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2 <news>
3 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
63 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 <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 <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 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
79 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
80 </entry>
81 <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 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
85 </entry>
86 <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 <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 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
104 Mailing List
105 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
106 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
107 </entry>
108 <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 <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 "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 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
125 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
126 <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 .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 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
132 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
133 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 </entry>
140 <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 <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 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
182 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 <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 <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 <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 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
268 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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