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

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