[LAA] Composite 0.006 Released (LV2 Sampler)

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabrbedd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 11:32:26 EDT 2010

In the spirit of "release early, release often," I am pleased to
announce the release of Composite 0.006.  This release marks the
completion of the LV2 Sampler Plugin, which supports Hydrogen drum


Composite is a project with a large vision.  Here is the status of the
different components:

     composite-gui:            Alpha (i.e. "a broken version of Hydrogen")
     compoiste_sampler (LV2):  production/stable, no GUI
     libTritium:               Not a public API, yet.


     Composite:   http://gabe.is-a-geek.org/composite/
     Plugin Docs: file:///home/gabriel/code/composite-planning/plugins/sampler/1
     Tarball:     http://gabe.is-a-geek.org/composite/releases/composite-0.006.tar.bz2
     Git:         http://gitorious.org/composite


To use the plugin, you need the following:

     * A program (host) that loads LV2 plugins.

     * A MIDI controller.

     * An audio output device.  :-)

The following LV2 hosts are known to work with this plugin:

     Ingen          http://drobilla.net/blog/software/ingen/
     lv2_jack_host  http://drobilla.net/software/slv2/

The following is known to _not_ work:

     zynjacku (Uses a different MIDI port type)

If you don't have a hardware MIDI controller, I suggest using
jack-keyboard (http://jack-keyboard.sourceforge.net/).

The first time you run the sampler, it will create a file
~/.composite/data/presets/default.xml, which will set up presets on
Bank 0 for the two default drum kits (GMkit and TR808EmulationKit).
Sending MIDI PC 0 and PC 1 will switch between the two kits.  See
composite_sampler(1) for more information on setting up presets.


With this release, I would especially like to thank:

     Harry Van Haaren - For help with testing.  This release has much
     more polish because of you.

     David Robillard - For general help with Ingen and LV2.  I also
     stole a lot of great design ideas from Ingen.

Gabriel M. Beddingfield

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