[linux-audio-dev] Gigasampler vs Halion PR war

Juhana Sadeharju kouhia at nic.funet.fi
Tue Nov 12 17:05:00 UTC 2002

>From: Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
>idea, wrapped it up in patent language that restricts it to a specific
>problem domain (playback of audio data in response to triggers), and

There has been "instant play" devices prior gigasampler. I also
found following from Usenet archives. I also have a product adv
which can be used as directly-from-disk MIDI sampler with fades;
I will scan and place this adv available soon. Year is 1990.


   >> Forum: rec.audio.opinion
   Subject: Re: Why buy a digital transport?
   Date: 04/12/1995
   Author: Mark Brindle <brindle at lf.hp.com>
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   : a totaly error free transport system which would alow random play
   : near ( sub 10ms ) access to any audio on the cd-rom ??
   You've just described a hard-disk recorder.  But, if you want
   to save some money, and you don't plan to edit the music, you
   could get by without the hard drive.  Substitute a few megs of
   RAM;  and if you need *INSTANT* access, cache the first second
   of every "cut" in memory -- then, you could start playing any track
   with only a few microseconds delay.  Of course, anything
   quicker than about 50ms seems instantaneous to mere mortals.
   ...it's "only" software,


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