[linux-audio-user] sf2 soundfont spec license

james at dis-dot-dat.net james at dis-dot-dat.net
Thu Mar 10 17:52:03 EST 2005


On Thu, 10 Mar, 2005 at 05:33PM -0500, Lee Revell spake thus:
> On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 22:25 +0000, james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 Mar, 2005 at 05:08PM -0500, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki spake thus:
> > > On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:53:58PM +0100, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > > If it is not open enough to take advantage of then is there
> > > > > any truly open soundfont-like standard anywhere on the
> > > > > planet?
> > > > for me it somehow looks as there's need to define a new, 
> > > > absolutely free file format for sampling data.
> > > > Unfortunately, this would need lots of time and resources, and 
> > > > as 'we' are not enough users, it wouldn't be spread widely 
> > > > enough.
> > > 
> > > I don't know how featurefull it is, but specimen's beef bank format
> > > might be worth looking into. I chatted with the author a while ago on
> > > #lad at freenode. My fuzzy memory is that it uses xml and wouldn't be
> > > too hard to script.
> > 
> > Sounds good, but until it's as common as SF2, I personally will stick
> > with what we're trying to achieve here: a commandline SF2 processor,
> > for mouse-o-phobics (like me) and for people that need something more
> > accessible (like Julien).
> 
> Wouldn't fluidsynth be a good place to start?  It's command line, and it
> can load soundfonts and dump info on them already.  Plus it's a good
> synth.

Well, I'm looking at libinstpatch, which is what swami uses to process
sf2 files.  If it doesn't do what we need, then I'll start looking
elsewhere.  I'm expecting this to be the one to use though, since it's
the file processing part of a patch editor.
 
> Lee
> 
> 

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