jack-1.9.8 released

JACK 1.9.8 is available for download!  I'm proud to have contributed a significant amount of code to this release of the JACK Audio Connection Kit, including:

  • A new MIDI queue system and driver model
  • A rewrite of the MIDI drivers for Windows (WinMME) and MacOSX (CoreMIDI)
  • A rewrite of the MIDI capabilities for the firewire driver on Linux (FFADO)
  • A new ALSA-based MIDI slave driver (alsarawmidi) for Linux, with a reported peak jitter as low as 60 microseconds
Check the release announcement for more details.


synthclone-0.1.9 released

synthclone-0.1.9 is available for download!  This release includes a sanity check for samples added to a session, and minor fixes to project files, including a fix from speps over at AUR that makes sure that `synthclone` builds against the correct version of `libsynthclone`.


synthclone-0.1.8 released

synthclone-0.1.8 is available for download.  This release fixes a couple bugs, including a bug that caused synthclone to crash when building a Hydrogen target with one or more empty samples.


synthclone-0.1.6 released + new tutorial for plugin developers

A new version of `synthclone` is available for download!  This release includes changes in the way `synthclone` is packaged and installed, including options to choose which components to install, a location change for API documentation, a `pkgconfig` file for plugin developers to retrieve compiler flags, and recommendations for packagers on how to best package `synthclone`.

Also, the first part of a tutorial on `synthclone` plugin development has been added to the wiki.  If you're interested in developing plugins for `synthclone`, then check it out and let me know what you think.



I've created this blog mostly to post releases and changes for open source projects I work on.  Right now, my focus is on synthclone, a program I wrote that captures audio from MIDI capable instruments and creates sample-based instruments that can be loaded by sampler software.

As I get more time, I also intend to post music that I work on, and show the parts of my Linux-based workflow that help me to make my music.

Stay tuned.