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
Its my pleasure to announce the release of Fabla!
After 8 days we have reached the target donation amount, many thanks to all
those who contributed!
Available here: http://openavproductions.com/fabla
The Guitarix developers proudly present
Guitarix release 0.28.0 "magic chainsaw trick" *)
Yes, we took a chainsaw, cut through the chest of Guitarix,
and... it's still alive. But now it's also 2 pieces. You can
start it (headless) on an embedded ARM system. You can start
it on your laptop and connect the user interface the the headless
instance. You can even tap on your smartphone and control
Guitarix with the web browser (or just use the tuner).
For the uninitiated, Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for
jack, with effect modules and an additional stereo effect chain.
Please refer to our project page for more information:
Embedded Guitarix Prototype:
Please consider visiting our forum or leaving a message on
guitarix-developer(a)lists.sourceforge.net if you plan to work with
List of changes:
* new french translation contributed by Bajo
* new MultiBandCompressor contributed by kokoko3k
* new include BestPlugins IR-Packs I-III by David Fau Casquel
* new DigitalDelay Effect module
* the Guitarix LV2 plugins are now in the default build
(but you can configure the build with --no-lv2)
* Optimizations for embedded systems / ARM processors with NEON
* --faust-vectorize-float, --convolver-ffmpeg
* Guitarix headless mode for embedded systems (no X11 / user Interface)
* network socket based service for controlling / connecting a user
* service announcement via Avahi, if available
* command line options --rpchost, --rpcport, --nogui
* the service can be started in addition to the "local" user interface
* Guitarix can now be used as a user interface connecting to a remote
* no configuration needed if Avahi is available
* command line options --onlygui, --rpchost, --rpcport
* multiple user interface clients can be started
(the displays keep synchronized)
* cross platform
* usable on small devices like smartphones, and in conjunction
with an embedded device
* some features still missing (no MIDI controller connections,
no presets for single effect units, no polished appearance)
* small additional server needed (included), to translate between the
based interface and WebSockets, which is what (modern) browsers
* only recent browsers supported, testers needed
* released in a separate tarfile
Nothing much to say...
but anything goes, as long it goes before the proverbial midsummer
Qtractor 0.5.10 (kilo papa) is out!
* Edit/Insert, Remove range options (NEW)
* LV2 Dyn-manifest support (NEW)
* Time, frames, BBT display option in-place menu (NEW)
* Audio export track automation (FIX)
* Clip/event selection clear/reset (FIX)
- 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.
- Default drum-key note names are now properly showing on MIDI tracks
that are assigned to known drum/percussive instrument patches (eg.
SoundFont 2 (.sf2) bank 128).
- Time display format (frames, clock-time or BBT) may now be changed
from the context-menu on any time entry spin-box.
- LV2 plugin support is now tightly tied to liblilv; the same tie
applies to LV2 plugin UI support and libsuil and vice-versa.
- Mixer buses racks (ie. left/input and right/output panes) are now both
kept fixed-width when whole mixer window is resized.
- Unconditional LV2 Dyn(amic)-manifest support has been added.
- Main track-view Edit/Insert,Remove/Range dialog is now being
introduced with optional applicability to Clips, Loop, Punch in/out,
Automation, Tempo-map and/or Markers.
- New range removal editing tool, split/moving clips backward at the
specified edit-head/tail interval (Edit/Remove/Range, Track Range)--by
Tuomas Airaksinen, thanks.
- Andy Fitzsimon's original icon from opencliparts.org makes it through
as the default standard scalable format (SVG).
- Automation's back in effect on Track/Export Tracks.../Audio.
- Reversed shift/ctrl keyboard modifier roles on middle-button clicking
over the main track and MIDI clip editor views (aka. piano-roll) in
regression to original old semantics.
- Color selection actions now have a brand new palette icon.
- Make sure main track-view and MIDI clip editor selection is only
cleared on specific discrete commands.
- Try keeping the original session file in most recent files menu list,
despite current version auto-incremental backup mode is in effect.
- Fixed non-zero clip offsets upon tempo/time-scale changes.
- Some sympathy to extreme dark color (read black) schemes is now
indulged on empty backgrounds.
Enjoy && have (lots of) fun.--
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
Its my pleasure to announce that the next OpenAV Productions LV2 plugin is
Its called Fabla, and its a performance sampler.
Demo reel: https://vimeo.com/70122957
One year from today Fabla will be released, and each donation motivates the
release to be one month earlier. -Harry
PS: The release system is the same as the previous OpenAV release for
Sorcer, details available here: http://openavproductions.com/support
I have just made the first release of ng-jackspa, a set of simple user
interfaces hosting a single LADSPA plugin; they provide JACK audio ports
for the plugin audio ports, and dynamic (interactive) setting of its
control ports. Additionally, the plugin controls can be exported to or
controlled by control voltages on standard JACK audio ports.
The interfaces provided are:
* njackspa: an ncurses visual terminal interface;
* gjackspa: a GTK+ graphical interface;
* qjackspa: a Qt 4 graphical interface;
* jackspa-cli: a stark command line interface.
A unique feature of ng-jackspa is the possibility of setting arbitrary
bounds for the UI controls (as is consistent with the LADSPA spec), so
that for example the plugin amp_mono can be set to have a gain above 1.
To my knowledge, ng-jackspa provides the only curses-like LADSPA host,
as well as the only bare command line one (ecasound being regarded as
overcomplex for hosting a single plugin).
I wrote ng-jackspa because I wanted a terminal only host like njackspa,
because I like small programs and because njackspa allows one to control
an instance of a plugin interactively from any network host without
resorting to neworked MIDI, as is outlined in the manual page examples.
For a complete description, see the online manual page at
<http://home.gna.org/ngjackspa/ng-jackspa.1.html>. ng-jackspa was
started as a fork of jackspa <http://code.google.com/p/jackspa/>.