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2     <news>
3 schoenebeck 2157 <entry date="2010-10-01">
4     <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>
5     LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
6     magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
7     UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
8     music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
9     other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
10     <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
11     </entry>
12 schoenebeck 2040 <entry date="2010-01-07">
13     The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
14     with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
15     </entry>
16 schoenebeck 2005 <entry date="2009-10-16">
17     Better a late than no announcement at all:
18     <list>
19     <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
20     <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
21     <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
22     <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
23     <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
24     <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
25     <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
26     </list>
27     This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
28     host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
29     sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
30     runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
31     version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
32     finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
33     expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
34     existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
35     release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
36     monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
37     to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
38     allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
39     these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
40     </entry>
41 schoenebeck 1905 <entry date="2009-05-12">
42     On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
43     friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
44     from our
45     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
46     This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
47     of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
48     32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
49     appropriate binaries automatically.
50     Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
51     <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
52     and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
53     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
54     </entry>
55 schoenebeck 1838 <entry date="2009-02-17">
56     Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
57     It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
58     the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
59     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
60     As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
61     discussion and development on our
62 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
63 schoenebeck 1838 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
64     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
65     </entry>
66 schoenebeck 1694 <entry date="2008-02-15">
67     We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
68     is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
69     giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
70     library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
71     license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
72     <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
73     </entry>
74 schoenebeck 1674 <entry date="2008-02-07">
75     Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
76     site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
77     specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
78 schoenebeck 1694 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
79 schoenebeck 1674 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
80     </entry>
81 schoenebeck 1647 <entry date="2008-01-23">
82     Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
83     place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
84 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
85 schoenebeck 1647 </entry>
86 schoenebeck 1619 <entry date="2008-01-03">
87     Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
88     by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
89     available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
90     latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
91     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
92     Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
93     work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
94     Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
95     at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
96     </entry>
97 schoenebeck 1597 <entry date="2007-12-26">
98     You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
99     problems? Check out the
100     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
101     Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
102     doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
103 schoenebeck 1598 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
104     Mailing List
105 schoenebeck 1597 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
106     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
107     </entry>
108 schoenebeck 1576 <entry date="2007-12-07">
109     Another strike:
110     <list>
111     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
112     <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
113     <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
114     <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
115     <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
116     <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
117     </list>
118     What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
119 schoenebeck 1578 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
120     world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
121     the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
122 schoenebeck 1576 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
123     MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
124 schoenebeck 1578 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
125     feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
126 schoenebeck 1576 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
127     Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
128     fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
129 schoenebeck 1578 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
130     option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
131 schoenebeck 1576 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
132     to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
133 schoenebeck 1578 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
134     and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
135     Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
136     of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
137     encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
138     of bug fixes.
139 schoenebeck 1576 </entry>
140 schoenebeck 1457 <entry date="2007-10-23">
141     As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
142     names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
143     out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
144     moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
145     again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
146     </entry>
147 schoenebeck 1448 <entry date="2007-10-16">
148     A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
149     <list>
150     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
151     <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
152     <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
153     <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
154     <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
155     <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
156     <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
157     </list>
158     With our new instrument editor
159     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
160     we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
161     instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
162     also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
163     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
164     "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
165     instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
166     audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
167     simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
168     clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
169     provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
170     only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
171     change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
172     the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
173     freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
174     each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
175     altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
176     some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
177     certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
178     not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
179     you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
180     order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
181 iliev 1449 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
182 schoenebeck 1448 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
183     allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
184     hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
185     sampler channel at the same time.
186     </entry>
187 schoenebeck 1408 <entry date="2007-10-12">
188     libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
189     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
190     Please update your links and bookmarks!
191     </entry>
192 iliev 1289 <entry date="2007-08-10">
193     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
194     JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
195     The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
196     Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
197     available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
198     </entry>
199 schoenebeck 1268 <entry date="2007-05-24">
200     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
201     JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
202     support.
203     </entry>
204     <entry date="2007-05-04">
205     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
206     released. Almost another year has gone by.
207     </entry>
208     <entry date="2007-04-02">
209     JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
210     <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
211     installation instructions.
212     </entry>
213     <entry date="2007-03-24">
214     gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
215     to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
216     completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
217     </entry>
218     <entry date="2006-11-24">
219     After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
220     released.
221     </entry>
222     <entry date="2006-11-24">
223     libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
224     </entry>
225     <entry date="2006-08-07">
226     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
227     JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
228     <list>
229     <li>
230     Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
231     Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
232     </li>
233     <li>
234     More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
235     command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
236     Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
237     (Ctrl + F), and more.
238     </li>
239     <li>
240     Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
241     instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
242     instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
243     command in the LS Console.
244     </li>
245     </list>
246     </entry>
247     <entry date="2006-06-02">
248     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
249     available. It's been a long time isn't it?
250     </entry>
251     <entry date="2006-04-28">
252     libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
253     </entry>
254     <entry date="2006-03-16">
255     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
256     JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
257     </entry>
258     <entry date="2005-12-22">
259     Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
260     days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
261     again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
262     as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
263     happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
264     </entry>
265     <entry date="2005-11-24">
266     Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
267 schoenebeck 1453 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
268 schoenebeck 1268 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
269     (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
270     read announcement</link>). Please let
271     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
272     know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
273     </entry>
274     <entry date="2005-10-10">
275     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
276     JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
277     <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
278     project).
279     </entry>
280     <entry date="2005-08-16">
281     Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
282     for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
283     </entry>
284     <entry date="2005-07-15">
285     LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
286     </entry>
287     <entry date="2005-06-24">
288     LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
289     release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
290     QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
291     </entry>
292     <entry date="2005-06-12">
293     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
294     released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
295     </entry>
296     <entry date="2005-05-25">
297     LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
298     </entry>
299     <entry date="2005-05-23">
300     After some time laying around in the backyard,
301     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
302     been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
303     interface. Enjoy!
304     </entry>
305     <entry date="2005-03-15">
306     Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
307     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
308     </entry>
309     <entry date="2005-03-04">
310     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
311     the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
312     to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
313     on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
314     as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
315     </entry>
316     <entry date="2005-02-26">
317     Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
318     You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
319     which can be downloaded as
320     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
321     </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
322     was tagged as "v0_2_0".
323     </entry>
324     <entry date="2004-11-19">
325     The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
326     alpha-release of
327     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
328     released.
329     </entry>
330     <entry date="2004-11-13">
331     On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
332     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
333     around 13:00 UTC.
334     </entry>
335     <entry date="2004-07-06">
336     The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
337     QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
338     publicly available.
339     </entry>
340     <entry date="2004-06-05">
341     Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
342     GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
343     </entry>
344     <entry date="2004-05-31">
345     On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
346     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
347     until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
348     </entry>
349     <entry date="2004-05-24">
350     The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
351     browseable</link>.
352     </entry>
353     <entry date="2004-05-03">
354     We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
355     channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
356     device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
357     meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
358     CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
359     the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
360     same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
361     </entry>
362     <entry date="2004-03-26">
363     CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
364     section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
365     from CVS.
366     </entry>
367     <entry date="2004-03-23">
368     Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
369     hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
370     developments from now on.
371     </entry>
372     <entry date="2004-01-07">
373     The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
374     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
375     section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
376     LinuxSampler!
377     </entry>
378     <entry date="2003-11-08">
379     Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
380     CVS repository.
381     </entry>
382     <entry date="2003-11-02">
383     Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
384     domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
385     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
386     section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
387     that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
388     of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
389     things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
390     </entry>
391     </news>

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