The FFADO team is proud to announce the first release candidate for
This release candidate is intended to collect feedback about the library
under wide-spread usage. The code should be free of major bugs.
We are looking for packagers that are interested in creating packages
for their favorite distribution. Please contact us if you can help us
out with this.
Release and download information:
Currently, the installation options are:
* manual build from source
* semi-automatic build from source into a 'sandbox'
* APT repository for Ubuntu Gutsy and Hardy (possibly others)
Please test and report issues at our TRAC at http://subversion.ffado.org/
or at the mailing list (ffado-devel(a)lists.sourceforge.net). Please take
note of http://subversion.ffado.org/wiki/WritingGoodTickets when
We ask all users of FreeBoB that are not yet testing FFADO to try this
release candidate. Note that FFADO can co-exist with FreeBoB without any
problems, so you can revert back to your original setup very easily.
After a frenetic month getting things ready for the SAE version of
Ardour, I am happy to announce the public release of Ardour 2.7. For
the first time this includes public versions for OS X
as well as our usual source tarball:
This release is dominated by dramatic improvements in OS
X GUI performance and startup time, but it also contains a lot of
significant bug fixes. However, somewhat to my surprise, Ardour also
accumulated quite a lot of nice new features since 2.6.1 as you
can see below.
Overall dramatic improvements in OS X GUI performance
New action to rotate editor/mixer window stacking
New action to cycle through mouse modes
Plugin windows can now have keyboard focus locked to them
Add missing extensions to exported files based on selected file type
Loop/Range ruler now visible by default
Default crossfade is now -3dB cut
Crossfade presets changed to include -6dB cut and two S-curves
(icons sadly not changed yet)
New support for Wiimote control (experimental, disabled by
default, and not possible on OS X)
Selected tracks are always visible when scrolling through with
select-next-track or select-previous-track
Skip non-active and hidden tracks with select-previous-track and
Several new tooltips all over the place and better tooltip colors
On OS X, Button2 can be emulated with Ctrl-Option-Button1
Busses are never auto-connected to physical inputs
Unmodified clicking in canvas rulers now sets playhead position,
similar to existing behaviour in the "real" rulers. Use Ctrl-
(Linux) or Command (OS X)-click/drag for new markers/ranges.
Crossfade-editor specific keybindings: space => play xfade,
left-arrow => play fade out,
ctrl-left-arrow => dry fade out,
right-arrow => play fade in,
ctrl-right-arrow => dry fade in
Drag-n-Drop from OS X Finder now more reliable but no longer
supports MP3 or AAC (will be reverted in the future)
Start position and Sync position clocks added popup region editor
Better stay-on-top behaviour for certain windows
LV2 port notification fix for GUI updating
New German translation
New post-export nag screen
Per-track OSC control of solo/mute/rec-enable and gain
Removed suggestion that users can save while disconnected from JACK
Corrected reversed handling of "show-editor-mixer" state on startup
Fixed crasher caused by changing gain with transport stopped &
Correct reverse logic for making h/w monitoring available given
Fix confusing relabelling of plugin bypass button
Prevent double registration of ALSA sequencer ports
Correctly initialize JACK timeout parameter when starting JACK
Ignore triple-clicks on mute/solo/rec-enable button
Momentary solo/mute now works
Fix serious error when calculating interpolated Curve values
(will cause tiny, almost certainly undetectable changes in
automation and fade curves, but may also remove clicks)
Fix quoting in TOC files
wrap PBD::Thread... signals in a mutex to avoid crashing during
startup as multiple threads "emit" the signal
Make comboboxes a little bigger on X11
B|B|T clocks measuring duration now use zero-based values
New regions created by AudioFilters (Reverse/TimeFX/Transpose)
inherit all relevant settings of their ancestor
Fix for incorrect reading of fade out curve under a few
Catch exceptions while loading AudioUnits
Correct some glitches with playhead motion when looping/reversing
Fix failure when opening a session by double-clicking the session
file icon (OS X)
Fix loss of "current dialog" tracking when exiting a dialog via a
button (could cause crash on next Ctrl-w)
Detect no-installed-JACK on OS X to avoid silent crashes for
GTK/OSX patch now in SVN
Check build host for broken mutex-based glib atomic ops
Two versions of clearlooks now in SVN - older, for X11 (crisp!),
and newer for OS X (faster!)
MASSIVE thanks to Nick Mainsbridge who, with the financial support of
SAE and his own dedication to the cause, pulled off a minor miracle
with OS X GUI performance, as well as many SAE-specific fixes and
Other work and fixes: Sampo Savolainen, Don Fredricks, Krzysztof
Foltman, Dave Robillard, and the plumber himself, Paul Davis
I'm here to announce a new (maybe the first) italian podcast on
free/libre music and GNU/Linux.
the selection goes from swimming pig, hitmuri, lapoc, msound, kpanic and
last but not least Ken Restivo remixed by Garry Ogle all presented by
msound's voice in italian language.
ok, enough babbling the link is: http://gnufunk.org/node/32
Resources, we have:
mailing list: http://gnufunk.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/linuxaudio-it
irc channel: #la-it(a)irc.freenode.net (you are welcome)
happy listening! (for italian people and not)
,= ,-_-. =. ------------------------------------------------------- +
((_/)o o(\_)) jabber:email@example.com/msn:firstname.lastname@example.org |
`-'(. .)`- #muppetslab(a)irc.freenode.net |
\_/ Music is interface |
I've released new versions of Tapeutape (virtual sampler) and
There are also tutorials for both of them.
More informations on : http://www.tardigrade-inc.com/index.php/En/News
SLV2 is a library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible
Changes this release:
- I18N support, courtesy Lars Luthman
- New functions: slv2_port_get_value, slv2_instance_get_extension_data
- Fix slv2_plugin_get_supported_features
- Fancy new build system
- Some Mac portability stuff I think? Probably some other stuff too
Upgrading is not a life or death matter... OR IS IT?!
More information, documentation, downloads, free beer, etc, at:
LV2 is a standard for plugins and matching host applications, mainly
targeted at audio processing and generation. LV2 is a simple but
extensible successor of LADSPA, intended to address the limitations of
LADSPA which many applications have outgrown.
This revision changes the data portion of the specification only (i.e.
lv2.h is unchanged).
*** IMPORTANT ***
This revision makes a simple but important clarification, relevant to
both host and plugin and authors:
A serialisation (i.e. save files, patch files, preset files, network
protocols, anything not associated with a specific plugin binary) which
refers to an LV2 port MUST do so using the port symbol and NOT the port
index. Of course, at runtime the index may still be used, as in LADSPA.
This is not a binary change.
See lv2.ttl for details and rationale, but in short this allows much
more elbow room for plugin authors to improve their plugins over time
without changing the URI, and opens the door for fully dynamic ports on
plugins without backwards compatibility issues, among other things.
Some developers have complained about the strict URI/versioning rules,
these issues are resolved in this revision without weakening
compatibility guarantees. Plugin authors: no more worrying about port
indices! Further discussion is best done on the LV2 development list,
see <http://lv2plug.in> for more information.
Upgrading and ensuring correctness is STRONGLY encouraged for host
authors, so plugin authors can apply this new freedom in practice.
Specification download: <http://lv2plug.in/spec/lv2core-3.0.tar.bz2>
- The LV2 Team
On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce
the release of Rivendell v1.1.1. Rivendell is a full-featured radio
automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It
is available under the GNU General Public License. Changes in this release
include (from the NEWS file):
*** snip snip ***
This is a maintenance release of Rivendell. The following issues have been
Fixed problems in RDLogManager with saving clocks and events with names
longer than 58 characters.
Removed vestigal 'Overlap' transition type in RDAdmin.
Corrected a problem in RDAdmin where certain services could not be selected
for inclusion in a report.
Added support for the '^' metacharacter in import paths in
RDAdmin->ManageServices to allow for uppercasing of date values [see the
date(1) man page for usage].
Corrected log machine behavior so that a hard start time event occurring
during a previously deferred hard start event will cancel the deferred
Added logging for GPIO state transitions in the ripcd(8) log.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 162, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current schema
version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow
any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
*** snip snip ***
Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. |
| -- Abbie Hoffman |
We are happy to announce the release of SoX 14.2.0.
You can download source code, win32 binaries, and now Mac OSX binaries from https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=10706 .
Release highlights (see ChangeLog at http://sox.cvs.sourceforge.net/sox/sox/ChangeLog?revision=1.184&view=markup for complete list of changes):
o now supports any number of input files
o now allows multiple effects chains, multiple input pipes and, in some cases, multiple output files
o initial support for Mac OSX audio IO
o better support for large (2G/4G) files.
o (ISO 226) loudness control
o RIAA vinyl EQ
o pitch bending
o rate: minimum/intermediate/linear phase, custom bandwidth
o dither: noise shaping
o mcompand: now with Linkwitz-Riley crossover.
Various other small fixes/improvements.
- The developers.