The first unified LV2 release, LV2 1.0.0, is out.
This release merges the previous lv2core package with all the official
extension packages, as well as example plugins, lv2specgen, and
additional data. From a developer point of view, the biggest change is
that all LV2 API headers can be used by simply checking for the single
pkg-config package "lv2" (for compatibility the previous "lv2core"
package is still installed). Implementations are encouraged to abandon
the "copy paste headers" practice and depend on this package instead.
With this release, several new extensions have become stable that
together greatly increase the power of LV2: atom, log, parameters,
patch, port-groups, port-props, resize-port, state, time, worker.
Documentation and more detailed change logs: http://lv2plug.in/ns/
More information about LV2: http://lv2plug.in/
QMidiArp 0.5.2 has just seen the light of the day. It brings mainly
two improvements. One is a comeback, that of tempo changes on the fly,
and that now includes also tempo changes of a potential Jack Transport
master. Also the Jack Transport starting position is finally taken into
account, so that QMidiArp should be in sync also when starting the
transport master not at zero.
The second one is Non Session Manager support, mainly thanks to the work done by Roy Vegard Ovesen!
Note that for compiling in NSM support you will now need liblo as dependency.
Enjoy, and enjoy LAC in Graz this year
QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO.
Everything is on
o Tempo changes are again possible while running, both manually or by
a Jack Transport Master
o Jack Transport position is now taken into account when starting,
QMidiArp used to start always at zero
o Muting and sequencer parameter changes can be deferred to pattern
end using a new toolbutton
o Modules in the Global Storage window have mute/defer buttons
o Global Storage location switches can be set to affect only the pattern
o Non Session Manager support with "switch" capability (thanks to
Roy Vegard Ovesen)
o NSM support requires liblo development headers (liblo-dev package)
Seasons greetings all!
Just a quick announcement to any that didn't know, the Fedora Jam spin
has been released alongside Fedora 20.
In Linux audio terms, there's not too many surprises here. We have
simply tried to keep all of our packages up to date with upstream.
Notable additions/updates: Ardour 3 replaces Ardour2 (on the media only:
Ardour 2.x is still available in the repos), the new x42 plugins from
Robin Gareus, Harry's Open Av plugin suite and we've also added Mup
music notation. The repositories also contain the awesome new guitarix
plugins, definitely worth checking out.
We have tried to ship the latest release of everything, however there
have been a few upstream releases that have occurred post publication
freeze, so expect a number of updates in the next few weeks.
For a synopsis of all included packages you can click here , and you
can grab an ISO from here 
PlanetCCRMA has also been updated in record time, so go here  to add
your RT kernel, linuxsampler, supercollider, puredata and others not
included on the spin.
Want to help us make the spin better or just have questions/want to chat
about the spin? Join our mailing list here  or jump on irc #fedora-audio
Happy new year all!
A stable release, version 13.12, of MMA--Musical MIDI Accompaniment
is available for downloading. In addition to a number of bug fixes
and optimizations, MMA now features:
- A number of Solo/Melody enhancements
- Multiple user library paths are now supported
- MIDI enhancements
- Lots of minor enhancements and bug fixes
Please read the file text/CHANGES-12 for a complete list of changes.
MMA is a accompaniment generator -- it creates midi tracks
for a soloist to perform with. User supplied files contain
pattern selections, chords, and MMA directives. For full details
If you have any questions or comments, please send
them to: bob(a)mellowood.ca
**** Listen to my FREE CD at http://www.mellowood.ca/music/cedars ****
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
Please find new release of FSTHost.
Please note that since now there is simple app "FSTHost Menu" shipped with fsthost. It cover some functionality with FeSTige and has to fullfill a similar role.
New release of FSTHost contain:
- Support for GTK3 ( GTK2 is still supported )
- Propose path of file opened at start as default while save state
- fsthost menu - perl version with GTK2/GTK3 support ( and with tray/status icon ;-)
- aggregator - app for merge all fsthost windows into one ( not installed by default )
- use wine ( win32 ) code when moving window ( instead of X tricks )
- disable support for bbt_offset , because seems that some VST plugins does not like fractal values in barStartPos
- do not zeroize outputs by default ( -z option )
- XML DB - use shared file for 32/64 versions ( ~/.fsthost.xml )
- Scan all dirs in VST_PATH recursively when building XML DB ( -g option )
- Allow build 32 and 64 version independently
- a lot of code refactoring
- .... and a lot of other changes