This is how to install RTSynth on Ubuntu

RTSynth is a fantastic, midi event triggered, realtime software synthesizer developed by Stefan Nitschke. It is one of the few physical modeling approaches to audio synthesis for Linux in which the waveform of the sound generated is computed by using a mathematical model. In other words, equations and algorithms simulate a musical instrument (the physical source of sound). In this “how to install RTSynth” I’ll walk you through the installation procedure.

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How to install Sequencer64

Ubuntu Studio really has some perfect features as it comes to performing live. It has great synths and superb effects among others. And of course, it has a sequencer program, but personally, I prefer sequencer64. Sequencer64 is the ‘beast mode’ of a program called seq24, it has many new features while the heart of seq24 stayed intact. This article helps you install sequencer64 on your Ubuntu Studio. Or check my update on installing a different branch.

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Installing NON MIXER on Ubuntu

Ubuntu Studio is a great Linux distribution for making music, it is stable, it is fast and it has tons of possibilities you can use to make a great live performance. In a live performance, it’s always a trick to get a good grip on your multiple sources of sounds. That’s where a program like ‘NON MIXER’ comes in! It’s a great mixer that enables you as a performer to sit on top of your live production. Giving you grip on mono, stereo, or even more channels per strip, and enabling you to add multiple plugins to drive the performance to its best. This article is basically a how-to install NON MIXER on Ubuntu.

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Harrison Mixbus crashes after selecting the Jack driver

Harrison Mixbus is a fantastic piece of software, a modern DAW that gives you the “traditional” analog mixing workflow. But there seems to be a thing that bites with Ubuntu Studio 18.04 and 18.10. I had a problem with Harrison Mixbus version 5 and 5.1 (new update). Harrison Mixbus crashes during the starting phase, after selecting the Jack driver. Which is strange as Ardour 5.x seems to work fine. This is how I fixed it…

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Converting amSynthPreset to LV2 standards

As I created many amSynth presets for standalone usage, I needed to convert them to a different standard as I wanted to use them within the LV2 plugin version of amSynth. I converted the first presets by hand, which was a painstaking experience. As I had many more to go, I wondered whether I could automate this process. With trial and error, I created a script. It uses a template, copies it, and replaces the values from the given preset.

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