[linux-audio-user] Linux Soft Sampler...

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed May 14 13:46:00 EDT 2003

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 11:00:34AM -0600, Jesse Ray Lucas wrote:
> I don't know much about csound, but am intrigued by it.  Would there
> possibly be a way to write the equivalent of a soft sampler using csound?  I
> suppose that would require a realtime version of csound like DirectCSound
> for Win32.  Can csound for Linux work in realtime?

yes it can run in realtime.

As for writing a sampler in csound: csound can both load short samples into
memory using some of the GEN routines, and it can use the diskin opcode
to play sounds directly from disk. However, the latter isn't very
responsive in realtime IIRC, so for good playback you need to use
the in-memory approach, which means you're limited by your physical RAM.


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