Qtractor 0.7.8 - The Snobby Graviton is out!
So it's first solstice'16...
The world sure is a harsh mistress... yeah, you read that right! <a
Moon</a> have been just intentionally rephrased. Yeah, whatever.
Just about when the UK vs. EU is there under close scrutiny and sizzling
winds of trumpeting (pun intended, again) coming from the other side of
the pond, we all should mark the days we're living in.
No worries: we still have some feeble but comforting news:
Qtractor 0.7.8 (snobby graviton) is out!
Qtractor  is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application
written in C++ with the Qt framework . Target platform is Linux,
where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK ) for audio and the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA ) for MIDI are the main
infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio
workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.
- MIDI file track names (and any other SMF META events) are now
converted to and from the base ASCII/Latin-1 encoding, as much to
prevent invalid SMF whenever non-Latin-1 UTF-8 encoded MIDI track names
- MIDI file tempo-map and location markers import/export is now
hopefully corrected, after almost a decade in mistake, regarding MIDI
resolution conversion, when different than current session's setting
(TPQN, ticks-per-quarter-note aka. ticks-per-beat, etc.)
- Introducing LV2 UI Show interface support for other types than Qt,
Gtk, X11 and lv2_external_ui.
- Prevent any visual updates while exporting (freewheeling) audio tracks
that have at least one plugin activate state automation enabled for
playback (as much for not showing messages like "QObject::connect:
Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector<int>'"... anymore).
- The common buses management dialog (View/Buses...) sees the
superfluous Refresh button finally removed, while two new button
commands take its place: (move) Up and Down.
- LV2 plug-in Patch support has been added and LV2 plug-ins parameter
properties manipulation is now accessible on the generic plug-in
- Fixed a recently introduced bug, that rendered all but one plug-in
instance to silence, affecting only DSSI plug-ins which implement
DSSI_Descriptor::run_multiple_synths() eg. fluidsynth-dssi, hexter, etc.
- source tarball:
- source package:
- binary packages:
Wiki (on going, help wanted!):
Qtractor  is free, open-source Linux Audio  software,
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL )
version 2 or later.
 Qtractor - An audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer
 Qt framework, C++ class library and tools for
cross-platform application and UI development
 JACK Audio Connection Kit
 ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
 Linux Audio consortium of libre software for audio-related work
 GPL - GNU General Public License
Enjoy && Have (lots of) fun.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela