[linux-audio-user] status of ams

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Sun Jan 7 10:11:25 EST 2007

On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 13:27:11 +0100
Atte André Jensen <atte.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I just rediscovered ams. What a nice synth! Actually I started 
> implementing some of the few things I feel is missing. However it seems 
> to me that nobody's using, at least the mailing lists are totally dead. So:
> 1) Anyone using it?

Had just a brief look at it.
> 2) If not, why? Don't need/understand this type of synth? Use something 
> else (what) instead? Technical reasons/limitations?

It gets nice results but seems a *lot* of effort to get them. Also I'm
used to fully polyphonic synths (both hardware & software).

> 3) If you ever tried what did you love about it and what did you hate? 
> Did you find user friendly? Did it perform well?

Not at all user friendly - couldn't find any help information.

> 4) To rephrase 2): If the project was resurrected, what would it take 
> for *you* to start using it.

Doubtful that I'd be interested actually.

> 5) Anyone (other than me) looked inside the code and interested in 
> discussing certain aspects of that? Maybe even a joint effort to repair 
> the quirks in ams?

Scary stuff!
> Finally let make it clear that I don't have the time or knowledge to 
> take over development of ams. But I'm interested in helping with 
> bringing it to a state where it's a bit more usable...

Kudos to you if you do, but personally I'd be more interested in (what
you're already doing with) ZynAddSubFX :) 

Will J G

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