reViSiT v0.87.4 alpha released (free)

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Tracking is a method for computer music almost as mature and time-honoured as MIDI. Sometimes better, sometimes not so - always different.
Tracking has to date been the remit of dedicated underground [freeware] software called "Trackers", particular examples of which (eg. Fast Tracker, Impulse Tracker) have almost acrued cult-status with multi-million strong user-bases. The integration of the Tracker architecture (notably its User Interface*) in sequencer software, will bring the best of both worlds to the composer.

Sequenced and "tracked" music will be feasible within a single work. Composers can rely on the MIDI support and score facility of sequencers and/or turn to reViSiT for finer control of their music and audio.

The net result of a tracker, like all music applications, is audio. However, depsite the name, trackers should be likened to a software-sampler rather than a multi-track recorder. Inside a sequencer, reViSiT users will have full run of the hosts facilities in this department.

Though "tracked" music has often been combined with video, no freely-available software exists to this end. reViSiT will be able to use any such facilities in the host sequencer.

* The reViSiT interface is based on that of Impulse Tracker II, a development of Scream Tracker III.


* Added: MIDI In Off/Mono/Poly switch (Ctrl-M).
* Added: Always On Top switch.
* Added: reViSiT GUI now has own taskbar entry.
* Added: Instrument Menu Shortcut (Alt-I).
* Modified: MIDI In re-enabled (disabled for testing).
* Modified: Minor graphics performance improvements.
* Modified: Reinitialize / MIDI Reset not Ctrl-I (was Alt-I).
* Modified: Manual keyboard mode re-introduced.
* Fixed: Buzz / Sonar Key problems (use Manual Mode).
* Fixed: Save corruption on patterns with >64 rows.
* Fixed: Order list playback position updating.
* Fixed: One row extra shown in Instrument keymap.
* Fixed: Extra long sample filenames now supported.
* Fixed: Initial interface sizing on Cubase SL 3.
* Fixed: Problems loading patterns where rows <>64.