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LSP Plugins version 1.0.14 released!

LSP Plugins version 1.0.14 released!

Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.14 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins. All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA, LV2, LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats.

Using AVL drumkits with a-Fluid Synth in Ardour

Using AVL drumkits with a-Fluid Synth in Ardour

In this tutorial I will show you how to use Glen MacArthur's fantastic AVL Drumkits sample pack with 'a-Fluid Synth', Ardour's built in FluidSynth plugin. I will also show you how to load midnam files to make it easier to do drum programming within the DAW.

Ardour 5.4 released

Ardour 5.4 released

Ardour 5.4 has just been released. The main news with this release is support for Ableton's Push 2 control surface. This control surface is designed to work with, and complement, Ableton Live's clip/scene workflow. Ardour does not currently support this type of workflow so Ardour's support, at least for now, is in relation to mixing, editing and musical performance.

AMSynth sees new release

AMSynth sees new release

AMSynth version 1.7.0 has just been released. AMSynth is an open source realtime software synthesizer for Linux. Its operation is similar to analog Moog Minimoog and Roland Juno-60, which are considered classic synthesizers from the 1970s. It is available in various formats, including LV2 and DSSI plugins as well as JACK/ALSA standalone clients.

Changes in this release include -

Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release

Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release

Rui Nuno Capela continues his end of summer release frenzy. This time around he is pushing out Qtractor 0.7.9.

Release highlights include -

Vee One Suite 0.7.6 released

 Vee One Suite 0.7.6 released

Days after his Qstuff* end of Summer'16 release frenzy, Rui Nuno Capela releases the Eleventh beta release of his Vee One Suite, version 0.7.6. This suite of plugins includes -

QStuff* End of Summer'16 Release

Fans of Rui Nuno Capela's Qstuff* take heed, he has just released the following end of summer updates to his suite of software -

  • QjackCtl 0.4.3
  • Qsynth 0.4.2
  • Qsampler 0.4.1
  • QXGEdit 0.4.1
  • QmidiCtl 0.4.1
  • QmidiNet 0.4.1

For a full run down of the changelogs, check out Rui's announcement over at rncbc.org

New major release of Ardour, version 5 is released!

New major release of Ardour, version 5 is released!

The release of Ardour 5 has just been announced. This new release comes with some major new features and is a significant upgrade from the 4.x series. It is also the first release that officially supports the Windows platform. The following is a rundown of some of the latest features.

VCA faders

Ardour now includes VCA faders, a long requested feature.

SuperBoucle

SuperBoucle

SuperBoucle is a loop based software fully controllable with any midi device. SuperBoucle is also synced with jack transport. You can use it on live performance or for composition.

Autotuning & pitch correction with Zita-AT1 in Ardour

Autotuning & pitch correction with Zita-AT1 in Ardour

Be it for correcting those slightly out-of-tune notes from your singer, or going all the way to a Cher effect, an auto-tune plugin might come in handy. There’s not a lot of those designed for Linux, though choices do exist :

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