[linux-audio-dev] fst, VST 2.0, kontakt
luisgarrido at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 30 10:52:55 EDT 2006
> soundfont with fluidsynth. What's the problem? You're editing and playing
> using two different implementations of the filters, modulation, etc... The two
Wrong, swami uses fluidsynth itself.
> are unlikely to sound the same, or even close to the same. Soundfonts weren't
> really designed for the kind of precise sampler control you get with a real
> hardware sampler, or kontakt, where you can cut/loop samples exactly where you
> want (and do so without leaving your production environment), and route
> modulation and effects on the fly.
Weren't they? I don't see why can't you do those things provided you
modify the existing software.
> 1) is both easier and gets you access to more software (other VSTs). 2) has the
> benefit of finally freeing myself from proprietary software completely, which
> I'd love to do. I'm happy to tackle (2) with help, but that would certainly
> require a lot of help.
Let's talk about it, then. I like Kontakt a lot, too, but emulation is
bound to always be problematic.
There are nowadays two open source major sampling engines:
linuxsampler and fluidsynth. Both are suitable to the task, but fluid
is no longer being actively developed (big pity, that). I already went
superficially through fluid sources am and now playing around with LS.
It is not that far away, I think.
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