[Ardour-Users] Ardour 4.6 released
ardour at lukas-pirl.de
Sun Jan 31 13:06:15 PST 2016
Works like a charm! Thanks again everyone – developers, build system
engineers, testers and reporters – for another great release of this
beautiful piece of OSS.
On 01/12/2016 06:12 AM, Paul Davis wrote as excerpted:
> Ardour 4.6, our first release of 2016, is now available. 4.6 includes
> some notable new features - deep support for the Presonus FaderPort
> control surface, Track/Bus duplication, a new Plugin sidebar for the
> Mixer window - as well as the usual dozens of fixes and improvements to
> all aspects of the application, particularly automation editing.
> The full list of changes is shown below.
> Download <https://community.ardour.org/download.html>
> /For the curious, there was no 4.5 release. This just happens sometimes./
> Plugins (Platform-Independent)
> * Add a check button in the session loading dialog to disable all
> * Improve layout/appearance/functionality of Plugin Manager dialog.
> * Fixes for compatibility with LV2 1.0.0.
> * Clicking on a plugin LED holding Ctrl-shift toggles all
> plugins/processors in this strip (except the fader).
> * Fix monitoring of plugin parameter changes with LV2 and AudioUnit
> plugins, to avoid feedback loops between the plugin and the GUI.
> * Fix an issue with loading sessions containing certain LV2 plugins.
> * Show VST plugin search paths (read-only) in Preferences dialog.
> * Fix LV2 plugin state for copied plugins.
> * Properly copy plugin state when duplicating tracks/busses.
> * Save/restore plugin states as part of track templates.
> * Report on progress while stripping silence from tracks.
> * Fix fine-adjust modifier overriding snap modifiers.
> * Clicking on an already selected note when many are selected makes
> it the only selected note (same behaviour as regions and control
> * Allow use of tooltips to be enabled/disabled from Preferences.
> * Mixer list pane can now be shrunk to zero width.
> * Dialogs and unparented windows now default to the current pointer
> * Add relative snap when moving markers.
> * Increase the minimum size of the recent session scrollview.
> * Don't make hidden automation controls visible, ever.
> * Allow numerical entry for setting gain values in Preferences dialog.
> * Show an informational dialog when opening IRC via Help -> Chat, to
> try to clarify to new users that they should post a question and
> then wait, not leave after a few minutes.
> * When adding a single plugin, immediately show the plugin GUI
> (except when using drag-n-drop to add the plugin).
> * Improve the layout of various widgets in the Preferences dialog.
> * Add "Delete all Unused Playlists" and "Keep All Playlists" options
> to cleanup dialog.
> * Fix "Crop to Range" operation to include all (selected) regions
> covered by the range, not just those that cover the start.
> * Fix "Fill Track" to avoid single-sample regions.
> * Keep track of meter visibility.
> * Hide region frame outline when region is less than 2 pixels wide.
> * Continue normal scrolling if the pointer is over the dropdown menus
> in the track header of a MIDI track.
> * Fix misplacement and improve grouping of various audio and MIDI
> ports in patchbay(s).
> * use the correct environment variable to block loading of GTK+2
> resource files (changed back in 2002 but never updated in our
> source code).
> * Makes rows in the theme manager selectable, making it easier to
> link an object to a color.
> * Fix incorrect keyboard focus after deleting a marker.
> * Allow hiding and showing the mixer list.
> * Disable threaded waveview rendering. This is, sadly, a regression
> from previous releases, and will slightly slow down the apparent
> speed of waveform drawing. However, it was causing unacceptable
> crashes while recording, and until we can be absolutely certain
> that the issue has been correctly identified and fixed, we are
> disabling it.
> * Add a button to master bus strip to show/hide monitor section.
> * Reduce width of monitor section by 25%.
> * Allow addition of plugins to monitor section.
> * Fix monitor section state restore (per-channel dim, mute etc.).
> * Prefill snapshot dialog name field with current snapshot name .
> * Use correct position when finishing tempo and meter marker drags.
> * Fix for inoperative keyboard modifiers after auto-scrolling.
> * Add more items/links to the Help menu.
> * Add confirmation dialog for overwriting existing files to most
> (all?) file dialogs.
> * Include platform-specific common disk volumes to file selection
> New Plugin Sidebar (Mixer Window)
> * drag/drop favorite Plugins directly to a track/bus.
> * allow creating plugin-presets by dragging a plugin to the sidebar
> * allow to add a plugin or preset to all selected routes (double-click).
> * allow dragging plugins directly from the plugin-manager to a track/bus.
> * save/restore custom order of favorite plugin list.
> * manage favorites and delete presets from the sidebar’s context menu.
> * Snap modifiers now work on MIDI Notes when the grid is disabled.
> * Gray out unavailable MIDI note context menu items rather than
> hiding them.
> * update MIDI channel buttons when their mode is changed.
> * Enable horizontal scrolling in MIDI regions even when a note is
> * Include the "Transform..." option in the MIDI region context menu.
> * Introduce "Transpose..." option in the context menu for selected notes.
> * Significantly speed up some MIDI note editing operations, and their
> impact on session loading times.
> * Make MIDI Panic message work even when seamlessly looping.
> * Do not clear MIDI buffers when processing cycles are split, and
> make seamless MIDI looping work correctly.
> * Removing shorting of inserted notes by 1 tick.
> * Fix overlapping MIDI note resolution.
> * Better alignment of note end times with the grid.
> * Fix issues with large amounts of MIDI data caused by limits on the
> size of Standard MIDI File format variable-length-quantities.
