[LAD] Has anyone ever played a plugin in realtime ... [related to:] hard realtime performance synth

Emanuel Rumpf xbran at web.de
Wed Feb 10 21:45:40 UTC 2010

2010/2/8 Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:
> not all PCs can do it. but its simply not true that "PCs can't do it".


When running any 32 polyphonic hw synth,
it is able to do those 32 voices anytime.
When running out of the voices, something will
happen (e.g. voice killing/stealing). But it won't start any noise.

Something to concider
Would a check for guaranteed voices be possible for a soft-synth ?
That would require an extensive deterministic behavior, I think.
Instead of noise generation, maybe some sort of interpolation/silence
for sample values
could be used, when running out of processing power.

Kind regards
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