[LAA] FluidSynth 1.0.9 released

Josh Green josh at resonance.org
Tue Apr 14 01:12:59 EDT 2009

On behalf of the FluidSynth team I'm very happy to announce the release
of version 1.0.9 - "A Sound Future".

The nickname for this release was chosen based on the recent development
interest in the project and the addition of new team members.  This last
development cycle is the result of contributions from many individuals.
The future of FluidSynth is looking bright and we are working to create
a more regular release schedule and plan for innovation and improvement.


	Josh Green

Changes since 1.0.8:

Features and improvements
      * New PulseAudio driver (Josh Green)
      * New Jack MIDI driver (Josh Green)
      * New CoreMIDI driver (Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas)
      * Portaudio driver re-written for Portaudio 19 (Josh Green)
      * Support for OS/2 including Dart audio driver (KO Myung-Hun)
      * RPN GM MIDI messages now handled for Bend Range, Fine Tune and
        Coarse Tune (Josh Green)
      * MIDI channel pressure now handled (Bernat Arlandis i Mañó)
      * MIDI Program/Bank instrument fallback selection logic (Josh
        Green and thanks also to Jimmy)
      * Added midi.portname setting to ALSA sequencer, -p command line
        switch (Nicolas Boulicault)
      * Added midi.winmidi.device setting to winmidi driver (Pedro
      * Updated Max/MSP binding (Norbert Schnell)
Synthesis Changes
      * Volume attenuation SoundFont generator now behaves more like
        EMU10K1 (S. Christian Collins)
      * Stop forcing velocity based filtering (S. Christian Collins)
      * Fixes to linear/bipolar/positive and convex/bipolar/positive
        modulator functions (S. Christian Collins)
      * Added fix to properly search for percussion instrument (Josh
      * Force velocity envelope value to be that of the previous stage
        when switching from decay to sustain (S. Christian Collins)
      * Filter calculation now uses synthesizer sample rate rather than
        fixed at 44100 (S. Christian Collins)
Bug fixes
      * Fixed Jack driver in "audio.jack.multi=yes" mode and Jack audio
        driver cleanup (Bernat Arlandis i Mañó and Pedro
      * Wrong tempo changes (ticket #22 - Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas)
      * Crash bug fix related to using certain modulators in a preset
        (S. Christian Collins)
      * Fix to non-option command line argument processing when not
        using readline (Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas)
      * dsound device can't be selected (Ticket #16 - Pedro
      * Minor build fixes (Josh Green)
      * Fixed compilation under MSVC 2008 and older (Pedro
Misc. stuff
      * Updated README-OSX build instructions (Ebrahim Mayat)
      * FluidSynth fink package accepted for Mac OS X (Ebrahim Mayat)
      * Minor fixes to man page (Sven Hoexter)

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