KXStudio

30 Sep '22 21:44 Carla 2.5.1 released Hello again everyone, a new Carla release is here, v2.5.1 which brings a couple of fixes to the v2.5 series. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Changelog Do not set scale factor for LV2 plugin UIs on macOS Fix external MIDI connections for JUCE engine driver Fix a few memory leaks and runtime issues Fix several race conditions Fix logic around engine driver listings Fix position of external patchbay graph nodes not...

Ubuntu Studio

30 Sep '22 01:18 Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Beta Released The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu Studio 22.10, codenamed “Kinetic Kudu”. While this beta is reasonably free of any showstopper installer bugs, you may find some bugs within. This image is, however, mostly representative of what you will find when Ubuntu Studio 22.10 is released on October 20, 2022. Special notes: The Ubuntu Studio 22.10 disk image (ISO) exceeds 4 GB and cannot be downloaded to some file systems such as FAT32, and may not be readable when burned to a DVD. For this reason, we recommend downloading to a compatible file system. When creating...

KXStudio

23 Sep '22 19:01 Ildaeil v1.1 released Hello everyone, a new release of Ildaeil is here. Ildaeil is mini-plugin host working as a plugin, allowing one-to-one plugin format reusage. The idea is to load it as a plugin inside your DAW and then the other "real" plugin inside Ildaeil. This allows, for example, a VST3 host to load LV2 plugins. The main changes here are JSFX "plugin" host support, fixing the VST3 implementation and adding a CLAP version. Full changelog: Add linux-riscv64 builds Add source tarball (containing offline buildable source) Can now host JSFX "plugins" Fix all known VST3 issues Fix build for web-assembly Fix...

CDM: linux

23 Sep '22 18:00 Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters The latest from NVIDIA Research is an AI-powered machine that spits out 3D models - in standard formats. Code is inbound shortly. And that opens up some possibilities for virtual worlds, especially for solo artists. The post Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

19 Sep '22 22:44 Cardinal 22.09 released Greetings everyone, we have yet another release of Cardinal, with a good set of bugfixes and a few nice to have features. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. The main changes for this release, besides the fixes, are a dark vs light mode switch, CardinalNative build, finishing VST3 support and an initial CLAP version. There are a couple of new module collections and updates to existing ones too. Changelog Add CardinalNative standalone build (uses native audio...

KXStudio

18 Sep '22 09:41 Introducing master_me Hello everyone, this is a release announcement/introduction for a new audio plugin: master_me. master_me is an automatic audio mastering plugin for live-streaming, podcasting and internet radio stations. It takes care of master levels and "polishes" the sound with a chain of effects while introducing no latency. master_me is closely modeled after the audio chain of Klaus Scheuermann's mastering studio in Berlin, Germany. See https://github.com/trummerschlunk/master_me for more details on the project, including documentation. Klaus is main author of this plugin, using faust to set up the...

Libre Arts

17 Sep '22 16:43 Introducing master_me, a mastering plugin for live broadcasting master_me is a new free/libre plugin and standalone application to automatically adjust the loudness of the audio in your live streams. It has been designed to be stupid easy when you need one button to do it right. If you use something like Ardour as a mixing desk, all you have to do is set up input levels and routing (e.g. from Ardour to OBS), then drop the master_me plugin into the processor box of the master bus, click a preset — and you are pretty much ready to go. The plugin/program comes with presets for YouTube, Apple Podcasts, EBU R128, and general speech and music. If you need more...

Drobilla

10 Sep '22 04:59 Patchage 1.0.10 Patchage 1.0.10 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Add German translation Add Korean translation from Junghee Lee Add i18n support Replace boost with standard C++17 facilities Upgrade to fmt 9.0.0

Drobilla

10 Sep '22 04:43 Jalv 1.6.8 Jalv 1.6.8 has been released. Jalv (JAck LV2) is a simple host for LV2 plugins. It runs a plugin, and exposes the plugin ports to the system, essentially making the plugin an application. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/jalv. Changes: Add Gtk plugin selector UI and desktop file Add missing option in console help output Add version option to console executable Build Qt interface as C++14 Change no-menu short option to m to avoid clash with jack-name Clean up and modernize code Fix "preset" console command when "presets" hasn't been called Fix MSVC build Fix atom buffer...

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:29 Suil 0.10.18 Suil 0.10.18 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Add project metadata Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Fix MacOS build when Gtk3 and Qt5 are present without X11 Fix opening wrapped UIs multiple times in Gtk

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:29 Sratom 0.6.14 Sratom 0.6.14 has been released. Sratom is a small library for serializing LV2 atoms. Sratom reads/writes atoms from/to RDF, allowing them to be converted between binary and text or stored in a model. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sratom. Changes: Add project metadata Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 21:28 Lilv 0.24.20 Lilv 0.24.20 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Update project metadata

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 07:07 Sord 0.16.14 Sord 0.16.14 has been released. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sord. Changes: Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix accidentally exposed internal zix symbols

Drobilla

09 Sep '22 07:06 Serd 0.30.16 Serd 0.30.16 has been released. Serd is a lightweight C library for working with RDF data. Changes: Add SERD_STATIC to pkg-config Cflags for static-only builds Adopt REUSE machine-readable licensing standard Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix spelling mistake in serdi man page

Libre Arts

27 Aug '22 18:43 GIMP 2.99.12: CMYK, canvas interaction, and more This new development version of GIMP is a bit of a game-changer as it arrives with some long-anticipated CMYK-related features. The way they are implemented will make some users happy, but some users might feel annoyed. It’s got to do with early binding vs late binding. So let’s talk about it. Late binding CMYK workflow In layman terms, when you create an image that is in a CMYK-based color space from the ground up, or you convert an existing RGB image to CMYK and continue editing it, this is called early binding. Because, well, you start with CMYK early on. This is what a lot of Photoshop...

