terminatorX 3.82 review

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terminatorX is a realtime audio synthesizer that allows you to "scratch" on digitally sampled audio data (*.wav, *.ogg, *.mp3, *.au,

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 532K
Developer: Alexander K?nig
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terminatorX is a realtime audio synthesizer that allows you to "scratch" on digitally sampled audio data (*.wav, *.ogg, *.mp3, *.au, etc.) the way hiphop-DJs scratch on vinyl records.

It features multiple turntables, realtime effects (buit-in as well as LADSPA plugin effects), a sequencer and MIDI interface - all accessible through an easy-to-use gtk+ GUI.

A Linux or FreeBSD system with the GNU C library installed.
XFree86 with DGA/DirectMouse support. DGA should be available in all XFree86 releases after 3.3, but not every X-server provides DGA, so please check that your X-server has that feature.
The Gimp Toolkit - gtk+ Version 2.0 or above
LADSPA The Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API
LibXML which comes installed with most distributions
If you want to use support for Linux' POSIX capabilities libcap is required.
terminatorX supports Steve Harris' liblrdf which allows categorizing LADSPA plugins. Although terminatorX can be built without liblrdf support I strongly recommend installing it when you plan on using Steve Harris' wonderful plugin collection with terminatorX.
terminatorX' MIDI interface is based on the ALSA sequencer API and therefor requires a working ALSA setup
To enhance audio file support I strongly recommend installing:
libaudiofile for loading wav, aiff and au files and sox for pre-listening and loading of file formats not supported by libaudiofile.
libvorbis for loading of OGG Vorbis (.ogg) streams and ogg123 for pre-listening to them.
The mad (MPEG Audio Decoder) library for loading mp3 streams and mpg123 or mpg321 for pre-listening of these.
Note: Most of these libraries are included with current Linux distributions - so you might want to check your vendor's package list before building the libraries from source.


What's New in This Release:
Support for stereo LADSPA plugins. Each turntable now features a stereo effect queue that follows the mono queue. Click the "Stereo FX" button to add stereo plugins to a turntable's effect queue.
Every plugin can now have an extra Dry/Wet control if required. Click on a plugin's label to add or remove the control.
You can now map MIDI controllers reverse: this introduces the possibilty to map a MIDI controller as a crossfader for two (or more) turntables.
Adam King contributed a patch that adds simpler minimization for control panels and a fix for a sequencer menu crash.
This release supports the gtk+ filechooser where available.
All VU meters now display the stereo signal.
For security reasons the old suid-root method has gone - the POSIX capabilties-based method remains available as it's currently believed to be secure.
From the unnecessary-eye-candy dept.: this release features new icons I've drawn with the cool inkscape and a new control knob I've created with the wonderful povray. And of course I've used the Gimp all over the place. All images should now blend smoothly with your theme's background.

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