[linux-audio-user] Your synth wishlist?

Mathias Lundgren mathias_lundgren at bredband.net
Fri Jul 30 15:44:18 EDT 2004

fre 2004-07-30 klockan 20.29 skrev Dave Robillard:
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 12:56, Steve Harris wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:50:28PM -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > > I think maybe DSSI can provide this, but I'm not sure.  It's definitely
> > > on the agenda though, I'm looking in to it.  I'd like the ability to
> > > create drum synths, with sampled waveforms as well as synthesized (so
> > > you could run a waveform through a filter controller by an envelope etc.
> > > etc.).  You could do it now by running say, specimen into a modular
> > > synth, but that's just a nuisance.
> > 
> > Yes, DSSI can handle samplers - fluidsynth has been wrapped as a DSSI
> > plugin I think.
> > 
> > - Steve
> This I like.  Is there any reason not to create DSSI modules with no
> MIDI support?
> I really think that's something you should support if not.  I would
> really like to use DSSI as super-LADSPA, "soft synth" be damned.  A
> sampler plugin would be #1 on my list.
> -DR-

If linuxsampler provides the same gui/engine separation as fluidsynth
does it wouldn't be difficult to wrap it up with M.E.S.S or DSSI and
throw it into MusE or RG, together with a bank of good drumsamples and
some preconfigured "drumkits". Not to mention all the other fun things
you would be able to do... I don't know much about linuxsampler though,
does anyone know how it will work with LADSPA-fx, routing and midi? Will
it provide send-fx that could be controlled via midi, for different
channels etc etc or? Hmm, better check the archives...


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