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)
KMidimon is a MIDI monitor for Linux using ALSA sequencer and KDE4 user
Changes in 0.7.4
* requires Drumstick >= 0.5
* load and play OVE files (Overture), contributed by Rui Fan
* option to request real-time priority on MIDI input thread
* option to (not) resize columns while recording
* better reporting of file loading errors
* revised universal sysex messages translation
Copyright (C) 2005-2010, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v2
I'm very pleased to announce that version 1.4.0 of amsynth is now officially released.
- LV2 support added
- various improvements to sound engine, including:
-- mono & legato keyboard modes
-- portamento / glide control
-- extended OSC 2 detune range
-- switchable low-pass / high-pass / band-pass filter modes
-- switchable 12 / 24 db/Octave filter slopes
-- additional LFO waveforms (sawtooth up & down)
-- reduced aliasaing on oscillator's square / pulse waveform
- now ships with substantial library of presets
- preset banks are now stored in ~/.amsynth/banks
- numerous other improvements and bug fixes
A huge thanks to Brian for creating what amsynth has been sorely missing all these years - a sound bank that shows off its sound capabilities
And thanks to all that have tried out and given feedback on the experimental builds while 1.4 was under development.
I'm pleased to announce the latest release of xwax -- DJ software for
New features include a fully scalable UI for high-res displays, 'software
pre-amp' and some smaller fixes.
xwax is open-source vinyl emulation software for Linux. It allows DJs and
turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC
and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded
It's designed for both beat mixing and scratch mixing. Needle drops, pitch
changes, scratching, spinbacks and rewinds are all supported, and feel
just like the audio is pressed onto the vinyl itself.
The focus is on an accurate vinyl feel which is efficient, stable and
I'm happy to announce balance.lv2.
balance.lv2 is a LV2 audio-plugin for stereo balance control with
optional per channel delay released in terms of the GPLv2.
balance.lv2 facilitates adjusting stereo-microphone recordings (X-Y,
A-B, ORTF). But it also generally useful as "Input Channel Conditioner".
It allows for attenuating the signal on one of the channels as well as
delaying the signals (move away from the microphone). To round off the
feature-set channels can be phase-inverted, swapped and the signal can
be downmixed to mono.
It features a Phase-Correlation meter as well as peak programme meters
according to IEC 60268-18 (5ms integration, 20dB/1.5 sec fall-off) for
input and output signals.
balance.lv2 is *not* a panner. Even though the controls can be linked,
the stereo signal paths are completely independent (except for the
down-mix to mono output routing option).
Many thanks to Chris 'oofus' Goddard who inspired the current signal
flow, beta-tested the plugin and provided very valuable feedback.
Greetings to Jörn Nettingsmeier who nagged me about not having a proper
balance controller in Ardour and motivated this project in the first place.
It's been a while since the last announcement.. so here it goes:
setBfree v0.7.2 is out
setBfree is a MIDI-controlled, software synthesizer designed to imitate
the sound and properties of the electromechanical organs and sound
modification devices that brought world-wide fame to the names and
products of Laurens Hammond and Don Leslie.
The list of changes since the last announcement (0.5) is quite long. The
most prominent new feature is a GUI for the LV2 plugin.
The GUI provides for bi-directional MIDI communication. The graphical
representation follows external controls and the UI can be used to
control automated faders/drawbars from the UI which is particularly
useful when recalling presets/programs.
The LV2 GUI also allows to easily create midi-maps and preset-program
which are compatible with the file-format of the standalone setfree
On that note, we'd like to collect commonly used presets (.pgm) as well
as midi-map (.cfg) files. Please help us out at
In other news, setBfree now..
* honors midi-panic (all notes/sound off)
* generate midmap files corresponding to current config
* LV2 saves/recalls its complete state
* can be reconfigured completely on the fly
* is played by pro organ players in at least 2 churches
robin + will
PS. there is a known problem with LV2 midi-buffersize for jack1 users.
if you run jack1, you do need a LV2 host that supports
http://lv2plug.in/ns/ext/resize-port -- this includes jalv.gtk from last
week (svn rev 5114), ardour3 since 3.1-95-gcc8dafa and the mod-host.