CDM: linux

24 Aug '22 19:35 Linux gets native analog modeled plug-ins, Pultec emulations, with VST, VST3, and now – CLAP Linux has the hosts - Bitwig, Ardour, Reaper, Renoise, Tracktion. And now, it's got the high-quality analog models, too, including some of the first to support the new, open CLAP format. The post Linux gets native analog modeled plug-ins, Pultec emulations, with VST, VST3, and now – CLAP appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

22 Aug '22 10:59 Tracktion Waveform Free gets updates for 2022 – and it’s a solid no-cost starter DAW Free matters - for beginners, for cash-strapped musicians, for teaching, for exchange with other folks, and as a way to test out a new way of working. So it's very good news that Tracktion's free-of-cost entry-level DAW keeps getting better. The post Tracktion Waveform Free gets updates for 2022 – and it’s a solid no-cost starter DAW appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

16 Aug '22 19:42 Meson Features and Packaging Recently, I have been porting all of the software I maintain to meson. For the most part, this has been a nice improvement. Meson strives to be a generally sensible and coherent build system that addresses the needs of both upstream developers and packagers, and it shows. It isn't perfect (like all software), but it's a pretty big improvement over what came before in many ways. One disagreement has come up, however, and I think it - at best - betrays a misunderstanding of meson feature options, and - at worst - threatens to effectively destroy their utility entirely for no good reason. This...

Midichlorians in the blood

14 Aug '22 12:26 Drumstick Libraries 2.7.1 Released Drumstick is a set of MIDI libraries using C++/Qt idioms and style. Includes a C++ wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface: ALSA sequencer provides software support for MIDI technology on Linux. A complementary library provides classes for processing SMF (Standard MIDI files: .MID/.KAR), RIFF MIDI (.RMI), and Cakewalk (.WRK) file formats. A multiplatform realtime MIDI I/O library and a GUI Widgets libraries are also provided for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX.This is another sonivox related release. Please see: https://github.com/pedrolcl/sonivoxI didn't want to make the sonivox...

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 03:50 MDA.lv2 1.2.10 MDA.lv2 1.2.10 has been released. This is a port of the MDA VST plugins to LV2. Changes: Fix preset installation

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:40 Raul 2.0.0 Raul 2.0.0 has been released. Raul (Realtime Audio Utility Library) is a header-only C++ utility library for real-time audio applications. Changes: Add INSTALL.md file Add managed_ptr for automatic real-time safe garbage collection Fix semaphore with initial count on Darwin Implement Semaphore for Windows Improve RingBuffer Improve test suite Make namespace name lowercase Remove OSC and RDF library dependent code Remove TimeSlice and TimeStamp Remove URI class Remove boost dependency Remove features now provided by C++11 Remove glib dependency Remove remaining library code, now header only...

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:15 Patchage 1.0.8 Patchage 1.0.8 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Switch to C++17 and modernize code Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 02:12 Ganv 1.8.2 Ganv 1.8.2 has been released. Ganv is an interactive Gtk canvas widget for graph-based interfaces (patchers, modular synthesizers, finite state automata, interactive graphs, etc). For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/ganv. Changes: Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:56 BLOP.lv2 1.0.4 BLOP.lv2 1.0.4 has been released. BLOP.lv2 is a port of the BLOP LADSPA plugins by Mike Rawes to LV2. Changes: Add default values for controls Add missing port metadata Add option accessors Fix pulse and sync_pulse option interfaces Fix quantiser mode scale points Remove invalid port type Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:51 MDA.lv2 1.2.8 MDA.lv2 1.2.8 has been released. This is a port of the MDA VST plugins to LV2. Changes: Add REUSE licensing metadata Add lv2lint test Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

14 Aug '22 00:43 Fomp.lv2 1.2.4 Fomp.lv2 1.2.4 has been released. Fomp is an LV2 port of the MCP, VCO, FIL, and WAH plugins by Fons Adriaensen. Changes: Add lv2lint test Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

13 Aug '22 02:17 Suil 0.10.16 Suil 0.10.16 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix wrapper module installation path

Drobilla

13 Aug '22 02:15 Lilv 0.24.18 Lilv 0.24.18 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Allow programs to be used from subproject Fix default LV2_PATH

Midichlorians in the blood

11 Aug '22 21:09 Summer Releases This week I have published several new versions of my music applications: Drumstick Metronome (kmetronome) v1.3.1 Drumstick MIDI Monitor (kmidimon) v1.3.1 Drumstick MIDI File Player (dmidiplayer) v1.7.0 The first two applications, kmetronome and kmidimon, are now over fifteen years old and are only available for Linux. These two new versions are simply bug fixes, with no new features. But it is interesting to note that in FlatHub they are already based on Qt6 and supporting both Wayland and X11, although the packages in AppImage format still use Qt5. The chances of finding these applications...

