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Buzz

Application Details:

Version: 1.2b
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.buzzmachines.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.18

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Test Results

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What works

Everything.

What does not

Tips and Tricks Dialog... though I'm not sure that ever worked.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Midi

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Works better than on windows

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20091.1.18Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 11 20070.9.49.Yes Yes PlatinumMike Pee 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20070.9.48.Yes Yes PlatinumMike Pee 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3908 Jeskola Buzz got awfully slow at certain points CLOSED ABANDONED View
4338 List control: multi-edit selection problem in one app CLOSED FIXED View
4352 listbox selection is sticky in Jeskola Buzz CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5658 Crash on double free CLOSED INVALID View
27460 Buzz tracker crashes CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Running Jeskola Buzz Tracker on Linux
The ultimate insult is when MS upgrades its OS and alienates old software that its users rely on. Buzz is a one in a million program that's too weird to remake and too good to let die. It was made for Windows 98, which appears to be most of it's problem. It's like having the greatest race car driver and the slowest race car with a worthless pit crew.

How to make it work: (thanks to flavor8.com)

  • Download buzz base installer. Note that this is one of the only binaries which actually work. Updated versions may have problems.
  • Run: wine buzz_base_install.exe
  • cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Buzz
  • wine buzz.exe
EXTRA: Here you will also find a tar.bz2 containing most all the machines - samplers, synths, reverbs, choruses.  Download it here. and then manually copy the gears folder to the ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Buzz folder (again thanks to Flavor8.com)

It's advisable to to save early and safe often. Occasionally adding a machine to your song will crash Buzz. Note this has always been the case and is not due to Wine or Linux. Please leave a bug report here if you find a machine which does so.

Here & here are sample loops which Flavor8 has made to demonstrate how everything fits together. Mix out some of the channels to get a feel for how you could use this live.

Note that Buzz does support direct HD audio output as well, in MS PCM Wav of coarse.

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