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  13. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Carla Plugin Host 1.0.0 released!</span><br/>
  14. On <i>2013-07-02</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  15. </p>
  16. <p>
  17. After more than 2 years in development, here it is - the first stable release of Carla is now available!<br/>
  18. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/carla.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/carla.png" alt="carla.png"/></a><br/>
  19. </p>
  20. <p>
  21. Carla Plugin Host, or just Carla, is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.<br/>
  22. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC and full OSC control.<br/>
  23. </p>
  24. <p>
  25. Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, and VST plugin formats, plus GIG, SF2 and SFZ file support.<br/>
  26. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.<br/>
  27. </p>
  28. <p>
  29. We currently release source code plus Windows and Linux binaries (focus goes into the Linux version).<br/>
  30. Downloads available at the usual place, <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads#Binaries">KXStudio Downloads</a>.<br/>
  31. </p>
  32. <p>
  33. For more information about Carla check its own application page <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications:Carla">here</a>.<br/>
  34. We'll be updating that page in the next few days, with some tutorials and workflow videos as well, so stay tuned!<br/>
  35. </p>
  36. <p>
  37. You can follow the release discussion over at <a href="https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=11249" class="external free" rel="nofollow">LinuxMusicians forums</a>.<br/>
  38. If you find this application useful and/or want to help further development, please consider a <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Donations">donation</a>.<br/>
  39. </p>
  40. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/"></a>
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  42. <p>
  43. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio 12.04.1 released!</span><br/>
  44. On <i>2013-01-05</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  45. </p>
  46. <p>
  47. After much hard work, a new release of KXStudio is ready!<br/>
  48. The previous ISO images were getting old, and since Cadence (and KXStudio in general) is now much more stable, it was time for an update.<br/>
  49. Existing KXStudio users already have 90% of the changes and fixes as KXStudio uses the repositories for everything.<br/>
  50. Still, this is a big milestone for the project. It's a step towards perfection.
  51. </p>
  52. <p>
  53. Here's a quick list of changes since the previous 12.04 release.
  54. <p>
  55. <ul>
  56. <b>Apps:</b>
  57. <li>Add AriaMaestosa, Giada and Petri-Foo to the DVD and default install</li>
  58. <li>Upgrade Cadence to the beta1 release (lots of fixes!)</li>
  59. <li>Fully up-to-date apps and plugins (as of 30/12/2012)</li>
  60. <li>Use KDE 4.9.4 on the Live-DVD (repositories now have 4.9.5)</li>
  61. <li>Use Firefox-KDE PPA on the Live-DVD</li>
  62. </ul>
  63. <ul>
  64. <b>Desktop/Theme:</b>
  65. <li>Add kxstudio-text plymouth (used when no gpu drivers are available)</li>
  66. <li>Fix plymouth Live-DVD "eject disk now" text not visible (and any other labels/info)</li>
  67. <li>Change KDE desktop theme to slim-glow (backported latest release from KDE 4.10)</li>
  68. <li>Change cursor theme to oxy-zion</li>
  69. <li>Disable KDE bouncing cursor by default</li>
  70. <li>Use Claudia-Launcher instead of Klaudia in KDE kickoff (start menu)</li>
  71. </ul>
  72. <ul>
  73. <b>Settings:</b>
  74. <li>Auto-disable PulseAudio respawn</li>
  75. <li>Set default asoundrc file to snd-aloop</li>
  76. <li>Set default jack prio to 85</li>
  77. <li>Use ALSA-Audio bridge instead of PulseAudio (no longer installed by default)</li>
  78. </ul>
  79. <ul>
  80. <b>Welcome Wizard:</b>
  81. <li>Add theme screenshot button</li>
  82. <li>Add theme font size option</li>
  83. <li>Auto-register 64bit WineAsio too (done in 'wine stuff' step)</li>
  84. <li>Don't update user theme to KXStudio by default</li>
  85. <li>Disable theme updates if not running KDE4 or XFCE</li>
  86. </ul>
  87. <p>
  88. The DVD works properly now (no need to re-login to apply settings anymore) and also has an option to boot to RAM (requires at least 3Gb to work).<br/>
  89. You can download the new ISOs at the KXStudio website, <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads</a>.
  90. <br/><br/>
  91. </p>
  92. <p>
  93. This release is dedicated to Hatsuke Miku, a [virtual] Vocaloid singer that recently has seen original artwork released under a Creative Commons license.<br/>
  94. We believe that actions like this one (and others in 2012) indicate that the world embraces open-source culture more and more, every day.<br/>
  95. You can find more about Miku
  96. <a href="http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/prod/vocaloid/cv01_us.jsp" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>,
  97. and the its CC artwork
  98. <a href="http://piapro.net/en_for_creators.html" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.
