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QXGEdit 0.2.0 is out!

Every couple of years I decide to do some spring cleaning, a bit early this time, perhaps...

And then again I stepped into this kind of pure nineties junkyard synth that's still powering on here and then with great joy. And that's happening on every PCI sound-card slot that can be found around here. All about that Yamaha DB50XG (nb. fact is Yamaha doesn't list it on the product archives anymore, so this might be all just archaeology by now...)

Nevertheless, here it goes again:

QXGEdit 0.2.0 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.

rtirq update - 2015 edition

just in time for the mardi gras, rtirq has been updated ;)

original packages are available:


DISCLAIMER: rtirq only makes sense on PREEMPT_RT or threadirqs enabled kernels (>= 2.6.39).

Qtractor 0.6.5 - The Fermion Ray is out!

Spread the word,

Qtractor 0.6.5 (fermion ray beta) is out!

Release highlights:

  • MIDI clip record/overdubbing (NEW)
  • Extended track multi-selection for mute/solo (NEW)
  • VST-shell sub-plugins support (NEW)
  • JACK transport start/stop resilience (FIX)

And still,

Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 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.

Vee One Suite 0.6.0 - A third beta release


Once again, the Vee One Suite of old-school software instruments, featuring a gang of three made of synthv1, as a polyphonic synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler and drumkv1, as a drum-kit sampler, are being released into the wild as in so called beta phase.

Changes for this one third beta release are as follows:

  • MIDI bank-select/program-changes is now supported, for patch, preset and/or instrument program control.
  • New Help/Configure dialog is introduced for editing the also new MIDI bank/programs interface and user preference options as well (new home of the old Help/Use native dialogs option).
  • Presets may now be specified by base name, as an alternative to the complete preset file-path on command line argument (re. stand-alone JACK client).
  • Fixed parameters A/B comparison swap.

As usual, all made 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 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.

Details are dumped below, business as usual ;)

Qtractor 0.6.4 - The Baryon Throne beta release!

Aw, snap!

Wait, there's no big deal (nor chromium's) cosmic (mis)alignment being announced here now. Rest calm. Sorry to delude some of you :)

But, there's one (notable) leap on this tiny side and part of the universe... (or is it a multiverse? move along...) What I really want to tell is all about this happening and none else's freaking business:

Qtractor 0.6.4 (baryon throne beta) is released!

Release highlights:

  • Punch-in/out over loop-recording/take modes (NEW)
  • Latch/momentary MIDI Controllers toggle mode (NEW)
  • JACK client/port pretty-name (metadata) support (NEW)
  • Custom style and color themes (NEW)
  • Mixer strip multi-row layout (NEW)
  • Muted audio tracks monitoring on playback (FIX)
  • Clip fade-in/out resize on time-stretch (FIX)

Well, although this being yet another milestone--if one may call it that way--it also makes it official (yes, deeply engraved in stone) and definitive as a migration to Git can be, as for source-code control and management (it's a dirty job I know, but someone has to do it, right?). Nevermind. It's done.

Meanwhile, please, don't ever hesitate to ask whether any of the above does affect you some way or another. Or maybe anything else, yay? Indeed, the puzzled you feel, the better :)


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