reViSiT v0.89.1 alpha (Pc/Free)

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.

VSTrack is the ultimate union of sequencing and tracking. reViSiT
is a VST Instrument (VSTi) plug-in for VST-hosts (such as
sequencers) that provides a tracker interface, based on Impulse
Tracker II, to the user.
Unlike normal VSTi's which simply take MIDI input, reViSiT's
editor window is a tracker interface, which takes on the role of
the 'music sequencer' - synthesizing both music and sound.

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A slight update to v0.89; reViSIT v0.89.1, as scheduled, features...

* Scream Tracker 3 (S3M) file support
reViSiT can now load your old S3M files. Note, however, that certain S3M/IT ?nuanced features' have not been kept in reViSiT - notably Amiga pitch slides and Adlib support.
* S7x Effect support
Complimenting the NNA architecture, the various S7x commands allow finer control of their behaviour. S70-S72 controlling past (background) notes; S73-S76 controlling the NNA action of the current note; and S77-S78 allows you to toggle the volume envelope on the fly. See the readme.txt and IT2 documentation for more information.
* Elusive ffice:smarttags" />MIDI bug fix?
An intermittent, yet recurring problem has surfaced with VST MIDI communication (the "Send to Host" MIDI Output option). In most cases, some MIDI Note-Off's are not transmitted, but this can extend to other types of MIDI message. In this release, the relevant MIDI code has been rewritten and one memory leak has been plugged. Hopefully, this will fix the problem, but if anyone has further problems do tell me. The more information you can provide the better - I can't reproduce the fault.