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3 <entry date="2011-01-23">
4 <link ref="nkitool/" img="nkitool/native-instruments-kontakt.png"></link>
5 In case you are working a lot on Native Instruments Kontakt instrument
6 files, or if you are just interested in the .nki file format, you might have
7 a look at <link ref="nkitool/">nkitool</link>. It is a simple console
8 application which allows to export and import the human readable XML file
9 from and to Native Instruments Kontakt .nki instrument articulation files.
10 It can be very handy to speedup or even automate the process of creating
11 and editing .nki instrument files.
12 </entry>
13 <entry date="2010-10-01">
14 <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover.jpg" img="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover_s.jpg"></link>
15 LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
16 magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
17 UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
18 music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
19 other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
20 <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
21 </entry>
22 <entry date="2010-01-07">
23 The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
24 with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
25 </entry>
26 <entry date="2009-10-16">
27 Better a late than no announcement at all:
28 <list>
29 <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
30 <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
31 <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
32 <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
33 <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
34 <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
35 <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
36 </list>
37 This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
38 host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
39 sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
40 runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
41 version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
42 finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
43 expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
44 existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
45 release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
46 monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
47 to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
48 allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
49 these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
50 </entry>
51 <entry date="2009-05-12">
52 On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
53 friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
54 from our
55 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
56 This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
57 of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
58 32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
59 appropriate binaries automatically.
60 Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
61 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
62 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
63 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
64 </entry>
65 <entry date="2009-02-17">
66 Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
67 It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
68 the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
69 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
70 As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
71 discussion and development on our
72 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
73 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
74 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
75 </entry>
76 <entry date="2008-02-15">
77 We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
78 is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
79 giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
80 library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
81 license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
82 <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
83 </entry>
84 <entry date="2008-02-07">
85 Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
86 site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
87 specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
88 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
89 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
90 </entry>
91 <entry date="2008-01-23">
92 Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
93 place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
94 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
95 </entry>
96 <entry date="2008-01-03">
97 Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
98 by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
99 available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
100 latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
101 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
102 Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
103 work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
104 Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
105 at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
106 </entry>
107 <entry date="2007-12-26">
108 You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
109 problems? Check out the
110 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
111 Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
112 doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
113 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
114 Mailing List
115 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
116 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
117 </entry>
118 <entry date="2007-12-07">
119 Another strike:
120 <list>
121 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
122 <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
123 <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
124 <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
125 <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
126 <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
127 </list>
128 What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
129 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
130 world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
131 the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
132 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
133 MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
134 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
135 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
136 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
137 Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
138 fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
139 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
140 option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
141 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
142 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
143 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
144 and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
145 Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
146 of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
147 encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
148 of bug fixes.
149 </entry>
150 <entry date="2007-10-23">
151 As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
152 names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
153 out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
154 moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
155 again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
156 </entry>
157 <entry date="2007-10-16">
158 A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
159 <list>
160 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
161 <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
162 <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
163 <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
164 <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
165 <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
166 <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
167 </list>
168 With our new instrument editor
169 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
170 we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
171 instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
172 also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
173 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
174 "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
175 instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
176 audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
177 simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
178 clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
179 provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
180 only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
181 change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
182 the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
183 freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
184 each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
185 altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
186 some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
187 certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
188 not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
189 you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
190 order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
191 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
192 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
193 allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
194 hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
195 sampler channel at the same time.
196 </entry>
197 <entry date="2007-10-12">
198 libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
199 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
200 Please update your links and bookmarks!
201 </entry>
202 <entry date="2007-08-10">
203 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
204 JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
205 The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
206 Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
207 available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
208 </entry>
209 <entry date="2007-05-24">
210 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
211 JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
212 support.
213 </entry>
214 <entry date="2007-05-04">
215 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
216 released. Almost another year has gone by.
217 </entry>
218 <entry date="2007-04-02">
219 JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
220 <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
221 installation instructions.
222 </entry>
223 <entry date="2007-03-24">
224 gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
225 to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
226 completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
227 </entry>
228 <entry date="2006-11-24">
229 After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
230 released.
231 </entry>
232 <entry date="2006-11-24">
233 libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
234 </entry>
235 <entry date="2006-08-07">
236 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
237 JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
238 <list>
239 <li>
240 Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
241 Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
242 </li>
243 <li>
244 More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
245 command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
246 Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
247 (Ctrl + F), and more.
248 </li>
249 <li>
250 Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
251 instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
252 instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
253 command in the LS Console.
254 </li>
255 </list>
256 </entry>
257 <entry date="2006-06-02">
258 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
259 available. It's been a long time isn't it?
260 </entry>
261 <entry date="2006-04-28">
262 libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
263 </entry>
264 <entry date="2006-03-16">
265 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
266 JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
267 </entry>
268 <entry date="2005-12-22">
269 Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
270 days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
271 again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
272 as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
273 happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
274 </entry>
275 <entry date="2005-11-24">
276 Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
277 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
278 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
279 (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
280 read announcement</link>). Please let
281 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
282 know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
283 </entry>
284 <entry date="2005-10-10">
285 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
286 JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
287 <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
288 project).
289 </entry>
290 <entry date="2005-08-16">
291 Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
292 for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
293 </entry>
294 <entry date="2005-07-15">
295 LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
296 </entry>
297 <entry date="2005-06-24">
298 LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
299 release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
300 QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
301 </entry>
302 <entry date="2005-06-12">
303 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
304 released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
305 </entry>
306 <entry date="2005-05-25">
307 LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
308 </entry>
309 <entry date="2005-05-23">
310 After some time laying around in the backyard,
311 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
312 been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
313 interface. Enjoy!
314 </entry>
315 <entry date="2005-03-15">
316 Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
317 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
318 </entry>
319 <entry date="2005-03-04">
320 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
321 the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
322 to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
323 on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
324 as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
325 </entry>
326 <entry date="2005-02-26">
327 Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
328 You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
329 which can be downloaded as
330 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
331 </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
332 was tagged as "v0_2_0".
333 </entry>
334 <entry date="2004-11-19">
335 The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
336 alpha-release of
337 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
338 released.
339 </entry>
340 <entry date="2004-11-13">
341 On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
342 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
343 around 13:00 UTC.
344 </entry>
345 <entry date="2004-07-06">
346 The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
347 QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
348 publicly available.
349 </entry>
350 <entry date="2004-06-05">
351 Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
352 GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
353 </entry>
354 <entry date="2004-05-31">
355 On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
356 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
357 until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
358 </entry>
359 <entry date="2004-05-24">
360 The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
361 browseable</link>.
362 </entry>
363 <entry date="2004-05-03">
364 We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
365 channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
366 device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
367 meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
368 CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
369 the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
370 same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
371 </entry>
372 <entry date="2004-03-26">
373 CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
374 section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
375 from CVS.
376 </entry>
377 <entry date="2004-03-23">
378 Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
379 hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
380 developments from now on.
381 </entry>
382 <entry date="2004-01-07">
383 The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
384 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
385 section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
386 LinuxSampler!
387 </entry>
388 <entry date="2003-11-08">
389 Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
390 CVS repository.
391 </entry>
392 <entry date="2003-11-02">
393 Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
394 domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
395 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
396 section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
397 that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
398 of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
399 things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
400 </entry>
401 </news>

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