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    Freesound integration for Ardour


    I've added an integrated Freesound browser into the Ardour (www.ardour.org) digital audio workstation. This allows you to search for and import files directly into a session from the ardour file import dialog. Downloaded files are "tagged" with Ardour metadata so you can search for and use them in future projects, as well.

    Currently this feature is only available for those who build Ardour from source code, but I expect it to be available in future releases.

    -Ben Loftis

    P.S. my thanks to Jorn Lemon who wrote the Mootcher API. His work made it simple for me to integrate Freesound into Ardour!

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    hey ben,

    great!
    did you take nice care of the attribution information?
    it would be really nice if -after you save/export/...- you get presented with a nice TXT which has all the attribution information for your track.

    - bram

    PS: the API will completely change in the future, but will become easier and documented, so.... wink

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    Hi Ben,

    that sounds great smile

    it which version will it be available?

    Regards
    Erdie

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    Hey this software looks great. Does it support ReWire?

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    "We are NEVER going to support Rewire. There are two simple reasons:

    (a) Propellerheads will not allow us to implement Rewire in an open source application.
    (b) JACK allows almost everything that Rewire does."

    http://ardour.org/node/948

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    Hi Bram,

    Your idea for attribution is excellent, and fits into my plan for this project.

    Our first refinement will probably be better search parameters (right now I've only implemented searching for tags). But your suggestion will come shortly after.

    -Ben

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    to be honest the current site's search is very, very bad. The new sites search will be powered by Solr and thus be a LOT more powerful, without an extra effort from us. This should and will be reflected in the API.

    - bram

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    Hi BenLoftis and all,

    I've been using Ardour2 and the freesound plugin a lot in the past. I have just upgraded my machine to ubuntu 11.10 and the version of ardour is 2.8.11
    Whenever I try and use the freesound plugin, it seems to disconnect instantly. I checked my username/psw and it's not that, but when I run Ardour in terminal, I get the following lines when trying the plugin:

    Login failed: Check username and password.

    Login was cool, connection = 0

    So a bit of a contradiction... The whole terminal output is below. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    John

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    john@studio-laptop:~$ ardour2
    WARNING: Your system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory!
    This might cause Ardour to run out of memory before your system runs
    out of memory. You can view the memory limit with 'ulimit -l', and it
    is normally controlled by /etc/security/limits.conf

    Ardour 2.8.11
    (built using 7387 and GCC version 4.6.1)
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Paul Davis
    Some portions Copyright (C) Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel Baker

    Ardour comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
    not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
    under certain conditions; see the source for copying conditions.
    loading default ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_default.conf
    loading user ui configuration file /home/john/.ardour2/ardour2_ui.conf
    Loading ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_dark.rc
    theme_init() called from internal clearlooks engine
    ardour: [INFO]: Ardour will be limited to 4096 open files
    loading system configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc
    loading user configuration file /home/john/.ardour2/ardour.rc
    ardour: [INFO]: No H/W specific optimizations in use
    ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in /home/john/.ardour2/surfaces/:/usr/lib/ardour2/surfaces/
    ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Generic MIDI"
    ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Mackie"
    powermate: Opening of powermate failed - No such file or directory
    ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol powermate not usable
    ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol Tranzport not usable
    Cannot lock down memory area (Cannot allocate memory)
    Cannot lock down memory area (Cannot allocate memory)
    loading bindings from /etc/ardour2/mnemonic-us.bindings

    (ardour-2.8.11:7539): Gtk-WARNING **: EnableTranslation: missing action EnableTranslation
    Session writable based on /home/john/Documents/Ardour/TESTSESSION/
    Login failed: Check username and password.

    Login was cool, connection = 0

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    Gonna give this a try at our theatre. Now working on Pro Tools LE 8 with a digi003. a lot of AU plugins already installed. Would it work with the digi003? Probably yes...
    Upgrading PT in the future is simply to expensive.

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