[gst-announce] ANNOUNCE: BEAST/BSE v0.6.4

Tim Janik timj at gtk.org
Sat Dec 18 02:08:02 PST 2004

BEAST/BSE version 0.6.4, BSE-ALSA version 0.6.4 and BSE-PortAudio
version 0.6.4 are available for download at:


This is a development version of BEAST/BSE, the BEdevilled Audio SysTem
and the Bedevilled Sound Engine. BEAST is a powerful music composition
and modular synthesis application released as free software under the
GNU GPL and GNU LGPL, that runs under unix. BSE-ALSA is an ALSA driver
and BSE-PortAudio is an experimental PortAudio driver for BSE.
The project is hosted at:


A mailing list is available at:


GUI skins, example sounds and instrumets for BEAST/BSE as well as
screenshots can be found at:


This new development series of BEAST comes with a lot of the internals
redone, many new GUI features and a sound generation back-end separated
from all GUI activities.

Outstanding new features include support for skins, many sample
file formats, MIDI file import abilities, an improved piano roll
widget, the track editor which allows for easy selection of
synthesisers or samples as track sources, loop support in songs,
mixer support, unlimited Undo/Redo capabilities and MIDI automation.

Overview of Changes in BEAST/BSE 0.6.4:

* Fixed storage logic that caused data loss when overwriting BSE files
* Added -N and -n=<nicelevel> options to drop nice level priorities
* Removed libbsw from package, glue code is inlined now
* GCC-3.4 build fixes
* Fixed high CPU consumption on scope updates
* Added spectrogram view for module outputs
* Minor GUI fixups and miscellaneous other buglet fixes
* Updated Canadian English translation [Adam Weinberger]
* Updated British English translation [David Lodge]
* Updated Czech translation [Miloslav Trmac]
* Updated Dutch translation [Tino Meinen]
* Updated Spanish translation [Jorge Gonzalez]

Overview of Changes in BSE-ALSA 0.6.4:

* Build fixes.

Initial Release of BSE-PortAudio 0.6.4:

* Provide a PortAudioV19 PCM driver for BSE


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