[linux-audio-user] Re: hard disk sampler

Juhana Sadeharju kouhia at nic.funet.fi
Tue Mar 23 09:45:56 EST 2004

>From: "Hawkeye Parker" <hawkeye.parker at autodesk.com>
>essentially, what i'm looking for is some way to reproduce the ~nature~
>of Sonic Foundry's Acid for Windows. i don't really *want* Acid, or even

Does the suggested Specimen + Seq24 work that way?

I have used Rosegarden with loop samples. Problems: audio clips
are skipped and played at wrong speed, could not set tempo properly
for some reason, there are silences between consequtive clips.

I have also hard time to make anything usable with the loops.
I'm really beginner in arranging. It took me quite a while to
notice that the loops I have can be grouped to groups of slightly
different lengths. Further, a group can have 0.5, 1 and 1.5 length
loops. Different groups could indicate the loops of different groups
simply cannot be used in the same arrangement without tempo change.
Try the samples yourself:
  ftp.funet.fi/pub/culture/music/western/Yello/  (for tar.bz2 file)

The samples are provided by Boris Blank of Yello. If you're curious:
very recently two interviews of BB appeared at Native Instruments and
Emagic websites. I wish we would have software similar to Logic.
BB provides Absynth2 sounds at NI site, but they are usable and
available only for Absynth2 users.

>any suggestions?

Next I will check Ardour.

I'm compiling a list of software which comes with source code.
Below I have appended some picks.

I too have used Csound for arranging (at 1997). I wrote C code
such as
  for(i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
and that was made to Csound sco file like this
  i16 17.527846 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 20.436936 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 23.346026 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 26.255116 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 29.164207 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 32.073298 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 34.982390 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 37.891482 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 40.800574 3.316531 0.800000
  i16 43.709666 3.316531 0.800000
and Csound orc file looks like this (close enough)
  instr 16
    asig1 soundin "oneshot3.wav"
    outs p4 * asig1,p5 * asig1

If all those new audio software still fails to compile or have
major problems, I have to return to the above simple approach.
Instead of Csound I could use software similar to rawseq or ss.


 == cut ==

Anthem                     audio sequencer
% http://anthem.sourceforge.net
Ardour                     audio sequencer
% http://www.ardour.org
Axel                       audio sequencing and mixing library
% http://www.metadecks.org/software/axel/
% see also Remix
Beast                      sequencer and modular synth
% http://beast.gtk.org
BINARS                     sequencer
% http://binars.sourceforge.net
Brahms                     multitrack sequencer
% http://brahms.sourceforge.net
FluidSynth                 SoundFont synth
% http://www.fluidsynth.org
gmorgan                    rhythm station, a pattern sequencer
Gungirl Sequencer          multitrack sequencer
% http://ggseq.sourceforge.net
% http://hydrogen.sourceforge.net
% http://www.jazzware.com
LinuxSampler               disk based sampling synth
% http://www.linuxsampler.org
Melys                      MIDI sequencer
% http://www.parabola.demon.co.uk/melys/
% http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/melys/
midimountain               MIDI sequencer
% http://www.midimountain.com
MixMagic                   multitrack sequencer
% http://mixmagic.sourceforge.net
Mixxx                      DJ player
% http://mixxx.sf.net
MusE                       multitrack audio and MIDI sequencer
% http://lmuse.sourceforge.net
Oolaboola                  DJ tool
% http://www.hyperreal.org/~est/oolaboola
Remix                      sequencing and mixing library
% http://www.metadecks.org/software/remix/
% see also Axel
Rosegarden                 audio and MIDI sequencer
% http://www.all-day-breakfast.com/rosegarden/
% http://www.rosegardenmusic.com
% http://rosegarden.sourceforge.net ????
seq24                      MIDI sequencer
% http://www.filter24.org/seq24/
simsam                     sampling synth
% http://simsam.sourceforge.net/
Snd                        multitrack editor
% http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/CCRMA/Software/snd/
% http://essej.net/sooperlooper
Soundtracker               pattern sequencer
% http://www.soundtracker.org
Specimen                   sampling synth
% http://www.gazuga.net
Timidity                   sampling synth with SoundFont support
% http://timidity.sourceforge.net
% http://www.onicos.com/staff/iz/timidity/
TSE3                       sequencer engine (used by Anthem)
ttrk                       MIDI sequencer with a tracker UI
% http://div8.net/ttrk/

% some stuff I yet have to verify
freestyle DJ sampler % http://www.york.ac.uk/~ph116/freestyle.html
kooBase   now Brahms?
ksynth % http://space.twc.de/~stefan/kde/ksynth.html
soundmangler % http://soundmangler.sourceforge.net

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