Laborejo 0.8 is released
We are still in Beta.
Streamlining, fixing and making things more robust is the main feature.
However, there are a few new features:
- Swing for Playback mode. In the Performance Signature.
- More preview and export options, especially for Lilypond
- Jack Transport start and stop sync. (Update calfbox as well!)
- "Did you know" help screen and splash dialog (optional)
There is a 0.85 release planned which will deal with making containers, selections and undo work together properly and implementing the last small features on my todo-list.
After 0.85 the plan is to work on speeding up the performance and writing documentation and translations. And the usual bugfixes of course.
This will transition smoothly into a stable 1.0 release
Since Laborejo now becomes more useful and usable with each release it became fair to accept donations.
There is now an extra donation page on the website. Please have a look. Your support would be much appreciated:
As an anticipated summer delight...
Qtractor 0.5.9 (juliet quebec) is now released!
* NSM support (NEW)
* Audio buses plugin state restoration (FIX)
* MIDI channel file merge/export (FIX)
* MIDI editor rescale mode (NEW)
* German translation (NEW)
- source tarball:
- source package (openSUSE 12.3):
- binary packages (openSUSE 12.3):
- quick start guide & user manual:
Weblog (upstream support):
Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms
of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.
- Auto-incremental version numbering of backup session files; brand new
versioning mode option added.
- Fixed one long as ever MIDI file export bug, which was about washing
all self-induced MIDI bank-select (CC#0, CC#32) and program-change (PC#)
events into MIDI channel 1, regardless of the source track/channel.
- Fixed initial sample-rate settlement on plugin chains for all tracks
and buses whenever a session file original sample-rate differs from the
current audio device engine (ie. JACK).
- New German (de) translation added (by Guido Scholz, thanks).
- Now accepting JACK transport tempo and time-tignature changes while in
slave transport mode.
- Fix ref-count and auto-removal of created files that result from clip
merge/export when session is closed but not saved.
- MIDI track instrument bank/program selection, from plugin UIs that
support it, is now effectively and complete.
- Custom connections for dedicated audio outputs from all plugin chains
in MIDI tracks or buses are back in business, hopefully restored gain on
session load (ticket by yuba, thanks).
- Track Properties dialog now dirty after any plugin related change
(another head-up by yuba, thanks again).
- Tempo Map/Markers dialog is not set initially dirty anymore.
- Audio buses plugin state's persistence were found AWOL: while being
properly saved as usual, were being restored to default on every session
reload (as noticed by yuba, thanks).
- NSM (Non Session Management) support is being introduced.
- The MIDI clip editor (aka. piano-roll) gets a brand new rescale mode:
ctrl+dragging the right edge of a note now rescales all times and
duration of all the subsequent selected notes (after an interesting
idea/ticket by Joel Leclerc, thanks).
- The new MIDI clip editor rescale mode also applicable to event values
(eg. note velocities, pitch-bend), while ctrl+dragging the edges of an
event vertical bar.
- VST plugin (GUI) idle timer makes a comeback.
- Hard-wired LV2 UI selection order for plugins which supply more than
one option (lv2_external_ui gets always honored first then, as provided
via libsuil, X11, GTK and last but not least, Qt4).
Have (lots of) fun.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
I want to disclose njconnect 1.3 version.
Well .. njconnect is ncurses jack connection manager, you can get it from here (if your distro doesn't provide it yet)
Colossal thanks for G.raud Meyer for lots of fixes (this was mentioned also in source).
Changes since v1.2:
- support terminal resize
- better handling stderr messages (including jack SPAM)
- select next entry after disconnect
- Add more keybindings
- Add real help window
- fix potential segfault
Pawel / Xj