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Qtractor 0.8.1 - The Sticky Tauon is out!

Hello everybody!

Qtractor 0.8.1 (sticky tauon) is out!

Release highlights:

  • JACK Transport mode switching on main menu/tool-bar (NEW)
  • Main menu Track/Navigate/Next, Previous wrap around (FIX)
  • Auto-backward play-head position flip-flopping (FIX)
  • JACK Transport tempo/time-signature in-flight changes (FIX)
  • Sanitized audio clip zoom-in/out resolution (FIX)

Obviously, this is one dot bug-fix release and everyone is then compelled to upgrade. On the side, a couple of notes are also worthy of mention...

Besides some other stray thoughts, you may be asking yourself, after reading those crappy release highlights above, what the heck that "in-flight" tempo / time-signature change-fix is all about?

No stress. There's always a reason, as if reason won't ever prevail, above all else...

So, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, should here be told: jack_link is the dang reason. And then, you may now know and play the badass with Ableton Link. Keep in mind that jack_link is kind of a toy, so please, have it under a child's perspective ;)

You can still play all along with your band fellows, don't get me wrong. You all have to be on the same machine or in the same local network segment (LAN) anyway, just like qmidinet does (and recommends). But that's probably one hell of a disparate story, although sharing the same networking concept... move along!

Whatever. When in doubt, please ask me. Whenever you find yourself in despair, you can also ask me. But take note that I made no promises nor guarantees that it would ever work for you. And this goes as far as in any formal disclaimer can go.

The hard truth is: your are on your own. But please, enjoy and have (lots of) fun while you're at it ;)

As second note, this project has finally called in for its own vanity and internet domain name: qtractor.org. I guess it was about time.

Nuff said.

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.

Website:

http://qtractor.sourceforge.net
http://qtractor.org

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 (help still wanted!):

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.

Change-log:

  • The View/Options.../Display/Dialogs/Use native dialogs option is now set initially off by default.
  • All tempo and time-signature labels are now displayed with one decimal digit, as it was in mostly everywhere else but the time ruler/scale headers.
  • JACK transport tempo and time-signature changes are now accepted, even though playback is not currently rolling; also, changing (JACK) Timebase master setting (cf.View/Options.../General/Transport/Timebase) will take effect immediately, not needing nor warning for session restart
    anymore.
  • Track/Navigate/Next and Previous menu commands, finally fixed to wrap around the current track list.
  • Current session (JACK) transport mode option switching is now being made accessible, from the main menu and drop-down toolbar buttons, as well as user configurable PC-keyboard and/or MIDI controller shortcuts (cf. Transport/Mode/None, Slave, Master, Full).
  • Fixed some auto-backward play-head position flip-flopping, when opening a new session while the previous was still on rolling/playing state, hopefully.
  • Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • MIDI clip changes are now saved unconditionally whenever the editor (piano-roll) is closed or not currently visible.
  • Audio clip peak/waveform files re-generation performance, scalability and resilience have been slightly improved.
  • Some sanitary checks have been added to audio clip peak/waveform re-generation routine, as much to avoid empty, blank, zero or negative-width faulty renderings.
  • Do not reset the Files tree-view widgets anymore, when leaving any drag-and-drop operation (annoyingly, all groups and sub-groups were being closed without appeal).
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

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Enjoy && Keep the fun, as always.

Qtractor 0.8.0 - The Snobbiest Graviton is out!

Hello there!

This might come as an end to a long cycle indeed, really approaching a final and last milestone, whatever...

But one thing is for sure: besides the prodigal but (pun, somewhat, not intended:)), this wraps up the so called Qstuff* Fall'16 release business deal.

Qtractor 0.8.0 (snobbiest graviton) is out!

And the release highlights are:

  • Auto-backward location marker (NEW)
  • Clip selection edge adjustment (NEW)
  • Improved audio clip zoom-in resolution (NEW)
  • Clip selection resilience (FIX)
  • MIDI (N)RPN running status (FIX)

And the band plays on...

Vee One Suite 0.8.0 - A Fall'16 release


Hello again!

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 now into their twelfth beta, joining The Qstuff* Fall'16 release stream.

As before, 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 common change-log for this joint-release:

  • LV2_STATE__StateChanged is now transmitted as a regular atom notification event, as far as to give some careful hosts enough slack to raise a dirty flag.
  • Fixed input MIDI RPN/NRPN running status processing.
  • Once forgotten, loop on/off setting is now consequential (samplv1 only).
  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.

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.

So here they go, thrice again!

synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer

synthv1 0.8.0 (fall'16) 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 0.8.0 (fall'16) 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 0.8.0 (fall'16) 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 && keep the fun ;)

The QStuff* Fall'16 Release

Hello!

Although this being mostly a maintenance batch release and some kind of a checkpoint to this whole QStuff* life cycle, there's now this writing on the wall:

That written, all users and packagers are there strongly invited to update their pointers. Simply put: go for the grabs!

Enjoy and keep the fun!

 

QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface

QjackCtl 0.4.4 (fall'16) is out!

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
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files

Git repos:

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

Change-log:

  • Fixed an early crash when the singleton/unique application instance setup option is turned off.
  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.

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Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface

Qsynth 0.4.3 (fall'16) is out!

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

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

Git repos:

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

Change-log:

  • Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application instance setup.
  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
  • Late French (fr) translation update. (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).

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Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface

Qsampler 0.4.2 (fall'16) is out!

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

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

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsampler/code, http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsampler/liblscp
https://github.com/rncbc/qsampler.git, https://github.com/rncbc/liblscp.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsampler.git, https://gitlab.com/rncbc/liblscp.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsampler.git, https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/liblscp.git

Change-log:

  • Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application instance setup.
  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.

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QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor

QXGEdit 0.4.2 (fall'16) is out!

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
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files

Git repos:

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

Change-log:

  • Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application instance setup.
  • MIDI RPN/NRPN running status and RPN NULL reset command are now supported (input only).
  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
  • Remove extra 'Keywords' entry and fix spelling (patches by Jaromír Mikeš, thanks).

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QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiCtl 0.4.2 (fall'16) is out!

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
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files

Git repos:

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

Change-log:

  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.

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QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiNet 0.4.2 (fall'16) is out!

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
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files

Git repos:

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

Change-log:

  • Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command line options, wrt. installation directories specification, eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.

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License:

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

 

Enjoy && keep the fun!

Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release


So it's last equinox'16...

And the ultimate last of the Qstuff* End of Summer'16 release parties.

Qtractor 0.7.9 (snobbier graviton) is now released!

Release highlights:

  • 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)

Enjoy && Have (lots of) fun.

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