Open Music Kontrollers


an LV2 plugin to store arbitrary notes

With this plugin you can store arbitrary notes/metadata/memos and screenshots about your project.

Build status

build status


For GNU/Linux (64-bit, 32-bit).

To install the plugin bundle on your system, simply copy the notes.lv2 folder out of the platform folder of the downloaded package into your LV2 path.

Stable release

Unstable (nightly) release


Stable release

Git repository

Bugs and feature requests





Build / install

git clone
cd notes.lv2
meson build
cd build
ninja -j4
ninja test
sudo ninja install

If you want to build with embedded Fira font, just disable fontconfig support (-Duse-fontconfig=disabled). If fontconfig support is enabled, Fira font MUST be present on your system.


This plugin features a native LV2 plugin UI which embeds a terminal emulator which can run your favorite terminal editor to edit the plugin’s notes.

Currently, the editor has to be defined via the environment variable EDITOR:

export EDITOR='vim'
export EDITOR='emacs'

If no environment variable is defined, the default fallback editor is ‘vi’, as it must be part of every POSIX system.

Whenever you save the notes, the plugin will try to just-in-time compile and inject it. Potential warnings and errors are reported in the plugin host’s log and the UI itself.

On hi-DPI displays, the UI scales automatically if you have set the correct DPI in your ~/.Xresources.

Xft.dpi: 200

If not, you can manually set your DPI via environmental variable D2TK_SCALE:

export D2TK_SCALE=200


Copyright © 2019-2020 Hanspeter Portner (

This is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0 as published by The Perl Foundation.

This source is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Artistic License 2.0 for more details.

You should have received a copy of the Artistic License 2.0 along the source as a COPYING file. If not, obtain it from

Last update - 28 Aug 2021

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