here are some changes to the [community] repository (and the
pro-audio group in particular) since June last year (holy cow, time
* helm-synth (replaces helm due to naming conflict with the kubernetes tool)
These are the more or less top-level additions (some of them dragged in
interesting makedepends or checkdepends such as redkite, abletonlink or
lv2lint). There have also been a few removals, such as raul (more or
less defunct and unused) and non-session-manager (replaced by
The vst3-plugins package group has been added for packages that provide
vst3-plugins (I still need to bring the SDK to the repos for hosts to
make use of it...).
You can inspect the various audio related groups with pacman:
pacman -Sg pro-audio
pacman -Sg lv2-plugins
pacman -Sg vst-plugins
pacman -Sg vst3-plugins
Unrelated: Many of the lv2 plugin packages are now being linted using
lv2lint (and problems being reported upstream) which hopefully improves
the overall quality of the plugins over time.
If you have further suggestions for package additions, please let me
Since my last mail in regards to package updates I have not done too
many changes on audio related wiki pages (due to time spent on more
infrastructure related topics in regards to Arch Linux). I would like to
encourage you to be active members of the Arch Wiki as I think that
especially the pro-audio related articles leave much to be desired.
Also, if you would like to package (pro-audio) packages for Arch Linux
do get in touch (e.g. for a Trusted User sponsorship)! I realize that at
around 500 packages it gets a little tedious... :>
This is a very nifty software, a Faust external for Pd featuring live
compilation using the libfaust JIT, by Pierre Guillot from CICM - Univ.
Paris 8 (you might still remember him, he was at LAC@c-base a couple of
years ago, IIRC).
In the past few days, I've worked with Pierre to make this work without any
hitches on Arch, using LLVM 10 and the current Faust version (2.7.2). You
can find my PKGBUILD here:
It would be really nice if you could adopt this package and put it into
community, that would be much appreciated. The package is pretty easy to
build (it uses cmake and includes most of its dependencies), there's just
that pesky `WARNING: Package contains reference to $srcdir` that I've
forgotten how to deal with. I'm sure that you can get rid of it. ;-)
This is still under active development, so timely support is guaranteed. :)
In particular, I plan to work with Pierre to bring pd-faustgen's features
up to par with Stephane's Max faustgen and my own pd-faust, adding stuff
like MIDI and OSC support, so that I can eventually get rid of pd-faust and
just use pd-faustgen instead.
Many thanks in advance!
Dr. Albert Gr"af
Computer Music Research Group, JGU Mainz, Germany
Email: aggraef(a)gmail.com, web: https://agraef.github.io/