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No samples by default

On a fresh install on Chakra Linux (I followed the README instructions), I don't have drum samples loaded. Do I have to download them somewhere or should them be loaded by default?

I don't know if it can be usefull but here's the console output when I launch it from the CLI:

connect(2) call to /dev/shm/jack-1000/default/jack_0 failed (err=Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type)
jackd 0.124.1
Copyright 2001-2009 Paul Davis, Stephane Letz, Jack O'Quinn, Torben Hohn and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details

could not open driver .so '/usr/lib/jack/': cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
loading driver ..
creating alsa driver ... hw:0|hw:0|1024|2|48000|0|0|nomon|swmeter|-|32bit
configuring for 48000Hz, period = 1024 frames (21.3 ms), buffer = 2 periods
ALSA: final selected sample format for capture: 32bit integer little-endian
ALSA: use 2 periods for capture
ALSA: final selected sample format for playback: 32bit integer little-endian
ALSA: use 2 periods for playback
KSambaShare: Could not find smb.conf!
QXcbWindow: Unhandled client message: "_GTK_LOAD_ICONTHEMES"
jack main caught signal 12
no message buffer overruns

Thank you for your help ;)

rncbc's picture

yes, there's no samples by default nor provided by source installation.

simply put, you have to setup your own. sorry.

however any regular lossless audio sample file format (.wav .flac, .aiff, .au, etc.) will do ;) and they can be either mono (1ch) or stereo (2ch).

Working with drumkv1 inside Ardour and the samples do not reload, nor can I save a preset drum kit. Help?

rncbc's picture

What drumkv1 and ardour versions are you up to?

Any other info to track the issue? What actual steps are you doing to make the issue evident?


drumkv1 0.8.6 LV2 variation
Ardour 5.12
Running in KXStudio, latest distro with all packages upgraded.

The preset save button in the top left is permanently grey. Making presets in the configuration menu doesn't create any options in the drop down menu on the plugin. Attempted to build the plugin as a standalone JACK plugin (so I can make presets there and then use the LV2 plugin) and I get errors in the make process
configure: error: in `/home/prizmo/drumkv1':
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check

This is by far the coolest drum machine for Linux so I really wanna get this working. Thank you for making the effort to build this + the other synths you've made :D

rncbc's picture

To save a preset you'll need to give it a name first: once you write a brand new name the "Save" button shall be enabled!


So, now that I've got the preset saved as soon as I exit ardour/it crashes/what have you, the samples disappear from the preset.

rncbc's picture

i really don't know what you're doing!
where are you taking the samples from? if that's the case, please do not ever save under any ardour session directory; same for the each element sample files; have them stored outside the ardour session directory three at all costs; maybe that's the cause for the crashes.
on the other hand, you don't really need to have named presets at all: just make it all saved as part of the ardour session you're working on;
presets are for sharing convenience across drumkv1 instances be that standalone and/or plugin forms; they should not be taken from any location managed by ardour; you should export the audio files to somewhere else first and then later source them into a drumkv1 preset.
in conclusion, make yourself a favor and don't try to use any drumkv1 presets before you get it handled right as a lv2 plugin on ardour alone.

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