[linux-audio-dev] sampler instrument definition standard needed

Leonard "paniq" Ritter paniq at paniq.org
Wed Nov 22 11:43:22 UTC 2006

from what i see, sf2 seems to be quite popular, due to fluidsynth, so i
will start off there. i suppose any open format should be based on sf2
lingo, with perhaps an bin/xml-in-zip based structure. we recently
created a new tracker module file format based on that, and it works out
pretty well... i believe svgz works quite the same way (not quite tho).

so i suppose the best way would be to reimplement sf2 as some kind of
xsfz format, write a forth-back conversion library/utility and release
the whole work under a bsd licence to make it easy for free and
commercial developers to catch up... 

On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 10:27 +0100, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 01:30:10AM +0100, Leonard paniq Ritter wrote:
> > hi everybody,
> > 
> > i'm looking for a sampler instrument file format similar to .nki, .sf2
> > or akai instruments. is there an open standard existing already, perhaps
> > even accompanied by some sort of library?
> http://resonance.org:8000/openinstruments/show/HomePage
> (Didn't take off)
> --
> Thorsten Wilms
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