audio recording

Audacity 2.1.1 is released

Audacity 2.1.1 has just been released with new features and performance improvements. Of note are -

QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out!

QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out!

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced the release of QjackCtl 0.4.0.

This release makes it easier to get up and running as it now splits the setup settings between two tabs, one with the primary settings with the other tab housing the more advanced setting.

Some other changes include -

Ardour 4.1 is released!

Ardour 4.1 is released!

Ardour 4.1 has just been released. This release sees the addition of some interesting new features, along with the usual bug fixes.

Here's a rundown of some of the new features -

Input gain control - Audio and bus mixer strips now have an input gain control, allowing you to increase or attenuate the input signal by up to 20 dB.

Qtractor 0.6.7 - The Lepton Acid beta release!

Qtractor 0.6.7 - The Lepton Acid beta release!

Qtractor 0.6.7, codenamed "The Lepton Acid", has just been released. Highlights of this release include -

Ardour 4 is released!

Ardour 4 is released!

Ardour has just seen a new major release, version 4. Since the last release, there have been over 4,000 commits.

Ardour has seen a lot of infrastructure work and now uses a new graphics engine (cairo) for the editor window. You can now also use other audio backends other than JACK, for example you could use ALSA, although JACK is still the recommended backend.

Guitarix updates

Guitarix updates

Things have been moving along for the Guitarix project lately. First of all, they have redesigned their website and forum. Also, their website now has a new domain at guitarix.org, while the source code is still hosted at sourceforge.

Q-stuff release frenzy

Rui Nuno Capela has been on a pre-LAC2015 release frenzy with his Q-stuff suite of software. In the past week he has released updates for QjackCtl, Qsynth, Qsampler, QmidiNet, QmidiCtl and of course Qtractor. You can find full details about these releases over at rncbc.org.

JCM800 simulation plugin now available

JCM800 simulation plugin now available

Guitarix developer, Hermann Meyer has just announced a new LV2 plugin for the Guitarix LV2 plugin suite, Gxjcm800pre, a JCM800 simulation.

This simulation had previously been available within the Guitarix standalone program but is now also available as an LV2 plugin. The LV2 plugin includes tone, presence and master controls so that the full JCM800 is simulated.

Guitarix: First Steps Towards New Design

Guitarix: First Steps Towards New Design

Due to a recent call from the Guitarix devs for a graphic designer, Markus Schmidt from Calf Studio Gear has got in touch with them and taken on the task. For those who don't know who Markus is, he has not only created a lot of the Calf plugins but is also the guy responsible for their graphical interfaces.

Guitarix design - Work in progress

Guitarix design - Work in progress

The Guitarix devs have done a redesign of their rack units. If you have any feedback, let them know.

Also, they are still looking for anyone interested in helping them do a complete redesign of Guitarix, so if you are handy with graphics do get in touch with the Guitarix guys.

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