hello bitwig: why do you make an copy of ableton live?

flstate14 wrote:

RichOaten wrote:Bitwig Studio isn’t a copy of Ableton Live.

Oh reeeeally? Then please, take my hand and come with me on this journey if you will.

RichOaten wrote:There are many DAW’s that have clip launching these days – FL Studio has, Cakewalk Sonar has and now Bitwig Studio has

Right, but they all have their own spin on it. FL Studio’s looks different for example. But Bitwig’s…

RichOaten wrote:it’s not a copy of Live at all.

How about included instruments. Bitwig has an FM synth? It sure does.

Hmm ok. How about other various plugins that are included. Wait, did they just change the name of Utility? That was pretty lazy.


Holy crap. They didn’t even try here. They were like “F— it, might as well call it what it is.”


RichOaten wrote:there’s just as many differences as well, if not more so!

Exactly, so there couldn’t possibly be more similarities.


Mother of god. Well I’m sure you can just edit the effects chain and instruments differently right? Nah, they line up at the bottom just like Able…. shhh don’t say it.


Raspberry Pi: Volumio, a new Music Player (and it works out-the-box!).

The start of 2014 has been a busy one for me,with all the 2013 outstanding projects and problems before people return from the holidays and then the rush and onset of work with the returning hordes.  That said, I started an awesome little project with “volumio”, so with no further adieu:


background (Now with even better background services!):

“volumio” is the migration of the “RaspyFi” project, as a matter of fact, when you go to the “RaspyFi” web-page, a pop-up comes up to inform you of “volumio”.


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Raspberry Pi – RompR (A good looking web-based music player)

  • Before you start, first have a look at the installation steps published to get WHEEZY up and running.  The instructions can be found here.
  • RompR can be found here.

Installation steps:

  • apt-get install mpd mpc apache2 php5 php5-curl imagemagick libapache2-mod-php5 php5-json
  • vi /etc/mpd.conf
  • change music_directory and playlist_directory variables to suit your environment. (/home/ip/music and /home/pi/playlists)
  • change bind_to_address to “″
  • service mpd restart
  • extract rompr to /var/www
  • chmod 777 /var/www/rompr -R
  • open web server (http://<IP>/rompr)


  • Anonymous proxy to give you access to LAST.FM
  • Look at accessing “flash-radio-streams” from tunein.com
  • Look at accessing ANY flash radio strems…

Raspberry PI – Wheezy Installation in 4 easy steps.

Installation Step – Part 1, Installing system:

 Install WHEEZY and BOOT.

  • Finish and REBOOT

Installation Steps – Part 2, WiFi (DHCP):

Log in with pi/<password>

  • sudo su
  • wpa_passphrase “<SSID>” <PASSPHRASE> >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • ifdown wlan0
  • ifup wlan0

Installation Steps – Part 2, WiFi (Static IP):

vi /etc/network/interfaces
change “iface wlan0 inet manual”
to “iface wlan0 inet static”
delete line “iface default inet dhcp”
delete line wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
append at end of file:
address <IP ADDRESS>
netmask <IP MASK>
wpa-ssid <SSID>
wpa-psk <PASSWORD>
ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0

Installation Step – Part 3, DNS:

vi /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver <ROUTER IP>

Installation Step – Part 4, finish off:

apt-get update

That’s it. Happy PI’ing.

ps: Get your own copy of SSH here!

Sadza (putu-pap) in the microwave – in 20min!

Originally posted on cyber7:

After reading some pages with pap (or sadza) taking a long time to prepare, here is a sure-proof recipe to do it in 20min.

Recipe for 2 people:
NOTE: Double-up for 4,8,etc…

  • Take a glass container with a lid and… (I use a pirex bowl and lid)
  • Add two cups of mielie meal.
  • Add four cups of hot water (doesn’t have to be boiling, just hot)

NOTE: Basically it is 2 cups of water for every one cup of mielie meal.

  • Add a spoon full of butter (can be margarine) and a heap of aromat to taste.
  • Stir well
  • Into the micro at high for 10 min
  • After 10 min, leave for 5 and stir well
  • another 10 min in the micro at high
  • once finished stir again, add butter to taste
  • serve with a tomato and onion source

PS: You can let the pap stand for up to 20…

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RaspyFi: What is is and how to successfully install.

Afrikaans Radio Stations:

Before I start, here is a copy/collection of 21 Afrikaans Radio Stations: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye4peuoyie87kjv/Afrikaans%20Radio%20Stations.zip  Extract to the WebRadio Directory.  To access your WEBRADIO directory, all you have to do is open the IP Addess with your Windows Explorer, like this: \\<IP ADDRESS>

What is RaspyFi?

From the Website:

RaspyFi is a brand new Linux Distro made specifically for the Raspberry Pi. It aims to fully integrate Mpd into current debian realeases and to optimize it for Audiophile-quality music playback. The final result is aimed to resemble the notorius Voyage-mpd distro, but tweaked and optimized for the little arm computer. It will definitely turn it in a cheap and low-powered audiophile source.

This is quite a mouthful.  Basically it is a (Headless) Media Player, giving you the ability to stream Online Radio, NAS (Shared) and local music using a very good looking website.  I build additional hardware onto the PI to display songs playing, skipping forward/back and pushing volume up and down.

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