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

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