[LAD] General question: Components of Music Software

Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 07:52:08 UTC 2010

Interesting, what you say!

Yes, I know about VST on Linux, but my aim of switching to Linux was to use
free technology, not switch an OS and then get back to emulating Windows
But my question is not to put Windows down or anything, but just to
understand the general situation.

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Ralf Mardorf
<ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>wrote:

> Louigi Verona wrote:
>> Hey guys!
>> I was wondering about the following.
>> On Windows we have lots and lots of plugins and synthesizers and effect
>> racks. On Linux the selection is much less variable.
>> However, am I correct in understanding that the variety of the Windows
>> synths and plugins merely means that people take several core modules and
>> just rearrange them into different GUIs?
>> Am I correct in understanding that there are only several major algorithms
>> for things like filters, delays, reverbs and choruses?
>> Louigi Verona.
> Regarding to commercial software you are mistaken. Keep in mind that coders
> for commercial software get paid, hence they've got the resources, time and
> money to work on software more intensive. Software such as a synth choir
> that is able to sing lyrics written by you aren't just an assembly of filter
> and similar algorithms. Virtual Orchestras aren't just sample players, there
> is code that emulates a lot more, it's comparable to hardware such as the
> Yamaha Clavinova for piano sounds, it's not only generating a sound and
> using some filters etc., but a lot of development for very special
> algorithms.
> And because Windows has got more users, that means coders too, as Linux has
> got, there's also more shareware.
> Do you know that you can use VSTs on Linux too?
> 2 Cents,
> Ralf
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