Latest version: 0.9.9

released: JULY 5th, 2013

NEW in v0.9.9:

10 new functions
lots of bug fixes
enhanced stability and
refurbished interface.


10.6 USERS: version download

released: AUGUST 17th, 2011



NEW in v0.9.7.1:

important fix of a bug that prevented sessions with PitchCurves from being saved correctly

NEW in v0.9.7:
(released AUGUST 16th)

now with pitch & glissando support in editing and output, new strip parameter range settings, new CsoundPlayer features and lots of other new stuff...

0.9.7 coincides with quince's first birthday!
it's a special update, this one:

14 new plug-ins (9 functions, 5 views),
1 new object type,
new features,
improved performance and
many bug fixes.
see the changelog for details!


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quince is a composition software, similar to a daw, for editing time-based data on the mac (at least os 10.6).

screenshot 1 | screenshot 2

major features include:

- the paradigm "tape-recorder - mixing desk" is suspended: there are no channels. arbitrary numbers of objects can be layered, thus displayed and edited, on top of or next to each other.

- nested object-trees: each event may contain arbitrary numbers of events which themselves may contain any number of events and so on.

- all the functionality is implemented in a plug-in structure with an open API. adding custom plug-ins requires a minimum of code.

- combined functions: using the function composer, function plug-ins can be combined into functionGraphs, enabling you to create powerful and complex tools with just a few clicks.

- although quince was developed to serve musical purposes, theoretically, not only audio but video and every other time-based data type can be edited in quince. all it needs is a corresponding plug-in.

for a more detailed overview, please read the chapter what is quince? in the user guide.

quince is in it's beta phase. i would be glad if you would like to help testing!

if you'd like to know more about
quince, please have a look at the documentation:

user guide (HTML)
user guide (PDF)

if you want to dive deeper, you can download the sources at github

if you have any questions please write to quince _at_ maximilianmarcoll.de .

video tutorials:

video tutorial 1: interface

video tutorial 2: object hierarchy

video tutorial 3: functions

video tutorial 4: audio files

video tutorial 5: quantization example