weston at sysex.net
Thu Jul 16 03:52:32 EDT 2009
Announcing the new public beta release of phasex! All phasex users
are encouraged to upgrade. Since the days of 0.11.1, all known bugs
and many annoying quirks have been worked out, making
PHASEX-0.12.0-beta3 is the most stable, best sounding, and most
studio friendly release yet:
* Fixed all currently known crash issues and build issues. Code has
been updated for newer versions of gcc, gtk, and glibc. Realtime
threading issues have been fine-tined, using realtime locks where
appropriate. The build system has been fixed up for newer
distributions and includes default optimizations for the entire x86
family (run './configure --enable-arch=foo', where foo is an
architecture supported by your version of gcc).
* Sound quality has been greatly refined by reshaping envelope
curves (eliminating pops and clicks), adding hermite interpolation
to the chorus (removing fuzziness from chorus), adding fine tuning
to oscillator frequencies and FM amounts, adding sampled oscillators
(currently with Juno-106 and vocal samples), fixing portamento
and key triggering logic, and more.
* The JACK code has been reworked to allow multiple instances with
persistent instance numbers and resilience to JACK crashes and
* The GUI has been refined slightly, with a new color scheme, patch
folders in the file dialog shortcuts list, and a couple slight
optimizations to the knob code.
* There's more. See http://sysex.net/phasex/beta for details if
you're that curious.
Since 0.12.0-beta2, fixes have been implented for GTK >= 2.16
(fixing Fedora 11 builds), the max polyphony has been turned into a
runtime configurable setting, and the build system and default
architecture specific optimizations have been fixed up some more.
Source tarball and arch specific Fedora 11 RPMS are now available
Build reports and bug reports, and package build files for all
distributions are highly welcome. This is the final beta for
0.12.0. Any build and crash issues reported in the next two weeks
will be fixed for the 0.12.0 stable release. Please direct any
feedback to weston at sysex.net.
The latest version of phasex can always be found at:
For those of you who use git:
git clone http://sysex.net/git/phasex.git
Thank you all for your support, feedback, and contributions over the
years, helping to make PHASEX what it is today.
Happy music making!
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