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2 <news>
3 <entry date="2014-06-19">
4 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
5 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">gigedit finally included with OS X snapshots!</link>
6 Due to the variety of third party library dependencies it took a while, but
7 finally "gigedit", our graphical instrument editor for Gigasampler /
8 GigaStudio files, is now included with the automatic binary snapshots builds
9 for Mac OS X. The automatic snapshot installers are automatically compiled
10 by one of our servers each time a developer commits something new to our
11 Subversion (development) server. You can use gigedit on Mac OS X as
12 stand-alone instrument editor as well as in live-mode while running
13 LinuxSampler. In the latter case your changes with gigedit get immediately
14 audible while playing the instrument on the keyboard at the same time.
15 </entry>
16 <entry date="2011-08-25">
17 <link ref="sfz/" img="gfx/logos/sfz.png"></link>
18 <link ref="sfz/">Added SFZ implementation status page.</link>
19 We are currently in the works to implement support for the SFZ format,
20 which is a powerful and open sample library format, already adopted by
21 many commercial samplers. Check our new SFZ status page to see which
22 aspects of the format are already supported by LinuxSampler, and which
23 ones are yet to be implemented.
24 </entry>
25 <entry date="2011-07-18">
26 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
27 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">Download the latest OS X snapshot of the sampler!</link>
28 Following our ongoing sympathy for automatic snapshots, we finally provide
29 automatic builds also for Apple OS X! As soon as some developer commits
30 something new to our Subversion server, a new binary snapshot for OS X will
31 automatically be available for download from our webserver within minutes.
32 The snapshot tbz2 archive file contains universal binaries
33 (PPC 32 bit, Intel 32 &amp; 64 bit) of the stand-alone version of the
34 sampler, VST and AU plugin version, and the graphical frontend applications
35 QSampler and Fantasia. Only our graphical instrument editor gigedit is not
36 yet part of the snapshots, it might follow at a later point. Please read
37 the README file in the tbz2 archive file for instructions how to install
38 everything on your Mac.
39 </entry>
40 <entry date="2011-06-05">
41 <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/logos/subversion.png"></link>
42 From now on, our source code is managed by a Subversion server. We
43 converted our existing CVS repository for the
44 <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org">new Subversion server</link>, so
45 the complete history from the beginning of this project is also
46 available in this new Subversion repository. Our
47 <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">old CVS server, along with its web frontend</link>
48 is still available, however is now in read only mode, so no changes can be
49 commited to CVS anymore. On the downloads page you can find
50 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html#svn">instructions how
51 to download ("checkout") source code from our Subversion server.</link>
52 </entry>
53 <entry date="2011-06-05">
54 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/sorryd.jpg"></link>
55 After a huge down time of almost one month, we decided to move to new, more
56 reliable servers. Thanks to the University of Heilbronn which kindly hosted
57 our servers for 8 years. We started to move the most important services to
58 a commercial server host, which will be financed by your donations. Sorry
59 for this long absence and thank you for your support!
60 </entry>
61 <entry date="2011-02-05">
62 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/windows.png"></link>
63 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/">Download the latest Windows snapshot of the sampler!</link>
64 Since we have to confess that we are a bit lazy about putting out official
65 releases, and since the latest official release of the sampler for Windows
66 is quite old, we decided to establish automatic builts of the sampler and
67 all other software components for Windows. As soon as some developer
68 commits something new to the CVS server for any of the project's software
69 components, a new snapshot binary for Windows will automatically built and
70 be available for download within few minutes. Sorry for neglecting you
71 Windows users out there for so long!
72 </entry>
73 <entry date="2011-01-23">
74 <link ref="nkitool/" img="nkitool/native-instruments-kontakt.png"></link>
75 In case you are working a lot on Native Instruments Kontakt instrument
76 files, or if you are just interested in the .nki file format, you might have
77 a look at <link ref="nkitool/">nkitool</link>. It is a simple console
78 application which allows to export and import the human readable XML file
79 from and to Native Instruments Kontakt .nki instrument articulation files.
80 It can be very handy to speedup or even automate the process of creating
81 and editing .nki instrument files.
82 </entry>
83 <entry date="2010-10-01">
84 <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>
85 LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
86 magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
87 UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
88 music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
89 other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
90 <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
91 </entry>
92 <entry date="2010-01-07">
93 The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
94 with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
95 </entry>
96 <entry date="2009-10-16">
97 Better a late than no announcement at all:
98 <list>
99 <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
100 <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
101 <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
102 <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
103 <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
104 <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
105 <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
106 </list>
107 This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
108 host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
109 sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
110 runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
111 version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
112 finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
113 expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
114 existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
115 release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
116 monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
117 to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
118 allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
119 these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
120 </entry>
121 <entry date="2009-05-12">
122 On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
123 friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
124 from our
125 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
126 This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
127 of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
128 32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
129 appropriate binaries automatically.
