[LAD] [ANN] Qtractor 0.6.4 - The Baryon Throne beta release!

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Nov 24 16:56:21 UTC 2014

Aw, snap!

   Wait, there's no big deal (nor chromium's) cosmic (mis)alignment 
being announced here now. Rest calm. Sorry to delude some of you :)

   But, there's one (notable) leap on this tiny side and part of the 
universe... (or is it a multiverse? move along...) What I really want to 
tell is all about this happening and none else's freaking business:

   Qtractor 0.6.4 (baryon throne beta) is released!

Release highlights:
* Punch-in/out over loop-recording/take modes (NEW)
* Latch/momentary MIDI Controllers toggle mode (NEW)
* JACK client/port pretty-name (metadata) support (NEW)
* Custom style and color themes (NEW)
* Mixer strip multi-row layout (NEW)
* Muted audio tracks monitoring on playback (FIX)
* Clip fade-in/out resize on time-stretch (FIX)

As for the clueless (as if there's any):

   Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written 
in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack 
Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound 
Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a 
fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated 
to the personal home-studio.

   Well, although this being yet another milestone--if one may call it 
that way--it also makes it official (yes, deeply engraved in stone) and 
definitive as a migration to Git can be, as for source-code control and 
management (it's a dirty job I know, but someone has to do it, right?). 
Nevermind. It's done.

   Meanwhile, please, don't ever hesitate to ask whether any of the 
above does affect you some way or another. Or maybe anything else, yay? 
Indeed, the puzzled you feel, the better :)


Project page:


- source tarball:

- source package (openSUSE 13.2):

- binary packages (openSUSE 13.2):

- quick start guide & user manual (see also: the wiki):

- wiki (help wanted!):

Weblog (upstream support):

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

- Fixed some old loop-recording clip drawing glitches.
- Current assigned track/channel instrument definition names for MIDI 
controllers, note keys, RPN and NRPN, are now in effect on the MIDI clip 
editor drop-down lists, whether available.
- Clip/Take/Range... input dialog values are now properly sanitized as 
long to prevent invalid take/folding ranges.
- Audio capture/export file type default now set to "wav".
- Extending punch-in/out over loop-recording/takes modes.
- Make audio tracks monitoring always flow while playback is rolling, 
independently of their mute/solo state.
- Fixed undo/redo conversion of audio clip offsets under (automatic) 
time-stretching eg. due on tempo changes. (ticket by Holger Marzen, thanks).
- Latch/momentary MIDI Controllers toggle mode introduced (a request by 
AutoStatic aka. Jeremy Jongepier, thanks).
- JACK client/port pretty-name (metadata) support is being seamlessly 
introduced. (EXPERIMENTAL)
- Audio frame/MIDI time drift correction is now an option on 
View/Options.../MIDI/Playback/Enable MIDI queue time drift correction.
- Transport auto-backward feature now honoring last position playback 
was started.
- Introducing brand new application user preferences on 
View/Options.../Display/Options/Custom style and color themes (eg. 
"KXStudio", by Filipe Coelho aka. falkTX).
- Mixer widget gets automatic multi-row strip layout.
- Clip fade-in/out now follows time-stretch resizing, via 
shift/ctrl+click and drag one of its edges.
- Fixed a typo causing FTBFS when VST plug-in support is explicitly 
disabled (./configure --disable-vst).

See also:

Enjoy && have plenty of fun.
rncbc aka. Rui Nuno Capela

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