Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta and Mixxx 1.9.2 Released!

After a long hiatus, we're back! The Mixxx development team is pleased to announce the release of Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta and Mixxx 1.9.2!
Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta brings several hard-hitting features that are the culmination of a year's worth of work by the development team. 

What we're packing in Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta:
  • Rewritten and Improved Vinyl Control Support
    • Completely rewritten vinyl-style pitch-bending for clean, analog-like sound.
    • Absolute, relative, and constant vinyl modes.
    • Rock-solid support for Serato Vinyl/CD or Traktor Vinyl at 33 or 45 RPM.
    • Single-deck Vinyl Control
    • End-of-record Mode
    • Improved needle skip prevention. 
    • Can use different vinyl types on each deck!
    • Improved audio quality when scratching.
    • Support for track selection using the lead-in area of the vinyl and needle-drop hotcues.
    • Track lead-in for scratching before the start of songs.
    • Waveform smoothing to prevent wobbly waveforms.
    • New built-in vinyl signal analyzer.
  • 4 Sampler Decks
  • Beatloops, Loop Halve/Double Buttons
    • Handy beatloop buttons let you quickly throw down an 8-beat loop as you transition from one song to the next.
  • Quantized Loops, Hotcues and Beatloops
    • Turn on quantization mode for a deck and all of your loops, hotcues, and beatloops will snap to the nearest beat when you place them.
  • Phase Synchronization
    • Sync button now synchronizes both the BPM and phase of beats.
  • Beatgrid Adjust Feature
    • Is your beatgrid misaligned? Easily adjust it with one click.
  • Microphone Support
    • Streaming and club DJs alike will love this feature. Plug in your microphone and MC your show, all without the need for an external mixer. 
  • Spinning Turntable Widgets and Waveform Scratching
    • Skins now come with juicy spinning turntables that you can scratch to your heart's delight.
    • If vinyl control is enabled, vinyl signal quality can also be rendered to the spinning widgets.
  • M4A Support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.
    • Mixxx previously could not support M4A on Windows due to licensing issues, but that restriction is now lifted with our new Windows Media Foundation M4A plugin. Mixxx on Mac OS X already supports M4A.
    • Library Improvements
      • Traktor Library Support.
      • New and improved Browse Mode.
      • Recording Improvements
        • Integrated with the library.
        • Automatically splits files into pieces to avoid large files.
        • CUE files of tracks played.
      • Much faster iTunes and Rhythmbox support.
      • Import and export of crates and playlists as M3U/PLS playlists.
      • Playlists and crates are lockable and rename-able. 
      • Dragging to library sidebar auto-expands closed sections and is easier to aim.
      • Track play count is more accurately measured.
      • Reload track metadata from context menu in library.
      • Auto-scrolling in playlists is fixed.
      • Shuffle AutoDJ Queue feature.
      • Add Playlist to AutoDJ feature.
    • Brand New and Updated Skins
      • Deere
        • 1280x800 WXGA
        • 1280x1024 SXGA
        • 1440x900 WXGA+
        • 1920x1080 FullHD
        • 1920x1200 WUXGA
      • LateNight / LateNightBlues
        • 1280x800 WXGA
        • 1280x1024 SXGA
        • 1366x768 WXGA
      • Shade / ShadeDark
        • 1024x600 Netbook
        • 1024x768 XGA
      • Phoney / PhoneyDark
        • 1600x1200 UXGA
        • 1680x1050 WSXGA
      • Outline
        • 1024x600 Netbook
        • 1024x768 XGA
        • 800x480 WVGA
    • Accessibility Improvements
      • Mixxx should play nicer with screen-readers now. It's not perfect, but a step in the right direction.
    • Limited Support for Internationalization
      • Beta translations for Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, and Japanese
        • Thanks so much to the awesome Launchpad translators!
      • Alpha translations for many other languages.
      • Better support for UTF-8 filenames.
    • Revamped and Rewritten User Manual
    • Mixing engine improvements
      • Major efficiency and latency improvements.
        • Netbook users report latency improvements of up to 4x.
      • Sound quality is now much improved.
      • Improved support for multiple soundcards. Synchronization problems should now only affect the headphone outputs. See Bug #667651 for more details.
      • Soft-takeover support for MIDI mappings.
      • JACK now recognizes ports as Mixxx instead of PortAudio.
    • Updated MIDI Mappings
      • Hercules DJ Console RMX
      • Reloop Digital Jockey 2
      • Stanton SCS.1m
      • Stanton SCS.3d
      • Vestax Typhoon
      • American Audio VMS4
      • Wireless DJ (new) 
    • Hundreds of bug fixes and improvements!

    Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta -- LateNightBlues skin


    New Stable Release: Mixxx 1.9.2
    We're also pleased to announce the release of Mixxx 1.9.2, the latest stable version of Mixxx. This update brings some key bugfixes to the mixing engine and library.

    Calling all Turntablists!
    We worked hard to make sure that our vinyl control support is the best out there. How does Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta compare to your current software for your scratching and turntablist needs? We want to hear from you! Please send us feedbackfile a bugwrite us an email, post to the forums, or chat with us.

    Standard Beta Disclaimer
    Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta has been heavily tested by our die-hard bleeding edge test subjects. That said, the usual warning applies: You should not play live with Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta unless you are willing to accept the risk of a crash during your set! We are not responsible if Mixxx 1.10.0 Beta eats your baby, sets your house on fire, or gets you fired from your residency at Club Booty.

    Bugs and Feedback
    You can help improve Mixxx by reporting any bugs you find. Your feedback plays a crucial role in Mixxx's development cycle, and even filing a quick bug report makes an important contribution to the project.

    Join Mixxx!
    We're always looking for new contributors who are interested in working on Mixxx. If you're a hacker or artist and want to work with a creative, enthusiastic team, hop on our IRC channel (#mixxx on Freenode) or sign up for our developer mailing list.

    45 comments:

    1. Wow nice improvements! I'll just wait for the fedora x64 builds...

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    2. Hi pyrignis,

      The Fedora package in RPM Fusion is not managed by us and we can't be included in Fedora main because we use things like the libmad MP3 decoder. We're looking for an RPM maintainer if you're interested!

      RJ Ryan

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    3. I love mixxx. Keep up the great work.

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    4. RE: Ubuntu, 1.9.2 -> oneiric-proposed, 1.10.0 -> precise?

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    5. @Anonymous #2 -- that's what we're aiming for! Hopefully this beta cycle will only last a few weeks and then we can get 1.10.0 into precise.

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    6. Awesome! It would be the best to get 1.10 into precise, with bugfixes coming later during the LTS cycle.
      I'll make sure I try the beta out and tell you about the bugs!
      Thanks for your work guys, keep it up!!!

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    7. Hey Im trying to record a short session, and is telling me i need to download Lame3 or something like that.. I did but still tells me I need it...
      Any words on that?

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    8. Hi Sounderson,

      We cannot include liblame with Mixxx due to licensing issues. MP3 is not a free codec. To enable MP3 recording, see this wiki page: http://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/internet_broadcasting#mp3_streaming

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    9. Thank you.. will look into it.

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    10. I just download it and install it, and mixx still says the same, that can't record the session for the same reason.

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    11. What OS are you on and are you using the x86 or x64 version of Mixxx? Are you using 1.10.0 Beta or 1.9.2?

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    12. mac OS X 10.7.7 Lion Mixx 1.10.0 Beta 1 and not sure if is 86 or x64 version..

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    13. When could be launched the final version of Mixxx 1.10?

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    14. @Anonymous -- Soon. The beta has been going well and we have not heard of any serious bugs yet. Hopefully sometime between November 27th and December 1st.

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    15. awesome! thanks a lot for the software)

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    16. I'm super impressed!!!!!! I use traktor pro 2 but am 100% behind MIXXX. I personally think this software is better (relatively) than traktor. It's growing so fast.
      I love it! My next gig is definitely POWERED BY MIXXX.

