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Qtractor 0.5.2 - The Charlie X-ray gets through!

Aha, TYOQA is finally coming to an end.

Are we getting pre-beta status? No way. Not there yet. And quite frankly, it will never be. As most of you who know my stance on this alpha-and-omega-thing, may well rejoice: this is alphaaaaa!...

Now, let's get some more cynicism to the extreme, an activity that I've been criticized more than often: the previous dot release nailed the day when a bitten-fruit boss passed away. I am no prophet, but could it be that we're witnessing the dawn of a brand new-age passover? I wonder what will happen this time.

Let's get over it, or better said, through it!

Time will tell or else, never mind.

Qtractor 0.5.2 (charlie x-ray) breaks out free!

This solstice release comes with a long overdue loop-recording/takes featuritis breakout. As a matter of fact, it is actually the relevant feature being introduced this season. BTW, happy holidays--before too late ;)

Well, I've tried to do something barely useful, at least for the lone, one-(wo)man-band and over-dubber, that is. There's still a point on the old motto, remember? That techno-boy(gal)-bedroom studio? Now I think he/she can have a guitar ;) In other words, I'm not really sure this is going to be the best user-interface or paradigm, model, whatever.

You tell me :)

Release highlights:

  • Default session file format option (NEW)
  • LV2 State extension support (NEW)
  • Loop-recording/takes implementation (NEW)
  • Options dialog re-arrangement (FIX)
  • Improved in-flight recording display (FIX)
  • MIDI clip file revision numbering (FIX)
  • Clip "Unlink" option (NEW)

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All That It Takes

or not even close...

Loop-recording/takes is now being featured right from Qtractor SVN trunk (aka. qtractor 0.5.1.18+). That means you now have the option to automatically fold any recording clip into so called takes, each take sliced from each loop run. Worth noting is that this all works somewhat seamless, whether you have the (loop recording mode) option turned on or else.

In Restless Peace

If there is any death that should be mourned in the month of October [2011], it is that of Dennis Ritchie.
Dean Howell, October 13, 2011 -- thepowerbase.com

Time is the ultimate judge.

Last week-end the farthest of longjmp()'s has been invoked. Dennis Ritchie passed away. One book that I'm keen to remember was, and still is, "The C Programming Language", usually abbreviated as by just The K&R book. K's standing for Brian Kernighan, the R for the now late Dennis. This book changed, or better said, shaped my role in life or may I say it loud, my role in the society as we live in or I know about.

There's an excess of a quarter a century in my own life on this nostalgia already. Wait, it is not quite nostalgia as in portuguese term saudade, but an ever lasting spirit that still lingers on.

Dennis, on that regard, you are still alive. As long as any C compiler gets its toll. You are immortal. I envy you. I cannot stop repeating myself. As long as any C/C++ compiler gets its due, you won't ever rest in peace. I'm afraid it will be restless for times to come. So, there's no usual obituary R.I.P. from here to you Dennis, sorry.

I owe [you] much.

Cheers.

rtirq update

greetings,

rtirq, the init script that automagically tunes up your system for audio, has been updated as much for better avoid duplicates when alsa device drivers share their irq line with something else. here you can find the upstream tarballs or this very latest. nb. rtirq only applies to preempt_rt or threadirqs enabled kernels (>= 2.6.39).

byee

Qtractor 0.5.1 - The Bravo Yankee return!

Summer is now long gone, obviously fall has already begun. As winter looms on the horizon the year steadily marches into its due end. (oh crap!...)

Today marks the day of this second public release while on the TYOQA age. It also marks yet another birthday of mine. One more year's gone, one less to go. Be happy! I hope you'd like my party as soon you get over from yesterday's bitten fruit showtime*.

Now's the time...

Qtractor 0.5.1 (bravo yankee) is out!

Yes, it's "bravo" alright, not "beta" nor anything else. Despite any previous existing codename. Now, it's all dumb-down easy to predict any next release codenames, a matter of convergence and fact that just chalks one less of a burden on me :)

Believe it or not, this is the best and, allegedly, the most stable release ever. Ain't them all? ;)

Release highlights:

  • Linked (aka. ref-counted) audio/MIDI clips (NEW)
  • Aux-Send pseudo-plugin (NEW)
  • Direct-access plugin parameter slider (NEW)
  • MIDI file player (NEW)
  • Automatic time-stretching of audio clips on tempo-map changes (FIX)
  • Improved native Linux VST support (FIX)
  • Improved JACK-Session support (FIX)
  • Improved generic plugin form (FIX)
  • MIDI-fx plugin support (NEW)
  • Audio bus/ports auto-connect option (NEW)
  • First translation call (Czech) (NEW)

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* ps. as a matter of fact, bitten fruit's boss passed away on this very day; seconding his own beliefs he must have been reincarnated somehow... I wish him a jolly new journey ;)

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