[linux-audio-user] Your synth wishlist?

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Fri Jul 30 14:29:14 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 06:54, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Dave Robillard hat gesagt: // Dave Robillard wrote:
> > I'm designing a modular synth engine, and would like to get some input
> > on desired features/abilities to make sure it's designed in a way that
> > will make it the most flexible.
> > 
> > So, what features are important to you in a synth?  What annoys you
> > about the current crop of linux synths?
> The most important feature of a modular synth is IMO a way to build
> reusable building blocks. Think functions or objects in programming
> languages. You may want to take a look at how this is implemented in
> Pd amd jMax. Without this a modular synth will become unusable almost
> immediatly. Be prepared for users which  want to create hundreds of
> modules, this is not unusual at all.
> Ciao

Now that you mention it subpatches are really important to a truly
useful modular synth.  Maybe subpatch ability can't just be left to the
frontend like I initially thought.

I'll put some thought in to it, thanks.


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