Aeolus is a pipe organ emulator written by Fons Adriaensen. It was released as free software (GPL license). This page mainly tries to be a central place to concentrate resources related to Aeolus. It is a wiki, but for spamming reasons you need an account to log in. Ask for an account on the mailing list if you want to contribute.
A short explanation by Fons Adriaensen, the author of Aeolus, as found on his homepage:
That is how Aeolus looks like. Switching stops using a notebook with touch screen must be a joy :) :
Using Aeolus is simple if you have basic knowledge about professional linux audio. But even as a beginner you should be able to get your system up and running Aeolus.
The preferred audio driver system to use is ALSA, not the (deprecated) OSS. You can run Aeolus on top of ALSA directly, or (highly recommended) run the realtime soundserver JACK on top of ALSA and tell Aeolus to use JACK.
For the basic system setup read the very good instructions by Musikun.
Currently there are no ready to use binaries yet. It will last some time until the distributors will provide packages. If you are familiar with building from source, get it from the Aeolus homepage. See Musikuns excellent page for help with compiling.
Note that the latest version also compiles on a AMD64 (Gentoo) and using the instructions you might be able to get it running. If you get no audio sound using Jack, try as root. If that works some work has to be done :) considering the soundserver.
Support & participation
There are two mailing lists, one about user and one about developer related things. To subscribe or unsubscribe, simply send an empty mail to one of the following mail addresses:
aeolus-user-subscribe ADD muse-sequencer.org
aeolus-user-unsubscribe ADD muse-sequencer.org
aeolus-dev-subscribe ADD muse-sequencer.org
aeolus-dev-unsubscribe ADD muse-sequencer.org
Even as a normal user with limited computer knowledge, you can help with the development of Aeolus. What Aeolus needs so far:
Please contact the mailing list or Fons Adriaensen directly if you can help the Aeolus project.
In this wiki:
In the web:
Some web resources about MIDI and consoles, partly contributed by Ben Johnson:
Joachim Schiele has tried to create an Aeolus logo. Here are the results of these efforts: