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Qtractor 0.7.0 - The Muon Base is out!

Ahoy!

Stepping up to Summer'15 release frenzy stage scene, in its fourth and hopefully last act,

Qtractor 0.7.0 (muon base beta) is out!

As a major highlight to this release, there's the advent of regular MIDI controllers mapping/assignment to main application menu command actions, just like normal PC-keyboard shortcuts, is being introduced (cf. main menu Help/Shortcuts...).

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.

As a major highlight to this release, there's the advent of regular MIDI controllers mapping/assignment to main application menu command actions, just like normal PC-keyboard shortcuts, is being introduced (cf. main menu Help/Shortcuts...).

Have a hotta Summer'15 ;)

Enjoy.

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Website:

http://qtractor.sourceforge.net

Project page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor

Downloads:

License:

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

Change-log:

  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • Revised MIDI Controlllers catch-up algorithm.
  • Mixer multi-row layout gets a little bit of a fairness fix.
  • Non-continuous MIDI Controllers now have their Hook and Latch options disabled as those are found not applicable,
  • As an alternative to PC-keyboard shortcuts, MIDI controllers are now also assignable and configurable for any of the main menu command actions, all from the same old configuration dialog (Help/Shortcuts...).
  • Fixed missing Track and Clip sub-menus from Edit/context-menu that were found AWOL ever since after the Lazy Tachyon beta release (> 0.6.6).
  • An off-by-one bar position (as in BBT, bar, beat and ticks) has been purportedly fixed as long as LV2 Time/Position atom event transfer goes.
  • French (fr) translation line to desktop file added (patch by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore sub-routine is now in effect.
  • Improved MIDI clip editor resilience across tempo and time-signature changes.
  • Keyboard shortcuts configuration (Help/Shortcuts...) now lists complete menu/action path where available.
  • Fixed in-flight VST plugin editor (GUI) resizing.
  • Added support to LV2UI_portMap extension, found really handy for the cases where you have multiple plugins with different port configurations and a single common UI to drive them all (pull request by Hanspeter Portner aka. ventosus, thanks).

Enjoy && keep the fun.

Vee One Suite 0.7.0 - Seventh beta release

Hi everyone,

The Vee One Suite of old-school software instruments, aka. the gang of three have gone through yet another milestone: synthv1, as one polyphonic synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler and drumkv1, as one drum-kit sampler, are now part of the Summer'15 release frenzy :)

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;
  • a LV2 instrument plug-in.

Common change-log follows:

  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • Reset ramps after LV2 control port reconnection; small fixes to LV2.ttl (pull-requests by Hanspeter Portner aka. ventosus, on synthv1, thanks).
  • MIDI Controllers/Programs is now an optional feature on the LV2 plugin forms, as some LV2 hosts might enforce the purity restriction to input control ports as being absolutely read-only parameter values from a plugin's instance perspective.
  • MIDI Controller mapping/learn is now possible on all parameter control knobs; with global configuration also available on the Help/Configure dialog.
  • French (fr) translation line to desktop file added (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).

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

Here they go!

synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer

synthv1 0.7.0 (seventh 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

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samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler

samplv1 0.7.0 (seventh 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

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drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler

drumkv1 0.7.0 (seventh 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

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Enjoy && keep the fun ;)

Summer'15 release frenzy pt.2 - Qsampler 0.3.1 is out!

The Summer'15 release frenzy continues... ;)

On the wake of LinuxSampler 2.0.0 release,

Qsampler 0.3.1 is out!

And it lands at the precise moment sourceforge.net outage disaster is still going through hopefully out of recovery hell. Also worth noting is that Qsampler is now raked as a genuine Qt5 application, leaving Qt4 behind but still an option.

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

website:
http://qsampler.sourceforge.net
downloads:

Change-log:

  • Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some 64bit Linux flavours.
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore sub-routine is now in effect. (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.

License:

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

Enjoy && have fun!

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Summer'15 release frenzy pt.1 - QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out!


Hi all,

as in through the hottest of summers--as southerners can't even wait--here comes part one:

QjackCtl 0.4.0 (summer'15) is out!

though aside that everybody knows this already,

QjackCtl is a (maybe not so any more but) 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

Change-log:

  • Some windows fixes added (patch by Kjetil Matheussen, thanks).
  • Most advanced Setup/Settings are moved into new Setup/Advanced settings tab; limit range for the real-time priority setting, now having 6 as absolute minimum valid value (after patches by Robin Gareus, thanks).
  • A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore sub-routine is now in effect (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Delayed geometry setup for widget windows upon startup has been deprecated and scrapped altogether.
  • Setup/settings dialog tab is going into some layout changes; also got rid of old patchbay auto-refresh timer cruft, which was previously hidden/disabled.
  • New socket names are now automatically inferred from selected client names while on the Patchbay widget, Socket dialog.
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • German (de) translation update (by Guido Scholz, thanks).

License:

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

Enjoy && have a whole hotta Summer'15 fun!

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Qtractor 0.6.7 - The Lepton Acid beta release!

It's alive!

Qtractor 0.6.7 (lepton acid beta) is out!

Release highlights:

  • MIDI instrument rendering on audio export (NEW)
  • MIDI clip editor view/event criteria persistence (NEW)
  • MIDI clip editor resilience on record/overdub (FIX)
  • Generic plugin form position persistence (NEW)
  • JACK Transport/Timebase master option (NEW)
  • and yet more tiny lurking critters swatted ;)

Well, the major highlight to this release is in fact this brand new and way long overdue feature, seamlessly integrated to the faithful and regular audio track export function: MIDI track instrument plug-in rendering and mix-down (aka. freeze) is now real, as long their audio output goes onto selected buses, aka. stems, mix-groups, whatever a mix/mastering head would name it! nb. on the (very exquisite) Qtractor arch-model parlance, those are just called "audio output buses" and that ain't gonna change, any time soon, so stop it! A word of caution must be told by now: dedicated (JACK) audio output ports are off-the-grid, so sorry.

Maybe this silently makes a notch towards the DAW epitome, though Qtractor still claims to be just a plain and honest sequencer--with yet another DAW-like feature addition--the same as it ever was.

Nuff said.

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