[music-dsp] diy dsp synth - where to start?

Chris CROSSKEY chris at crosskey.fslife.co.uk
Wed Jan 21 16:47:00 EST 2004

Get a Chameleon......go on , go on, go on, gon, yer will, yer will, yer
will, yer will....another cup of tea father?......

Sorry for the Father Ted reference, but the Chameleon is the best place to
go for a simple interface....all the midi etc crap is handled by the OS on a
Coldfire and yo uhave a 200MHz 56303 to do the DSP stuff...the I/O is 24-bit
48kHz and there's already a load of stuff out there for it including the
Monowave2 PPG based monosynth....... If you do, my wish list of stuff for it
includes a MIDI harmoniser (there's an interval harmoniser in one of the
skins for it ATM, but I'd like something that fored to notes rather than
intervals), a Hammond modeller, and a polyphonic string modeller.....There's
already some normal FX units, a guitar amp sim, an awesome polysynth, a
staggering EQ/Vocoder...... www.soundart-hot.com IIRC...

Chameleon Evangelist

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Damien Cirotteau" <cirotix at yahoo.fr>
To: <music-dsp at shoko.calarts.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [music-dsp] diy dsp synth - where to start?

> [snip]
> > > For two totally audio and multimedia focused distros, have a
> > > look at DeMuDi (Debian based) and RehMuDi (Redhat based) here:
> > >
> > > http://www.agnula.org/
> >
> > Would these be preferable to use instead of, say, a normal Redhat
distro? I
> > mean, it's not like I'm going to use the computer for any music
> > or anything like that, only as a host for my custom software.
> The advantage you will get is that the kernel is already configured for
> They are three patches (low-latency, preemption and capability).
> I don't know about ReHMudi, but for DeMuDi, you can install a basic
> Debian and get only the DeMuDi kernel. If you install DeMuDi it will
> take you about 1.5Go, if you don't plan to do music on it, it is maybe
> not necessary.
> Another solution is to patch yourself the kernel and recompile it.
> Have a look at
> http://jackit.sourceforge.net/docs/faq.php#a5
> http://www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/resourceslatency.php3
> The last one is from the doc of another nice multimedia distribution
> based on Red Hat/Fedora develloped by CCRMA - Stanford University.
> best
> damien
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