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Qtractor 0.7.8 - The Snobby Graviton is out!


So it's first solstice'16...

The world sure is a harsh mistress... yeah, you read that right! Heinlein's Moon have been just intentionally rephrased. Yeah, whatever.

Just about when the UK vs. EU is there under close scrutiny and sizzling winds of trumpeting (pun intended, again) coming from the other side of the pond, we all should mark the days we're living in.

No worries: we still have some feeble but comforting news:

Qtractor 0.7.8 (snobby graviton) is out!

Nevertheless ;)

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.

Change-log:

  • MIDI file track names (and any other SMF META events) are now converted to and from the base ASCII/Latin-1 encoding, as much to prevent invalid SMF whenever non-Latin-1 UTF-8 encoded MIDI track names are given.
  • MIDI file tempo-map and location markers import/export is now hopefully corrected, after almost a decade in mistake, regarding MIDI resolution conversion, when different than current session's setting (TPQN, ticks-per-quarter-note aka. ticks-per-beat, etc.)
  • Introducing LV2 UI Show interface support for other types than Qt, Gtk, X11 and lv2_external_ui.
  • Prevent any visual updates while exporting (freewheeling) audio tracks that have at least one plugin activate state automation enabled for playback (as much for not showing messages like "QObject::connect: Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector'"... anymore).
  • The common buses management dialog (View/Buses...) sees the superfluous Refresh button finally removed, while two new button commands take its place: (move) Up and Down.
  • LV2 plug-in Patch support has been added and LV2 plug-ins parameter properties manipulation is now accessible on the generic plug-in properties dialog.
  • Fixed a recently introduced bug, that rendered all but one plug-in instance to silence, affecting only DSSI plug-ins which implement DSSI_Descriptor::run_multiple_synths() eg. fluidsynth-dssi, hexter, etc.

Website:

http://qtractor.sourceforge.net

Project page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor

Downloads:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qtractor/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qtractor.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qtractor.git
https://bitbucket.org/rncbc/qtractor.git

Wiki (on going, help stillwanted, always!):

http://sourceforge.net/p/qtractor/wiki/

License:

Qtractor is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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Vee One Suite 0.7.5 - The Tenth beta is out!


Hiya!

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.

All 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;
  • a LV2 instrument plug-in.

The esoteric change-log goes like this:

  • LV2 Patch property parameters and Worker/Schedule support are now finally in place, allowing for sample file path selections from generic user interfaces (applies to samplv1 and drumkv1 only).
  • All changes to most continuous parameter values are now smoothed to a fast but finite slew rate.
  • All BPM sync options to current transport (Auto) have been refactored to new special minimum value (which is now zero).
  • In compliance to the LV2 spec. MIDI Controllers now affect cached parameter values only, via shadow ports, instead of input control ports directly, mitigating their read-only restriction.
  • Make sure LV2 plug-in state is properly reset on restore.
  • Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).

The Vee One Suite are free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

And then again!

synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer

synthv1 0.7.5 (tenth official beta) is out!

synthv1 is an old-school all-digital 4-oscillator subtractive polyphonic synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://synthv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://synthv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/synthv1/files

git repos:
http://git.code.sf.net/p/synthv1/code
https://github.com/rncbc/synthv1.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/synthv1.git
https://bitbucket.org/rncbc/synthv1.git

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samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler

samplv1 0.7.5 (tenth official beta) is out!

samplv1 is an old-school polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://samplv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://samplv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/samplv1/files

git repos:
http://git.code.sf.net/p/samplv1/code
https://github.com/rncbc/samplv1.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/samplv1.git
https://bitbucket.org/rncbc/samplv1.git

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drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler

drumkv1 0.7.5 (tenth official beta) is out!

drumkv1 is an old-school drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

LV2 URI: http://drumkv1.sourceforge.net/lv2

website:
http://drumkv1.sourceforge.net

downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/drumkv1/files

git repos:
http://git.code.sf.net/p/drumkv1/code
https://github.com/rncbc/drumkv1.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/drumkv1.git
https://bitbucket.org/rncbc/drumkv1.git

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Enjoy && have lots of fun ;)

Qtractor 0.7.7 - The Haziest Photon is out!

