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Qtractor 0.4.3 - The Fussy Doula released!

Fall is upon us. Summer is gone. Trivial speaking, as it marks yet one's another birthday, mine that is. It also marks the approaching bankruptcy of this funny F&D release code-names. One can also think as the last and stable release before a probable next generation do break all loose. Automation and full MIDI control is popping up over the horizon. So take all children home and be prepared for the worst. Nah, don't be that afraid. With some help from good friends, everything can and shall be arranged. No second thoughts. No hard feelings. Meanwhile...

Qtractor 0.4.3 (fussy doula) released!

Release highlights:

  • Audio send/return aux. inserts (NEW)
  • Mixer peak meters gradient eye-candy (NEW)
  • MIDI System Exclusive (SysEx) setup manager (NEW)
  • MIDI Playback/Queue timer resolution option (NEW)
  • MIDI Instrument definitions from SoundFont 2 files (NEW)
  • MIDI Output bus default instrument (NEW)
  • Buses dialog manager update (FIX)
  • Plugin references by label (FIX)
  • First audio metronome beat/bar (FIX)
  • Ghost clip selections (FIX)
  • Overlapping MIDI clips (FIX)

QjackCtl 0.3.5 slipped away!

A classic needs no introduction.

QjackCtl 0.3.5 slipped away!

QXGEdit 0.0.1 - Ten Years After

Ten years after, nothing to do with Alvin Lee's but one by-product of this über-procrastinator of yours truly :) here goes one more strike to the Linux Audio ecosystem. Rather an almost forgotten niche nowadays, I cannot let this rot in my hard disk. There it is, a XG Editor for the masses, at least the ones who love gems like the Yamaha DB50XG, a precious old piece of hardware that I do strive and joy (pun intended).

If, by this time you don't have the slightest idea of what I'm talking about, move on, there's nothing to see here. This is strictly pure nineties memorabilia but one of the finest pieces of junk you could rig into a PC and turn it on a full-fledged rave machine. Do you remember the days? Awe my 8)

Now that you're following in tune (probably you already googled around) you may reckon that XGEdit95 and XG-Gold are two fine examples of the same subject. More than fine, both do excel in their purpose. There were the high times of shareware (I've told you before, this is memorabilia:) ... yeah right.

Enter QXGEdit. While both of the former may drink the young wine just fine, it has been my prerogative doing things my own way. Linux straight. How could it be any other way? Truth is, this bastard has been slugging on my attic far too long, but this late summer it has revived to a new life. Time to bring it down and share. Provided theres still enough interest on the scene ;)

Qtractor 0.4.2 - The Flaunty Demoness is out!

Howdy! Greatest thanks goes to Mathias Krause aka gizzmo, who contributed with the fundamental code to the new MIDI controller mapping functionality that now widens the Qtractor horizon with regard from generic control surfaces. Being the Behringer BCF2000 a notable example, control feedback is fully supported so that those fancy motorized faders, knobs and lights, actually reflect the whole mixing and editing session state. Some pre-made files are here provided for your convenience: bcx2000.qtc is to import into Qtractor (View/Controllers...) and a couple of presets goes into your BCF2000, Qtractor_Mixer_1-8.syx and Qtractor_Mixer_9-16.syx, respectively for the first and second set of eight channel/track strips.

Ah, the previous hardwired support for the JLCooper-like controls, provided by the Tascam US-224 and US-428 (via us428control), is now optional. You can have it back by just adding this file, usx2y.qtc, to the controllers map.

That's it:

Qtractor 0.4.2 (flaunty demoness) is out!

Release highlights:

  • MIDI controller mapping (mixer) (NEW)
  • Audio/MIDI multi-clip merge (NEW)
  • Multi-clip selection export (NEW)
  • Improved snap precision on drag/moving clips (FIXED)
  • and some other asorted fixes (see change-log;)

Qsynth 0.3.4 released!

Howdy! Simple as it could be,

Qsynth 0.3.4 released!

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