10/04/2017 New custom kernel
4.9.20_rt16 As always you can download it here
01/04/2017 We will publish soon a series of little HowTo
about configuring AudioLinux under the name Understanding
AudioLinux. The first will be about audio and processor
performance. Stay tuned!
21/03/2017 New patched kernel 4.9.13_rt12 with the following
additional patches: DSD "bump", Amanero DSD native, Holo Audio
Spring DSD native. You can download it here
15/03/2017 Before a month we will publish a test of AudioLinux
Streamer + DAC and also the Holo
Audio Spring R2R DAC. Stay tuned!
21/02/2017 AudioLinux site under construction. Some parts will be
15/02/2017 Version 1.9 is out! With custom realtime kernel 4.9.9
patched for eliminating clicks at play start/stop of DSD
files. New HQPlayer embedded 4.x that can work with Roon 1.3 also
in a headless system.
24/01/2017 New audiolinux version 1.8 with CPU/CARD monitor (see
image) and NoMachine server. Now you can start headless without
graphical Desktop and access audiolinux from smartphone or PC in a
virtual Desktop identical to the default one!
18/11/2016 New firmware 1099be from Amanero now working for DoP
and native DSD up to DSD256. DSD512 must be fixed. Temporary
patched kernel for audiolinux here
26/09/2016 New version 1.7.4 with MSB dac support and experimental
MERGING driver for Ravenna audio-over-ip (dropped, it needs
further testing, the driver was an alpha driver)
01/07/2016 New updated image with kernel 4.6.2_rt5
12/04/2016 New realtime
kernel 4.6.2 available at http://www.tophifi.it/ftp/packages/kernel/
23/04/2016 Version 1.7.3 with support for Roon + HQPlayer. New
option Extreme for Processor latency with Intel. We have measured
1 microsecond average latency!
23/04/2016 New version 1.7.2 with special boot option for pstate
driver (for new Intel CPU)
12/03/2016 Realtime kernel updated to 4.4.3_rt9 (with support to
JLSounds and other new dacs). Amanero patch for native DSD is
waiting for new firmware release.
05/03/2016 Custom realtime kernel. DSD native support for Amanero
USB card. Download here
For firmware select
This kernel supports the following non-standard cards:
iFi Audio micro/nano iDSD
Matrix Audio X-Sabre
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro
DIYINHK DSD DXD 384kHz USB to I2S/DSD
Aune X1S 32BIT/384 DSD DAC
29/02/2016 Version 1.7.1 Squeezelite-R2 with C-3PO plugin. Now
upsampling is possible on the Logitech Media Server --> C3-PO
Dropped support for Jriver Media Center (...)
25/02/2016 New version
1.7 is out! New Xfce 4.12 Desktop, new network
auto-configuration, new theme, now it is very easy to make your
own configuration for MPD, HQPlayer embedded, Squeezelite (and
change it on the fly...)
01/02/2016 Did you know that with AudioLinux you can use CUDA
acceleration for HQPlayer?
03/01/2016 Updated Maximize and Minimize scripts. Added
optimization script for recording with Ardour. AudioLinux is very
good for studio mixing!
24/12/2015 Next release on 1st January with UpnP media renderer
for Mpd and Apple AirPlay support (only audio)
15/12/2015 By general request, added instructions for installing
the image on USB stick. As soon as possible we will suggest an
easier method for Windows users.
13/12/2015 Now there is also AudioLinux Mini, a stripped down
image without midi and video applications
22/09/2015 New version 1.6 without 32 bit support (now Jriver
Media Center can be installed as 64 bit package)
25/07/2015 Now realtime kernel is 4.0.8-rt6
13/05/2015 in AudioLinux 1.5 improved boot compatibility. Added
Logitech Media server + Squeezelite
1.4 image available for download for 29 Euro
03/04/2015 Version 1.4:
with command line autologin and systemctl --user with dbus
configured is possible now to autostart HQplayer embedded
whitout booting to graphical LXQt Desktop
1.3: Now UEFI motherboards are supported!
