[LAU] LADPSA or DSSI granular synthesis

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Wed Aug 1 20:58:23 EDT 2007

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On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 12:26:18PM -0400, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> Hi MiS.  You were recently mentioned to me on the Pd list as a fellow
> Pd/Csound user... been having some issues, might contact you off-list...
> I don't know if Csound yet has the ability to act as a DSSI instrument, only
> a host, I thought.  It will act as a LADSPA plugin, for Audacity and Muse
> that I know of (somehow doesn't seem to work with Rosegarden or Ardour for
> me).
> But, having played with Csound's granular a good deal, I *highly* recommend
> it for anyone interested in that.  Using a user-defined waveform is
> standard, you can control every aspect, switch between waveforms, do other
> effects on the result, and honestly I think it's capable of things no other
> program is with granular.  Definitely miles ahead of Reason's Maelstrom.
> Like I said, I don't believe it can be a DSSI instrument yet, but it can be
> controlled by MIDI through aconnect or qjackctl.
> I've used both the "fog" and "fof2" commands for great granular effects.  I
> believe "fog" was the one I found most useful.

By the way, my attempt to emulate that Maelstrom patch using AMS is here:

But it sounds way to bitchy and buzzy to me, compared to the original. I know nothing about Csound or granular synthesis, but if will duplicate the Maelstrom sound then I'll try.

- -ken
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