"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."