[linux-audio-user] Your synth wishlist?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jul 30 13:45:50 EDT 2004

On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 06:16:23PM +0100, Dave Griffiths wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 12:50:28 -0400, Dave Robillard wrote
> > > two is a buffer reading oscillator. which is to say, a sample player, 
> > > but one that has controllable playback functiosn, as if it were any 
> > > old wavetable synth. but that wavetable could be a many minute long 
> > > sample?
> > 
> > I really (really) would like to have a sample module too, but you can't
> > do it with LADSPA, and I'm VERY hesitant to introduce another
> > program-specific module format (ala SSM, ams, etc.)  The duplication 
> > of effort there is awful.
> agreed - I'd rather extend LADSPA to allow things like disk access and other
> non realtime tasks than create a new standard. Is this at all possible?

Not easily. The obvious ting to do is let LADSPA plugin create threads,
but this breaks many hosts.

DSSI could be regarded as an extension of LADSPA - it adds an additional
process that communicates via IPC.

- Steve

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