Libre Arts

02 Aug '22 14:17 8 audio editors for Linux that are not Audacity Over the past few years, you might have seen a number of posts that attempted to list audio editors for Linux. Pretty much every time whoever made those lists, would start with Audacity, maybe pay a small tribute to non-free Ocenaudio, then immediately exhaust themselves and start listing Ardour, Rosegarden, LMMS, Mixxx, and even Guitarix — none of which are audio editors, of course. Even last year, when new Audacity owners were under fire for how they managed community relations (it’s so much better now), the attempt to list alternatives would be just about the same. Meanwhile, the world of...

Midichlorians in the blood

31 Jul '22 21:37 Dog days releases It's hot weather these days here at Barcelona! It is also time for releases...A new synthesizer library has been released on July 28, 2022: Sonivox. This project is a fork of the Android Open Source Project 'platform_external_sonivox', including a CMake based build system to be used not on Android, but on any other computer Operating System. Google licensed this work originally named Sonivox EAS (Embedded Audio Synthesis) from the company Sonic Network Inc. under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.This is a Wave Table synthesizer, not using external soundfont files but embedded samples...

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:16 Lilv 0.24.16 Lilv 0.24.16 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Fix fallback flock() detection on MacOS Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:14 Suil 0.10.14 Suil 0.10.14 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix MacOS build Fix documentation install path Remove dead Qt4 support code Switch to meson build system

Drobilla

19 Jul '22 05:13 Sratom 0.6.12 Sratom 0.6.12 has been released. Sratom is a small library for serializing LV2 atoms. Sratom reads/writes atoms from/to RDF, allowing them to be converted between binary and text or stored in a model. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sratom. Changes: Switch to meson build system

CDM: linux

18 Jul '22 15:06 Houdini 19.5 pours on visual features, from liquids to light to fire This summer is bringing a slew of motion graphics updates. Late last week, we got a first preview of the latest in visual effects powerhouse SideFX Houdini – another studio-grade tool now available for a song. Houdini 19.5 should get a full reveal this week, but here it is in all its liquid-y, firey goodness: […] The post Houdini 19.5 pours on visual features, from liquids to light to fire appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

18 Jul '22 01:22 Sord 0.16.12 Sord 0.16.12 has been released. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sord. Changes: Fix various warnings Switch to meson build system

KXStudio

16 Jul '22 01:39 Carla 2.4.4 and 2.5.0 released Hello again everyone, it is 2 Carla releases on the same day! Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. The reason for 2 releases is so there is an update to the 2.4.x series, being shipped in some Linux distributions that do not update packages to new versions. Hopefully the bugfix is possible to push-through for such cases. The 2.4.4 version does not have prebuilt binaries, it is meant only for those building from source...

KXStudio

16 Jul '22 00:58 Cardinal 22.07 released Greetings everyone, we have another release of Cardinal, mostly with bugfixes and a new surprise feature. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. The main changes on this release are related to keyboard input focus and VST3 fixes. For the keyboard input issue (basically in some hosts it was/is impossible to type in anything) I created a meta-issue to track all other issues, with a table for each DAW, OS and plugin varant being tested. This helped me understand the...

Ubuntu Studio

14 Jul '22 12:00 Ubuntu Studio 21.10 has reach End Of Life (EOL) As of July 14, 2022, all flavors of Ubuntu 21.10, including Ubuntu Studio 21.10, codenamed “Impish Indri”, have reached end-of-life (EOL). There will be no more updates of any kind, including security updates, for this release of Ubuntu. If you have not already done so, please upgrade to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS via the instructions provided here. No single release of any operating system can be supported indefinitely, and Ubuntu Studio has no exception to this rule. Regular Ubuntu releases, meaning those that are between the Long-Term Support releases, are supported for 9 months and users are...

CDM: linux

11 Jul '22 18:16 Free Piloslib for Pd makes patching easier – and sounds totally hardcore The modular sound environment Pd (Pure data) is wonderful. Pd is free. Pd runs everywhere. Pd is ... frequently lacking some of the stuff you'd ideally want out of the box. Enter Piloslib, totally free and just released. The post Free Piloslib for Pd makes patching easier – and sounds totally hardcore appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Drobilla

10 Jul '22 20:58 Serd 0.30.14 Serd 0.30.14 has been released. Serd is a lightweight C library for working with RDF data. Changes: Fix memory consumption when reading documents Switch to Meson build system Update README and project metadata

CDM: linux

04 Jul '22 17:43 Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization More like this, please. Novation's Launchpad 2.0 updates (for Launchpad Mini and X) are a great example of how manufacturers can make it easier to adapt hardware to your setup. Now they've added keystrokes to the custom faders and melodic and drum widgets you can lay out on your custom controls. The post Novation’s Launchpad 2.0 adds widgets that adapt to your DAW shortcuts, expands customization appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

29 Jun '22 19:24 Cardinal 22.06 released Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, with a few new modules and a bunch of bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Module changes Add AS modules Add forsitan modulare Add Myth modules Add Host Parameters Map core module Add Sassy Scope core module Implement custom plugin GUIs for internal Ildaeil plugins Implement JSFX plugin support in Ildaeil Make Host Parameters smoothing optional Fix Fundamental flipped noise outputs Fix...

