xplanetFX renders high quality wallpapers of mother earth on your desktop. An extensive GUI (GTK) provides a lot of features and settings. Various templates place the planet inside different scenes and make shure your desktop never gets boring again. With realtime light, shadows and clouds!

traGtor is a graphical user interface for the awesome conversion tool ffmpeg. With multi streams, presets, multi language and a lot of other features traGtor is a handy tool for converting all audio and video formats through ffmpeg. traGtor is based on GTK and Python.

Calf studiogear is an extensive and high quality plugin pack for professional audio production under Linux. It provides a lot of synthesizers, effects and signal processing for the use with LV2 audio production suites (like Ardour) or as stand-alone through JACK.

Calf with all of its new features and processors isn't officially released by now so you have to grab the GIT-repository from sourceforge.net until we are ready for a stable release.

» calf.sourceforge.net

guess is a tool to launch (and kill) different setups of programs. It was invented to startup all needed synthesizers, audio suites, MIDI sequencers and stuff with the correct source files on the right desktop for a single audio production with just one click.

xplanetFX - series: Mit xplanetFX ganze Bilderserien erstellen

oRainge Theme: GTK-, GDM-, Metacity-, Icons-Theme

oRainge gDesklets: Sprechende Uhren, Kalender, System-Widgets (manual)

photogen:c SVG-Icons: Diverse High-Quality-Icons im SVG-Format

traffick: Serverumgebungen testen. Durch skalierbares Threading erzeugt traffick Unmengen an Suchanfragen und Webseitenaufrufen, um ein hohes Maß an Vorratsdaten Netzwerkauslastung zu simulieren.

GIMP Plug-In “Moderated Blur” for Tilt Shift and Depth-Of-Field Effects

stuff (de) guess calf traGtor xplanetFX

Mein-Neues-Blog DEB Repository

Samstag, den 7. Februar 2015

Most of the software I provide is available as DEB packages in my personal repository. There’s no third party involved, it’s running exclusively on boomshop.net powered by a self-hacked Pike server. All DEB packages are signed with my GPG key.

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Lenovo Thinkpad W540 – the very last Thinkpad in my life – Lenovo sucks.

Freitag, den 27. Juni 2014

Notebookcheck: denting the case above the ExpressCard slotI have to admit that I was blinded by some positive tests in the relevant platforms and media and – which was much more cruicial – my own experience with high class ThinkPad machines. So nothing to euphemise – that’s what you get when you blindly trust a big business concern like Lenovo. It’s completely my fault that I’m a displeased owner of an expensive but  cheap piece of plastic. Sadly there seem to be no replacements on the market atm, either significant parts like a trackpoint, enough USB ports  or a high resolution display are missing, the casing is even more worse than the one of this rattletrap or the internals are too lame to sell them as a „workstation“.

Oh, and not to forget: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/02/19/lenovo-caught-installing-adware-new-computers/

Update: Those suckers really don’t seem to give a fuck for their customers

Update: Aaaand Another one.

Update: Oh dear. Really? Not charging batteries not found to be „genuine“? You guys at Lenovo *really* suck big time.

Anyway. Now that I own this crappy piece of downgrade I feel like I have to make my concerns public to prevent at least a couple of people to get trapped by some clever PR.

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Calf Studio Gear: New Plugin Multi Spread

Samstag, den 23. Januar 2016

Calf_Multi_SpreadMore stereo tools ftw! This one spreads your mono signal into stereo without any additional delay line – just by distributing the frequency spectrum equally between left and right. Choose the amount of filters per band and the direction of the distribution.

