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

james at dis-dot-dat.net james at dis-dot-dat.net
Fri Mar 11 11:08:43 EST 2005

On Fri, 11 Mar, 2005 at 10:35AM -0500, John Check spake thus:

> Too, there are a carload of parameters per sample * instruments * presets.
> > Ideally, we want a way to be able to create soundfonts as they are
> > needed with commandline tools.  You get the accessibility, plus you
> > can write the patch descriptions in any editor, or from a script,
> > whatever.  You then just compile the description and waves into a
> > soundfont.  This way is much more flexible.
> >
> First thing that comes to mind from an efficiency POV is setting loop points 
> in the individual samples (snippet)  that make up the instruments. I don't 
> know what kind of algorithm it would take.. finding zero crossings is easy 
> enough, but getting a smooth loop can be a challenge WRT timbre. 

This is a good point, and although it relates to the commandline sf
tools, it's probably best kept as a separate problem.  If we get this
part right, a sample auditor could be used that exports the loop
points and puts them in the description file.

> > > cheers,
> > >
> > > tim hall
> > > http://glastonburymusic.org.uk

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