A new build of Praxis LIVE is now available for download.
Praxis LIVE is an open-source, graphical environment for rapid
development of intermedia performance tools, projections and
interactive spaces. This release brings a range of new features for the
video pipeline, OSC control, some major editing improvements (including
copy & paste - who knew that would be so difficult to implement! :-) ), and
the rather obviously missing stereo sample player, amongst many other
tweaks and bug fixes.
Praxis LIVE is available as a Linux .deb package, Windows .exe installer
and as a .zip for un-installed usage (installed usage is recommended).
Website (with downloads and manual) - http://code.google.com/p/praxis
Release notes - http://code.google.com/p/praxis/wiki/ReleaseNotes
Some of the new features are conspicuously under-documented at the moment.
I'll improve this over the next few weeks, but feel free to fire questions
Neil C Smith
Artist : Technologist : Adviser
Praxis LIVE - open-source, graphical environment for rapid development of
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Grab the new version on the site:
CHANGES FOR 1.7.0
- Fixed SooperLooper being mistakenly identified as remote
- Now ignoring non audio and non .slsess files in load and save file
- Mute now flashes when waiting to go into mute instead of rev flashing
- Mute of others flashes instead of solo flashing when going in and out of
- Fixed CC bindings for commands that need to be registered as hits
- MIDI bindings choice now sorted alphabetically
- File selector now defaults to home and tracks last load/save
- Removed arbitrary maximum loop memory limit in Add Custom Loop...
- Fixed issue of some controls not showing up when you have more than 5
- Fixed issue of not being able to load audio files from session when not
started from the same directory
- Fixed fade not working after undo_all
- Removed 1 sample click in multiply
- Fixed individual loop monitor not being sent to main-out
- Fixed toggle MIDI bindings requiring double press when first loaded
- Fixed some clicks when undoing
- Added CCon and CCoff message types to midi bindings
- Can now mute and un-mute when loop is in Off state
- Fixed bug where long-presses were causing undo-all when they weren't
- OSC Auto Update time can now be set between 10-100ms
- "osc.udp://" can be omitted from the return URL parameter of any OSC
- SooperLooper no longer seg-faults when an invalid return URL is given
- State and waiting AU parameters now working
- Fixed parameter update race condition, so values reflect newly changed
- There are now up to 8 stereo sidechain outputs available (individual
outputs for each loop), but for some reason still only 4 stereo inputs
available (at least as shown within Live)... it isn't clear why there are
fewer input buses, it might be a Live limitation.
- Small maintenance on help output, OSC doc file and indentation, spelling
- HTML docs on website now include full MIDI command reference
I'm happy to announce OpenAV productions: http://openavproductions.com
OpenAV productions is a label under which I intend to release my
linux-audio software projects. The focus of the software is on the workflow
of creating live-electronic music and video.
The release system for OpenAV productions is one based on donations and
time, details are available on http://openavproductions.com/support
Sorcer is a wavetable synth, and is ready for release. Check out the
interface and demo reel on http://openavproductions.com/sorcer
Greetings from the LAC, -Harry
Version 2.5 of the Vamp plugin SDK, the audio analysis and feature
extraction plugin standard from the Centre for Digital Music at QMUL,
is now available. This is a bugfix release.
Vamp is a plugin API for audio analysis and feature extraction plugins
written in C or C++. Its SDK features an easy-to-use set of C++
classes for plugin and host developers, a reference host
implementation, example plugins, and documentation. It is supported
across Linux, OS/X, and Windows.
Version 1.0 of Sonic Annotator is also now available. This is a
utility program for batch feature extraction from audio files. It
runs Vamp audio analysis plugins with specified parameters on audio
files, and writes the result features in a selection of formats.
Version 1.0 is a bugfix release, and also represents a decision to
finally number a release as 1.0 having had only 0.x releases to date.
On behalf of the Mixxx development team, I'm pleased to announce the
release of Mixxx 1.11.0!
After over a year of work by the team, Mixxx 1.11.0 adds several exciting
new features including 3-band colored waveforms, a completely new and
high-accuracy beat detector, HID controller support, a session history
feature, a new beatloop-roll effect, a library preview deck,
point-and-click MIDI mapping, advanced search, and much more!
For a full list of new features in Mixxx 1.11.0, please see our blog post:
If you would like to link to our website, we have prepared a "What's New"
splash page to describe the new features in Mixxx 1.11:
Mixxx is a Free and open-source software project produced by volunteers
from around the world. For more information about the project and its
history please check out our website: http://mixxx.org/press/
Mixxx Lead Developer
There she is, Yoshimi 1.1.0! Looking better than ever, working better
than ever, capable of doing more than ever. Simply put, better than
ever. Made possible by the much appreciated and very valuable help,
contributions and feedback from the Linux Audio community.
For this release I'd like to thank the following people in particular
but in no particular order:
* Kristian Amlie for making Yoshimi less CPU hungry.
* Andrew Deryabin for making Yoshimi a little more CPU hungry again, but
for a good reason, Yoshimi now has per part JACK outputs!
* Nikita Zlobin for having Yoshimi handle state files better.
* Florian Dupeyron for his custom best of My?terious bank.
* Will J. Godfrey for his continuous testing and monitoring of new
* Alessandro Preziosi for Yoshimi's lovely new knobs.
* David Adler for the AZERTY virtual keyboard support.
* Rob Couto for the helpful insights and general help.
* Alan Calvert.