KXStudio

29 Jun '22 19:24 Cardinal 22.06 released Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, with a few new modules and a bunch of bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Module changes Add AS modules Add forsitan modulare Add Myth modules Add Host Parameters Map core module Add Sassy Scope core module Implement custom plugin GUIs for internal Ildaeil plugins Implement JSFX plugin support in Ildaeil Make Host Parameters smoothing optional Fix Fundamental flipped noise outputs Fix...

Libre Arts

23 Jun '22 06:43 LSP Plugins 1.2.2

Vladimir Sadovnikov released a new version of his free/libre LSP PLugins pack, this time featuring a multiband dynamics plugin in four variations: left/right, midside, mono, and stereo. Basically it’s an 8-band compressor (only 4 enabled by default to start small probably). By default you get this all-band overview: You can tweak the frequency ranges directly on the graph by dragging vertical lines around, or you can make fine numeric adjustments below (double-click any number below its respective rotary button to edit). And you can do the usual compression magic to frequency bands selectively...

Libre Arts

22 Jun '22 13:43 JUCE7 delivers LV2 and ARA support

Raw Material Software Ltd. released a major update of the JUCE framework targeted at developers of audio/MIDI software and used in numerous free/libre and proprietary software projects. The new version finally delivers support for both the LV2 plugin API and the ARA SDK. It also comes with a bunch of UI rendering improvements on macOS and iOS. LV2 support The lack of official LV2 support in JUCE has been one of the major showstoppers in LV2 adoption by plugin makers. Sure, some developers like Moddart have demonstrated exemplary perseverance in delivering their products in LV2 anyway. But that...

KXStudio

19 Jun '22 10:02 Cadence 0.9.2 release

Cadence 0.9.2 has just been tagged. No new features have been added to the code-base. The release is focused on fixing compatibility with new systems, specially for Python 3.10. This release is quite late, all things considered. Until a few days ago I was still running an Ubuntu 20.04 based OS, so I couldn't reproduce any crashes. A few people submitted fixes for Python 3.10 compatibility, but I did not want to tag a new release before running a few tests myself. I am now on a Ubuntu 22.04 based OS, so finally I was able to reproduce the reported issues and fix any extra ones that popped up. I...

CDM: linux

15 Jun '22 21:21 CLAP is a new open-source plug-in format from Bitwig, u-he – do we need it, and who will use it?

Bitwig and plug-in maker u-he today are announcing a new plug-in format into beta, dubbed CLAP, for CLever Audio Plug-in API. It's open and has features missing from the leading proprietary formats - and boasts some significant support at launch. So what will that mean for you? The post CLAP is a new open-source plug-in format from Bitwig, u-he – do we need it, and who will use it? appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

15 Jun '22 15:43 Introducing CLAP 1.0, open-source audio/MIDI plugins API

After 7 years of work, CLAP 1.0 SDK for audio/MIDI plugins is now available. Bitwig and U-he, both collaborators on the project, issued an official announcement. There are both hosts and plugins available with CLAP support now. Disclaimer: I covered most of the topics here previously in two write-ups for LWN, “An introduction to Linux audio plugin APIs “ and “The Clever Audio Plugin “. So I might be inadvertently repeating myself. What is CLAP? Much like VST, AU, LV2 and others, CLAP is an software development kit for creating audio effects and virtual instruments that work across multiple...

fundimental

05 Jun '22 04:00 Building a plant table: (3/3) putting it together

Well, this draft has been sitting unpublished for a while, but it’s time for the third part of my ad-hoc build series. With the two pre-requisite jigs out of the way (1 2) here’s the main project. Essentially with winter arriving I had some typically outdoor plants which needed to be moved back inside to avoid the frost. My current home has reasonably high windows and narrow windowsills, so some sort of table was needed for my plants to get a reasonable amount of sunlight. I started out with a simple stool that I had built with pine reclaimed from an old door. If you’ve got a landlord who...

KXStudio

31 May '22 00:29 KXStudio Monthly Report (May 2022)

Hello all, it has been a while since the last time I wrote one of the "monthly" reports, but now back again. Typically I would write about stuff that was happening behind-the-scenes or to be released soon, but last couple of months have been mostly releases of stuff that was already in progress and was reported on already, or quick enough releases that could be done in a single month. Also, there was quite a lot of Cardinal, like a lot of it. :) Continuing with efforts torwards VST3 VST3 support in DPF is not going as quickly as I hoped, with the last few details being hard to get right. As a...

Drobilla

27 May '22 07:08 Patchage 1.0.6

Patchage 1.0.6 has been released. Patchage is a modular patch bay for Jack and ALSA based audio/MIDI systems. Changes: Fix ALSA sequencer port subscriptions Fix crash on client disconnection Fix initial display with no configuration file Fix various minor bugs Rework code architecture to be more decoupled and data-driven Save "human names" setting in configuration Show latency in toolbar with 2 decimal places Switch to C++14

Drobilla

27 May '22 05:43 Suil 0.10.12

Suil 0.10.12 has been released. Suil is a library for loading and wrapping LV2 plugin UIs. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/suil. Changes: Fix build issues with newer toolchains Fix some compiler warnings Remove Qt4 support

Drobilla

27 May '22 05:38 Lilv 0.24.14

Lilv 0.24.14 has been released. Lilv is a C library to make the use of LV2 plugins as simple as possible for applications. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/lilv. Changes: Fix build issues with newer toolchains Fix unused parameter warnings Update zix tree

