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Qtractor version 0.6.3 is released

Qtractor version 0.6.3 is released

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor, an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. The new version, codenamed The Armed Hadron, has a number of new features, including the usual bug fixes.

Release highlights:

New release of Vee One Suite plugins

New release of Vee One Suite plugins

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced version 0.5.1 of his Vee One Suite of plugins. The plugin suite is available in the LV2 plugin format as well as standalone JACK clients, with NSM support. There are 3 plugins in the suite. They are as follows -

Synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer
Samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler
Drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler

Drumgizmo version 0.9.6 is released

Drumgizmo version 0.9.6 is released

The Drumgizmo team have officially announced version 0.9.6 of their drum sampling plugin.

MuseScore

MuseScore

MuseScore is a powerful music notation editor for the creation, editing and printing of various types of musical scores.

Some features include WYSIWYG creation and editing, support for unlimited staves, unlimited score length, up to four independent voices per staff, percussion notation, a plug-in architecture, and excellent looking notation.

Full list of features

There is also a community site for sharing sheet music made with MuseScore -

MuseScore.com

 

MusE

MusE

MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities . MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio. It has a comprehensive list of MIDI features and supports LADSPA, DSSI, LV2 and VST plugins.

Ardour

Ardour

Ardour is a fully featured audio and MIDI multi-track recording and editing program. Ardour supports LADSPA, LV2 and LinuxVST plugin formats.

Features include powerful anything to anywhere signal routing, video timeline, direct import of freesound files, dedicated monitor section, meterbridge, inline plugin control and extensive export options, including exporting multiple formats at once.

LFO

LFO stands for Low-frequency oscillation. The name comes from the fact that it is an electronic signal with a low frequency, which oscillates to create a rhythmic pulse, or wobble. LFO's are common in synths and help vary their sound capabilities.

A number of popular effects are based around low frequency oscillation, namely chorus, vibrato, phasing, flanging and rotary speaker effects.
 

Sorcer

Sorcer

Sorcer is a polyphonic wavetable synth LV2 plugin from OpenAV. Its sonic fingerprint is one of harsh modulated sub-bass driven walls of sound. Two morphing wavetable oscillators and one sine oscillator provide the generation routines. The LFO can be mapped to wavetable modulation as well as filter cutoff. An ADSR allows for shaping the resulting sound, while a master volume finishes the signal chain.

Fabla

Fabla

Fabla is an open-source LV2 drum sampler plugin instrument from OpenAV. It is ideal for loading up your favorite sampled sounds and bashing away on a MIDI controller. Or if it’s crafty beat programming your after that’s cool too! The ADSR envelope allows the shaping of hi-hats and kicks while the compressor beefs up the sound for those thumping kicks!
 

MIDI keyboard

A MIDI keyboard is a piano-style keyboard used for sending MIDI data to a computer, or other MIDI devices. MIDI keyboards are a type of MIDI controller. You can think of a MIDI keyboard as a dummy keyboard. They don't produce any sounds themselves but rather, via MIDI data, control sounds in other devices, such as a synth on your computer or an external hardware synth.

Image of an M-Audio Keystation keyboard

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