[LAU] ZynAddSubFx and sequenser
leigh at eclinic.com.au
Mon Aug 10 02:03:46 EDT 2009
Svend-Erik Kjær Madsen wrote:
> Leigh Dyer skrev:
>> Yep, that sounds about right to me too, with a punchy envelope in there
>> too. ZynAddSubFX is crazy overkill for something like that -- I'd stick
>> with something like the XSynth DSSI synth or amSynth, which are both
>> much closer to the (relatively simple) architecture of the MoPho.
> Hi again
> Okay I've just played with ZynAddSubFx for quite some time with the
> standard patches and liked it so far, but I don't understand much of the
> concept in setting the sound right, maybe I should start there to be
> able to create my own sounds ?
> Can you or someone else give me a clue here, I'd love to receive link's
> to howto's and other stuff.
Are you asking how to program a synth to create different synth sounds?
If that's the case, I'd skip ZynAddSubFX for now -- it's a combination
of a very wide range of synthesis techniques, so its many, many
possibilities are going to be totally overwhelming.
To begin with, I'd stick with a simple subtractive (ie: analogue-style)
synth, like XSynth or amSynth. There's a wealth of information online
about programming such synths. This tutorial video might be a good
starting point -- it covers all the basic topics, including different
oscillator types, envelopes, filters, and LFOs:
You can run the XSynth DSSI plugin under a host like Rosegarden, or
stand-alone using the jack-dssi-host tool.
> A sequencer is just a way to record and playback midi patterns, and the
> recorded sequence can later be played as a single tone from the keyboard ?
> Bear with me, I just want to extend my poor knowledge ;)
Most Linux sequencers focus on recording and playing entire songs,
rather than triggering simple patterns. seq24 is the closest app I've
seen to a hardware-style step sequencer, but I'm not sure if it has the
ability to trigger sequences based on MIDI key presses.
Something you might have fun with is an arpeggiator -- these let you
play a chord on your keyboard, and convert that in to an arpeggio
pattern on-the-fly. I'm not sure if there's a good software arpeggiator
for Linux, but many MIDI keyboards and controllers (including my Yamaha
CS2X) have one.
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