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

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at rfa.org
Sun Mar 5 03:33:43 EST 2006

On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 06:36:13PM +1100, Loki Davison wrote:
> 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.

Sure, 0k. but Ron did say he would like to learn about synthesis, so
maybe it's worth posting the URL so he can take a look. <wink> <nudge>

> 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?

How about some various taiko drums and such al a Ondekoza, Kodo, etc.?

Knives on chopping blocks? (/me saw Ondekoza do a great bit with these
at a performance once.)

I've always been partial to pots and pans and dishes and glasses and
other things found in kitchens since a very young age.

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