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KVRian
632 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:26 pm

Thank you Kott!

Damn, been a while since I patched a kernel.

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:12 am

Testers are requested for a Line6 POD HD500/400/300 amp/effects floor unit editor.
Latest release is:

https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/releases/tag/v0.2

Announcement, discussion, and screen-pics at:

https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21798

POD HD500 ebay prices:
used $300-$400
new $500-$550

Cheers

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KVRAF
2979 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:26 am

Too bad they aren't covering the Stomps......I've got me one of them. :-)
C/R, dongles & other intrusive copy protection equals less-control & more-hassle for consumers. Company gone-can’t authorize. Limit to # of auths. Instability-ie PACE. Forced internet auths. THE HONEST ARE HASSLED, NOT THE PIRATES.

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:25 am

The great Surge revival continues, with the team adding a very nice effects rack in recent releases. In this case, I used chorus and rotary
on a Dexed Rhodes preset to fatten and modulate...
does that mean it's lunchtime? :hyper:

Surge-effects-Dexed.png
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KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:12 pm

Took a stroll thru vst4free.com looking for jewelry, ethnic sounds and plugins with arps/sequencing features. But I found a plugin that excels at pads and pads with movement and sweeps...

Dionysos from Benoit Serrano, who has many 32bit plugins that should be at home in Reaper and Bitwig. I sent it thru the excellent
LaGrange granular effect unit for that little extra sumpin sumpin...

B Serrano Dionysos.png
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KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:26 am

Tobbe from the linux-Reaper forum posted this reminder for

https://libremusicproduction.com/dev/release/

The site presents an overview of recent linux audio software releases.

And of course the longish list of linux vst links, with $$
indicating commercial products:

http://linux-sound.org/linux-vst-plugins.html

Happy hunting! :hyper:

KVRer
1 posts since 25 Aug, 2020

Post Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm

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Hello,

LPEdit developer here.
I have released a new version at https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/releases/tag/v0.4 (https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/releases/tag/v0.4) .

It nows support basic use of the POD HD500X under Linux. So you can use it instead of the Line6 POD HD500X Edit that runs only under Windows.

Fill free to write bug reports on GitHub or provide feedback here https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/issues/1 (https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/issues/1).

Aurryon

KVRer
2 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:52 pm

Hey there,
I'm new to the forum/thread and I hope to post my question at the right place...
I am considering to "kill my god" - apple - and switch to a linux system. My main issue though is how I can deal with the connectivity of my rme fireface 400 within Linux.
I use Bitwig - one of the main reasons I might finally be able to drop Apple - and need a laptop especially for live performances. They include the novation launchpad pro, the livid instruments CNTRLR and the beatstep pro.
Has anyone tipps for me concering the fireface400 and the best distro for this challenge?
Thanks a lot in advance! PM would also be great if you wish...

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KVRAF
2275 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:24 am

DoktorEps wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:52 pm
Hey there,
I'm new to the forum/thread and I hope to post my question at the right place...
I am considering to "kill my god" - apple - and switch to a linux system. My main issue though is how I can deal with the connectivity of my rme fireface 400 within Linux.
I use Bitwig - one of the main reasons I might finally be able to drop Apple - and need a laptop especially for live performances. They include the novation launchpad pro, the livid instruments CNTRLR and the beatstep pro.
Has anyone tipps for me concering the fireface400 and the best distro for this challenge?
Thanks a lot in advance! PM would also be great if you wish...
Does the RME interface have a Linux driver for it? If not, you are SOL. You could look at switching interfaces.
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Gear & Setup: Windows 10, Dual Xeon, 32GB RAM, Cubase 10.5/9.5, NI Komplete Audio 6, NI Maschine, NI Jam, NI Kontakt

KVRer
2 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:40 am

No, that's actually the issue. Neither rme nor universal audio have linux drivers. What interface on the market is nearly as good as the named ones and does have linux support?

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KVRAF
6843 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:59 am

This here suggests you can use it with jack & ffado, but then it won't play system sounds.
ffado.org's device list is… not helpful, but I suspect that if it supports the 800, the 400 will be fine too.

Anyway, there are some devices with reasonable kernel support, say fireface ucx or babyface. There might be some user experiences of specific models on the internets…

KVRist
415 posts since 12 Mar, 2013 from Russia, Vladivostok

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:54 am

RME Fireface 800/400 supported by FFADO http://subversion.ffado.org/browser/tru ... README#L54 and may have support in ALSA https://github.com/takaswie/snd-firewire-improve

At link above https://discourse.ardour.org/t/how-to-u ... unds/88427 said that it's possible (and I hope that's reasonable) to get system sounds with pulseaudio-jack-ffado bridge

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KVRAF
2275 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:25 am

Kott wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:54 am
RME Fireface 800/400 supported by FFADO http://subversion.ffado.org/browser/tru ... README#L54 and may have support in ALSA https://github.com/takaswie/snd-firewire-improve

At link above https://discourse.ardour.org/t/how-to-u ... unds/88427 said that it's possible (and I hope that's reasonable) to get system sounds with pulseaudio-jack-ffado bridge
looks cool. really curious what latecy is at.
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Gear & Setup: Windows 10, Dual Xeon, 32GB RAM, Cubase 10.5/9.5, NI Komplete Audio 6, NI Maschine, NI Jam, NI Kontakt

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:22 am

DoktorEps wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:52 pm

I am considering to "kill my god" - apple - and switch to a linux system. My main issue though is how I can deal with the connectivity of my rme fireface 400 within Linux.
I use Bitwig -
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=503359&start=225

Hi, I recommend starting with a bootable external drive so you can get assimilated without losing any current productivity. The link is a writeup of a successful install of a linux on a card-reader with 128 gig micro-sd card. An SSD in a usb docking enclosure also works well. Linux drives can be booted using the computer early-boot screen.
Current Ubuntu Studio and many other linuxi can be booted from an install DVD burned from provided iso downloads, for easy testing, and should work as with the steps at the link.
Cheers

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:50 am

staraurryon wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Hello,

LPEdit developer here.
I have released a new version at https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/releases/tag/v0.4 .

It nows support basic use of the POD HD500X under Linux. So you can use it instead of the Line6 POD HD500X Edit that runs only under Windows.

Fill free to write bug reports on GitHub or provide feedback here https://github.com/StarAurryon/lpedit/issues/1.

Aurryon
Bump for the weekend. Linux guitarists might find some HD 500s for good prices in the wake of Helix, so a good editor will be value added, and productivty on the rise
for a complex full-featured hardware!
I imagine a lot of man-hours are involved when you don't have detailed specs from Line6... :scared:
Cheers

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