[LAD] [ANN] Qtractor 0.6.5 - The Fermion Ray beta is out!

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Fri Jan 30 17:28:04 UTC 2015

Spread the word,

   Qtractor 0.6.5 (fermion ray beta) is out!

Release highlights:

* MIDI clip record/overdubbing (NEW)
* Extended track multi-selection for mute/solo (NEW)
* VST-shell sub-plugins support (NEW)
* JACK transport start/stop resilience (FIX)

And still,

   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.


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 really 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.

- Connections lines now drawn with anti-aliasing; connections splitter 
handles width is now reduced; the MIDI connections splitter pane sizes 
are now saved and restored properly.
- Extended multi-selection is now featured on the track-list (main 
left-pane), primarily allowing for group mute/solo (and monitor) switching.
- Track-list (left pane) header column widths are now saved and made 
persistent across application power cycle (double-click reverts to the 
old original default).
- Minor fixes on the MIDI clip event list editor, also making sure the 
current event is visible on the piano-roll view.
- As long to prevent asynchronous mistakes to JACK transport state 
changes, an internal slack-delay is now introduced after self-initiated 
transport commands (eg. start/stop).
- The MIDI clip editor (aka. piano-roll) was missing to clear or reset 
the current selection when no shift/ctrl keyboard modifier is in effect.
- VST-shell sub-plugins are now supported (as suggested by abique aka. 
Alexandre Bique, thanks).
- MIDI clip record/overdubbing is now possible (Clip/Record on the main 
menu or File/Record from the MIDI clip editor.
- Make sure some audio sample file encodings (eg. old Ogg Vorbis) does 
not head-start on audio peak generation.

See also:

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

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