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11 iliev 1997 <h2><center>LinuxSampler-1.0.0 on Mac OS X &nbsp; <img src="gfx/logos/apple.png"> &nbsp; HOWTO by Ebrahim Mayat and Grigor Iliev&nbsp;</center></h2>
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13 iliev 1997 <center>September&nbsp;20th,&nbsp;2009</center><br>
14 senoner 1614 <div style="background-color: #F4F4FF; margin: 1em 3em 1em 3em; padding: 1em 1em 1em 2.2em;">
15     <a href="#intro">1.&nbsp; Introduction</a><br>
16     <a href="#requirements">2.&nbsp; Requirements</a><br>
17 iliev 1997 <a href="#installation">3.&nbsp; The LinuxSampler package</a><br>
18     <a href="#installation">4.&nbsp; The LinuxSampler(JACK) package</a><br>
19     <a href="#docs">5.&nbsp; Detailed Documentation</a><br>
20     <a href="#bugs">6.&nbsp; Bugs, Problems and Feature Requests</a><br>
21     <a href="#credits">7.&nbsp; Credits</a><br>
22     <a href="#contact">8.&nbsp; Contact</a><br>
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40     <h3>1.&nbsp; Introduction</h3>
41    
42 iliev 1997 The LinuxSampler development team is delighted to announce the release of LinuxSampler-1.0.0 for Mac OS X.
43     LinuxSampler is an open-source disc-streaming software sampler that enables the expressive emulation
44     of instruments by the means of MIDI-triggered rendering of large sample sets. While the modular design
45     of LinuxSampler allows for multi-engine and multi-format features, the present implementation of the Gig
46     engine already has the capability for producing virtual instruments with realistic emulations. VST (Linux, Windows)
47     and Audio Unit (OS X) plug-ins for digital audio workstations (DAWs) facilitate the use of this sampler within audio
48     and MIDI sequencer applications. With its LinuxSampler Control Protocol (LSCP), LinuxSampler can be controlled over
49     a computer network so that a cluster can be used as a gigantic sampler. Since this network protocol is ASCII-based,
50     frontends for it can be written in any programming language and for any operating system. LinuxSampler itself is a server
51     application that can be controlled by GUI frontends like the C++-based Qsampler and the Java-implemented Fantasia. The
52     present release can be deployed on Linux, OS X and Windows. The instructions for using the OS X binaries are outlined here.
53    
54    
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56     <h3>2.&nbsp; Requirements</h3>
57     <ul>
58 iliev 1997 <li>PPC or Intel Mac
59     <li>Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard </li>
60     <li> For the LinuxSampler(JACK) package: <A HREF="http://www.jackosx.com">JackOSX</A>. Install it before LinuxSampler(JACK)</li>
61     <li><A HREF="http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/audio/midipatchbay.html">Pete Yandell's MIDI Patchbay</A> </li>
62 senoner 1614 </ul>
63    
64     <a name="installation"></a>
65 iliev 1997 <h3>3.&nbsp; The LinuxSampler package</h3>
66 schoenebeck 1618 <ol>
67 iliev 1997
68     <li>Combined binaries of LinuxSampler and its derivatives for both Intel- and PowerPC-based Apple
69     machines can be obtained by downloading the "LinuxSampler-1.0.0-OS_X.universal.dmg" disk image
70 schoenebeck 1618 from the <a href="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">LinuxSampler
71 iliev 1997 Download Page</a>.
72 schoenebeck 1618 </li>
73 iliev 1997 <br>
74     <li> After mounting and extracting the contents of the disk image on your computer's desktop,
75     open the "linuxsampler-1.0.0" volume. The following choices are available:
76 schoenebeck 1618 </li>
77 iliev 1997 <ol><ol>
78     <br>
79     <img src="screenshots/linuxsampler-1-0-0-dmg.png" border="0">
80     </ol></ol></ol>
81     <br>
82     <li> This disk image contains two sets of universal binaries. The first set designated simply <i>LinuxSampler</i> is linked to
83     Apple's proprietary CoreAudio driver while the second <i>LinuxSampler(JACK)</i> folder contains binaries linked to the
84     third-party JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit) audio server framework. In addition there is also the <i>LinuxSamplerAU.component</i>
85     Audio Unit plug-in which can be used within OS X-deployed DAWs for loading up virtual instruments.
86     </li>
87     <br>
88     The <i>LinuxSampler</i> folder contains the triple-architecture (ppc/i386/x86_64) universal binaries of "linuxsampler" and the
89     "LinuxSamplerAU.component" DAW plug-in.