Guitarix: Re-Layouting Plugins

Sonntag, den 10. Januar 2016

Guitarix_(gx_head)At the moment I’m quite busy with re-layouting all those single plugins in Guitarix to better fit the overall style and to enhance usability at least a bit. What a shitload of devices… ^^

xplanetFX 2.6.7: New language Polish

Freitag, den 1. Januar 2016
Version 2.6.7:
* New language: Polish by Dariusz - thanks a lot man!
* UI slightly bigger

MOD Devices: New Teaser Page

Montag, den 14. Dezember 2015

facebook_teaserRecently I made a new teaser page for the MOD team (which my own company now is part of), which went live a couple of seconds ago (thanks to Jeremy Jongepier). Subscribe and stay informed about the MOD – I promise it’s *the* killer device for every live musician! =)

http://moddevices.com/

Calf Studio Gear: New Mastering Tool – Multiband Enhancer!

Mittwoch, den 9. Dezember 2015

Calf - Multiband EnhancerA new mastering device available in the Calf suite! The Multiband Enhancer spreads or reduces the stereo image and is able to add some harmonics – on four separate bands individually! For example: reduce the stereo base of your bass band to get more punch and spread it on the highest band for more air and stereo image. Monitor what you’re doing with the tiny goniometers in every band. Add some harmonics in the mid bands to raise the presence of your signal without  changing the loudness – Multiband Enhancer really enhances your mix.

Citizenfour auf deutsch!

Montag, den 23. November 2015

VideoJa, ein Beitrag auf deutsch. Aus guten Grunde – endlich ist Citizenfour mit deutscher Übersetzung erhältlich – vermutlich aber Dank der deutschen Rechtsprechung bzgl. öffentlich-rechtlicher Inhalte im Netz nicht allzu lange.

Also schnell FLASH deinstallieren (wie, Du hast echt noch FLASH auf Deiner Kiste?! Weil sonst die Werbung nicht so geil flickert?), um das Video in der Mediathek als HTML5-Version zu sehen und dann mit Rechtsklick->Video speichern unter… auf die Festplatte bannen.

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Reportage-Dokumentation/Citizenfour/Das-Erste/Video?documentId=31827512&bcastId=799280

Calf Studio Gear: Put Your Sunglasses On!

Dienstag, den 17. November 2015

Calf_TrumpSome very brave guy was just joking asking for more.

Calf Studio Gear: All Plug-Ins With Level Meters, Bypass and Gains

Freitag, den 6. November 2015

Screenshot 2015-11-06_03:33:31Tonight I implemented level meters, bypass and gain knobs to all plug-ins which were missing these widgets. Non-signal-processing plug-ins like Reverb or Multichorus got an On/Off switch instead of a bypass toggle. This way a comparison between dry and wet is much easier and meaningful. Bypass copies the input directly to the output while switching off e.g. a flanger just removes the effect signal from the output, dry signal keeps its level.

Additionally some of the plug-ins UIs were overhauled, basically they got more compact.

Calf Studio Gear: Plug-In Controllers In Calfjackhost

Donnerstag, den 5. November 2015

Calf_JACK_HostA feature request which appeared quite often was at least a bypass button for all plugins in calfjackhost. Lately the main work for adding a much broader spectrum of plug-ins controls was done. It still hides in a branch called „rackwidgets“ but is fully funcitonal now. Only one problem left: The knobs don’t update their counterparts atm. As soon as this gets sorted out we’ll merge the stuff into the master.

Oh and we got scales for the meters in calfjackhost now, too!

Calf Studio Gear: New Timing Selectors And Other New Features

Donnerstag, den 5. November 2015

Calf_Vintage_DelaySome time ago I updated Vintage Delay and Pulsator with a new timing selector widget. Now it’s possible to not only set bpm or tap in the tempo but to select as milliseconds or hertz, too – or just sync it to the host.

Calf_PulsatorAdditionally Pulsator got a Pulse Width setting (which needs some more work) and it’s possible to offset both channels individually now.

Calf_Vintage_Delay2Another partially implemented (but actually ot working) feature is the new Pattern Editor in Vintage Delay where one can build custom delay patterns up to 8 beats with 8 fragments at max. As soon as we have full atoms support the Pattern Editor will be fully functional.