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    17. I followed the Eeepc installation instructions, and am now able to run 1.10-beta on my eeepc 1000 netbook (Debian Dist.). Very exciting performance.
      I only wish that I'd found those instructions before attempting to install 1.9; had a whole lot of 'guess-work' going on, trying to find the right required packages to build from the source code :-)

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    18. hello this version support alac m4a apple lossless format? cause i play only flac files

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    19. @Anonymous -- on OS X I believe ALAC is supported since we use CoreAudio native support. On Windows and Linux ALAC is not supported in this release. Look for more on this soon since Apple has open-sourced their ALAC library.

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    20. Are there any possibilities in the near future of mixxx to have effects like those in traktor? I've seen a few forum posts about it and I was just curious

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    21. In 1.9.2 I can no longer drag the position of files in Auto Dj as I was able to in prior versions. Hoping this is addressed in 10.0

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    22. @Nov 25 Anonymous

      Effects are in the works :). Look for them as early as Mixxx 1.11 in early 2012.

      @Nov 28 Anonymous

      Sounds like a bug -- please file it at http://bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx

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    23. i love the new beta! get a lower latency. Feels great! (but till jet i am not inside the sampler :/ )

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    24. a question about the BPM can these values saved in the mp3 idtag that is verry handy for my way of workin

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    25. just installed your app, played some stuff, and have to say it is really pretty good. will give it a thorough testing during the weekend

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    26. Hello!!!
      When could be launched the final version of Mixxx 1.10?

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    27. @Anonymous -- hopefully in the next few days (maybe even today!).

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    28. Great work!
      I hope it will release very soon...
      ;)

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    29. Hey :)
      The Beta works great for me :) Smoother, more stable and better latency than ever before!
      Tested with Ubuntu 11.10 and Hercules MK2!
      Just ordered a NI Audio DJ 2 and a new 4-Channel Mixer :)
      Does the Audio 2 run OOB with Kernel 3.0? Or do I still need to tune Alsa-Configs?

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    30. Hi!
      Where is the final version of 1.10 Mixxx software to i can download it???

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    31. @Anonymous -- it's not out yet. Check http://mixxx.org/download.php sometime this week or just watch this blog for the official announcement.

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    32. @Anonymous I believe you still need to use a custom .asoundrc for the ADJ2. See the wiki page here: http://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/traktor_audio_2

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    33. AWESOME! I can only ask for Akai APC40 midi mapping please!!!

      Thanks again, fantastic update Im glad I checked back!

      Peace

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    34. Final version???
      When?
      Thanks...
      ;)

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    35. Can you please extimate when we can have the Mixxx 1.10 Final?
      Thanks...

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    36. uma opinião, poderia ter um botão para pegar as músicas carregadas no sampler e jogar para o player 1 ou 2, assim poderiamos usar o sampler como uma pré-escuta. O que vocês desenvolvedores acham ?

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    37. an opinion, could have a button to get the music loaded in the sampler and play for a player or two, so we could use the sampler as a pre-listening. What do you think developers?

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    38. Hello all,

      Mixxx 1.10.0 is now released!

      http://mixxxblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/mixxx-1100-released.html

      Happy holidays,
      RJ Ryan

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    39. @Anonymous RE: pre-listening. There is a wishlist bug for a library preview widget. Vote for it here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx/+bug/366091

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    40. @The Mulching Moose

      Did you try the 32-bit or 64-bit version? If 64 did not work, try 32.

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    41. I like the layout and the mic feature but 1.10.0 crashes while loading tracks. Not good there must be a bug somewhere!?

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    42. I was looking for a place to write something here, it seems than in new version of mixxx you will include a better automix function, good stuff, anyway i'm here to ask you that you include the new function as a selectable choice and not only new mode by default, a better way adjusting tempo, pitch etc, in mix is good for electronic music, house, progressive, etc, for other type of music is better the current crossfade mode, thanks for reading and keep a good work...

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    43. Can anyone tell me where to find the fabled m4a plugin for Windows????

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    44. please support musepack .mpc best quality and very small files !

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