Jamaica coalition. All pirates?

What a cool image in today’s “Die Zeit”:

Our politicians as pirates of the – no, not Carribean, but the so-called “Jamaica” coalition (because black, yellow, and green are their parties’ colours).

Cool. Even with parrot!

A virtual bass amplifier on Linux

I’ve had an Ampeg SVT when I was younger, together with not one but even two of its “fridges” – loudpeaker cabinets the size of a good fridge, but way heavier (about 75kg each; the (all tube) amp alone was about 40kg or so).

That was wonderful of course – except when you had to transport it 😉

Now something which sounds almost like the real thing exists for the guitarix project – it’s called gxsvt, and it’s part of the gxplugins which you can load into the DAW (digital audio workstation) of your choice – in my case, into Ardour.

I’ve first read about it in the LinuxMusicians forum, and its github page is here. It’s part of the extra plugins package which you can get here (or in your repositories, like in the ones from KXStudio which I’m using).

It doesn’t look like an Ampeg SVT:

– but it does indeed come close in its sound. I didn’t make any recordings yet, but here it is on my screen:

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I’m very glad to have it. You will hear something as soon as I have something recorded with it.

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With the best wishes

We here at lonien.de wish everyone who celebrates it merry Christmas, nice holidays, and a happy new year 2017. Plus many more to come.

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Self portrait

And as always, thanks for reading/viewing/visiting.

Changed the theme a bit

After putting an own photo as a blog header here yesterday, I now also added the usual site search plus a short overview about recent posts and comments back into this minmalist Twenty Seventeen theme. And that’s about it for the moment. Love it so far.

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11th birthday

Today, November 25th, but 11 years ago I wrote the first entry (welcome message aside) on a subdomain called “wolfgang” of the TLD “lonien.de”. I had registered and used “lonien.de” long before that, but then I decided to split it up so that each of us could write his/her own blog.

It’s lost and never made it to our current server, but it was archived, so in case you want to browse some older entries, here’s my “Here we go…” post on the Wayback Machine.

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