Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Luppp: Settling into Github

In the last couple of days the Luppp repo has made a new home on github, now complete with issue tracker & wiki.

The "manual" for Luppp will be constructed slowly in the Wiki part of github:

It currently contains some info on how to download & build:

as well as a basic overview of what does what in the GUI:

Also new: A master "progress" widget that shows time into your 4 bars, or time till the next "4th queue" process, ie: Event quantization.

Read "When it goes from red to green, your Scene will change."

Fancy GUI suggestions welcomed, I don't really know how to spice this one up yet...

Hopefully in the next couple of days I can update it some more, and fix a couple of critical bugs that really hinder the use of scenes. More news soon!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Luppp : Source opened, but still pre-alpha!

Hi All!

With recent changes in the world of live looping software I've decided to open my private repo of Luppp.

The Luppp project has been one of my main occupations over the last couple of years, and I've tought myself C++ programming while working on it. Its a live looping instrument with similar features to the well known software Ableton Live, and more recently Bitwig studio. I feel the live workflow available with such programs is something the Linux Audio community would also benefit from, and hence it will be released under the GPL license, version 3.

Its current state is that most "basic" functionality is in place: Loading, playing back & recording of loops works, effects can be added to these audio streams, and later they are mixed. A basic config file is used to store information about loops, and hence Luppp can make more informed decisions how to use loops.

This is pre-alpha software, as not all features to fullfill alpha state are  implemented. On the other side, most features currently available are quite stable (on my local machine anyway :)

I would like to announce that I will continue to work on the Luppp project myself, but that I do also welcome input / testing / help from other developers. I am aware that there are some basic enough flaws in the program in its current state, however these are also the primary items on my TODO list.

Remember its pre-alpha, please keep that in mind :)
Git source repo: https://github.com/harryhaaren/Luppp
ZIP of master branch: https://github.com/harryhaaren/Luppp/zipball/master

If you're intrested in working on Luppp, have a feature request, have ideas, time, or want to build Luppp a website, feel free to get in contact!!
Cheers, -Harry

Mandatory screenshot (note your GTK theme will influence its looks, this is on the todo! ):