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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 -

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 :

LSP plugins

LSP plugins

LSP (Linux Studio Plugins) is a collection of plugins which aims to bring new, non existing plugins to Linux. All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA, LV2, LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats.

The plugin suite consists of the following -

New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour

New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour

Libre Music Production proudly presents Michael Oswalds new 8+ hours video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour.

In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song. On to guitar recording and audio editing in Ardour, selecting sounds and editing several takes.

The tutorial continues with vocal recording and editing, mixing and mastering the song.

A complete audio production workflow with Muse and Ardour

Audio production with Muse and Ardour is a 6 part video tutorial showing a complete workflow using FLOSS audio tools.

In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song.

On to guitar recording and audio editing in Ardour, selecting sounds and editing the takes.

The tutorial continues with vocal recording and editing, mixing and mastering the song.

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released with many interesting and useful new features, as well as loads of bug fixes. Let's check out some of what's new.

Track and bus duplication

Tracks and busses can now be duplicated. You'll find this option by right clicking on track headers in the editor window, or by clicking on the track/bus name of a mixer strip in the mixer window. This will duplicate the track/bus with all plugins and plugin settings.

Qtractor QuickStart

Qtractor QuickStart

Introduction

Qtractor can handle your MIDI and Audio tracks with sample-perfect precision, present you with a state of the art, industry standard mixer, complete with complex routing and effects, and allow you to record, mix and master your song all the way to the final bounce to a standard stereo recording tool. But this is not what we are going to do today.

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore

The Ardour devs have just announced version 4.2, codenamed "Taking Tiger Mountain". This release is primarily a bug fix release.

Notably, the audio/MIDI IO backend for Windows has been replaced with completely new code. Other areas that have been concentrated on for bug fixes include plugins, automation, video and MIDI control surfaces.

For full details on changes in this release, check out the announcement over at ardour.org

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