[ubuntu] Smasher 1.1.1 deb package for Jaunty

Smasher is an easy to use and lightweight audio loop slicer for Linux and Windows. I decided I would give it a try and that I should package it for Ubuntu (see Download section below).

It might need a little time before you figure out how this thing works. First you need to understand the Patterns (upper-right part); Smasher divided the file you’ve given him into slices, and each slice gets a number and that’s the numbers you see on the left. From there, you can select in which order to play the slices.
Below the pattern area, there is the effects area, that’s where you can apply an effect to each slice (first column for first slice being played). Then it is very easy to understand the rest of how it works.

Important: Smasher doesn’t seem to support (or struggles with) files that are relatively big. I suggest you stick with mp3’s that are less than 1mb, or Wav files are less than 2 or 3mb. Otherwise you’ll see your Ram memory go up and your computer will start freezing.

Here are some of the features it offers (from official website):

  • slice loops in seconds
  • load MP3, WAV, FLAC and AIFF
  • save as WAV
  • resonant filters
  • effects
  • share presets online
  • sample packs
  • free and open source

Screenshots:
smasher-1
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[Jaunty] Getting the Sound working on the HP Mini 1000 (or 1120NR)

Note that in Karmic Koala 9.10, the sound is working by default!

I had problems having any sound working on jaunty pre-releases (beta and release candidates). I have a HP Mini 1000 1120NR. This workaround should also work for other models.

This is related to this bug report. There is no official fixes yet.

Here’s my workaround:

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Jaunty lpia Installation for HP Mini 1000 SSD

This workaround was used because of a bug BUT it has been FIXED (#355376 and #354226).

DO NOT USE THIS POST unless you know what you are doing.

To install a CLI system on my hp mini 1000, I used the MID Live lpia iso, and when it gets into the graphical interface, I pushed ctrl+alt+f2 to switch to another TTY. And then I installed using cdebootstrap. This is quite an expert installation and it is very long and hard to do.

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