On 2013-05-06 by falkTX
Thanks for the hard work of danboid and wolftune (plus some corrections by falkTX and others), the KXStudio "Mini" Manual is now online,
directly accessible through the KXStudio website:
There are still minor things that need correction, but overall it looks great.
The manual should be updated regularly from now on.
KXStudio now on Facebook and SoundCloud
On 2013-03-23 by falkTX
There's now a Facebook page for KXStudio, and a SoundCloud group too. Links:
The Facebook page needs more likes to get a proper url, so you know what to do... ;)
KXStudio news section reworked
On 2013-03-17 by falkTX
The KXStudio news section now has a backend behind it, Chyrp, which makes it easier to write and publish articles.
Plus, it supports RSS so everyone can now follow the KXStudio project more closely.
This new module also allows per-article comments, but I'm unsure how well that works. Feel free to give it a try though!
KXStudio 12.04.1 released!
On 2013-01-05 by falkTX
After much hard work, a new release of KXStudio is ready!
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.
Existing KXStudio users already have 90% of the changes and fixes as KXStudio uses the repositories for everything.
Still, this is a big milestone for the project. It's a step towards perfection.
Here's a quick list of changes since the previous 12.04 release.
- Add AriaMaestosa, Giada and Petri-Foo to the DVD and default install
- Upgrade Cadence to the beta1 release (lots of fixes!)
- Fully up-to-date apps and plugins (as of 30/12/2012)
- Use KDE 4.9.4 on the Live-DVD (repositories now have 4.9.5)
- Use Firefox-KDE PPA on the Live-DVD
- Add kxstudio-text plymouth (used when no gpu drivers are available)
- Fix plymouth Live-DVD "eject disk now" text not visible (and any other labels/info)
- Change KDE desktop theme to slim-glow (backported latest release from KDE 4.10)
- Change cursor theme to oxy-zion
- Disable KDE bouncing cursor by default
- Use Claudia-Launcher instead of Klaudia in KDE kickoff (start menu)
- Auto-disable PulseAudio respawn
- Set default asoundrc file to snd-aloop
- Set default jack prio to 85
- Use ALSA-Audio bridge instead of PulseAudio (no longer installed by default)
- Add theme screenshot button
- Add theme font size option
- Auto-register 64bit WineAsio too (done in 'wine stuff' step)
- Don't update user theme to KXStudio by default
- Disable theme updates if not running KDE4 or XFCE
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).
You can download the new ISOs at the KXStudio website, http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads.
This release is dedicated to Hatsuke Miku, a [virtual] Vocaloid singer that recently has seen original artwork released under a Creative Commons license.
We believe that actions like this one (and others in 2012) indicate that the world embraces open-source culture more and more, every day.
You can find more about Miku here, and the its CC artwork here.
We hope you enjoy KXStudio and the updated Cadence.
Soon enough the website will have full documentation for it and other subjects, so stay tuned!
Call for Testing - Cadence pre-Beta
On 2012-09-17 by falkTX
We're almost in the Beta1 release of Cadence!
For those of you who don't know, Cadence is what KXStudio uses to manage the entire audio ecosystem.
'Cadence' is by itself the main app of a series of tools (call it the "Cadence tools").
There's 'Catia', a simple JACK patchbay; 'Claudia' is a ladish frontend, very similar to Catia (and gladish); 'Carla' is the plugin host.
Then there's the small tools - JackMeter, JackSettings, Logs, Render and XY-Controller (their names give away their funtionality).
Cadence and its tools are currently being documented, and pages will appear here: (incomplete)
(There's a topic in the KXStudio forums discussing the documentation here).
If you're running KXStudio now, you either have updates or have recently updated Cadence and sub-packages.
I'll be pushing the latest Cadence code to the KXStudio repositories frequently in the next days while the testing happens.
ArchLinux users can use this AUR package: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=50747
You can checkout what's going on in the Cadence commits page: https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/commits/master
Not everything is fully ready right now, here's a list of things that will still be done before the Beta1 release:
- Cadence audio-bridges, currently disabled
- 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.
- Carla-Control is unfinished, the GUI will do nothing useful right now.
- Catia ALSA-MIDI support is currently disabled, but will still not be activated for this release.
So, what needs testing?
Pretty much everything. :D
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.
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.
You can report bugs directly in the official bug page at https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/issues.
(Reporting a bug in that page allows you to receive notifications whenever something is done related to it).
Thanks in advance to everyone that decides to help!
If you love these tools and they are useful to you, please consider making donation by following this link: