Re: [linux-audio-user] live music with linux

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] live music with linux
From: antoine rivoire (
Date: Fri Jul 23 2004 - 16:56:04 /etc/localtime

I did my first gig with linux at the end of April. I was using mostly
SC3, and a bit of Klupper through Freqtweak. SC3 was used for
manipulation of live instruments, triggering larger files and sequences.
I also used my UC16 to control all parameters in SC3. all that done on
my desktop running gentoo and jack of course. All the prepared sound
were done in linux too, using various bits and Ardour to put them
together. The live instruments were as follows: sax (alto double tenor),
violin, cello and symbals.unfortunatley i dont have a recording as of
yet. All i have is picture were you can just about make out my screen
with emacs running in the bottom right corner.
it's there:

On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 14:55, Dave Griffiths wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thought I'd report on my first live gig experience with linux (or anything
> else for that matter) at the placard headphone festival:
> For those that don't know, the festival consists of lots of performers doing
> 20 minute sets back to back - all listenable to on headphones only.
> I was running jack and my apps as root using SHED_FIFO on my Thinkpad r31
> running slackware 9.0 and the audioslack ll kernel and alsa packages:
> I'd set up jack on a huge buffer (4096) as latency wasn't important for me, I
> had no live input and just wanted 100% glitch free playback. Also enabled
> softmode to stop the server ejecting apps if anything went too wrong.
> Before the gig I went through my cron jobs commenting them all out just in
> case. slocate is particually annoying - I guess most people disable this
> anyway - even with jack using such a large buffer, all the disk access caused
> problems.
> I wanted to keep the setting up as quick and simple as possible, so I'd
> written a shell script to launch jack with the right settings, launch my apps,
> load samples and connect them all together with aconnect automatically.
> The applications I was using are new software I have yet to release, a midi
> sequencer/sample playback engine that uses a lot of generative and alife based
> processes, and a very small polyphonic multitimbral synth based on the code
> from SpiralSynthModular. I'm trying to get the synth into a releasable state
> very soon.
> There is audio here of the 20 minute set:
> cheers,
> dave

antoine rivoire <>

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