> Control Surfaces
> * Deep support for the Presonus Faderport device. This is fully
> documented in the Ardour Manual
> Mackie Control devices saw a lot of subtle changes which will be
> documented in the manual in the near future. It is now possible to
> control input trim, sends and more from a Mackie surface.
> o Allow use of broken apps such as TouchOSC and Lemur with
> Ardour's OSC support
> /(These apps/devices violate the OSC specification by requiring
> all messages to include at least one argument. The new
> |/ardour/pushbutton/..| OSC "namespace" can be used to provide
> OSC addresses for messages that always one floating point
> argument; messages to such addresses are ignored unless the
> argument is 1.0)/
> o Add notification of changes in transport speed or record enable
> * Add easy-to-use MIDI port selectors to the Generic MIDI settings dialog
> * Add a MIDI binding map for the Yamaha KX25
> * Add a MIDI binding map for the Novation Impulse 49
> * Add full support for NPRN MIDI controllers, allowing their use in
> MIDI binding maps
> * Add an explicit "Show settings" button to the Control Surfaces
> preferences dialog to help users who do not read.
> * Ensure that when control surfaces are enabled/disabled/re-enabled,
> they continue to be notified about the state of the session
> * Make control point selection more consistent
> * Fix display of automation data for toggled controls
> * Automation recording now has undo-per-pass, not undo-per-touch
> * Add undo for region gain point selection
> * Fix incorrect snap when adding region gain points
> * Correctly select the control point to be deleted with shift+right click
> * Ctrl/Cmd-drag adds or toggles rubber band selection of automation
> control points
> * Show verbose cursor control point values in internal edit mode
> * Prevent inadvertent overwriting of automation data
> * Fix mute automation playback
> * Fix incorrectly positioned automation control points
> * Handle pasting data from non-toggled to toggled automation tracks
> * Fix crash when moving tempo markers with automation present in MIDI
> General Changes/Improvements
> * Disable follow-edits and auto-return when synchronized to an
> external positional clock source.
> * Fix crash when creating subgroup busses.
> * Fix some cases where a session was incorrectly marked as
> * Speed up session loading by avoiding unnecessary duplication
> scanning of MIDNAM files.
> * Reduce session close time caused by some poor programming design.
> * Revert back to use mjpeg as the default video codec. Anecdotal
> evidence suggests that mpeg4 causes issues on some platforms.
> * Fix an issue where timers for metering prevent session loading from
> completing (also speeds up session loading).
> * Duplicate regions now uses correct position (previously was off by
> one sample).
> * Improved handling of reserved track/bus/send names ("Master",
> "Click" etc).
> * Allow metronome to operate while varispeeding.
> * Add "Duplicate Track/Bus" functionality.
> * Make it possible to rename the session root folder without any side
> * Provide a user-preference for pre-roll.
> * When loading a session, default to the most-recently-used snapshot.
> * Prevent deletion of playlists not used while a track is frozen.
> * Restore last used driver and device for a given audio/MIDI I/O backend.
> * Prevent concurrent peak (waveform image) file initialization.
> * Prevent crash when closing a session while some audio data analysis
> is still underway.
> * Restore functionality for measuring insert latency.
> * Load/save measured insert latency with session.
> * Add a mechanism to allow audio latency updates without restarting
> the backend.
> * Avoid uninintentional, unnecessary rebuilds of peak (waveform
> image) files.
> * Fix bug with solo/mute state when reopening a session with a soloed
> * Explicitly disallow looping while synced to an external positional
> * Update available positional sync sources when audioengine is restarted.
> * Prevent addition of markers within 1/100th second if transport is
> * Increase open file limit count on Windows.
> * New version of Windows backend that uses the PortAudio callback
> API. This appears to improve functionality with some audio interfaces.
> * Use a range of values for ASIO buffer sizes if the ASIO driver
> provides one.
> * Improve ipMIDI support on Windows.
> * Fix latency compensation for the Windows audio/MIDI I/O backend.
> * Attempted fix for issues on Windows when running on machines that
> use hyper-threading.
> OS X
> * Update the API used on OS X to discover AudioUnit plugins, to be
> compatible with (a) newer versions of OS X (b) newer plugin
> releases (notably Waves Audio latest versions).
> * Add a horrible hack to keep the program GUI responsive even when
> AudioUnit plugins with broken (rapidly redrawing) GUI's/editors are
> * Fix display of deprecated Carbon-based GUIs for some AudioUnit plugins.
> * Fix for a crash on OS X caused by changing audio device state while
> * Add build support for OS X El Capitan.
> * Fix crash when opening invalid audio/MIDI files on OS X.
> * Correctly allow opening ardour via a double-click on a .ardour file
> inside Finder on OS X.
> * Fix display of AudioUnit factory presets, so that they are shown
> even when there are no user presets.
> * Re-add AudioUnit cache/blacklist management.
> * ALSA backend settings now include number of playback buffers
> (periods), possibly using different values for playback and capture.
> * LinuxVST plugins: forward window resizing events to the plugin GUI.
> * Add ardour4 desktop and mime type files (for use by packagers on
> platforms that use them)
> * Add an AppData file for GNOME packagers
> * Update to libsndfile 1.0.26
> * Fixes to allow build system to be used on NetBSD
> * Include a thread-safe version of libfftw, to fix crashes caused by
> some plugins
> Robin Gareus, Len Ovens, André Nusser, Nick Mainsbridge, Tim Mayberry,
> Johannes Mueller, Ben Loftis, Nils Geisweiller, Ygvgeny Primakov, John
> Emmas, Paul Davis.
> Build system engineering: Nils Philippsen, Kamil Rytarowski, David Otto
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