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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Guitarix: New Texturized Themes

Freitag, den 27. Mai 2016

Guitarix got some colorful updates, thanks to these people:

http://webtreatsetc.deviantart.com/art/Grungy-Summer-Sun-Patterns-157594864
http://webtreatsetc.deviantart.com/art/Seamless-Peacock-Blues-Pattern-141966850
http://webtreatsetc.deviantart.com/art/Seamless-Olive-Green-Patterns-178714899
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Seamless-flowers-pattern/4396659

Additionally the Aluminium theme got an update and I crushed most of the PNG images to reduce the package size.

 
HippieGrungy SunPsycedelicGrungy Sun DarkGrandmaAluminium

Short Tutorial: How to Enhance a Vocal Recording (Interview) w/Calf Studio Gear

Donnerstag, den 26. Mai 2016

Ikhider asked for some hints on producing a recording of an interview with Calf Studio Gear, so here it is.

xplanetFX 2.6.8 – 2.6.9: Some Fixes

Mittwoch, den 11. Mai 2016
Version 2.6.9:
* Attempt to fix autostart on KDE5

Version 2.6.8:
* New URLs for NASA Blue Marble images

Guitarix 0.35.0 released!

Sonntag, den 24. April 2016

Guitarix_0.35.0The Guitarix developers proudly present

Guitarix release 0.35.0

Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for
jack (Linux), with an additional mono and a stereo effect rack.
Guitarix includes a large list of plugins[*] and support LADSPA / LV2 plugs as well.

The guitarix engine is designed for LIVE usage, and feature ultra fast, glitch and click free, preset switching, full Midi and/or remote controllable (Web UI not included in the distributed tar ball).

This release introduce the new GUI design by Markus Schmidt aka. boomshop

Beside that, it comes with a couple of fixes and some new plugins.
Also included be the MOD UI’s for the LV2 plugins used by the MOD[*]
For all changes, please check out the changelog.

Please refer to our project page for more information:
http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/

Download Site:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guitarix/

Forum:
http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/forum/

Please consider visiting our forum or leaving a message on
guitarix-developer@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:guitarix-developer@lists.sourceforge.net>

regards
hermann

[*] http://moddevices.com/

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