admin: First posted on 2016 11 11
mic, 2016 11 11: Orinj version 3.0.0 beta was uploaded to this site on November 11, 2016. There was a whole blog post dedicated to this release and we will not repeat it here. The most important things to note are:
- Version 3.0.0 of Orinj has new skins and allows languages (i.e., the menus, dialogs, controls can be shown in English or translated to other languages).
- MIDI files can be used in the multitrack session. MIDI and wave playback is synchronized.
- There are a couple of new effects (multitap delay, distortion).
- All effects use a specific construction and are independent of Orinj. Other developers can create effects for Orinj and add them without any changes to the Orinj code, versions, or installations. There are several topics in the Wiki that explain the Orinj effect framework.
All functionality available in version 2 is also available in version 3 and remains free. Only new functionality in version 3 is licensed. There are actually only two things that require a license in version 3: 1) the use of MIDI files in the multitrack session; and 2) the two new effects. Because the rest of Orinj is free (all of what was already in version 2), users can use version 3 to do everything they could do in version 2. Version 2 will be discontinued (not immediately, but likely soon). Version 3 can open and use version 2 sessions (version 2 cannot use version 3 sessions).
Note also that all bug fixes and other changes starting with Orinj version 2.5.0 were implemented because of the testing of version 3.0.0. All of them are included in this version.
Version 3.0.0 is still a beta version, which means that it is still being tested. Future versions 3 may probably remain in beta, until will are comfortable that all pieces are operational.
There are two bug fixes in version 3.0.0, that were not included in the previous version 2.6.4. These are:
- Changes to the MIDI pitch bend message to make it operational. There were some changes to the MIDI pitch bend in version 2.6.4, but those were not enough.
- Changes to the MIDI volume, pan, channel pressure, and program change (instrument) controls to make sure that these controls are assigned to the channel that the user selects.
If version 3 remains in beta for a long time, we will release a version 2.6.5 with the above fixes. This said, we encourage you to use version 3. It does have the same functionality and more and is probably more stable than version 2.