[linux-audio-user] Smack ideas. What else do people want in a drum synth?

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Mar 2 21:33:41 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 18:14 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On 3/2/06, Loki Davison <loki.davison at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am searching for ideas for what to add next to smack (
> > smack.berlios.de ). Any ideas? I.e what drum sounds do you want
> > synthed that smack doesn't do. Has anyone got ideas for other drum
> > algos or patches etc? I've got to add something cool to the next
> > release apart from just neatening it up... ;-)
> >
> > Loki
> >
> Hi,
>    I've never used smack so take this with a grain of salt, but give
> it info about time signature and then add some features to allow smack
> to jam a bit. Let it add a few beats here and there, semi randomly,
> but sensibly like a drummer would do. Let it add ghost notes like the
> stick hitting a second time softly behind the first beat. It adds a
> lot of realism. There was a program along time ago called (IIRC)
> Jazz++ that had some sort of drum programming language that could do
> this sort of stuff. While it sounds crazy I use Groove Agent which
> does an excellent job of htis sort of thing.
>    Just some thoughts.

Can't Hydrogen do that (with samples rather than synthesis)?


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