  99. <br/><br/>
  100. </p>
  101. <p>
  102. We hope you enjoy KXStudio and the updated Cadence.<br/>
  103. Soon enough the website will have full documentation for it and other subjects, so stay tuned!
  104. </p>
  105. <p>
  106. <a href="http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=10484" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><b>Comments and discussion</b></a>
  107. </p>
  108. <hr/>
  109. <p>
  110. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Call for Testing - Cadence pre-Beta</span><br/>
  111. On <i>2012-09-17</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  112. </p>
  113. <p>
  114. Hello everybody!<br/>
  115. We're almost in the Beta1 release of Cadence!<br/>
  116. <br/>
  117. For those of you who don't know, Cadence is what KXStudio uses to manage the entire audio ecosystem.<br/>
  118. 'Cadence' is by itself the main app of a series of tools (call it the "Cadence tools").<br/>
  119. There's 'Catia', a simple JACK patchbay; 'Claudia' is a ladish frontend, very similar to Catia (and gladish); 'Carla' is the plugin host.<br/>
  120. Then there's the small tools - JackMeter, JackSettings, Logs, Render and XY-Controller (their names give away their funtionality).<br/>
  121. <br/>
  122. Cadence and its tools are currently being documented, and pages will appear here: (incomplete)<br/>
  123. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications</a><br/>
  124. (There's a topic in the KXStudio forums discussing the documentation <a href="http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=9135" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>).<br/>
  125. <br/>
  126. If you're running KXStudio now, you either have updates or have recently updated Cadence and sub-packages.<br/>
  127. I'll be pushing the latest Cadence code to the KXStudio repositories frequently in the next days while the testing happens.<br/>
  128. ArchLinux users can use this AUR package:
  129. <a href="https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=50747" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=50747</a><br/>
  130. You can checkout what's going on in the Cadence commits page:
  131. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/commits/master" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/commits/master</a><br/>
  132. <br/>
  133. Not everything is fully ready right now, here's a list of things that will still be done before the Beta1 release:<br/>
  134. - Cadence audio-bridges, currently disabled<br/>
  135. - Carla Windows plugin-bridge support (Linux 32/64bit bridges are already in place though). Note that this will remain an experimental feature even for this release.<br/>
  136. - Carla-Control is unfinished, the GUI will do nothing useful right now.<br/>
  137. - Catia ALSA-MIDI support is currently disabled, but will still not be activated for this release.<br/>
  138. <br/>
  139. <br/>
  140. So, what needs testing?<br/>
  141. Pretty much everything. :D<br/>
  142. Run the apps, click on random stuff and try to make them crash. When that happens, or if notice something weird, please report the bug.<br/>
  143. I've done my best to make the tools as stable + crash-free as possible, but we can never be too sure about these things.<br/>
  144. <br/>
  145. You can report bugs directly in the official bug page at
  146. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/issues" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/issues</a>.<br/>
  147. (Reporting a bug in that page allows you to receive notifications whenever something is done related to it).<br/>
  148. <br/>
  149. <br/>
  150. Thanks in advance to everyone that decides to help!<br/>
  151. If you love these tools and they are useful to you, please consider making donation by following this link:<br/>
  152. <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PDGZL8PKSNHYW" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PDGZL8PKSNHYW</a>.
  153. </p>
  154. <hr/>
  155. <p>
  156. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio 12.04 is out!</span><br/>
  157. On <i>2011-12-21</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  158. </p>
  159. <p>
  160. Hey there everyone, it's that time again!<br/>
  161. KXStudio is now ready for the masses, now using Ubuntu 12.04 as the base.
  162. </p><p>KDE4 remains the officially supported Desktop, with XFCE on 2nd place.<br/>
  163. For this release I re-introduced the ISOs, although only 32bit for now. So now installing KXStudio can take 3 forms: Live-DVD, Ubuntu upgrade or NetBoot.<br />
  164. The Live-DVD uses KDE4, if you want XFCE instead please install UbuntuStudio first then follow the upgrade instructions as detailed <a href="<?php echo $ROOT; ?>/Documentation:Ubuntu:Upgrade">here</a>.
  165. </p><p>The Cadence tools are currently being ported to python3 in a new repo - <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence</a>.<br/>
  166. Catarina, Catia, Claudia and the minor tools are almost beta state right now. Carla and Claudia-Launcher are still in the works (but already very functional), and the real 'Cadence' app is yet to be ported.<br/>
  167. These tools are already available on KXStudio in their latest git state, and will be released as beta for the while world very soon.
  168. </p><p>The DISTRHO plugin suite is now near completion and it's targeted for a new release this weekend.<br/>
  169. The entire collection is already available in the KXStudio repos but yet part of the meta-packages (will be added shortly after the official release).<br/>
  170. Generic linux binaries will be made available for non-KXStudio users as before.
  171. </p>
  172. <hr/>
  173. <p>
  174. Note: Since the KXStudio website has been internally reworked (removed mediawiki, much simpler PHP code now), the old news have been removed.<br/>
  175. <br/>
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