[LAU] Guitarix release 0.22.0

Andreas Degert andreas.degert at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 14 22:19:55 UTC 2012

After two beta releases, we are proud to announce the final release
"drag-on-fly" guitarix2-0.22.0.

Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for jack, with effect modules
and an additional stereo effect chain.

Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/guitarix/

You can find some screenshots and explanations of the new version in


Things that changed since the beta2 release:

 * many small fixes and enhancements
 * compile fixes for several environments
 * convolver unit
   * fixed crash
   * presets like for other rack units (instead of the old "favourites")
 * for beta users: parameter scaling for Vibe unit changed.
   if you stored a preset with Vibe settings you'll have to
   adjust the values (sorry).
 * if you see corrupted graphics in screen animations: it is probably a
   video driver bug. You can try to set Option "EXAPixmaps" "off" at the
   end of the device section in xorg.conf (location depending on system,
   e.g. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ati.conf).

Announcement text from the beta releases:

Many things changed in the user interface. You can move rack units
by drag and drop (reflecting the signal flow), store individual
settings for each rack unit and use preset banks with several settings
for the whole rack. It's easy to take our "factory presets" and make
your own customized bank, or make your own from scratch and share it
on the Guitarix forum.

There is a new "live play mode" with only the info you need on stage
(it's fullscreen, no other penguins around), and a preset picking mode
with a foot switch (midi or usb, or if you don't have one even the
space bar of your keyboard) and the strings of your guitar to switch

Rack units are now put into categories, and two new ones are a noise
gate for high noise levels and a univibe emulation. Thanks go to the
developer of abGate and the nice guys from Rakarrack who helped
porting their univibe code and made the inclusion of it possible.

This is already too long, please check it out and give feedback if you
find a problem, this version is still beta.

Please refer to our project page for more information:


download site:

please report bugs and suggestions in our forum:

here you can find a couple of examples produced by guitarix users:

have fun


For extra Impulse Responses, guitarix uses the zita-convolver library,
and, for resampling we use zita-resampler, both written by Fons


We use the marvellous faust compiler to build the amp and most effects
and will say thanks to

        : Julius Smith

        : Albert Graef

        : Yann Orlary

       guitarix development team

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