Ardour 8 adds support for the Novation Launchpad, social media feed reader FeedDeck hits 1.0, Pi powered cinema cameras, and Zima announces their latest X86 SBC.
Subscribe Google Podcasts | Spotify | Apple | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More
00:45 Jill got a Pi 5
04:19 Debian Thunderbird update
05:02 FeedDeck 1.0
09:11 Ardour 8.0
14:23 CinePi V2
16:48 ZimaBlade X86 SBC
- Do you like the look and interface of TweetDeck, but don’t want to pay X, or Xitter, to use it?
- Well then, FeedDeck is the perfect open source app to use!
- FeedDeck is similar to TweetDeck, but you can view many of your social media and RSS feeds, you are not just locked in to one.
- The feeds are organised in a column structure, like TweetDeck and Mastodon.
- The Social media accounts you can view include: Nitter, Reddit, Tumblr, X, Medium and Mastodon.
- Nitter is a free and open source alternative viewer for Twitter/X.
- You can view your GitHub account also.
- And your favourite Podcasts
- Your favourite YouTube channels.
- RSS feeds and Google News.
- I have set up my FeedDeck to view several of my favourite YouTube accounts, including LinuxGameCast.
- And Linux news via Google News.
- And several of my favourite Linux podcasts, which I can play back with FeedDeck’s integrated media player.
- As well as a separate RSS podcast feed column for LWDW, of course!
- I have separate columns for Mastodon and X too.
- And you can grab FeedDeck as a Flatpak on Flathub.
- Android and iOS are coming soon, and there is a web interface as well.
- And native Linux, macOS and Windows apps are coming soon.
- FeedDeck is free to self host yourself.
- Or for 5€/$5.30 a month for up to 1000 sources, unlimited decks and columns and the mobile and desktop apps.
- Ardour is slowly crawling its way into the modern era.
- One of the big updates in 8.0 comes in the form of added support for the Novation Launchpad beep-boop tippy-tap Pro.
- All the bits that work in Ableton Live now work in Ardour.
- You can also use it to launch clips, pan, gain adjustments etc.
- Another big announcement is freehand automation drawing.
- Being able to draw automation curves with a mouse is a big deal for people without control surfaces / not wanting to ride the fader GUI element.
- They have also sorted some long-standing subtle issues with the JACK audio/MIDI backend.
- I’ve already put together a build guide for 8.0 on Debian 12 that will be releasing spoon.
- I love what the Ardour blog states, “Some people will no doubt laugh at a few of these “new features”, given that they’ve been in some other DAWs for 20 years or more. That’s OK — we laugh too when we see other DAWs finally adding things that Ardour could do in 2005. :-D”
Cinematic Pi (RTheren)
- This is CinePi V2, an open source high quality cinema camera using a Raspberry Pi.
- It uses hardware and software available from Pimoroni, Adafruit, Sparkfun, Raspberry Pi etc.
- The CAD/STL files are included so you can modify it to your heart’s content.
- Everything can be modified, like the buttons and display, but the Raspberry Pi 4B and the High Quality Camera Module can not.
- And this project does require experience with a soldering iron.
- The CinePi V2 features: A Super8 Sized Sensor using a Sony IMX477, 12-bit CinemaDNG Recording, 4.0″ High Res Touch Screen Interface, USB 3.0 External SSD Recording and an Internal High Capacity Battery
- And the detailed build guide is coming soon.
- Thank you to Patron Advisor RTheren for posting this in our show_suggestzens in our Discord channel.
- A couple of weeks ago we talked about the ZimaBoard.
- X86 mini PC that was passively cooled and sported a PCIe slot.
- Starting at 119.90 without a power cord it was an interesting bit of kit.
- That is, until now.
- The ZimaBlade is truly a Pi sized X86 brick of business.
- Comes if the same dual and quad CPU flavours.
- But, you can bring your own RAM.
- If geekbench is a trusted metric it’s safe to say it’s almost twice as fast as the Intel Core i5-3470’s in the studio.
- Starting at $64… without a power cord.
- That is so cool that it takes an industry standard SODIMM so you can install your own RAM!
- Also, being able to use Intel’s virtualization technologies on a computer this small is a game changer.
- Build your own ZimaBlade 12-Core 48 GB three-node Cluster for $392!
- I love the cyberpunk theming, design and logos on the hardware, and the whole website design as well.
- The way the PCIe connector sticks out makes it look like the buttons on a retro portable cassette player.
- It’s a Cyberpunk Cyberdeck Cassette Player Computer LOL