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  •  28 Mar 2013 18:59
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    Release Notes: Although this release adds no new features, it contains many internal improvements and infrastructure updates. The Rapicorn library (13.0.0) is now used, and is required to build Beast. Beast now makes use of C++11 and STL threads. Improved performance is achieved through EventFD, Spinlocks, lambdas, etc. This release also contains many code cleanups, documentation updates, and licensing cleanups.

    •  25 Oct 2012 01:37
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      Release Notes: This is largely a bugfix release that improves stability and interoperation with system libraries.

      •  11 Apr 2011 12:43
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        Release Notes: The project was renamed to Better Audio System / Better Sound Engine. Performance improvements and fixes were made for the test suite. Performance for playback was improved. XRUNs were fixed in the ALSA driver on 64-bit systems. Translation updates were made.

        •  15 Sep 2010 14:02
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          Release Notes: A multisample creation/editing command line tool ("bsewave") and a sample based acoustic drumkit were added. A few new synthesis instruments have also been included. This release also includes various bug fixes, improvements, and better test coverage. Support was added for recent compilers (gcc-4.4), automake-1.10, and guile-1.8. Some plugins were relicensed under LGPL. The error bell can now be muted in the beast preferences dialog. Many translations have been updated. Support was added for loading 32bit and 24bit PCM-format WAV files.

          •  28 Dec 2006 01:17
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            Release Notes: This release fixes an important SUID vulnerability, and introduces new features like different musical tunings. It also has new and extended modules (BseQuantizer) and a lot of stability and documentation fixes.

            •  16 Jul 2006 19:59
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              Release Notes: Many new features went into this release, as well as many bugfixes. Several new loadable instruments and effects are supplied now, the code was optimized for MMX/SSE, and there are translation updates to Canadian English, German, Spanish, Czech, Italian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, and Nepali.

              •  26 May 2005 10:10
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                Release Notes: Major bugs were fixed, including some in the BSE file saving mechanism. Updating to this version is recommended to prevent data loss. The dialog messages were improved significantly and updates were made to the Canadian English, Czech, Italian, Spanish, and Basque translations.

                •  13 Apr 2005 15:00
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                  Release Notes: This release introduces support for GUS Patch files. A new "bsewavetool" tool was added to create BseWave files (a multi-sample file format that can be read by BEAST). A new saturator effect and a new script to automatically assign mixer busses to tracks were added. There also were lots of minor improvements and major bugfixes. Language updates were made to British English, Canadian English, Czech, Dutch, and Spanish. Newly started translations are Bulgarian and Kinyarwanda.

                  •  20 Dec 2004 17:00
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                    Release Notes: The most important change in this release is probably the reduced CPU consumption due to lowered scope updating priority. Very convenient are the newly added -n<nicelevel> and -N (don't renice) options. A nice bonus in this release are the FFT-based spectrographs for module output channels. The experimental PortAudio driver is new. As usual, there have been many language translation updates, in particular Canadian English, British English, Czech, Dutch, and Spanish.

                    •  18 Nov 2004 19:30
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                      Release Notes: This release has many language updates, many GUI fixes, some critical stability fixes, and some major new features such as a stereo mixer for songs, DB meters, MIDI automation, a new sample-and-hold, and a new summation module.

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