Drobilla

27 May '22 03:27 Sratom 0.6.10

Sratom 0.6.10 has been released. Sratom is a small library for serialising LV2 atoms to and from RDF, for converting between binary and text or storing in a model. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sratom. Changes: Fix documentation installation directory Fix potential blank node ID truncation

Drobilla

27 May '22 03:22 Sord 0.16.10 Sord 0.16.10 has been released. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. For more information, see http://drobilla.net/software/sord. Changes: Fix Windows build Fix potential crash or incorrectness issue with GCC 10 again

Drobilla

27 May '22 02:47 Serd 0.30.12

Serd 0.30.12 has been released. Serd is a lightweight C library for RDF syntax which supports reading and writing Turtle, TriG, NTriples, and NQuads. Serd is suitable for performance-critical or resource-limited applications, such as serialising very large data sets or embedded systems. Changes: Fix warnings and build issues with clang 13 and VS 2019 Fix writing long literals with triple quotes Improve documentation style Support combining several BSD-style command line flags in serdi Write statements with invalid URI characters in lax mode

CDM: linux

23 May '22 22:08 MOD Devices made a guitar synth you can actually play like a synth – so your guitar is the CV

It's the sound and expression of a modular synth, but you can mix it with guitar sounds and play it with the guitar techniques you already know. Here's the latest no-extra-cost addition to MOD Devices do-it-all mobile effects boxes. The post MOD Devices made a guitar synth you can actually play like a synth – so your guitar is the CV appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Autostatic

16 May '22 21:32 rtcqs v0.5.2 released

After some thought and having updated the linuxaudio.org system configuration wiki page I decided to remove three checks from rtcqs. First to go was the background processes check. It checked for two processes that are not used anymore and these days I can’t think of an ubiquitous piece of software that could wreak so much […]

KXStudio

15 May '22 16:09 Cardinal 22.05 has been released

Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. This is a big update with not just bug-fixes but also new modules and a few behaviour changes too. Particularly interesting for existing Rack users is the inclusion of the popular Fundamental modules, though in customized fashion. A new Audio to CV Pitch module also makes a debut, based on DISTRHO PitchTrackingSeries which was a shared effort for pushing the feature...

Libre Arts

04 May '22 18:43 Weekly-ish recap — 4 May 2022

Highlights: new Krita book, GIMP is finally getting some CMYK features, there have been new releases of OpenToonz, Kdenlive, Zrythm, LSP and Noise Repellent plugins, and more. GIMP and ongoing CMYK work The most interesting thing going on with GIMP right now is the work by new contributor NikC. He recently added CMYK JPEGs exporting, and has three more related patches in the pipeline: correct CMYK TIFFs loading, CMYK TIFFs exporting, and a rewrite of the CMYK color selector to use the babl library. Please note that instead of using the preferred CMYK profile the CMYK JPEG exporter will use...

Autostatic

03 May '22 11:47 rtcqs v0.4.2 released

This release comes with a new Power Management check which checks if the audio group has read/write permissions on /dev/cpu_dma_latency. If your user is a member of the audio group and permissions are set for this group then DAW’s like Ardour and Reaper can open this file as your user, keep it open and control […] The post rtcqs v0.4.2 released appeared first on autostatic.com.

CDM: linux

29 Apr '22 17:25 NAP 0.5.0, free realtime visual tool, adds GPU computation, Web, RasPi support, new look

NAP, the free and open-source live visualization toolkit, has an all-new look, powerful GPU computation capabilities, a Web portal ... and it even runs on a Raspberry Pi. Your next installation is calling. Let's check it out. The post NAP 0.5.0, free realtime visual tool, adds GPU computation, Web, RasPi support, new look appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

KXStudio

25 Apr '22 20:00 Correction: Changes in KXStudio repositories

This is a quick correction to yesterday's post regarding changes in the KXStudio repositories. I mentioned that the minimum required version was Debian 12 / Bookworm. This is incorrect, the minimum is actually Debian 11 / Bullseye. Apologies for the lapse, have a good day! :)

KXStudio

24 Apr '22 15:12 Changes in KXStudio repositories

For the impatient ones, the too-long-didn't-read short summary is: Minimum required version to use the KXStudio repositories is now 20.04 / Focal or Debian 11 / Bullseye i386 / 32bit systems are no longer supported "Extras" repository has been marked as deprecated and should no longer be used Updating base version to 20.04 / focal As Ubuntu 22.04 was just announced, I began to do work on the KXStudio repositories once again. They were using Ubuntu 18.04 as base for all builds, which is getting old now and only has 1 more year of support. That last part is important - when 18.04 goes end-of...

Ubuntu Studio

21 Apr '22 17:10 Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS Released

The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu Studio 22.04, code-named “Jammy Jellyfish”. This marks Ubuntu Studio’s 31st release. This release is a Long-Term Support release and as such, it is supported for 3 years (until April 2025). Since it’s just out, you may experience some... Continue reading

KXStudio

15 Apr '22 20:54 Carla 2.4.3 has been released

This is a small bugfix release for the Carla v2.4 series. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Fixes Fix build for Alpine Linux and BSD Fix integration with internal Qt toolbar visibility state Fix plugin search (regression from 2.4.2) Fix several Windows UTF-16 issues Build related changes Add -fno-gnu-unique to default build flags Implement VERBOSE make flag Make build compatible with LTO, now enabled on official macOS...

