[linux-audio-user] Your synth wishlist?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jul 30 18:11:07 EDT 2004

On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 04:58:41 -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 13:47, Steve Harris wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:27:16PM -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> > > The problem with what you want (having "midi cables" in a modular synth)
> > > is we don't have a plugin format that supports MIDI yet.  Like
> > > everything else, we just have to wait on GMPI for this. :(
> > 
> > *cough* yes we do, DSSI. It accepts alsa-seq format MIDI structs.
> > 
> > - Steve
> The more I think about this mini-DSSI-plugins (ie super LADSPA) the more
> I like it.
> I'm going to write a DSSI sample-player plugin that simply plays a
> sample when a gate input goes high.  Doesn't care about MIDI at all.  Is
> this doable?

Yeah, sure, but you may as well make it pay attention to MIDI too (or
have another version that does), its very easy and will be useful to more

NB writing a DSSI plugins is more effort than a LADSPA plugin - at least
for me, but we tied to make simple things still simple-ish.

- Steve

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