[linux-audio-user] [Announce] [LAB] FreeWheeling 0.5pre3 released
tito at rumford.de
Wed Mar 23 08:25:32 EST 2005
JP, great tutorials, very laid-back -- you're a teacher man.
The MIDI filtering/output is neat. So is the tap pulse feature.
* Seeing it done in your tutorial I want to get my footswitch into
action too. It's a simple sustain pedal connected to my midi master
keyboard and works as that. But Freewheeling doesn't react to it. Maybe
you're talking about a different kind of footswitch? Can you direct me
* Freewheeling sometimes doesn't startup. Called from the console it
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which is nice but nothing else happens. Ctrl-C and calling fweelin again
will sooner or later result in Freewheeling starting up. This happens
*sometimes* and I have no clue at all as it seems to happen under
different circumstances. Well, jackd is usually called with
jackstart -R -p512 -dalsa -dhw:0 -r44100 -p64 -n2
on a 2.4.26 kernel.
"JP Mercury" <swirlee at stickist.com>:
> Hi Everyone,
> Version 0.5pre3 of FreeWheeling, a live looper for Linux, is now
> This release is focused on using FreeWheeling together with other
> Linux audio apps, in a live setting. I've done quite a bit of
> improvising lately, using FreeWheeling with Linux softsynths such as
> Hexter, Beatrix, Aeolus, and LinuxSampler.
> Along with new features to help you use FreeWheeling to control a
> live audio setup, there are two new video tutorials, and new music
> that demonstrates live FW improv with synth plugins.
> Thanks to Mark Knecht for inspiring tutorial 3, and to Sean Bolton
> for his wicked work on Hexter, which is featured prominently in the
> new music and videos.
> 2005-03-11 v0.5pre3
> New Features
> * A new way to tap downbeat and tempo (tap-pulse event)
> * Switching of metronome sound for pulses (switch-metronome
> * FreeWheeling events can now trigger MIDI events, so you can
> control other audio apps from within FluidSynth--
> For example, you can fire off changes to your modular synths
> from your keyboard or footpedals.
> This eliminates the need for an extra MIDI router app, since
> it is now built in to FreeWheeling. Your custom FreeWheeling
> setup defines how MIDI events are generated.
> * More flexible, clearer configuration syntax, with better error
> checking and colored warning messages.
> * Full input & output implementation of MIDI program change
> and pitch bend messages.
> * An example of the new MIDI output features-
> A MIDI patch changer has been configured using the left/right
> arrow keys. An on screen display shows patch number.
> See .fweelin.rc and video tutorial: Hookups.
> * Faster, tighter memory management for events.
> * Scripts are now included that load FreeWheeling and Hexter DX7
> softsynth, connect to LADSPA reverb and tube amp sim- see
> * fixed config bug that may cause "PreallocatedType: no instance
> available" errors on startup
> * compile fix on Mandrake GCC 3.4.x - 'parenthesized type-id'
> Kind Regards,
> -JP Mercury
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