CDM: linux

07 Apr '22 19:33 You can already use the Steam Deck as a music machine, with Bitwig Studio, VCV Rack, more

It's a portable gaming machine - but unlike other such devices, the Steam Deck is also an open, handheld, Linux-powered computer. And you know what that means: it's a synth and a DAW, too. The post You can already use the Steam Deck as a music machine, with Bitwig Studio, VCV Rack, more appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Midichlorians in the blood

05 Apr '22 07:51 Procrustes' Piano

In Greek mythology, Procrustes was a rogue smith and bandit. He had an iron bed, in which he invited every passer-by to spend the night. If the guest was shorter than the bed, he used his smith hammer to stretch them to fit. If the guest proved too tall, Procrustes amputated the excess length; nobody ever fitted the bed exactly. Procrustes continued his reign of terror until he was killed by Theseus.In common language, a "Procrustean bed" is an arbitrary standard to which exact conformity is forced. Pianos are one example of "One size fits all" disregarding Ergonomics absolutely.The number of...

KXStudio

04 Apr '22 22:43 Cardinal 22.04 released

Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, this time focused on bugfixes. Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin. It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version. Changelog: Add Interverb demo patch (in source code) Add retrigger to Host-MIDI Do not show resize handle on JACK Standalone Fix and enable ChowDSP Credit module Fix potential noise burts on load with ihtsyn MVerb-based modules Fix messed up graphics on Windows with High-DPI screens Fix resources not found on some Windows systems (by not...

Ubuntu Studio

31 Mar '22 17:43 Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS Beta Released

The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS, codenamed “Jammy Jellyfish”. While this beta is reasonably free of any showstopper DVD build or installer bugs, you may find some bugs within. This image is, however, reasonably representative of what you will find... Continue reading

Ubuntu Studio

25 Mar '22 02:37 A New Logo for Ubuntu Studio

Many of you may have seen Ubuntu’s post about their logo refresh. Since Ubuntu Studio is a part of Ubuntu, we decided to follow suit. Beginning with the release of Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS, you will notice a new logo in the startup and splash screens, along with the website.... Continue reading

KXStudio

21 Mar '22 17:45 Cardinal 22.03 released

Hello everyone, a new release of Cardinal is here. This brings quite a few new extra modules, updates the existing ones and adds a few nice features as requested by users. This is what changed compared to the (initial) 22.02 release: Add Windows installer, shipping with optional Carla Plugin Host integration and JACK Standalone Add AudioUnit plugin format for macOS Fix build for HaikuOS (only headless possible for now) Fix crash in headless build when loading certain modules Fix GUI resize in high-dpi systems Fix Host MIDI-CC channel pressure and pitchbend interfering with CCs Fix repaints in...

CDM: linux

21 Mar '22 16:14 Renoise tracker better supports Mac, Windows, Link, and – get ready, DIYers – RasPi

It's the tracker software (Renoise) and sampler-sequencer (Redux) that bring those tools into the 21st century. And now Renoise delivers a ton of new native options for every platform. The post Renoise tracker better supports Mac, Windows, Link, and – get ready, DIYers – RasPi appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Midichlorians in the blood

18 Mar '22 15:48 Spring is coming

I've just released Barcelona Trees, Beta2 v0.0.4, which is just another extremely niche application, totally unrelated to MIDI, but also based on the Qt frameworks like my other free software projects.The motivation of this program is to help Barcelona visitors or dwellers, answering questions such as:What trees are nearby? (from manual or GPS location)What trees are on a given street or garden?Where can I find specimens of a certain genus/species?For each specimen, obtain more information about its species from existing data on Wikipedia and public images.This may be useful in many ways, from...

Libre Arts

28 Feb '22 08:53 Weekly-ish recap — 28 February 2022

Highlights: new releases of GIMP, darktable, OBS Studio, Zrythm, Geonkick, X.org driver for Wacom, Inkscape to begin hiring, FreeCAD 0.20 is coming. GIMP 2.99.10 New version of GIMP comes with a pretty major change: layer links are now gone. They’ve always been more like temporary solution for lacking multi-layer selection. Now that GIMP has the latter, it didn’t make much sense keeping layer links. For use cases where you might want restoring a complex selection of layers that are not inside the same group there are now layer sets available. Frankly, the feature should have been called ‘layer...

KXStudio

21 Feb '22 21:38 Ildaeil v1.0 released

Hello everyone, another release is here, this time it is Ildaeil. Something that was initially done as a test for Carla and ImGui usage within DPF, but turns out to be actually quite useful! To those that are not up to date on KXStudio developments, let's recap this little new project... Ildaeil is mini-plugin host working as a plugin allowing one-to-one plugin format reusage. The idea is to load it as a plugin inside your DAW and then the other "real" plugin inside Ildaeil. This allows, for example, a VST3 host to load LV2 plugins. For the more technically-minded people, this is basically a...

KXStudio

19 Feb '22 16:58 Carla 2.4.2 has been released

This is a bugfix release for Carla version v2.4 series, with some extra user-experience related changes. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Fixes Fix a few crashes with JACK applications inside Carla Fix build on non-supported systems by JUCE Fix crash when LV2 X11 UI has non-mapped child window Fix compatibility with Python 3.10 Fix default SF2/3 path Fix LV2 UI resizing on macOS Fix missing VST3 plugins not being...

