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

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