[linux-audio-dev] korg oasys

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Jan 22 09:50:33 EST 2005


On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 01:37:45PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >There is RTAI/LXRT and RTL, both of which provide various forms of 
> >kernel and user space hard real time scheduling. Provided you have 
> >compatible drivers (which is no issue when dealing with turn-key 
> >systems), you can basically just use one of those instead of 
> >Linux/lowlatency to cut worst case latency down to the µs range. The 
> >only practical limits are RAM access times (cache misses add to the 
> >scheduling latency) and raw processing power.
> 
> i don't think you meet the synthesis capabilities they described even
> on a bleeding edge athlon. the voice counts for just the wavetable
> synthesis along are amazing, and you can run KARMA, wavetable,
> subtractive, organ and one other synthesis method all at the same
> time. 

Given that OASIS is/was Korgs name for thier generic DSP processing
boards, its a fair bet that it includes some DSP hardware.

they were planning to sell OASIS PCI boards for PC/Macs at one point, but
I dont know if they ever did.

- Steve


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