update on smasher

After my euphoria from installing smasher without any problems I had some time to try out this very nice audio toy. It comes with some help, although it won’t explain everything. However, one easiely recognizes what is going on. What I didn’t realize before installing it was that smasher is not (hopefully yet) designed for live usage. So one can not synchronize playback with other programs (at least I didn’t know how to) and I couldn’t change slicing during playback. When smasher choked on something one cannot reconnect to the jack server. Alltogether it’s a very nice piece of software. One can prepare great loops with nice effects and save them to a wav. Thank you developers.

I have to add another note to my former post. When I installed it on my second machine, running as well on Ubuntu 8.04, it didn’t want to work straight away. On startup smasher  said:

smasher: /usr/lib/libwx_gtk2u_aui-2.8.so.0: \
        version `WXU_2.8.9' not found (required by smasher)

It turned out that some updates from this library are not included in Ubuntu. Adding apt.wxwidgets.org to the package sources list (see) lets you update to the needed version from the wxwidget developers page.


3 Responses to “update on smasher”

  1. 1 fidel February 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm


    just wondering: are you still playing with smasher?
    how’s the current version

    • 2 linuxaudiolive February 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Hi fidel,

      haven’t checked in a while. Last time I used it was still the same: it’s not really thought for live usage, what I was looking for. However, to prepare a tune/rhythm beforehand to be used later it is a very nice program.


  2. 3 fidel February 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm


    and thanks for the reply. Iwas too lazy to compile it manually so far – but it seems that is the only way right now with ubuntu 11.10 … as the app is not available in the repos.

    well … lets fight the lazyness 😉


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