130 Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
131 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
132 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
133 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
134 </entry>
135 <entry date="2009-02-17">
136 Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
137 It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
138 the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
139 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
140 As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
141 discussion and development on our
142 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
143 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
144 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
145 </entry>
146 <entry date="2008-02-15">
147 We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
148 is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
149 giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
150 library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
151 license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
152 <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
153 </entry>
154 <entry date="2008-02-07">
155 Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
156 site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
157 specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
158 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
159 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
160 </entry>
161 <entry date="2008-01-23">
162 Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
163 place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
164 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
165 </entry>
166 <entry date="2008-01-03">
167 Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
168 by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
169 available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
170 latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
171 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
172 Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
173 work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
174 Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
175 at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
176 </entry>
177 <entry date="2007-12-26">
178 You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
179 problems? Check out the
180 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
181 Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
182 doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
183 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
184 Mailing List
185 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
186 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
187 </entry>
188 <entry date="2007-12-07">
189 Another strike:
190 <list>
191 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
192 <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
193 <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
194 <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
195 <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
196 <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
197 </list>
198 What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
199 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
200 world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
201 the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
202 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
203 MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
204 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
205 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
206 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
207 Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
208 fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
209 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
210 option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
211 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
212 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
213 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
214 and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
215 Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
216 of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
217 encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
218 of bug fixes.
219 </entry>
220 <entry date="2007-10-23">
221 As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
222 names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
223 out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
224 moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
225 again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
226 </entry>
227 <entry date="2007-10-16">
228 A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
229 <list>
230 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
231 <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
232 <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
233 <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
234 <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
235 <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
236 <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
237 </list>
238 With our new instrument editor
239 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
240 we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
241 instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
242 also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
243 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
244 "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
245 instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
246 audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
247 simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
248 clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
249 provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
250 only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
251 change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
252 the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
253 freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
254 each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
255 altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
256 some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
257 certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
258 not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
259 you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
260 order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
261 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
262 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
263 allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
264 hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
265 sampler channel at the same time.
266 </entry>
267 <entry date="2007-10-12">
268 libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
269 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
270 Please update your links and bookmarks!
271 </entry>
272 <entry date="2007-08-10">
273 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
274 JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
275 The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
276 Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
277 available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
278 </entry>
279 <entry date="2007-05-24">
280 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
281 JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
282 support.
283 </entry>
284 <entry date="2007-05-04">
285 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
286 released. Almost another year has gone by.
287 </entry>
288 <entry date="2007-04-02">
289 JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
290 <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
291 installation instructions.
292 </entry>
293 <entry date="2007-03-24">
294 gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
295 to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
296 completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
297 </entry>
298 <entry date="2006-11-24">
299 After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
300 released.
301 </entry>
302 <entry date="2006-11-24">
303 libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
304 </entry>
305 <entry date="2006-08-07">
306 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
307 JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
308 <list>
309 <li>
310 Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
311 Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
312 </li>
313 <li>
314 More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
315 command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
316 Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
317 (Ctrl + F), and more.
318 </li>
319 <li>
320 Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
321 instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
322 instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
323 command in the LS Console.
324 </li>
325 </list>
326 </entry>
327 <entry date="2006-06-02">
328 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
329 available. It's been a long time isn't it?
330 </entry>
331 <entry date="2006-04-28">
332 libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
333 </entry>
334 <entry date="2006-03-16">
335 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
336 JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
337 </entry>
338 <entry date="2005-12-22">
339 Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
340 days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
341 again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
342 as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
343 happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
344 </entry>
345 <entry date="2005-11-24">
346 Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
347 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
348 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
349 (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
350 read announcement</link>). Please let
351 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
352 know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
353 </entry>
354 <entry date="2005-10-10">
355 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
356 JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
357 <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
358 project).
359 </entry>
360 <entry date="2005-08-16">
361 Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
362 for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
363 </entry>
364 <entry date="2005-07-15">
365 LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
366 </entry>
367 <entry date="2005-06-24">
368 LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
369 release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
370 QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
371 </entry>
372 <entry date="2005-06-12">
373 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
374 released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
375 </entry>
376 <entry date="2005-05-25">
377 LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
378 </entry>
379 <entry date="2005-05-23">
380 After some time laying around in the backyard,
381 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
382 been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
383 interface. Enjoy!
384 </entry>
385 <entry date="2005-03-15">
386 Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
387 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
388 </entry>
389 <entry date="2005-03-04">
390 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
391 the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
392 to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
393 on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
394 as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
395 </entry>
396 <entry date="2005-02-26">
397 Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
398 You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
399 which can be downloaded as
400 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
401 </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
402 was tagged as "v0_2_0".
403 </entry>
404 <entry date="2004-11-19">
405 The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
406 alpha-release of
407 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
408 released.
409 </entry>
410 <entry date="2004-11-13">
411 On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
412 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
413 around 13:00 UTC.
414 </entry>
415 <entry date="2004-07-06">
416 The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
417 QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
418 publicly available.
419 </entry>
420 <entry date="2004-06-05">
421 Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
422 GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
423 </entry>
424 <entry date="2004-05-31">
425 On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
426 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
427 until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
428 </entry>
429 <entry date="2004-05-24">
430 The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
431 browseable</link>.
432 </entry>
433 <entry date="2004-05-03">
434 We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
435 channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
436 device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
437 meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
438 CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
439 the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
440 same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
441 </entry>
442 <entry date="2004-03-26">
443 CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
444 section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
445 from CVS.
446 </entry>
447 <entry date="2004-03-23">
448 Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
449 hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
450 developments from now on.
451 </entry>
452 <entry date="2004-01-07">
453 The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
454 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
455 section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
456 LinuxSampler!
457 </entry>
458 <entry date="2003-11-08">
459 Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
460 CVS repository.
461 </entry>
462 <entry date="2003-11-02">
463 Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
464 domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
465 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
466 section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
467 that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
468 of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
469 things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
470 </entry>
471 </news>

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