90     <br><br>
91     The <i>LinuxSamplerAU.component</i> plug-in should be dragged and dropped into the /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components folder as
92     shown by the rightward arrow. In a similar way, place the <i>LinuxSampler</i> folder into the /Applications folder
93     <ol><ol>
94     <h3>3.1.&nbsp; Loading a Virtual Instrument in your DAW</h3>
95     <li> For a basic demonstration, we will load up the LinuxSamplerAU plug-in into GarageBand. First open the "Track Info" window:
96     Track / Show track Info. Then in the Track Info window select "LinuxSampler Unit" from the "Generator" tab.
97     </li>
98     <br>
99     </ol></ol>
100     <img src="screenshots/garageband-trackinfo.jpg"" border="0">
101     <br><br>
102     <li> A gig file can then be loaded using the "qsampler" or "Fantasia" application. Click on the "Add channel" icon
103     in qsampler in order to load a gig file.
104     </li>
105     <br>
106     <a href="http://download.linuxsampler.org/pix/screenshots/osx_qsampler_0_2_1.jpg">
107     <img src="screenshots/qs_0_2_2_osx_1.jpg" border="0">
108     </a>
109     <br><br>
110     You are now ready to lay down your track...
111     <br><br>
112     (Note: JackOSX installation is NOT recommended in this setup since the Jack Audio Connection Kit hinders the initialization
113     of both <i>qsampler</i> and <i>Fantasia</i>.)
114     </ol></ol>
115 iliev 2000 <h3>4.&nbsp; The LinuxSampler(JACK) package</h3>
116 schoenebeck 1618 </ol>
117 senoner 1628 <li>
118 iliev 1997 This archive contains dual-architecture ppc/i386 binaries of <i>linuxsampler</i> and "qsampler" which function together with
119     <A HREF="http://www.jackosx.com">JackOSX</A>. This setup can be used for running various Jack-enabled applications simultaneously: a setup
120     that is particularly useful for live situations.
121     </li>
122     <br>
123     <li>
124     After opening the linuxsampler-1.0.0 volume, place the <i>LinuxSampler(JACK)</i> folder into the /Applications directory as
125     indicated by the leftward arrow at the bottom.
126     </li>
127     <ol><ol>
128     <br>
129     <img src="screenshots/linuxsampler-1-0-0-dmg.png" border="0">
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131     <h3>4.1&nbsp; Setting up MIDI Input</h3>
132 iliev 1997 In qsampler click on the "Device configuration" icon and then on Create.
133     <br><br>
134     </ol></ol>
135     <img src="screenshots/qs_midi_device.jpg" border="0">
136     <br><br>
137 iliev 2000 If you need multiple MIDI input devices, set the "Number of ports" to 2, 3, ... before creating the MIDI device. The multiple ports will be accessible from other MIDI applications as "Linuxsampler_in_0", "Linuxsampler_in_1", etc.
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139     <br>
140     (You should be able to create an arbitrary number of MIDI input devices by repeating "Create", but this feature does not work well yet.)
141 iliev 1997 <ol><ol>
142 senoner 1614 <a name="setup_audio"></a>
143     <h3>4.2&nbsp; Setting up Audio Output</h3>
144 iliev 1997 Start the Jack audio server using JackPilot.app. The <i>qsampler</i> application can then be launched by double-clicking on its icon.
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146 iliev 1997
147     <ol><br>
148 iliev 2000
149 senoner 1628 Connect audio ports:
150     In the "Connections Manager" pane of JackPilot: linuxsampler --> Built-in audio: in1 & in2
151     or
152 iliev 1997 In the "Connections" window of qjackctl: LinuxSampler --> system<br>
153     <br>
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156     <img src="screenshots/qjackctl-osx.jpg" border="0">
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158 iliev 1997 <br><br>Intel Mac Note: to use built-in audio in Jack, you need to create an "aggregated device" by using "Audio MIDI Setup". Please look up Jack manual for details.