Hi everybody,

On the wrap of the late miniLAC2016@c-base.org Berlin (April 8-10), where this Yet Same Old Qstuff* (continued) workshop babbling of yours truly (slides, videos) was taken place.

There's really one (big) thing to keep in mind, as always: Qtractor is not, never was, meant to be a do-it-all monolith DAW. Quite frankly it isn't a pure modular model either. Maybe we can agree on calling it a hybrid perhaps? And still, all this time, it has been just truthful to its original mission statement--modulo some Qt major version numbers--nb. it started on Qt3 (2005-2007), then Qt4 (2008-2014), it is now Qt5, full throttle.

Now,

It must have been like start saying uh. this is probably the best dot or, if you rather call it that way, beta release of them all!

Qtractor 0.7.7 (haziest photon) is out!

Everybody is here compelled to update.

Leave no excuses behind.

Qtractor 0.7.6 - A Hazier Photon is released!


Hey, Spring'16 release frenzy isn't over as of just yet ;)

Keeping up with the tradition,

Qtractor 0.7.6 (a hazier photon) is released!

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.

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The Qstuff* Spring'16 Release Frenzy

On the wake of the miniLAC2016@c-base.org Berlin, and keeping up with tradition, the most venerable of the Qstuff* are under so called Spring'16 release frenzy.

Enjoy the party!

Details are as follows...

 

QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface

QjackCtl 0.4.2 (spring'16) released!

QjackCtl is a(n ageing but still) simple Qt application to control the JACK sound server, for the Linux Audio infrastructure.

Website:
http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qjackctl/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qjackctl

Change-log:

  • Added a brand new "Enable JACK D-BUS interface" option, split from the old common "Enable D-BUS interface" setup option which now refers to its own self D-BUS interface exclusively.
  • Dropped old "Start minimized to system tray" option from setup.
  • Add double-click action (toggle start/stop) to systray (a pull request by Joel Moberg, thanks).
  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
  • System-tray icon context menu has been fixed/hacked to show up again on Plasma 5 (aka. KDE5) notification status area.
  • Switched column entries in the unified interface device combo-box to make it work for macosx/coreaudio again.
  • Blind fix to a FTBFS on macosx/coreaudio platforms, a leftover from the unified interface device selection combo-box inception, almost two years ago.
  • Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
  • Late French (fr) translation update (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).

License:

QjackCtl is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface

Qsynth 0.4.1 (spring'16) released!

Qsynth is a FluidSynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

Website:
http://qsynth.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsynth/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qsynth

Change-log:

  • Dropped old "Start minimized to system tray" option from setup.
  • CMake script lists update (patch by Orcan Ogetbil, thanks).
  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
  • System-tray icon context menu has been fixed/hacked to show up again on Plasma 5 (aka. KDE5) notifications status area.
  • Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
  • Messages standard output capture has been improved in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
  • Regression fix for invalid system-tray icon dimensions reported by some desktop environment frameworks.

License:

Qsynth is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface

Qsampler 0.4.0 (spring'16) released!

Qsampler is a LinuxSampler GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

Website:
http://qsampler.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsampler/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qsampler

Change-log:

  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
  • Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
  • Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
  • Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.

License:

Qsampler is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor

QXGEdit 0.4.0 (spring'16) released!

QXGEdit is a live XG instrument editor, specialized on editing MIDI System Exclusive files (.syx) for the Yamaha DB50XG and thus probably a baseline for many other XG devices.

Website:
http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qxgedit/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qxgedit

Change-log:

  • Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
  • French (fr) translations update (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • Fixed port on MIDI 14-bit controllers input caching.

License:

QXGEdit is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiCtl 0.4.0 (spring'16) released!

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.

Website:
http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidictl/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl

Change-log:

  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.

License:

QmidiCtl is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiNet 0.4.0 (spring'16) released!

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.

Website:
http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidinet/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidinet

Change-log:

  • Allegedly fixed for the socketopt(IP_MULTICAST_LOOP) reverse semantics on Windows platforms (as suggested by Paul Davis, from Ardour ipMIDI implementation, thanks).
  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.

License:

QmidiNet is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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Enjoy && keep the fun, always!

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