[linux-audio-user] Your synth wishlist?

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Fri Jul 30 20:27:07 EDT 2004


On Friday 30 July 2004 05:35 pm, Russell Hanaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 13:48, Mathias Lundgren wrote:
> > fre 2004-07-30 klockan 22.24 skrev Steve Harris:
> > > On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:44:18 +0200, Mathias Lundgren wrote:
> > > > If linuxsampler provides the same gui/engine separation as fluidsynth
> > > > does it wouldn't be difficult to wrap it up with M.E.S.S or DSSI and
> > > > throw it into MusE or RG, together with a bank of good drumsamples
> > > > and some preconfigured "drumkits". Not to mention all the other fun
> > > > things you would be able to do... I don't know much about
> > > > linuxsampler though, does anyone know how it will work with
> > > > LADSPA-fx, routing and midi? Will it provide send-fx that could be
> > > > controlled via midi, for different channels etc etc or? Hmm, better
> > > > check the archives...
> > >
> > > linuxsampler does have gui/engine speration. It speaks a custom
> > > protocol, but its wrapped in a library, so its not too much of a pain.
> >
> > Just had a _very_ short look (and that look looked quite good ;-). I
> > guess it wouldn't be a problem to control it, but to wrap MESS on top,
> > you need to be able to get the audio output (to feed it further into
> > MusE). Perhaps another backend is needed for that. Didn't look that deep
> > though to see how tricky that would be. Ah, well. Not today.
> >
> > /Mathias
>
> I had a quick _poke_ around the linuxsampler website too. It DOES look
> promising but...
>
> Will 128 separate samples need to be loaded for the GM instrument set?
> Plus rythym samples for each individual piece of the drum kit? Be that
> the case it will be cumbersome...

I would imagine 128 is just a start. You'd need 256 and interpolation to just 
cover timbre changes relative to dynamics without a filter envelope. 
Crafting good sample sets is a lot more involved than making digital mellotron 
tapes.


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