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1 Version 0.5.0 (15 October 2007)
2
3 This release comes with a bunch of important new features. We implemented
4 a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not only
5 allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
6 change number (and bank select number), it also allows further parameters
7 like whether the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed
8 (and likewise freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of
9 effect sends for each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI
10 controller for controlling the effect send level in realtime and can
11 flexible be routed to some of the sampler's audio output channel, i.e.
12 to a dedicated one for a certain effect type. The new instruments
13 database allows you to keep track even of largest instrument library
14 collections. You can order them in categories and search by various
15 criteria. The sampler now allows third party applications to offer so
16 called 'instrument editor plugins' which the sampler can use to spawn
17 an appropriate instrument editor application for a selected instrument
18 and for allowing to edit instruments with such an external editor
19 application on-the-fly, that is all modifications made with the editor
20 will immediately be audible with the sampler. No need to reload instrument
21 files anymore. Checkout our brand new instrument editor application called
22 'gigedit' which you can use for this feature. Loading huge instruments may
23 take a long time, that's why the sampler now allows to play an instrument
24 while loading. That way you can i.e. play and hold notes on the keyboard
25 while loading a new instrument on the same sampler channel at the same
26 time. Beside these new features, you can find the common huge list of bug
27 fixes and quality improvements.
28
29 Version 0.4.0 (24 November 2006)
30
31 Finally a new release after a long development cycle. The sampler now has
32 a completely revised synthesis core. Note that due to this, most of the
33 assembly code became incompatible and is thus deactivated at compile
34 time. So don't bother trying to activate the assembly option, it won't
35 compile! That's not an issue though, because even without assembly, the
36 new synthesis core is faster than the old one with assembly. The
37 Gigasampler engine now has real support for 24 bit samples, that is they
38 won't be truncated anymore, and finally supports all filter types of the
39 Gigasampler format. A lot of effort has been put into making all filters
40 under all parameters being as accurate as possible, compared to the
41 original Gigasampler ones. Analogue to hardware mixers, sampler channels
42 can now be muted and solo-ed and there is support for GM portamento and
43 GM mono mode (single note per channel) as well as support for sostenuto
44 pedal. Beside LSCP, third-party applications can now also link against
45 liblinuxsampler directly (using the sampler's C++ API). Beside these,
46 there have been of course a huge bunch of fixes and quality improvements.
47
48 Version 0.3.3 (15 July 2005)
49
50 Another bug fix release. It solves one usability issue regarding small
51 fragments / high sampling rates of audio drivers, fixes some compile time
52 errors with GCC 4.0 and fixes a minor efficiency bug.
53
54 Version 0.3.2 (24 June 2005)
55
56 This is more or less just a bug fix release. Beside a bunch of little
57 fixes it solves a serious crash in conjunction with voice stealing and
58 slightly improves Gigasampler format playback accuracy.

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