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Qtractor 0.7.1 - The Meson Dope beta release

Hey,

Here's to all southerners for whom the so called Summer'15 didn't made much sense...

Beg your pardon yet and again, but it's that time of year when grapefruit is about ripening, pretty fast and maybe late, at least on the northern hemisphere. No worries: harvesting has already been carried away. So it's your call now, wether it makes for ugly bad wine or, pretty good vinegar...

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. --Aristophanes

never mind,

Qtractor 0.7.1 (meson dope beta) is released!

Now, for the clueless:

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.

And for the ones who can aptly tell a TL;DR apart from a hangover:

Besides the incidental bug-fixes and proverbial business-as-usual stance for this dot release, the most probable and hopefully significant news about it, is that this will be the last to build against Qt4 by default.

Time has come to move on up to Qt5. Remember that a Qt5 build is and has been possible already for ages now but somewhat relegated on a subpar status due to the once lack of support for all non-Qt5 LV2 plug-ins GUIs out there. Not anymore! Starting from this very release onwards there's this so called native LV2 GTK2 and X11 UI support on Qt5. Also thriving, drobilla's libsuil is being updated to par just that as well. So things are all aligning up nigh.

A special note to the voluntary packager: if you choose, for any reason you may find commendable, to build, package and distribute a Qt5 build (via ./configure --enable-qt5 ...) please be sure that every LV2 plug-ins around that take Qt as its UI framework are also build, packaged and distributed on the same premises, otherwise they might just fail and crash Qtractor on show. Among those are the ones comprised by the Vee One Suite, namely synthv1, samplv1 and drumkv1, of course.

Also as a(nother) side note: It has been for quite some time there's an alternate github.com repository which is kept in sync with the sf.net one. However, this doesn't mean that the Qtractor project is about to migrate to brand new hosting whatsoever: the original upstream source code repository is, will be, as ever was, always kept somewhere else still in this world and universe. It's a Git world out nowadays and as the mottos says, --everything-is-local, --distributed-is-the-new-centralized ;)

Enjoy.

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Website:

http://qtractor.sourceforge.net

Project page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor

Downloads:

Wiki (help 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:

  • Fixed an ages old MIDI track/channel instrument mapping (bank, program) issue that prevented normal all-shut-up messages from being sent to MIDI output buses/ports on playback stop.
  • Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
  • Fixed port on MIDI 14-bit controllers input caching.
  • Fixed false value readings on the MIDI clip editor (aka. piano-roll) tool-tips, when dragging a note velocity or controller value outside the acceptable nominal range (eg. 0-127).
  • Added LV2_BUF_SIZE__nominalBlockLength option support (patch by falktx aka. Filipe Coelho, thanks).
  • Fixed wrong initial tempo/time-signature display when session is loaded from command line.
  • LV2 plug-in UI GTK2 and X11 in Qt5 host native support added.
  • Transport/Auto Backward feature now honoring (auto return) to same current location precedence as Transport/Backward.
  • Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11 (cf. configure --enable-xunique).
  • MIDI Tools/Transpose, Resize duration display format (frames, time or BBT) have been fixed.
  • Build fix for Qt5.5 (patch by KaOS, thanks).
  • MIDI Tools/Quantize et al. are tentatively being corrected to take event times as relative to THE beginning of session, instead of MIDI clip start location.

Enjoy && have fun.

Summer'15 release frenzy wrap up!

Hello?

Summer'15 release frenzy is not over yet!... well, it's only over on the equinox anyway...

QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiNet 0.3.0 has been released!

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
Change-log:
  • System tray icon now blinks on network send/receive activity.
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.

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QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiCtl 0.3.0 has been released!

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
Change-log:
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.

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QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor

QXGEdit 0.3.0 has been released!

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
Change-log:
  • Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore sub-routine is now in effect.
  • Added "Keywords" to desktop file; fix passing debian flags on configure (patches by Jaromír Mikeš, thanks).
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.

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License:
QmidiNet, QmidiCtl and QXGEdit are free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Have (lots of) fun, always!

Summer'15 signing off.

Qsynth 0.4.0 - Summer'15 release frenzy continued...

So, this Summer'15 release frenzy is not over, yet.

Qsynth 0.4.0 is now released.

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

License:
Qsynth is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Change-log:
  • Desktop environment session shutdown/logout management has been also adapted to Qt5 framework.
  • Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
  • Output meter scale text color fixed on dark color schemes.
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • Complete rewrite of Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore sub-routine is now in effect.
  • Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
  • German (de) translation update (by Guido Scholz, thanks).

Have fun, always!

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Vee One Suite 0.7.1 - A seventh-bis beta release

Hello again,

The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school software instruments, featuring synthv1, as one polyphonic synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler and drumkv1, as one drum-kit sampler, which is getting a small but pertinent bug-fix, are all making up for the so called Summer'15 release frenzy (extended edition;)).

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.

Change-log:

  • Fixed a recent bug/mistake that was causing a complete reset/revert of all element parameters to prior values upon loading an element sample file. (applies to drumkv1 only)
  • Improved Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds (via qmake).

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.

And here they go again!

Qtractor 0.7.0 - The Muon Base is out!

Ahoy!

Stepping up to Summer'15 release frenzy stage scene, in its fourth and hopefully last act,

Qtractor 0.7.0 (muon base beta) is out!

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.

As a major highlight to this release, there's the advent of regular MIDI controllers mapping/assignment to main application menu command actions, just like normal PC-keyboard shortcuts, is being introduced (cf. main menu Help/Shortcuts...).

Have a hotta Summer'15 ;)

Enjoy.

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