This last week-end has seen a major rewrite of the plug-in infrastructure (qtractor 0.1.0.838+), opening the way for more plug-in types, other than just LADSPA. So, effective today on CVS HEAD, you get native Linux VST support on Qtractor. Audio effects only however. This marks the way for the next working season, which is about having MIDI synth/instrument plug-ins, or DSSI and VSTi support for short.
This might be old news for some, but my pet project, Qtractor, has been awarded the Hottest Pick as seen on the Linux Format UK's best-selling Linux magazine, as of January 2008 issue (LXF101). It was just today that I've grabbed (bought) one copy from my usual news-stand and after a while browsing over to the LXF Hot Picks section (p.70), I've found it to my astonishing pleasure.
Can't hold it anymore... :) Since its primordial presentation on the LAC2007@TU-Berlin, almost one year ago, I guess it's finally ready for an official public release. So here it goes.
Qtractor 0.1.0 (frivolous debutante) has been released!
Qtractor development has been going stealthy but has been matured nicely. Still alpha however, but quite practical nevertheless. Or so I believe. Yes, things might get bumpy, faster or slower though, we never know in advance. And quite frankly I don't give a damn whether how it might progress from now. But it will progress, that's what I shall write here engraved ;) Trust me.
Qtractor has been my hobby, kind of personal purpose in life and should stay in that status for quite some time. You probably have noticed there's too many buts in this discourse of mine, and guess what? there follows some more for your pleasant delight.
It must be what should be called one late Fall cleaning: right after yesterday's Qsynth release, and before going into full-speed season compromises, I'll just let it all go as is :) That's it, the world-famous Qt GUI front-end to the incomparable JACK Audio Connection Kit is here and now, shouting for a general heads-up. Sort of ;)
Yes, it's about time. Much as the long due FluidSynth 1.0.8 release, really "Its about funky time!". Time also for season greetings and some gift exchange. Don't ask for a second best, here you have the finest pair of socks for the holiday ;)