AudioLinux version with LXQt 0.9 and new realtime kernel
3.18.7_rt2 with DSD native support.
05/02/2015 Now you can
set automatically audio applications priority with the new
software rtapp and
check the status with rtstatus.
With rtstatus you can
check very easly if your sound card is sharing interrupt with
another device. You can download rtapp
17/11/2014 DSD native up
to DSD512 now possible with patched kernel and alsa-git. Some
XMOS DAC are supported, for example IFI nano/micro iDSD. If you
are interested in this beta version please contact us.
21/10/2014 version 1.1.2
LXQt version 0.8
13/10/2014 version 1.1.1
HQ player embedded ready (to make it work you need a license!).
Now you can control HQlayer with your smartphone. A simple guide
(in Italian) can be found on this page.
01/07/2014 version 1.1 now with LXQt qt5!
PIERO OLMEDA has collaborated in
numerous poetry projects, among which Odio la Poesia (I Hate
Poetry), a live performance where he destroyed an unspecified
number of cathode ray tube televisions, Deus ex Machina in which
the actions of two actors on a stage were piloted by a computer
program via radio, Leopardi Express, with his impersonation of
the poet Giacomo Leopardi, whom he brought back from the dead in
time for Man’s first landing on the Moon, Faust, a series of
monologues by famous poets he brought to conclusion by falling
through a trapdoor surrounded by flames, and Black Hole, with
seven ballerinas dancing in the dark and a labyrinth of luminous
At Padova University’s Computational Sonology Center, he wrote
the poems Zero and L'allegro Faust to be read by synthesized
computer voice at various locations in Italy and around the
He was the founder of Italian Computer Poetry and the writer of
the Lispoet poetry writing program with which he produced a
number of texts presented at the most prestigious electronic art
and poetry festivals, including the First International
Symposium on Electronic Art (Holland).
He has helped stage various exhibitions of electronic art and
poetry, among which Scritture & Oltre and the Computer &
Art Festival. He was editor in chief of the first Italian
magazine dedicated entirely to Computer Art, Poetronike.
Most recently, he has focused on writing a series of stories and
novels: La Bellezza e la Bestia e Fata Morgana on Amazon online
PIERO OLMEDA ha prodotto molti spettacoli di poesia, tra cui la
performance Odio la Poesia durante la quale distrusse in diretta
un numero imprecisato di televisori a tubo catodico, Deus ex
Machina dove le azioni di due attori sul palco venivano pilotate
via radio da un programma per computer, Leopardi Express nel
quale impersonava il poeta Giacomo Leopardi che resuscitava per
accorgersi poi del manifesto dello sbarco sulla luna, Faust un
insieme di monologhi di poeti storici alla fine del quale
scendeva attraverso una botola sul palco tra le fiamme, Black
Hole con sette ballerini che danzavano nel buio in un labirinto
di fili luminosi.
Ha realizzato presso il Centro di Sonologia Computazionale
dell'Università di Padova i poemi Zero e L'allegro Faust
recitati dalla voce sintetizzata del computer, che sono stati
diffusi in Italia e in numerosi altri paesi.
E' stato il fondatore della Computer Poetry italiana realizzando
il programma per scrivere poesie Lispoet con il quale ha
prodotto alcuni testi presentati nei più importanti festival di
poesia e arte elettronica, tra cui il First International
Symposium on Electronic Art (Olanda). Ha coordinato varie
rassegne di poesia e arte elettronica tra cui Scritture &
Oltre e il Computer & Art Festival. E’ stato direttore della
prima rivista italiana dedicata interamente alla Computer Art,
Poetronike. Negli ultimi anni si è dedicato alla scrittura di
racconti e romanzi tra cui La Bellezza e la Bestia e Fata
Morgana, tutti in vendita su Amazon.
Il ritratto realizzato al
computer di Piero Olmeda è di Silvano Onda.