OpenMPT released

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by Saga Musix

The latest version of OpenMPT has been released today.

Even though the version jump is big (from OpenMPT 1.20 to 1.21), this version brings just a few new features and improvements, but they are crucial enough to deserve a new version number. These are the highlights of the OpenMPT 1.21 "Christmas release":

  • Support for FLAC samples (both reading and writing) has been added!
  • The treeview can now be used to rearrange (drag and drop), insert and duplicate (through the context menu) samples and instruments (yes, this was supposed to be possible in OpenMPT 1.20 already, but it was really buggy).
  • An option to quantize recorded notes has been added. Notes that are recorded live through MIDI or the computer keyboard can be quantized, i.e. they are shifted up or down to the closest row that is a multiple of the quantize setting. Even with a quantize value of 1, this provides much more accurate results that not using quantization at all!
  • New Data Entry shortcuts can be used to increase or decrease the value of the currently selected pattern cells (note, instrument, effect parameters), either by +/- 1 or by a coarse value depending on the column.
  • If no selection has been made, interpolation shortcuts now interpolate between the nearest notes / instruments / commands above and below the cursor position.
  • New stereo to mono sample conversion modes: Keep only left / right channel, split stereo sample into two mono samples.
  • It is now possible to drag and drop multiple samples / instruments from explorer.
  • Moving the envelope tail (using Ctrl + Drag) in the instrument editor also works properly if the distance between the moved point and the following point is small.
  • Usability improvements when click-dragging the mouse over the sample map.

For a complete list of changes, have a look at the release notes and the full version history.