On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the fourth release candidate for the next major version of Rivendell, v4.0.0rc3. Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License version 2.
From the 'NEWS' file:
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Major Changes Between v3.x and v4.x:
Qt Toolkit. Rivendell v4.x uses and is fully compatibile with major
version 5 of Qt (Qt5). See the INSTALL documents for specifics.
Date/Time Customizability. Date/Time presentation formats can now be
customized on the basis of site preferences.
MySQL Compatibility. Rivendell v4.x aims for full compatibility with
MySQL 8.0 and earlier versions in their default installation
RDAirPlay. The rdairplay(1) module has been completely overhauled, and
now supports dynamic resizeability as well as a revamped level metering
RDPanel. The rdpanel(1) module now supports dynamic resizing.
RDLogManager. It is now possible to disable grid processing on a
service-by-service basis, thus permitting a complete schedule to
be generated by an external music scheduler. See the 'Bypassing Grid
Processing' section in the 'Generating Logs and Reports with
RDLogManager' section of the Operation Guide for details.
Many bug and regression fixes. See the 'ChangeLog' for details.
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 367, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current schema
version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
Be sure to run 'rddbmgr --modify' (as root) immediately after upgrading
to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
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Details and source code are available at https://github.com/ElvishArtisan/rivendell/releases <https://github.com/ElvishArtisan/rivendell/releases>.
Additionally, online installers for deploying Rivendell v4.x are available for the following Linux distributions:
1) Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish”: https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/ubuntu/jammy/ <https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/ubuntu/jammy/>
2) RHEL/CentOS 7: https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/CentOS/7rd4/ <https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/CentOS/7rd4/>
3) RHEL/Rocky 8: https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/rhel/8rd4/ <https://software.paravelsystems.com/howtos/rhel/8rd4/>
If you encounter a bug or problem, please consider opening an issue report for it at: https://github.com/ElvishArtisan/rivendell/issues <https://github.com/ElvishArtisan/rivendell/issues>.
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Chief Developer |
| | Paravel Systems |
| A room without books is like a body without a soul. |
| -- Cicero |
We are glad to announce that we released version 0.4.0 of Brickworks,
the music DSP toolkit that supplies you with the fundamental building
blocks for creating and enhancing audio engines on any platform.
Here' s a short list of changes:
* Modulation, delay (except reverb), and resampling modules.
* Support for MIDI over UART on the Daisy Seed board.
* More new examples.
* Added more fast math and buffer utility routines.
* Bug fixes, improvements, and polish.
It is fully free/open source software (GPLv3 license) and we also
currently offer commercial licenses for versions 0.x and 1.x for a
reduced price to support the project.
You can find more information on the official web page:
Founder and CEO of Orastron - https://www.orastron.com/
liquidsfz-0.3.2 has been released
The main goal of liquidsfz is to provide an SFZ sampler implementation
library that is easy to integrate into other projects. A standalone jack
client and a LV2 plugin is also available.
liquidsfz is implemented in C++ and licensed under MPL-2.0. The release
tarball can be downloaded here:
Overview of Changes in liquidsfz-0.3.2:
* Fix crashes triggered by Carla while saving without path
* Allow multiple overlapping notes during sustain (#38)
* Provide cross compiled LV2 plugin for Windows
* Use LV2_STATE__freePath if available (fixes LV2 on windows)
* Fixes for building on macOS and Windows
* Improve tests and CI checks
Stefan Westerfeld, http://space.twc.de/~stefan
Zrythm 1.0.0-beta.4.8.1 has been released!
==== Screenshot ====
==== Demo ====
Zrythm tutorial in German:
==== About ====
Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and
easy to use. It offers streamlined editing workflows with flexible
tools, limitless automation capabilities, powerful mixing features,
chord assistance and support for various plugin and file formats.
Zrythm is free software written in C using the GTK4 toolkit.
Zrythm is currently in beta. The project format is stable and we are
working towards a v1 release.
