For years users have been asking for a ZynAddSubFX or Yoshimi plug-in with a GUI for Linux. It seems the wait is almost over thanks to the great work of Filipe Coelho aka falkTX.
ZynAddSubFX-LV2 Test #1 (Qtractor)
According to falkTX work on the plug-in is almost 90% done. Parameters can be restored too as the following video shows.
ZynAddSubFX-LV2 Test #2 (Ardour)
Apparently the developer of ZynAddSubFX is working on exposing all parameters so in the future it should also be possible to automate Zyn’s most relevant parameters. Needless to say this stuff is still highly experimental so use at your own risk. I’ve done quite some tests and the plug-in keeps up well, also if you use many of them within a project (I’ve tested with a project with about 15 ZynAddSubFX-LV2 instances). But this doesn’t mean the plug-in doesn’t have any flaws, closing its GUI could crash your DAW for instance. Further tests should reveal all the obvious bugs so everyone, get that code and test it! Build instructions can be found in the aforementioned forum thread.
Many, many thanks to falkTX for making this possible!
As of 2013-09-30 I will be unemployed. Can’t tell any details here but I’m already very busy looking for new job opportunities, applying for jobs and doing job interviews. If all goes well I can start right away at a new employer. I even had to take my CV offline because I risked getting too many offers.
I’ve also accepted an offer to do some Linux audio consultancy work. Just received my contract and I’m stoked about it. And no, can’t share any details on that either. When it comes to details this is a lousy blogpost, leaving you a bit in the dark, sorry about that. But as soon as I can tell more I’ll do so. For the moment I think it’s ok to say that I’ll be doing consultancy work for a project to create an instrument based on an ARM device. It’s a bit of a dream come true, doing paid Linux audio R&D. So back to work, I also have to set up a website for my consultancy activities. And get everything ready for the first workshop at De Bakkerij.