[linux-audio-user] Anyone interested in helping with melotron

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Thu Mar 10 16:08:54 EST 2005

On Wednesday 09 March 2005 09:06 pm, Mark Constable wrote:
> Julien Claassen wrote:
> >   At http://freepats.opensrc.org there is a mellotron sample in the flac

Note on the topic of "Mellotron". Forgive me if you know this. Mellotrons are 
basically a tape loop for every key and pressing said key drops a playback 
head on the tape. It's a primitive analog sampler, if you will.

> > format. I'm very interested in this sound. I'd like to see it in a
> > soundfont, so it can be used with fluidsynth. Unfortunately I only can
> > convert this sample to the .wav or .raw format and split the different
> > samples from one another. The actual soundfont creation (with swami) I
> > can't do. Would anyone be interested in this kind of project?

I'll have a look and see if I can get it into a soundfont via Smurf.

> I'm sorry I can't help you directly Julien but smurf just
> crashes on me after a few minutes and I've never been able
> to figure out how to use it anyway, and swami doesn't exist
> as a Gentoo package.
> >   As said I'd convert and split the flac file and do, what else I can,
> > but for the final swami-touch, I'd need some help, because I'm blind. I'm
> > looking forward to hear from someone!
> Along these lines, and this would help Julien, is anyone
> aware of any shell tools to deal with sf2 soundfonts ?
> I would be very interested in cooperating with anyone else
> that may be able to help build a set of command line sf2
> extraction and rebuild tools.

That would be most useful combined with a repository and web frontend
for comping individual instruments into larger sets.

> --markc

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