[linux-audio-user] Modular synths of the world, unite and take over :-)

Mike Rawes mike_rawes at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 19 04:23:01 EST 2003

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:33:05 +0300
Roman Kaljakin <wormpost at mail.ru> wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:11:20 +0000 (GMT)
> Mike Rawes <mike_rawes at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > 1. A unified Plugin API 
> > 
> > All of the above softsynths have their own plugin format, for
> > various reasons. LADSPA (http://www.ladspa.org) has helped with
> > this, making much excellent code available for all these softsynths.
> > However, the (intentional) simplicity of LADSPA has prevented the
> > various formats being replaced entirely.
>  Most of synth (i.e. SpiralSynthModular, AlsaModularSynth, Octavian)
>  have LADSPA support already. 

I know - that's why I said it has helped :)

> LADSPA is good for filters, but not for oscillators and other
>  voltage controlled (in modular synths) modules.

There's no reason why you can't do oscillators in LADSPA:

One thing you can't do is sampler-type stuff as there's no file I/O -
although there is a stomp-box type sampler out there:


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