[LAA] TYOQA: Qtractor 0.5.0 - The Alpha Zulu awakening!

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Fri Jul 22 16:19:01 UTC 2011


TYOQA (the year of qtractor automation for the clueless) is now pretty 
real. I'd say it's all been my my prerogative, again and again, doing 
things my own way (do I hear Frank S. singing? nope. move along...).

Is this the time to do the unthinkable? Should I tag it as beta now? 
Should I? There's one single reason for not doing so and a couple of 
others to make it through:

1. basically it's all the same functionality that stays put or improved 
in a few spots;
2. it just feels like it! :)

Now comes the mighty corrosive one: I'll be off on vacation soon. Summer 
is waiting for me. And I just hate to miss that kind of deadline. Woohoo!

Is there anything else to mention? Go ahead, make your day:

   Qtractor 0.5.0 (alpha zulu) is now released!

Release highlights:

* TYOQA! Audio/MIDI track and plugin parameter automation (NEW)
* MIDI controller catch-up behavior (NEW)
* All zooming in/out relative to views center (NEW)
* Audio gain/panning smoothing changes (FIX)

Happy summer 2 y'all!



Project page:



- source tarball:

- source package (openSUSE 11.4):


- binary packages (openSUSE 11.4):



- from the dusty shelf: user manual (anyone?):

Weblog (upstream support):



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


- MIDI controller learn/catch-up sees the way in: MIDI controller 
changes are now only effective after catching-up with their respective 
program parameters, avoiding abrupt jumps and keeping a safe and 
continuous behavior.
- Track/Height menu is now featured, giving access to Increase, Decrease 
or Reset the current track height.
- All changes to audio gain and panning on tracks and buses are now 
applied following a piece-wise linear ramp, reducing the old nasty 
clicks, pops or zipper artifacts that might be awfully audible on some 
situations, most specially on automation.
- All zooming in/out is now relative to either the viewport center or 
current mouse cursor position if found laying inside.
- TYOQA! the underground sources have emerged:... after years in the 
making, track automation, or dynamic curves as some like to call, is 
finally a reality, tricky but real ;)
- Audio clip anti-glitch/ramp-smoothing effect is now slightly 
independent of current buffer-size period (mitigating bug #3338113 effect).
- Once buried under the Edit menu, Clip menu has been finally promoted 
to top main menu.
- Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
- Fixed muted loop playback on audio clips ending coincidentally with 
the loop-turn/end point.
- Old/deprecated JACK port latency support added to audio recording 
latency compensation.
- Audio clip merge/export lock-ups now untangled (fixes bug #3308998).
- LV2 extension headers update.
- Fixed configure of newer LV2 host implementation stack (LILV) when 
older (SLV2) is not present.

Enjoy && Cheers!
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org

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