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Download from najval: MUSIX_GNU+Linux_3.0stable.iso (md5)

Download from zonainter: MUSIX_GNU+Linux_3.0stable.iso (md5)

The development team of Musix GNU+Linux is proud to present version 3.0 Stable. We didn’t found serious bugs, so we corrected the known ones and we think this is a great release.


For this version of the installable Live DVD/USB Stable we added some video editors like kdenlive 0.9.6, avidemux and cinelerra, added french and serbian language support, openoffice, solved some minor KDE desktop bugs… Musix 3.0 boots by default in LXDE, but you can choose the tailored KDE and IceWM desktops or the original fluxbox and openbox; os-probe was installed to detect other systems during HD installation. The Kernel 3.4.14-gnu-RT23 is 100% free as well as all software in Musix and operates in real time for audio and music production. For a full list of installed software, please see: package_list3.0stable.txt


Special mention to the developers Ariel Errera, Carlos Sanchiavedraz, Gilberto Borges, Daniel Vidal, Javier Llorente, Pablo Sastre, Pablo Lozano, Jose Vazquez Viader, Suso Comesaña, Mariano Ibaldi, Claudio Caldas, Martin Carr and Jacobo Najera (sorry if forget someone) to have accompanied the project during this 2013 and 2014 even with wide swings and the low availability of free time.

Musix GNU+Linux 3.0 is based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.2 “Wheezy”

Some useful information:

User: user

Pass: live

* site is only an archive of past versions, our new site is


* If you are new to music/audio on GNU+Linux, we recommend opening any of the .starter demos in the folder /home/user/demos/starters/ (right click from the file browser, Open With -> musixstarter)

* For newbies, we do recommend UNetbootin to create a Live USB, but if you want to install from USB to HD, please see “Installation” below.

More info and downloads:

Forum: (english and spanish)

Mailing list:


The recommended method is burning a DVD and install from there. If you dont have a DVD device and only can boot from USB pendrive you need to:

1) execute: isohybrid file.iso

2) copy the ISO image to the USB memory:

cat file.iso > /dev/sdX

…usually /dev/sdb [warning, this will erase all your files on that device]

3) sync

(to flush  kernel filesystem buffers) and

4) just reboot from the USB pendrive and choose install.

Or refer to Debian installation for USB.


Known bugs from RC1 solved in RC2 and Stable:

There were some annoying bugs that didnt prevent use Musix at its true potential, these were: KDE warning about the loss of avant-window-navigator, the demos do not work from the LXDE menu because musixstarter not find the file “~ /. jackdrc “, KDE doesnt launch a network manager (nm-applet) at the start by default but is installed on the system, sudo does not work for graphic apps into Xorg (xhost +local:root), and some icons such as audacious2.desktop are ‘broken’; os-probe was needed to detect other Operating Systems during HD install: all these bugs were  corrected for the RC2 and Stable version.

TESTING version

There is the next Musix version masterized by Daniel Vidal, based on new kernels:


(you can also boot in english, portuguese, french or serbian)


SAM_4844 SAM_4843 SAM_4842

snapshot2 snapshot1SAM_4841 SAM_4840  SAM_4839 SAM_4838 SAM_4837 SAM_4836 SAM_4835 SAM_4834 SAM_4833 SAM_4832 SAM_4831 SAM_4830

Resources temporary unavailable and all it’s sub-domains have been recently gone offline and probably will be for some time. Because of domain ownership we might not be able to continue using the former site (although all data is safe!).

This issue affects user’s forums, repositories and some developer’s resources (svn, development wiki, redmine).
We are now putting all our efforts to re enable these services completely.

Holap Zynalienwah 0.1.0

Zynalienwah is a port of one of the wonderfull Zynaddsubfx effects to LADSPA.

Package and sources are now available for installation at the contribution’s repository.

About HOLAP:
HOLAP is a set of DSSI and LADSPA audio plug-ins including DSP effects and a FM synthesizer.

Warscape sonata

Warscape Sonata is a radio art production that remixes information related to the drug war in Mexico.

RSS news channels, microblogging hashtags, and viral videos are used as sources for an electronic registry of the historic moment of militarized Mexico. The information obtained from these sources is manipulated by software to extract sound archives which are then used to create a radio production that places aesthetic emphasis on the media aspect of the war.

Warscape Sonata also highlights the way in which Mexico’s civilian population experiments with information technologies to confront propaganda, social control and fear.


The Warscape Sonata radio piece is based on following proceses: Hashtag Bot, Shootgun Beat and Mashup. Details of this creative path is at the site.

With your participation and support it will be possible to socially finance Warscape Sonata.

Project’s site:

Horgand DSSI 1.14.3

Horgand is a JACK capable organ client with presets and some effects incorporated. It generates the sound in real time like a FM synthesizer. As a result of this, you can change the frequency of all the drawbars and add some special effects. It features auto-accompaniment, looped drums, and a bass line in a wave table way.

In the DSSI plug-in the edition is not allowed, use the standalone package to create new sounds/banks.

Part of the HOLAP audio plug-ins. Installation is now available through apt package manager.

Holharm plug-ins

Holharm aims to be a smart harmonizer plug-in using the smbPitchShifther engine available on in periods of 128 frames.

Holharm uses a double harmonizer engine, you can define the interval for each channel.

Part of the HOLAP audio plug-ins, they are now available at the contribution repository in both DSSI and LADSPA formats.

Darktable 0.9.3

Darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers which manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. It also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

It tries to fill the gap between the many excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as ufraw or f-spot). The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. the user will always be able to interact, even if the full resolution image is not yet loaded.

The application is now accessible through package manager on contribution’s repository.

More info:

Gdigi 0.2.0

Gdigi is an utility to control DigiTech effect pedals aimed to provide X-Edit functionality to Linux users.

Supported devices:

  • RP250
  • RP255
  • RP355
  • RP500
  • RP1000
  • GNX3000
  • GNX4K

Application is now accessible through package manager on contribution’s repository.

Holap Goomf 0.1.0

The second in a series of DSSI and LADSPA plug-ins is now available at the contribution repository.

Goomf is a simple Mono synthesizer, FM based, with six operators. The future plan is to add the analog filter code of ZynAddSubFx.

About HOLAP:
HOLAP is a set of DSSI and LADSPA audio plug-ins including DSP effects and a FM synthesizer.