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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

LADSPA plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)

LADSPA plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)

This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website zthmusic.com on January 1, 2014.

Beta release of rkr lv2, Rakarrack effects ports

Beta release of rkr lv2, Rakarrack effects ports

Spencer Jackson has just announced a new release of rkr lv2, his port of Rakarrack effects to the LV2 plugin format.

Audacity 2.1.1 is released

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

LV2 plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)

LV2 plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)

This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website zthmusic.com on December 23, 2013.

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.

OpenAV work in progress - MOD UIs and ArtyFX plugins port to AVTK

OpenAV work in progress - MOD UIs and ArtyFX plugins port to AVTK

OpenAV have been hard at work testing their plugins to make sure they are working on the MOD platform. OpenAV will be attending the Sonar+D event in Barcelona along with the MOD team. The MOD team are one of the 10 finalists for the Sonar+D StartUp competition.

4 Band Parametric EQ (fil4.lv2)

4 Band Parametric EQ (fil4.lv2)

4 Band Parametric EQ (fil4.lv2) is a graphical EQ with High/Low shelfs and High/Low Pass filters which is based on DSP from Fons Adriaensen's highly regarded fil-plugin. It is available in both mono and stereo variants and has a spectrum display plus waterfall FFT history built-in. The display also has vertical zoom and the window can be resized.

New release of x42-plugins

New release of x42-plugins

Robin Gareus has just announced the latest release of x42-plugins, which is a collection of cross platform LV2 audio/MIDI plugins, currently featuring over 80 plugins from 11 repositories.

The x42-plugins collection consists of the following -

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