Qtractor An Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer


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What's Qtractor ?

Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor

Weblog: http://www.rncbc.org

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Screenshots


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Features

Requirements

The software requirements for build and runtime are listed as follows:

Mandatory:

Optional (opted-in at build time):

Downloads

Qtractor's already in some kind of beta stage of development and hence fully functional. Though, the bleeding-edge development source tree is readily available from the sourceforge's public Subversion repository.

Latest release

2014-03-21 - The Byte Bald Beta
qtractor-0.6.0.tar.gz

Previous and older pre-releases, including the change log, are also available here.

You can browse all files available for download, including binary packages, at Qtractor Files on SourceForge.net.

Installation

The installation procedure follows the standard for source distributions. Once under the extracted source directory:


./configure [--prefix=prefix]
make


and optionally as root:


make install


This procedure will end installing the following files:

Just launch prefix/bin/qtractor and you're off (hopefully). Note that the default installation path prefix is /usr/local .

Configuration

Qtractor holds its settings and configuration state per user, in a file located as $HOME/.config/rncbc.org/Qtractor.conf. Normally, there's no need to edit this file, as it is recreated and rewritten everytime qtractor is run.

Bugs

Probably plenty still, Qtractor maybe considered on beta stage already.

Support

Qtractor is open source free software. For bug reports, feature requests, discussion forums, mailling lists, or any other matter related to the development of this piece of software, please use the Sourceforge project page.

You can also find timely and closer contact information on my personal web site.

Acknowledgements

A new Qtractor quick start guide and user manual has been updated for version 0.5.x by Seth Kenlon & Klaatu.

The older user manual for version 0.3.0 and before, have been co-authored by James Laco Hines and Stephen Doonan.

Qtractor logo/icon is an original work of Andy Fitzsimon, borrowed from the public domain openclipart.org gallery.

A special mention should also go to the translators of Qtractor, of course:

  • Pavel Fric (cs)
  • Guido Scholz (de)
  • Yann Colette (fr)
  • Massimo Callegari (it)
  • Takashi Sakamoto (ja)
  • Alexandre Prokoudine (ru)

This project has also a freecode.com entry.
( formerly freshmeat.net )


Enjoy,

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc dot org

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