Projects / Jackbeat


Jackbeat is a multi-platform audio sequencer for musicians and sound artists. Featuring a drum machine interface with animations for easy and playful editing, it is built for both composition and live setups with high interactivity needs. It is extremely easy to use yet powerful via connecting with other applications and plugins using JACK and OSC. Jackbeat loads and saves .jab files, Jackbeat's xml+tar open file format, and supports CoreAudio, ASIO, ALSA, PulseAudio, and JACK.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Apr 2010 17:19

    Release Notes: A critical compatibility issue with GTK 2.19 and later has been fixed.

    •  30 Nov 2009 10:30

      Release Notes: A bug which may prevent samples from being loaded has been fixed.

      •  25 Nov 2009 18:31

        Release Notes: Tracks can now be reordered. A buffer overflow and a bug preventing loading of some jab files have been fixed.

        •  03 Jul 2009 21:38

          Release Notes: Track solo controls have been added, OSC bindings included. Minor file access and user interface bugs have been fixed. Jackbeat now runs on Windows in addition to Mac OS X and Linux.

          •  01 May 2009 22:38

            Release Notes: New shortcuts for easily increasing and decreasing the track volume have been added. The volume slider mouse interaction has been improved.


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