[linux-audio-user] ZynAddSubFX uses XML format - please test it

Nasca Paul paulnasca at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 3 14:16:53 EST 2004

ZynAddSubFX is using XML files

I am Paul, the author of zynaddsubfx.
For those who you don't know about it: is a software
synthsizer for linux and windows and is located at

I added many things from 1.4.3. The most notable is
the XML support.
I have the intention to drop the compatibility to the
old formats (mas_zyn) since 2.0. Anyway, the code for
using this format is still inside zynaddsubfx to make
possible to write a file converter.

Now, zynaddsubfx requires 2 new libraries: an excelent
library called Mini-XML
(http://www.easysw.com/~mike/mxml/) and zlib.
Also, the banks are not longer stored into a single
file; now, the banks are stored as instruments into a
directory. This make very easy to manage the banks,
with any file manager.

You can checkout the cvs version; see
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=62934  for

Also, if you don't want to use cvs you can download
the version from 3 March 2004 from:
(Please notice that this link is temporary)

There are other features that will be documented into
2.0. Until then, there is more do be done :)

Please test it and report if happens to save a file to
XML and if is not loaded all parameters (It is
possible that I missed some parameters from XML, but I
hope not ;) )

P.S. There is a ChangeLog inside the arhive, but is
Romanian ;) (few parts are English)

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