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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 -

Giada Loop Machine 0.9.6 released

Giada Loop Machine 0.9.6 released

Version 0.9.6 of Giada Loop Machine has been released. Some of the improvements for this version, codename 'Flammarion engraving', are -

There's a new, up and coming graphical EQ on the block

There's a new, up and coming graphical EQ on the block

Robin Gareus has just tagged v0.2 of his new, up and coming, graphical EQ on github. Fil4.lv2 is based on DSP from Fons Adriaensen's highly regarded fil-plugin, which you may have seen in your plugin manager as '4-band parametric filter'.

Please note, at current this is still very much a work in progress.

Fabla 2 - Progress update

Fabla 2 - Progress update

Harry van Haaren from OpenAV has just posted an update on Fabla 2's progress along with a nice demo of some of it's capabilities. Check it out!

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.

How to use outboard gear in Ardour

How to use outboard gear in Ardour

There may be times when you are mixing that you want to, or have to, use external effects or processors. To do this in Ardour, we use inserts. So how do these work and how do we set it all up? Let's find out!

Why use hardware effects?

Using plugins is very convenient so why would you want to use a hardware unit? The two main reasons would be -

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.

Calf 0.0.60 Released!

Calf 0.0.60 Released!

The Calf team have just announced the release of version 0.0.60 of the very popular Calf Studio Gear plugins.

There are many bug fixes, new plugins as well as new features.

There are 16 new plugins included in this release, bringing the total number of Calf plugins up to 45. The new plugins are as follows -

New release of Giada Loop Machine

New release of Giada Loop Machine

Version 0.9.5 of Giada Loop Machine has been released. This version, codename 'Nabla Symbols', has a number of refinements, as well as permanent MIDI mapping.

Carla 2.0 beta4 is here!

Carla 2.0 beta4 is here!

Carla has just seen it's fourth beta release. This release is mostly focused on bug-fixing but there are some interesting new features.

The highlights are:

  • Updated plugin skins
  • New experimental plugins
  • MOD GUI Support

Also of note is a new MIDI sequencer plugin. This is experimental and in it's early stages but it is an interesting addition all the same.

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