==== Release Notes ====
Main changes since last announcement:
- Custom audio time range export
- Swap phase buttons in tracks that output audio
- Ability to set per-region colors
- Ability to move automation regions to other automation lanes
- Best-fit zooming
- Panning with middle/alt click in arrangers
- Zooming with middle/alt click in ruler (when moving vertically)
- Spectrum analyzer and audio output meter in the top tab
- Vertical zoom buttons in the piano roll
- New FAQ section in the user manual
- New pitch shift audio function
- Various localization updates
- Various UI/UX improvements/optimizations
- Many bug fixes
The list of changes in this release follows:
## [1.0.0-beta.4.8.1] - 2023-04-15
- Audition notes when moved with arrow keys
- Show value when hovering faders and balance controls
- Double click on faders and balance controls to set precise values
- Control-click on balance controls to reset their value
- Audition notes on draw and on click instead of on move
- Show track inspector when double clicking on a track in places other
than the track name
- Don't start DnD on tracks until minimum movement threshold is reached
- Minimize waiting time when creating tracks and connections for multi-
- Scroll to middle of piano roll when first shown
- Fix incorrectly allowing bypassing snapping in autofill mode
- Fix editor region being unset when moving tracks
- Fix not propagating errors when performing some actions
- Fix incorrectly allowing auto-save to continue while pre-rolling or
- Fix resetting faders and balance controls not being undoable
- Fix not being able to cut regions near the edges with alt-click
- Fix not being able to change parameter values for VST plugins in
generic UI text fields
==== Links ====
Pending features for v1:
Pending fixes for v1:
Home page: <https://www.zrythm.org>
Installer downloads: <https://www.zrythm.org/en/download.html>
Git repository: <https://sr.ht/~alextee/zrythm>
User manual: <https://manual.zrythm.org/en/index.html>
Developer reference: <https://docs.zrythm.org/>
Issue trackers: <https://sr.ht/~alextee/zrythm/trackers>
Mailing lists: <https://sr.ht/~alextee/zrythm/lists>
Shortly after 0.6.6 this release corrects some issues found in the
meantime mainly thanks to lv2lint and the old jack_interposer.so in the
last 0.6.6 version. It also introduces a cmake build environment with
the hope of making packaging easier.
o Package: a cmake build environment is now available with the goal
of less pain with libtool.
o fixed two small non-realtime function calls that had sneaked in last
o fixed several lv2lint FAILS: lv2:resize extension was removed,
lv2ui:qt5ui is no longer exposed, globally visible library symbols
were hidden. lv2lint still reports being unable to instantiate the
uis, but all tested hosts were able to do it.
A highly overdue release of various improvements and bugfixes cumulated
over the last five (!) years is finally out.
The main changes are in the Global store that got some handy attributes
added to the storage locations, i.e. you can now set a number of
repetitions counter. You can also click on a spot within the location
buttons to interrupt the automatic progression across locations
temporarily. This may improve its usability a bit.
Regarding LV2, there is now a X11 UI descriptor provided (thanks to Rui
rncbc for a model how to do this in synthv1), but note that the qmidiarp
plugins *UIs* are still not self-contained and link to the Qt5 libraries
that were used for building, as long as nobody (including me) feels
ready to rewrite a library-independent LV2UI for them. They were checked
working nicely with qtractor, ardour 6, reaper, carla, jalv and bespoke
synth locally, but be warned.
The plugin dsps are, however, independent of Qt.
Thanks go to Matthew McGuire for adding a phase setting to the
calculated LFO waveforms and to all of you reporting bugs and suggesting
o LFO: New control for phase of calculated waveforms (Matthew McGuire)
o Global Store: Each storage location now has a "number of repetitions"
property accessible through the context menu.
o Global Store: Each storage location now has a "Go here and stay"
storage sub-button to force remaining at that location.
o ALSA MIDI: Sending MIDI Clock to a specified ALSA port is now
available as a new preferences option
o LFO and SEQ: More size and resolution values including odd values
Although there is compatibility check in place for saved sessions,
this may lead to wrong values for saved LV2 states if someone
uses this at all.
Long sequences only make sense for lower resolution. Drawing would
not be possible with high resolutions and lengths.
o SEQ: Improved display of loop marker
o SEQ: Increased lower octave transpose range
o Global Store: Preferences option to choose whether to store mute states
o LV2: a X11 plugin UI interface is now available
o Regression: Arp strayed in notes with zero velocity
o LV2: restored compatibility with suil > 0.10.2
o Crash when session managers tried to save/restore empty session
o Regression with application of compact widget style
o Regression when reading files with time module index -1
o Output port count could not be changed on commandline
o Jack-Session support has been removed due to "official deprecation"