spectmorph-0.3.1 has been released.

Overview of Changes in spectmorph-0.3.1:
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* Added plugins for LV2 and VST api.
* New instruments: bassoon, cello, bass-trombone, reed-organ.
* Added different templates to get standard morph plans quickly.
* LV2|VST|JACK will start with default plan now (instead of empty plan).
* Standard instrument set location (~/.spectmorph/instruments/standard):
  - plan templates can refer to instruments in that directory without
    storing any absolute path (index will be instruments:standard)
  - in almost any case, loading instruments isn't necessary anymore
* Resize MorphPlanWindow automatically if operators are removed.
* Changed time alignment during morphing:
  - morphed sounds should starty at the beginning of the note (no extra latency)
  - Start marker for instrument notes no longer necessary
  - SpectMorphDelay plugin no longer necessary
* Some improvements for building new instruments:
  - make some smenc parameters configurable (--config option)
  - improvements to soundfont import
  - new fundamental frequency estimation for tune-all-frames
  - support global volume adjustment (instead of auto-volume)
* Various bugfixes.

What is SpectMorph?
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SpectMorph is a free software project which allows to analyze samples of
musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to
construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or
smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then
gradually changes to a flute.

Also interpolating between two samples of the same instrument (different attack
velocity of a piano) could be interesting.

SpectMorph is implemented in C++ and licensed under the GNU LGPL version 3

SpectMorph is still under development. This means:

* the fileformat is not yet stable - instruments or morph plans may not work
  with newer versions of SpectMorph
* the algorithms for synthesizing sounds are still under development - newer
  versions may sound different

To sum it up: if you compose music using SpectMorph, don't expect newer
versions to be compatible in any way.

Integrating SpectMorph into your Work
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In order to make music that contains SpectMorph, you currently need to use
Linux. There are four ways of integrating SpectMorph sounds into music you
create:

- LV2 Plugin, for any sequencer that supports it.
- VST Plugin, especially for proprietary solutions that don't support LV2.
- JACK Client.
- BEAST Module, integrating into BEASTs modular environment.

Links:
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Website:  http://www.spectmorph.org
Download: http://www.spectmorph.org/downloads/spectmorph-0.3.1.tar.bz2

There are many sound samples on the website, which demonstrate morphing between
instruments.
-- 
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan
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