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The Gifting Season: Linux Audio For The Holidays

Jan 12, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"During the final months of 2009 Linux audio developers and users were working overtime. If you feel that you didn't get enough goodies in your holiday stocking perhaps you'll find a few more stuffers listed here as another year closes in the world of Linux sound and music software.

"Open-source Audio/MIDI Software

"The number and quality of Linux sound and music programs have advanced steadily in the open-source development communities.

"First I'm pleased to congratulate Christian Borß for winning 2nd place in the Developers Challenge sponsored by KVRaudio. Christian's HybridReverb2 is an excellent addition to the Linux audio fx armory. It's a convolution-based reverberator with a useful GUI (Figure 1) and a default set of impulse responses that should keep most users happy for a week or so. After that period they can download the bigger set from the HybridReverb site. HybridReverb2 is a native Linux VST and is fully open-source software licensed under the GPL.

"Rick Taube has updated his Common Music/GRACE to version 3.4.0. GRACE is the Juce-based GUI for Common Music, a powerful language for music composition. GRACE provides various graphic helpers for the composer, including interactive plots of audio and MIDI material. Rick's latest additions include updated support for FOMUS, a very cool utility for converting Common Music's output to score formats compatible with music notation editor such as LilyPond and Sibelius."

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