[linux-audio-user] Re: softsynth for keyboard sounds

JP Mercury swirlee at stickist.com
Wed Feb 2 13:19:50 EST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 12:06:23 -0500, linux-audio-user-request wrote
> On Wednesday 02 February 2005 15:01, Peter Lutek wrote:
> > would someone please recommend a softsynth which includes fm capability
> > and is efficient enough to run with MINIMUM 16-note polyphony (preferably
> > more), for use as a keyboard sound source (esp. as a rhodes clone). alsa
> > modular synth seems to make jack's cpu usage runaway when started with
> > decent polyphony and anything more than a trivial patch.

Try hexter: http://dssi.sourceforge.net/hexter.html
Great DX7 FM emulation, flexible control, and it doesn't work up a steam with
16 polyphony.

Plus you can draw on thousands of existing DX7 patches. 

Good luck,

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