Qtractor 0.7.9 (snobbier graviton) is now released!
Audio/MIDI metronome anticipatory offset (NEW)
Current clip highlighting (NEW)
SFZ sample file archive/zip bundling (NEW)
MIDI transpose Reverse tool (NEW)
MIDI (N)RPN running status and NULL support (NEW)
MIDI Controllers catch-up algorithm (FIX)
MIDI track Instrument menu (FIX)
JACK shutdown and buffer-size changes (FIX)
Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.
Qtractor is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.
And the boring complete change-log follows:
JACK buffer-size change handling has been deeply improved, now doing an immediate session restart, while preserving all external connections as much as possible.
Introducing an audio and MIDI metronome anticipatory offset, kind of latency compensation, to respective option settings cf. View/Options.../Audio, MIDI/Metronome/Offset (latency).
Fixed LADSPA plug-in preset switching, incidentally broken as NOP, ever since late Haziest Photon's crash-landed.
MIDI Track/Instrument cascading menus have been found empty broken on Qt5 builds, now fixed.
MIDI RPN/NRPN running status and RPN NULL reset command are now supported (input only).
Fixed a sure immediate crash on removing audio buses that are current targets of any active Aux-send inserts.
Fixed yet another old bummer that was reaping off assigned MIDI controllers on existing track's gain/volume or panning controls, when adding any single new track.
Fixed missing feedback on MIDI controllers assigned to any of monitor, record, mute and solo track/bus state buttons.
Eye-candy warning: the current clip, not necessarily the one currently selected, is now highlighted with a solid outline; linked MIDI clips are also highlighted with an alternate dashed outline.
SFZ file conversion, and bundling of the respective sample files, is now supported when saving as zip/archive (*.qtz).
Fixed track monitor, record, mute and solo dangling states, on Track/Duplicate command.
Slight regression on the LV2 State Files abstract/relative file-path mapping, trading QFileInfo::canonicalFilePath() for QFileInfo::absoluteFilePath(), and thus skipping all symlink dereferences in the process.
Fixed a one first linking/ref-counting glitch, affecting recently recorded MIDI clips which might have their initial clip length still un-quantized to MIDI resolution (BBT).
A brand new and discrete MIDI clip editor command tool has been added: MIDI Tools/Transpose/Reverse.
The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school homebrew software instruments, respectively synthv1, as a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler synthesizer and drumkv1 as yet another drum-kit sampler, are here released on their eleventh beta iteration, joining the so called Qstuff* End of Summer'16 release frenzy.
All still available in dual form:
a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session management) and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support;
QmidiCtl is a MIDI remote controller application that sends MIDI data over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast (http://llg.cubic.org/tools) and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI for Windows (http://nerds.de). QmidiCtl has been primarily designed for the Maemo enabled handheld devices, namely the Nokia N900 and also being promoted to the Maemo Package repositories. Nevertheless, QmidiCtl may still be found effective as a regular desktop application as well.
QmidiNet is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and receives MIDI data (ALSA-MIDI and JACK-MIDI) over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI for Windows.
The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school homebrew software instruments, respectively synthv1, as a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler synthesizer and drumkv1 as one another drum-kit sampler, are here released once again, now in their tenth reincarnation.