weston at sysex.net
Wed Sep 16 05:44:24 EDT 2009
Thank you for all your great feedback on the last two betas!
phasex-0.12.0-beta4 addresses all of the concerns brought up so far:
Velocity: Many of you have noticed that velocity and aftertouch
were completely unsupported. Now, velocity (with aftertouch) can be
mapped to directly to oscillators and LFOs (by setting the source),
used as a modulation source (adjust volume w/ AM or pitch w/ FM), or
mapped to the filter in the filter-lfo section.
GUI: Some of you mentioned that the colors were too dark with too
little contrast, so now there are four GTK theme options: Dark
(original purple background), Light (orange background), System (use
the system GTK theme), and Custom (choose any gtkrc file for your
theme). There have also been issues with getting phasex to fit on
small screens (usually netbooks). The knob images have been trimmed
down vertically (just blank pixels), and the padding between widgets
has been almost completely cut out. The font can be selected in the
preferences. Additionally, a true fullscreen mode has been added.
It is now possible to fit phasex into an 800x600 desktop.
Atom processors: Compiler optimization flags for the Intel Atom
processors have been added to the build system. Run './configure
--enable-arch=atom' to build for the Atom. To force 32- or 64-bit
builds, use 'atom32' or 'atom64'.
The rest is just small tweaks and bugfixes, such as fixing the
segfault on quit issue, fixing all the compiler warnings, minor
updates to the build system, new menu items, etc.
As I don't have access to a netbook right now, please let me know
how it works out with the Atom or other low-power CPU, or on any
machine with a screen smaller than 1024x768. Of course, feedback
from the rest of you is highly welcome, too ;-}
Visit http://sysex.net/phasex/beta for source tarball, Fedora 11
RPMS, or Fedora 8 RPMS.
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