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161 iliev 2000
162     <h3>4.3&nbsp; Configuring MIDI Input/Output</h3>
163 senoner 1628 Start MIDI Patchbay.app and connect your MIDI Input instance (probably your MIDI interface or USB-enabled keyboard) to the "LinuxSampler_in_0"
164 iliev 1997 MIDI Output<br><br>
165     </ol></ol>
166 schoenebeck 1630 <a href="http://download.linuxsampler.org/pix/screenshots/osx_patchbay.jpg">
167 iliev 1997 <img src="screenshots/midi-patchbay-osx.jpg" border="0">
168 schoenebeck 1630 </a>
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170 iliev 1997 <ol>
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172     <a name="load_samples"></a>
173 iliev 2000 <h3>4.4&nbsp; Loading Samples</h3>
174 senoner 1614 Click on Add Channel. A dialog will appear.
175 senoner 1615 Select the GIG file you want to load, the instrument within the GIG file,
176 senoner 1614 Audio device, MIDI device, MIDI port and channel.
177 iliev 1997 Click OK. The user can then save *.lscp files for convenient future use. In this way, the user can automatically set up audio and midi devices and
178     load samples into the channel strips when recalling a setup.
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180    
181     <a name="docs"></a>
182 iliev 1997 <br><br>
183     </ol>
184     <img src="screenshots/qs_0_2_2_osx_2.jpg" border="0">
185     </ol></ol>
186     <h3>5.&nbsp; Detailed Documentation</h3>
187     You can find more detailed documentation about our software on our official <a href="http://linuxsampler.org/documentation.html">
188 senoner 1614 LinuxSampler documentation site</a>.
189    
190     <a name="bugs"></a>
191 iliev 1997 <h3>6.&nbsp; Bugs, Problems and Feature Requests</h3>
192 schoenebeck 1676 Our Forum is a good place to ask for help:<br>
193     <br>
194     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://bb.linuxsampler.org">https://bb.linuxsampler.org</a><br>
195     <br>
196     We have a dedicated forum section for
197     newbies and support.<br>
198     <br>
199 iliev 1997
200     Please report any bugs using our bug tracking system:<br>
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202     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org/">http://bugs.linuxsampler.org/</a><br>
203     <br>
204     Some bugs and problems we discovered so far:
205     <ul>
206 iliev 1997 <li>The current LinuxSampler for Mac OS X binary distribution does not ship with gigedit yet.
207     While gigedit works using gtk with X11.app, the large number of dependencies
208     on external libraries makes it very arduous to prepare a universal binary.
209 senoner 1614 </li>
210 iliev 1997 <li>Overloading the sampler (CPU overload or disk overload)
211     produces noise.</li>
212 senoner 1614 <li>
213     QSampler crashes when one tries to create a second port of jack.
214 iliev 2000 An error dialog saying that "the device was not created" appears. After the dialog is dismissed qsampler crashes.
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216     <li>
217 iliev 1997 Sometimes qsampler fails to quit gracefully; this calls for "Force Quit". After force quitting, the
218     linuxsampler subprocess is still running. In this case, simply invoke "killall linuxsampler" from Terminal.app to terminate
219     linuxsampler.
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223    
224 schoenebeck 1630 <a name="credits"></a>
225 iliev 1997 <h3>7.&nbsp; Credits</h3>
226     LinuxSampler was conceived and created by the collective effort of
227     <a href="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">a dedicated group of individuals</a><br>
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229 senoner 1614 <a name="contact"></a>
230 iliev 1997 <h3>8.&nbsp; Contact</h3>
231 senoner 1614 If you have questions or want to help us to improve the sampler,
232     subscribe to the <a href="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">
233 schoenebeck 1630 LinuxSampler Developer's mailing list</a>.
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235     That's it, enjoy!<br>
236     <br>
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