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LNXMuSCNS video meetings on Saturday / 6pm GMT / 8pm CEST / 14.00 EDT

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Hi everyone,
after our (12th?) weekly chat meeting, I thought I'd make this thread to cover all future meetings.
The time (at least for now) is Saturdays at 6pm GMT, and the link to participate is: Linux Musicians Weekly Meeting.

As always, all are welcome and encouraged to join in. It's a great way to share experiences, ask questions, solve problems, help others, and of course.. have fun!

This thread might also be a good place to note any meeting time changes, topics for discussion (it's an informal, cafè-like atmosphere where you can come and go as you please, and discuss just about anything you want), etc.

TTFN!

Hope to see you all next week!


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Hope to see more old school linux synths in action next time. 8)
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It's time! :mrgreen:
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During the last meeting @briandc brought up the need to record midi without using a DAW or a sequencer.

It worked using arecordmidi command but i was thinking about using something that is JACK native because I remember something like that existed... and I found it:
https://github.com/zynthian/jack-smf-utils (The original software is not maintained anymore, this is a fork)
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LAM wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 10:23 am During the last meeting @briandc brought up the need to record midi without using a DAW or a sequencer.

It worked using arecordmidi command but i was thinking about using something that is JACK native because I remember something like that existed... and I found it:
https://github.com/zynthian/jack-smf-utils (The original software is not maintained anymore, this is a fork)
Thanks for noting this, LAM!
I don't know how many distros are including this app but it looks like a good extra to have, for those not using ALSA.
Either way, having a light app to record MIDI output is really nice for those of us who like to do live recording without necessarily using a DAW.

Thanks!! :)

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Sending a big thanks out to @LAM , @merlyn , @rghvdberg and @PieterPenninckx for another lovely evening linux-musicians chat!
As usual, a variety of topics covered over the course of the evening, such as: LinVST and Yabridge; using the keyboard without the mouse; various styles of jazz ..... and reviewing the features of my 80's-reminiscent Alesis Keytar Midi Controller! ;)


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Let's not forget my castanet!
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rghvdberg wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:56 am Let's not forget my castanet!
Right! Perfect for sampling and adding to an audio sample pack for use in the next Libre Music Challenge! :D
(Hey, there's an idea... create a "sample challenge" where people can submit their own, homemade samples (maybe vote on the best ones?), and make a "linux musicians sample pack" for download here on the forum! )

Anyone interested?


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Hi @briandc,

there is a repository on GitHub aiming to create a Libre sample pack: https://github.com/TheSmallTeaBoi/the-libre-sample-pack

Anyway, your idea of a Libre Sample Challenge could be interesting. :D
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LAM wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:50 pm Hi @briandc,

there is a repository on GitHub aiming to create a Libre sample pack: https://github.com/TheSmallTeaBoi/the-libre-sample-pack

Anyway, your idea of a Libre Sample Challenge could be interesting. :D
Awesome link! Really neat collaboration effort.
Thanks LAM!


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Lovely chat, hope to see you next week with a working mic
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Can't participate this time. See you next week. 8)
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@LAM Ok. I'll be checking in briefly just to see what's up...

Just a few notes about (some of) what was discussed last week:
- when did you start using linux for music purposes?
- the easy (and the hard) ways to use linux for making music
- Managing your sound card and sound server
- Running "audio adaptor" to manage multiple sound cards
- Reasons for using linux for making music
- The need for a good arpeggiator app for linux!

Hope to see you all in a few hours! :)

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