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2     <news>
3 schoenebeck 2161 <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 schoenebeck 2159 <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 schoenebeck 2157 <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 schoenebeck 2040 <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 schoenebeck 2005 <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 schoenebeck 1905 <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 schoenebeck 1838 <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 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
85 schoenebeck 1838 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 schoenebeck 1694 <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 schoenebeck 1674 <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 schoenebeck 1694 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
101 schoenebeck 1674 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
102     </entry>
103 schoenebeck 1647 <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 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
107 schoenebeck 1647 </entry>
108 schoenebeck 1619 <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 schoenebeck 1597 <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 schoenebeck 1598 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
126     Mailing List
127 schoenebeck 1597 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
128     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
129     </entry>
130 schoenebeck 1576 <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 schoenebeck 1578 <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 schoenebeck 1576 "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 schoenebeck 1578 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
147     feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
148 schoenebeck 1576 <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 schoenebeck 1578 .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 schoenebeck 1576 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
154     to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
155 schoenebeck 1578 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 schoenebeck 1576 </entry>
162 schoenebeck 1457 <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 schoenebeck 1448 <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 iliev 1449 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
204 schoenebeck 1448 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 schoenebeck 1408 <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 iliev 1289 <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 schoenebeck 1268 <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 schoenebeck 1453 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
290 schoenebeck 1268 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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