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Qtractor 0.8.6 - A Winter'18 Release!


Hey there!

Qtractor 0.8.6 (winter'18 beta) is out!

Not just special, maybe not even great or awesome but kind of huge thanks to Andreas Müller and Holger Dehnhardt for their intrepid contributions in code for this one significant notch up towards mythical v1.0 -- hell will break loose and freeze in the process, mind you and then, who cares? :)

As they say, and without further ado...

Change-log for this epic release:

  • Added LV2_UI_updateRate option support.
  • Added brand new option to deactivate plugins only if they can produce sound cf. main menu Track/Auto Deactivate (by Andreas Müller aka. schnitzeltony, thanks).
  • Workaround native file dialogs hang up by setting parent widget to NULL; it should be noted that dialogs now get an own entry in the task-bar (also by Andreas Müller aka. schnitzeltony, thanks).
  • Added ARM NEON acceleration support (by Andreas Müller aka. schnitzeltony, thanks).
  • Track count "limit" and a "Delta" mode flag, for momentary and encoded controllers support, have been added to MIDI Controllers generic mapping (cf. View/Controllers...; after an original pull-request by Holger Dehnhardt, thanks).
  • A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
  • Pinned current/hi-lighted track dangling after removal.
  • An anti-flooding timer is now in place in MIDI Controller assignment (aka. MIDI learn) dialog.
  • Add MMC Track input monitor support.
  • New user preference option: View/Options.../General/Options /Reverse keyboard modifiers role (Shift/Ctrl), applied to main transport re-positioning commands: Transport/Backward, Forward, etc.
  • VST Time/Transport information is now also updated as on playing when in audio export aka. freewheeling mode.
  • LXVST_PATH environment variable now takes precedence over VST_PATH as Linux-native VST plug-ins search path.
  • MIDI Controllers mapped to non-toggling shortcuts now work as one-shot triggers, independent of MIDI event value.

QmidiCtl 0.5.1 - An Early Winter'18 Release


Hi there!

Happy new year to y'all! I know I'm a little bit late on that, but can you feel the news? No? There's no fake news whatsoever! I'd let you solve the riddle by yourself as it's way more fun that way ;)

QmidiCtl 0.5.1 (early winter'18) 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 and (drum-roll... ta-da!) as an Android application as well.

See also: QmidiNet - A MIDI network gateway via UDP/IP multicast.

Website:
http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net
https://qmidictl.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidictl/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git

Change-log (since last QStuff* End-of-Autumn'17 release):

  • A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
  • A rather naive attempt to port to the Android-Qt platform; also introducing an (Android) Action Bar menu look-a-like.

License:

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

 

Enjoy && keep the fun.

Donate to rncbc.org

The QStuff* End of Autumn'17 Release

Hello everybody!

The Qstuff* End of Autumn'17 release bundle is getting wrapped up...

Please enjoy this classic batch and have lots of fun!

 

QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface

QjackCtl 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

QjackCtl is a(n ageing but still) simple Qt application to control the JACK sound server, for the Linux Audio infrastructure.

Website:
http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net
https://qjackctl.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qjackctl/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git

Change-log:

  • On some desktop-shells, the system tray icon blinking on XRUN occurrences, have been found responsible to excessive CPU usage, an "eye-candy" effect which is now optional as far as Setup/Display/Blink server mode indicator goes.
  • Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

Donate to rncbc.org

 

Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface

Qsynth 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

Qsynth is a FluidSynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

Website:
http://qsynth.sourceforge.net
https://qsynth.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsynth/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsynth.git

Change-log:

  • Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

Donate to rncbc.org

 

QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor

QXGEdit 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) 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
https://qxgedit.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qxgedit/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git

Change-log:

  • Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • Added one decimal digit to the randomize percentage input spin-boxes on the General Options dialog.
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

Donate to rncbc.org

 

QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiCtl 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) 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
https://qmidictl.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidictl/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git

Change-log:

  • Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

Donate to rncbc.org

 

QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast

QmidiNet 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) 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
https://qmidinet.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidinet/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git

Change-log:

  • Added new and replaced old system-tray menu icons.
  • Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of the configure build date and time stamps.

Donate to rncbc.org

 

License:

All of the Qstuff* are free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

 

Enjoy && keep having fun!

QSampler 0.5.0, liblscp 0.6.0 - An(other) Autumn'17 Release

Greetings!

On the tail but still fresh LinuxSampler 2.1.0 release...

Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface

Qsampler 0.5.0, liblscp 0.6.0 (autumn'17) released!

Qsampler is a LinuxSampler GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

Website:
http://qsampler.sourceforge.net
https://qsampler.sourceforge.io
Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler
Downloads:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler/files

Git repos:

http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsampler/code
https://github.com/rncbc/qsampler.git
https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsampler.git
https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsampler.git

Change-log:

  • French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert (qsampler_fr.ts).
  • Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from build/configure template chains.
  • Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file (formerly AppData).

License:

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

 

Enjoy && keep the fun!

Donate to rncbc.org

Qtractor 0.8.5 - The Autumn'17 Release


Hello!

While this Fall still lasts... and before the New Year/Sun cycle comes in and sure will goes out...

And then there is the time when a couple of things that most may find well, badly interesting: one it's primarily and visually evident and adds up as an UI/UX thingy, while the other may land way more beyond the scenes, not so obviously perhaps, but having an impact on the short and not so short but long run. You tell me.

Truth is:

Qtractor 0.8.5 (autumn'17) is now released!

The short list is, or better yet, there are these:

  • File-system browser/tree-view (NEW)
  • Out-of-process/cache plugin scan (ALL plugin types, not just Linux-VST)

And the not so short list but quite the same information (aka. change-log):

  • Audio clip gain and panning properties are now taken into consideration when hash-linking (aka. ref-counting) their back-end buffers.
  • New out-of-process plug-in inventory scan and cache option, replacing the old (aka. dummy) VST plug-in scan option and extending its function to all other plug-in types: LADSPA, DSSI and also LV2 (cache only).
  • A File System browser and tree-view is finally integrated as a dockable-widget on the main application window (cf. main menu View / Window / File System).
  • Drag-and-dropping of session, audio and MIDI files over the main track-list (left pane) is now possible, allowing for yet another quick means to open a new session or add new tracks to the current session.
  • MIDI input/capture time-stamping has been fixed as much to avoid missing inbound events, when play-head is near the loop-end point and the loop-start is set below the absolute first half-a-second (<0.5sec).
  • LV2 Time/Transport speed information is now set on rolling when in audio export aka freewheeling mode.
  • Added *.SF3 to soundfont instrument files filter, on View > Instruments... > Import... file dialog.
  • A brand new View/Options.../Display/Meters/Show meters on track list/left pane option has been added.

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