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briandc 01-17-2013 02:25 AM

Making music with linux! :)
 
Hi everyone,
I'm made a website to showcase some of the linux-based virtual music synthesizers. If you are familiar with amSynth, you can find the link there to the developer's version, that you can add to your repositories, and have basically a whole new instrument. There are 5 banks of sounds I put together that can be downloaded, and a set of audio demos to hear some of the sounds.

I'll be adding other synths as well, but the amSynth page is at a good point.

Come and visit!

www.amsynth.com


Let me know what you think!

brian

Thor_2.0 01-17-2013 04:20 AM

Yo!

How about a showcase for other musicians showing off their studios and stuff? And a hearcase, where someone can publish (semi)finished stuff...

Maybe some tutorials on how to program synths, especially analog ones...

Some suggestions... :)

Thor

briandc 01-17-2013 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4872022)
Yo!

How about a showcase for other musicians showing off their studios and stuff? And a hearcase, where someone can publish (semi)finished stuff...

Maybe some tutorials on how to program synths, especially analog ones...

Some suggestions... :)

Thor

Finally! I thought you'd disappeared! :D

Yes, I'd love to showcase other people's work, just as long as it's largely done with the related instrument.
Tutorials might be a good idea too, especially if from someone better than me! :D

I've been spending a lot of time with amSynth, but I'm planning to focus on several of them as the month's roll on.. There are several neat ones. "Phasex" has recently undergone some neat changes, but I don't know if all the distros have the latest version. If you use Ubuntu Studio you should be able to get it. linuxmusicians.com is a great group of people helping out..

Anyway, I'm very open to suggestions..

brian

Thor_2.0 01-18-2013 03:10 AM

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Finally! I thought you'd disappeared!
Well...I did, or better...my PC did. I did'nt survive a system update on Arch. A (perhaps) little known fact is that there are more types of console. Instead of running the update in the system console I (by accident?) took the Gnome console, and that one had a bug that kept it from properly storing the link to the kernel...so, after reboor: kernel panic!

I'm on an different box now...taking a time-out from the "bleeding-edge" rush for now...

And, yes, still no time for music, and yes, all the time goes into the house that needs painting, wallpaper, tiling, stuff... :)

Thor

briandc 01-18-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4872711)
Well...I did, or better...my PC did. I did'nt survive a system update on Arch. A (perhaps) little known fact is that there are more types of console. Instead of running the update in the system console I (by accident?) took the Gnome console, and that one had a bug that kept it from properly storing the link to the kernel...so, after reboor: kernel panic!

I'm on an different box now...taking a time-out from the "bleeding-edge" rush for now...

And, yes, still no time for music, and yes, all the time goes into the house that needs painting, wallpaper, tiling, stuff... :)

Thor

Wow, talk about learning from other people's mistakes! I've never heard of that happening before.. At least everything's ok now!

Speaking of housework.. I wrestled all morning with a disobedient garage door.. But I won! :D

brian

Thor_2.0 01-19-2013 02:20 AM

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Speaking of housework.. I wrestled all morning with a disobedient garage door.. But I won!
The down-side of that stuggle is that you cannot put it in a corner like a kid...that would'nt help at all :D you just HAVE to win, there is no alternative...

Thor

briandc 01-19-2013 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4873341)
The down-side of that stuggle is that you cannot put it in a corner like a kid...that would'nt help at all :D you just HAVE to win, there is no alternative...

Thor

Right. I was risking having the door crash down on the car... I would've had two problems instead of one! :D


brian

Thor_2.0 01-23-2013 10:36 AM

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Right. I was risking having the door crash down on the car.
Hmm, not a good prospect...let's hope it lasts a while, these things can be expensive. Is it a sectional door, or a classical one-piece door?
I've got a sectional, that'll not crash into the car any time soon, these things have a rail they slide up and dons in, no risk of that comming down, unless the door is open and THEN...the frame detatches from the fixings...but, that's one in a zillion...heh...

briandc 01-23-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4876193)
Hmm, not a good prospect...let's hope it lasts a while, these things can be expensive. Is it a sectional door, or a classical one-piece door?
I've got a sectional, that'll not crash into the car any time soon, these things have a rail they slide up and dons in, no risk of that comming down, unless the door is open and THEN...the frame detatches from the fixings...but, that's one in a zillion...heh...

No, it's a one-piece. Kind of old, but it's been sanded, repainted, and now also super-lubricated, so it opens and closes like it's on butter.. :)

It was the cable on one end that had snapped free, and so I had to find a new way to connect it again.

I just learned of a new app for linux for making music, very similar to Supercollider, called "din." You can see a neat video here: http://vimeo.com/19017469

Really neat!

brian

Thor_2.0 01-23-2013 01:25 PM

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I just learned of a new app for linux for making music, very similar to Supercollider, called "din.
Hohoh....looks like the next-gen theremin... :)

briandc 03-09-2013 03:47 PM

Some new pages and demos have been added, synths like TAL NoizeM3k4r and Hexter, Zynaddsubfx and mx44 (version 2)!!

amSynth.com

brian

Thor_2.0 03-09-2013 04:04 PM

...just too bad the interface of the "new" amSynth is somewhat minimal, unless I'm missing a detail :)

briandc 03-12-2013 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4908186)
...just too bad the interface of the "new" amSynth is somewhat minimal, unless I'm missing a detail :)


Hi Thor!

Well, if you downloaded it from your standard repository you will have a very old version. The newest one (that is what you see on the website) is only by adding the repository on the link I gave. Otherwise, just wait another week or so, the newest version should finally be coming out in all the distros. (The "big" update)

Good to hear from you!
Almost springlike here in Italy now..

brian

Thor_2.0 03-15-2013 06:00 AM

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Almost springlike here in Italy now..
Hmpf...lucky bumm, we still have some snow to plow thru :)

The interface is a brown (nice though) one, but, since I like twiddling knobbs...there's not a lot...still, AmSynthh is the workhorse here... ;)

THor

briandc 05-06-2013 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 (Post 4912131)
Hmpf...lucky bumm, we still have some snow to plow thru :)

The interface is a brown (nice though) one, but, since I like twiddling knobbs...there's not a lot...still, AmSynthh is the workhorse here... ;)

THor

I've completed banks 8 and 9 for amSynth. ;) There's some interesting stuff in each bank, including some really warm sounds that I was surprised to discover. http://www.amsynth.com/amsynth.html

I'm also wanting to add "Triceratops" to the list of synths, but I've had problems running it correctly on KXStudio. Hopefully it'll be fixed shortly..

brian


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