lyrics).
by tux99
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: ALSA MIDI programming with Perl
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Re: ALSA MIDI programming with Perl

Hmm, given the lack of replies I guess there aren't many (Perl) programmers around here. Ok, I just did the following mini program that sends a sysex dump request to a Yamaha RM50 rhythm sound module and then receives the sysex dump in return. The program is still very basic, you need to adapt the m...
by tux99
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

Re: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?

Jeff I agree with you, but the M-Audio cards are only an option for desktop PCs and I think quite a few of those people choosing USB cards use them with laptops. It's kinda hard to fit a PCI card in a laptop... :wink:
by tux99
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Südwestlicht - Das Zauberwort
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

Re: Südwestlicht - Das Zauberwort

I like it! :)

What soundfont did you use?
by tux99
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recent posts search shortcut
Replies: 5
Views: 9158

Re: Recent posts search shortcut

Thanks, that looks already much better but there are still many subforums missing. At least the following sub forums are missing as they all had posts in the last 7 days that don't show up in the recent posts search: New Linux Music News Computer Related Hardware Your Studio & Gear HOW TOs, Tips & T...
by tux99
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recent posts search shortcut
Replies: 5
Views: 9158

Recent posts search shortcut

I'm missing a way to just display all threads that had posts in the last 24h or 48h or 7 days. None of "View unanswered posts", "View unread posts", "View new posts", "View active topics" shortcuts that are present on the main page seem to be satisfactory to the way I normally use forums. Especially...
by tux99
Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: ALSA MIDI programming with Perl
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

ALSA MIDI programming with Perl

I just discovered there is a Perl module that gives access to the ALSA MIDI functionality from within Perl: MIDI::ALSA http://search.cpan.org/~pjb/MIDI-ALSA/ALSA.pm Since Perl is the only programming language (apart from bash scripting) that I know quite well, I'm rather pleased about this Perl modu...
by tux99
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

Re: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?

Jeff, thanks for the tips, much appreciated. I have now connected the master output of my desktop mixer to the two analog inputs and the two analog outputs of the card to two inputs on the mixer and both recording and playback with Audacity works fine (tested at 44.1 and 48KHz, 16 and 24 bit). The M...
by tux99
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

Re: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?

I got my Audiophile 2496 card today, will install it over the weekend and see how it goes. :) Here were I am these cards show up very rarely second-hand (and buying them on ebay from abroad is not worth it due to high shipping costs) so my only choice was brand new and the 1010LT was way over my bud...
by tux99
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

Re: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?

Thanks for your detailed reply. My mobo uses the AMD 770 + SB700 chipset which I believe supports native PCI. In any case (correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think latency matters much in my case, as I will only use the PC as a hard disk recorder of the final mix output from the desktop mixer, but I m...
by tux99
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: editor for hardware synthesizer
Replies: 10
Views: 8092

patch editors: what's available for Linux

The ones I know of are: Jsynthlib (written in Java) supposed to work in Linux and with support for many synths, but I haven't managed to get it working yet. Also the project looks mostly abandoned. http://sourceforge.net/projects/jsynthlib/ fb01editor : patch editor for the classic Yamaha FB-01 FM S...
by tux99
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

Is the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 the right choice for me?

I have a rack with a few hardware synths that feed into a 10 channel desktop mixer. I use a Linux sequencer (currently Rosegarden) to control and play the synths via MIDI. So far so good, no PC audio hardware is involved as I prefer the 'stability' of hardware synths rather than their software equiv...
by tux99
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi from a packager and aspiring Linux hobby-musician
Replies: 0
Views: 1164

Hi from a packager and aspiring Linux hobby-musician

Hi, I have been gradually building an audio and music software repo for Centos / RHEL / SL 6.x as Centos/SL are my favourite distros due to their very long term support (6.x is supported until 2020!) which provides a stable platform for actually using the PC rather than constantly fiddling with upgr...