[linux-audio-user] looking for a sampler

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Mon Mar 13 04:48:00 EST 2006

Hector Centeno-Garcia hat gesagt: // Hector Centeno-Garcia wrote:

> I was wondering what are you people using as a sampler in Linux. It is a 
> little bit sad that two of the very promising projects are stopped: 
> Specimen and Chionic ( http://www.reduz.com.ar/chionic/ ). LinuxSampler 
> is an excellent project but it seems that, for now,  you are limited to 
> using giga sampler format and what I'm looking for is a sampler were you 
> can create your own patches from audio files and map them to a keyboard. 
> AFAIK there are no ways in Linux for making giga sampler banks. I was 
> checking LMMS and the sampler seems to be very limited as it doesn't 
> allow you to map samples to keyboard regions... Is there any solution 
> (beside Csound and PD) for creating your own sample patches with 
> amplitude envelopes and keyboard mapping?

Fluidsynth with Swami may be what you're looking for. It is used to
create sample-based instruments in SF2/Soundfont-format, which you
then can use either on a Soundblaster hardware synth or in one of the
many libfluidsynth-based software synths like fluidsynth itself,
fluid~ in Pd, the fluidsynth opcodes in Csound etc. Swami is an editor
for creating the Soundfonts.

It's a very widespread and well documented format and can be made to
sound really great. Check for example the NSKit soundfonts, I used
the ns_piano in this track: http://footils.org/cms/show/49

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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