[LAU] Hardware synths

Lars Luthman lars.luthman at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 07:19:08 EST 2007

On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 14:13 +0200, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2007 1:08 PM, Atte André Jensen <atte.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > lanas wrote:
> >
> > >   OK, Linux synths are great.  And yes, if many ways they are.
> > > Although recently I got a M-Audio Prokeys88 and I swear the Warmpad
> > > sound in there does not have any equivalent in richness in what I've
> > > heard so far in Linux soft synths.
> >
> > Don't agree.
> > The sound quality of csound is top notch, and it's very flexible.
> Agreed.  It is also capable of completely customizable microtuning,
> which, despite what some of you may have heard, is not possible on any
> hard synth.  They may say it is- but you are limited by the number of
> keys on the hardware, which is not the case with Csound.
> I used to harp about the difficulty of using Csound with any fluency,
> but this is a difference of degree, not of kind: It is hard to learn,
> but I believe someone very experienced with Csound can work as
> efficiently as someone very experienced with simpler interfaces, doing
> the same tasks.

But if you're going to play it like an instrument you'll still need some
sort of hardware, which will typically have a finite number of keys.
Writing .sco files isn't all that fun.

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