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Csound 5.04 Is Officially Released

United States
English
10 November, 2006 — This release is also extra special because it coincides with the day that represents the 50th year of life for Dr. Richard Boulanger, who as you may or may not know is not only a figurehead and prominent educator in the computer music and Csound community, but also notably the proprietor of this very website.

Happy Birthday, Dr. B! Here’s to another 50 great years of life and releases of Csound!

Notable elements from the ChangeLog for Csound version 5.04:

  • Improvements(?)
  • Better diagnostics when a module fails to load
  • Simpler versions of pv_import and pv_export
  • Simpler versions of lpc_import and plc_export
  • More accurate tbvcf calculations
  • Named instruments can be deleted
  • Sound Font opcodes can take string or number and strset code for file


Bugs

  • wguide2 was wrong in a/k rate version selection


Opcodes

  • fsig channels available
  • pvsbin, pvsosc and pvsfwrite
  • pvspitch
  • vaget and vaset
  • mode
  • scale, expcurve, logcurve and gainslider
  • insremot, midremot, insglobal, and midglobal
  • harmon3 and harmon4
  • pgmchn and ctlchn


Other New Stuff

  • A load of mathematical constants predefined
  • Strings as arguments to UDOs supported
  • Coloured amplitudes available in absolute as well as dB
  • A virtual MIDI keyboard
  • Major changes in search paths
  • Plus usual collection of minor speed-ups and various optimisations as usual.
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