MusE Open Source MIDI/Audio Sequencer for Linux updated to v2.0

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The open source multitrack virtual studio for Linux MusE has been updated to version 2.0.

Hello everybody! Finally it has happened, nearly two years from the last stable release we are ready to present to you the final MusE 2.0 version. A lot has happened and changed, still the migration from 1.1 to 2.0 should be quite easy and worth it.

MusE Sequencer
The MusE open source sequencer for Linux gets many improvements and fixes in version 2.

Main changes in MusE 2.0

  • Moved to qt4, this affects the visuals and potentially improved portability.
  • Graphical automation in the arranger.
  • A new score editor.
  • MusE now defaults to using MIDI through Jack, -A enables native alsa support.
  • New style MDI GUI with a bunch of configuration options to satisfy all tastes.
  • Redone MIDI editing tool dialogs with lots of new functionality.
  • Lots and lots and lots of internal small and big changes to improve stability, speed and functionality. Read the changelog for details.

MusE for Linux is available to download at no cost.

More information: MusE

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Loomer updates Aspect software synthesizer to v1.7.9

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.7.9 of Aspect, a synthesizer instrument for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument that combines a great-sounding, powerful synthesis engine, with a flexible semi-modular architecture and unparalleled ease of use. The core of Aspect’s superb sound are two analog modeled oscillators, each capable of producing a powerful selection of raw waveforms, and dual filters that can be routed in series, in parallel, or even blended into unique combinations.

Changes in Aspect v1.7.9

  • (Windows) Fixed incredibly rare crash which may occur when first opening the plug-in on certain 32-bit VST Windows hosts.
  • Massively improved speed and responsiveness of all UI controls.
  • Improved CPU usage when tweaking parameters from a hardware controller.
  • (Windows) For the Windows VST plug-in, when using a relative path of “.” for the presets folder, the path is now relative to the plug-in’s DLL file and not the host’s executable file. This makes it possible to easily create a portable or USB stick install of Aspect.
  • Standalone versions now support multiple simultaneous hardware controllers.
  • (Linux) User presets are now displayed in alphabetical order in the preset browser.
  • (Linux) Improved UI font selection means that a more appropriate font is often used in any Linux distributions which provide only a small selection of default fonts.
  • Fixed an issue where the OK button in the save preset browser would temporarily become disabled when switching from the Factory presets selection.
  • Various minor compatibility fixes for certain hosts.

Aspect is available to purchase for £65 + VAT.

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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Loomer updates Aspect to v1.7.6

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has updated Aspect, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument that combines a great-sounding, powerful synthesis engine, with a flexible semi-modular architecture and unparalleled ease of use. The core of Aspect’s superb sound are two analog modeled oscillators, each capable of producing a powerful selection of raw waveforms, and dual filters that can be routed in series, in parallel, or even blended into unique combinations.

Changes in Aspect v1.7.6

  • Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.)
  • Preset searches are now multi-threaded. Preset browser can now immediately respond to user interaction, even whilst searching a massive preset library, or when browsing a folder containing a large
    number of presets.
  • Preset meta data (ie, author name, notes, tags) is now correctly displayed after loading an .FXP based preset or restoring a saved project.
  • Vastly improved CPU usage when recalculating DSP graph as a result of realtime re-wiring of a modular preset.
  • Standalone application tempo can now be set to within two decimal places of accuracy.
  • Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain Mac OS X VST hosts.
  • Fix for LFOs being incorrectly reset every four bars when using the standalone application.
  • Fix for minor issue which caused a changed preset to temporarily be reverted to its original state when previewing presets via the browser.

Aspect 1.7.6 is available for immediate download from Loomer. A license is available to purchase for £65 + VAT.

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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Grame updates Faust to v0.9.43

Faust

Grame – Centre National de Creation Musicale – has released version 0.9.43 of Faust (Functional Audio Stream), a functional programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis.

This version provides a major reorganization of the architecture system for better modularity and Open Sound Control (OSC) support. The code generation has been improved and the compiler offers new output possibilities for example the complete graph of the internal signal expressions as a .dot (graphviz) file.

The libraries and the examples have been extended: Julius Smith’s libraries provides several new filters and effects (including various reverbs) and Romain Michon has ported the Synthesis Tool Kit (STK) to FAUST.

Faust is available to download under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

More information: Faust

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Loomer updates Aspect to v1.7.4

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Loomer Aspect

Loomer has released version 1.7.4 of Aspect, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument that combines a great-sounding, powerful synthesis engine, with a flexible semi-modular architecture and unparalleled ease of use. The core of Aspect’s superb sound are two analog modeled oscillators, each capable of producing a powerful selection of raw waveforms, and dual filters that can be routed in series, in parallel, or even blended into unique combinations.

Changes in Aspect v1.7.4

  • Fix for crash (on both Windows and Linux) that could occur when ‘space’ is pressed when confirming the overwrite preset dialog.
  • VU meters now automatically reset their overload status after a few seconds.
  • Preset Browser is now maximized to fill the entire plug-in window.
  • For Windows VST (32-bit and 64-bit), the preferences file can be placed alongside the DLL file to facilitate USB or portable installs.
  • Clearer font in PDF documentation.

Aspect 1.7.4 is available for immediate download from Loomer.

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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