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

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 02:36:13 EST 2006

On 3/5/06, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <rzewnickie at rfa.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 12:39:42PM +1100, Loki Davison wrote:
> > > Being completely ignorant about smack I don't know if
> > > it sequences but if you do I'd encourage not doing it
> > > by pattern interface. Use the percussion staff. It's
> > > so much easier than pattern interfaces and if it did
> > > realtime playback upon note input anyone could learn
> > > to read the percussion staff in about 10 minutes. OK,
> > > maybe five minutes.
> > >
> >
> > Doesn't do sequencing ;-)
> >
> > > And if smack doesn't do sequencing then how about
> > > something rare like good documentation. I'd love to
> > > study synthesis I just haven't had the time to do it.
> > >
> >
> > good idea... documentation.... don't have any of that at the moment....
> What about your thesis paper?

It's a touch verbose ;-) At 65 pages and it's not really that related,
apart from the physical modeling stuff, which i don't ship with smack
anyway because it's not really any good. I mean, if you want to use 95
% of cpu on a amd64 3000+ to have one (not great) conga it might be
okay... It has got a solid intro on drums and info about modes, etc
which would be helpful in understanding the synthesis stuff i guess.

Some more load this and play with this knob docs i think are needed.
Maybe i should do a video. ;-) Anyone got any other drums they want
synthed? Or algos?


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