[LAA] spectmorph-0.4.0

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at space.twc.de
Tue Apr 10 17:46:58 CEST 2018

spectmorph-0.4.0 has been released.

Overview of Changes in spectmorph-0.4.0:
* Windows is now supported: provide 64-bit Windows VST plugin
* Plugin UI redesign
  - use pugl library for portability (uses GL + cairo) instead of Qt5
  - use categories for instruments
  - directly support instrument names in linear morphing
  - get rid of Qt5 dependency for libspectmorph, smjack, VST and LV2 plugins
  - UI now has "Zoom" feature to support higher DPI displays
* Use non-linear configurable new velocity -> volume mapping for midi
* New instrument: French Horn
* Improved tools for building custom instruments
  - tools are now installed by default
  - sminstbuilder files support new syntax for relative paths
  - encoder cache moved to ~/.cache/smenccache, which is created if necessary
  - use number of processors as default for jobs
* LPC/LSF support removed
* Some portability fixes for macOS (which however isn't supported yet)

What is SpectMorph?
SpectMorph is a free software project which allows to analyze samples of
musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to
construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or
smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then
gradually changes to a flute.

SpectMorph ships with many ready-to-use instruments which can be combined using

SpectMorph is implemented in C++ and licensed under the GNU LGPL version 3

Integrating SpectMorph into your Work
SpectMorph is currently available for Linux and Windows users. Here is a quick
overview of how you can make music using SpectMorph.

- VST Plugin, especially for proprietary solutions that don't support LV2.
  (Available on Linux and 64-bit Windows)
- LV2 Plugin, for any sequencer that supports it.
- JACK Client.
- BEAST Module, integrating into BEASTs modular environment.

Note that at this point, we may still change the way sound synthesis works, so
newer versions of SpectMorph may sound (slightly) different than the current

Website:  http://www.spectmorph.org
Download: http://www.spectmorph.org/downloads/spectmorph-0.4.0.tar.bz2

There are many audio demos on the website, which demonstrate morphing between
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan

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