New releases and future plans
On 2013-11-27 by falkTX
Hello everyone, there have been a couple of releases and changes on the KXStudio world.
First of, a new release of the KXStudio Live-DVD is now available.
This is a bug-fix for the 12.04.x series, which current users should already have if their systems are up to date.
Checkout the About or Release Notes to find out more about this release.
Several new versions of Carla have been released since its first announcement, the last one currently being 1.2.2.
For a change-log you can check the git log (stable branch) in github.
This way you can see what actually changed in the code, instead of just seeing a description list.
A new DISTRHO release is planned for release next month, and a few minor plugins.
Hopefully the Plugin Toolkit will be ready by then, which should help the creation of new audio plugins (soon!).
Lastly, after much discussion and consideration, the KXStudio repositories are moving to Debian.
The current 12.04.x release is still fully supported, this is something that will happen slowly through 2014.
Having the KXStudio repos in Debian means any Debian based distribution can make use of KXStudio goods, and not just Ubuntu ones.
Although there are already happy users with Debian + KXStudio, this process is not yet complete.
We'll make a new announcement once the Debian repos are ready for wide use.
Oh, and the KXStudio website is currently being redone a little.
Give it a visit now! http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/
Carla Plugin Host 1.0.0 released!
On 2013-07-03 by falkTX
Carla Plugin Host, or just Carla, is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.
It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC and full OSC control.
Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, and VST plugin formats, plus GIG, SF2 and SFZ file support.
It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.
We currently release source code plus Windows and Linux binaries (focus goes into the Linux version).
Downloads available at the usual place, KXStudio Downloads.
For more information about Carla check its own application page here.
We'll be updating that page in the next few days, with some tutorials and workflow videos as well, so stay tuned!
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!