CDM: linux

18 Feb '22 17:54 Bitwig 4.2: Note Grid for modular note processing and generation, plus a bunch of new effects

Okay, weekend warriors - Bitwig Studio 4.2 beta is here, and it's got a good reason to get on the Grid modular patching train. Think note processing and generation in a really intuitive way. Plus whether or not that's your speed, they've got 3 audio effects x 4 characters = stuff most everyone will want. The post Bitwig 4.2: Note Grid for modular note processing and generation, plus a bunch of new effects appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

14 Feb '22 12:45 Audio Damage has released 33 classic legacy plug-ins for free – here’s a guide and a stupid test

Beloved boutique plug-in house Audio Damage has found a heck of a retirement for 33 of its vintage plug-ins: it’s giving them away for free for macOS and Windows. Here’s a complete guide and an ill-advised test scenario. Audio Damage’s Chris Randall explains in a blog post: Everything Old Is New Again… Here’s the skinny: […] The post Audio Damage has released 33 classic legacy plug-ins for free – here’s a guide and a stupid test appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

07 Feb '22 14:53 Weekly-ish recap — 7 February 2021

Highlights: Inkscape 1.2 goes alpha, Weston gets essential color management support, Blender Studio announces new open movie project, new releases of Blender, BlenderBIM, Ossia Score, Mixxx, Shotcut, PipeWire. Inkscape 1.1.2 and Inkscape 1.2-alpha This is great news. The updated stable release brings a ton of bug fixes and the 1.2 alpha brings pretty much every new feature I shared with you here and on Twitter, and then some. Here is a quick rundown: Pages tool to create multiple pages and manipulate them (rearrange, resize, remove) Alignment snapping aka snapping guides aka smart guides New...

Libre Arts

01 Feb '22 15:53 Introducing Watchtower

Over at Blender Studio, Francesco Siddi did a quick introduction of Watchtower, a new software project that helps manage the production of animated and live action movies. Here is some background info. First off, what does Watchtower do? The web app gives a bird’s-eye view over the progress on your video project, whether it’s a feature film animation or a documentary short. In fact, you can head over to a demo project and see for yourself. Once you have your list of sequences and shots, you can start storyboarding and that’s where Watchtower becomes instantly useful: you can see the stage of...

Libre Arts

26 Jan '22 15:53 Weekly-ish recap — 26 January 2021

Highlights: new releases of Scribus, Flameshot, Surge, ZynAddSubFX, Zrythm, Giada; Audacity resurrects real-time effects, Ardour gets cue markers. Flameshot 11.0 This application for taking and editing screenshots has creeped into my life on its many tiny legs and nested there. So I’m happy to say a new version is now available. The most interesting changes are: More CLI options, if that’s the way you roll. Thickness of tools can now be set with the keyboard. Simply type a numerical value like “15” and you will see the indicator in the upper left corner of the screen. Text alignment can now be...

CDM: linux

24 Jan '22 10:48 SunVox 2.0: the nearly-free modular pocket DAW just got a slew of new features

It's the underground sleeper hit, a modular, power instrument-DAW-tracker that runs basically everywhere, for free/donation or (on iOS/Android) just a few bucks. And now it just hit 2.0. There's a ton of new stuff whether you've got an ancient smart device or the latest and greatest. Here's a look. The post SunVox 2.0: the nearly-free modular pocket DAW just got a slew of new features appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Ubuntu Studio

21 Jan '22 17:31 Ubuntu Studio 21.04 Has Reached End Of Life (EOL)

As of January 20, 2022, all flavors of Ubuntu 21.04, including Ubuntu Studio 21.04, codenamed “Hirsute Hippo”, have reached end-of-life (EOL). There will be no more updates of any kind, including security, for this version of Ubuntu. If you have not already done so, please upgrade to Ubuntu Studio 21.10... Continue reading

Libre Arts

14 Jan '22 10:53 Streamlining Inkscape for the masses

It’s not a heavily guarded secret that I have an undying love for Inkscape. For me, it’s one of those applications I’m really excited to use every time I have some silly need for a vector graphics editor. Which is why everyone actively involved with the project is my personal hero, and I’m only happy to chat with them every once in a while about how the project is doing. This time, I spoke to Chris Rogers (Vectors team, i.e. PR and communication), Tavmjong Bah (developer), Martin Owens (developer), and Adam Belis (UX guy). Q: So, first off, I love a lot of things going on with Inkscape lately...

Libre Arts

09 Jan '22 10:53 Looking back at 2021, looking forward at 2022

Let’s have a closer look at main events of 2021 and what’s coming for us in 2022. Obligatory disclaimer: I only talk about projects that I track more or less closely. There are many more great projects out there, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about those! What’s holding up GIMP 3.0 There has been a lot of plumbing work on GIMP in 2021. Really, a lot of changes are bug fixes and boring under-the-hood work. Two major user-visible improvements are both recent: You can now use clone tools on multiple layers at the same time. Works great when you have a texture for a photogrammetry project and...

Autostatic

30 Dec '21 00:38 Using Home Assistant with IR controlled devices

When my NAD C325BEE stopped working I could’ve bought a new stereo amplifier but after a quick look inside I was pretty sure the damage was minor so I brought it to a repair service. When I could pick it up again not only were the costs way below the price of a new amplifier […] The post Using Home Assistant with IR controlled devices appeared first on autostatic.com.

Autostatic

27 Dec '21 13:54 rtcqs released

rtcqs v0.3.1 is now available on Codeberg and Github. rtcqs is the continuation of the realtimeconfigquickscan project but then rewritten in Python. It comes with a Qt GUI and a few extra checks. Dear all, I’d like to announce rtcqs, the continuation of the realtimeconfigquickscan project. It’s a port to Python with some added extra’s, […] The post rtcqs released appeared first on autostatic.com.

Midichlorians in the blood

26 Dec '21 10:54 Winter Releases

In addition to the usual bug fixing, a common pattern across all projects are the changes related to the transition to Qt6, still experimental but mature enough, while keeping compatibility with Qt5. One stopper in this transition is the removal of the QTextCodec class in Qt6 core libraries, moved to the Core5Compat module, risking to be definitely removed at some point in the future. Some methods in Drumstick::File that depend on this class are deprecated now. This functionality is key for data preservation when parsing/importing MIDI files containing text metadata (titles, comments, names...

CDM: linux

24 Dec '21 02:33 TouchOSC updates are here, plus excellent videos for inspiration, instruction

The preeminent multi-platform touch control app just keeps improving since its next-gen reboot earlier this year. And that means the ability to get your hands on music and visuals wherever you are, on any OS. So let's catch up with Hexler. The post TouchOSC updates are here, plus excellent videos for inspiration, instruction appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

07 Dec '21 15:26 The best free tools for working with modular synthesis and music

Patching for the people - there's no reason cost or access has to keep you from the powers and fun of modular synthesis and music making. VCV Rack's launch this month got lots of attention, but there are other options, too. Here the latest, best picks. The post The best free tools for working with modular synthesis and music appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Libre Arts

07 Dec '21 10:53 Weekly-ish recap — 7 December 2021

Week highlights: new major releases of Blender, Open 3D Engine, OTIO, and Bespoke Synth, Cardinal is gaining momentum. Blender 3.0 This is one of the most exciting releases in 2021. I wholeheartedly recommend watching the “Every new feature in 6 minutes” video, it provides a pretty good summary of the most important changes. The team also shot a mini-documentary with user stories: With 3.0, Blender enters a new LTS phase that will last 2 years. Version 3.2 with new features is expected in March 2022. The release notes is being collected here. Blender Geometry Sketcher I’ve just come across a...

Libre Arts

30 Nov '21 20:53 Weekly-ish recap — 30 November 2021

This is more of a monthly recap, for my sins! Highlights: new releases of BlenderBIM and IfcOpenShell, Natron, LibrePCB, Shotcut, VCV Rack, Blender 3.0 is coming later this week, Krita and darktable are prepping up for a major update. macOS support returns to GIMP Thanks to Lukas Oberhuber (among other contributors), up-to-date versions of GIMP are available for macOS users again. There’s a stable build of 2.10.28 with fixes for invisible selection cue (marching ants) and an experimental build of v2.99.8 which is GTK3-based and supports HiDPI displays vastly better that the GTK2-based version...

CDM: linux

30 Nov '21 19:34 VCV Rack 2 arrives – standalone is still free, $99 intro gets plug-ins with VST right away – details

The anticipated VCV Rack 2 is here and out of beta. What will it support? What does the release mean for compatibility with modules? What will it cost if you opt for the 'Pro' version? All the details here - but yeah, you can finally run VCV Rack inside your DAW. The post VCV Rack 2 arrives – standalone is still free, $99 intro gets plug-ins with VST right away – details appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Timj's Testbit

27 Nov '21 01:01 Anklang takes over

The first pre-release of Anklang was uploaded to Github a couple days ago. The Anklang project is a digital audio synthesis application for live creation and composition of music or other audio material. It merges several new developments and (Beast) rewriting efforts by Stefan Westerfeld and me…

CDM: linux

24 Nov '21 22:15 Bespoke, free modular – jamming – livecoding – production tool, looks serious at 1.1.0

If you need a break from big monolithic production environments, Bespoke wants to be your alternative - for free. Plenty of you liked that idea and responded, and the result hits this month with the major 1.1.0 milestone. The post Bespoke, free modular – jamming – livecoding – production tool, looks serious at 1.1.0 appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

12 Nov '21 12:48 Meet MeeBlip’s new cubit duo, USB MIDI interface and thru box all in one

We're pleased to introduce our latest addition to the MeeBlip line - the simple but essential interface and thru box for MIDI we needed ourselves. Here's cubit duo. The post Meet MeeBlip’s new cubit duo, USB MIDI interface and thru box all in one appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

CDM: linux

11 Nov '21 11:18 Unity just bought Weta Digital – yeah, the Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson one

The democratization of visual effects continues at a stunning pace, with or without acquisitions. But it's hard to beat this example - an Academy Award-winning visual effects studio is now in the hands of a game engine. The post Unity just bought Weta Digital – yeah, the Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson one appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

SFZTtools

08 Nov '21 15:13 sfizz 1.1.1 release Roll back VSTGUI to 4.10.2 to avoid corruption of the UI in some scenarios See: GitHub release page Download links: sfizz-1.1.1-macos.dmg sfizz-1.1.1-mingw32.tar.gz sfizz-1.1.1-mingw64.tar.gz sfizz-1.1.1-moddevices.tar.gz sfizz-1.1.1-win32.exe sfizz-1.1.1-win64.exe sfizz-1.1.1.tar.gz