[LAU] zynaddsubfx / yoshimi... beginner's questions

Victor A. Stoichita vicsto at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 10:44:15 UTC 2012

On 8 April 2012 09:25, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

> On 04/07/2012 11:35 AM, Renato wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:48:42 +0200
>> "Victor A. Stoichita"<vicsto at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>  Hi everybody,
>>> I'd like to learn more about how to use zynaddsubfx. I know the basic
>>> setup and I understand the most obvious parameters, but is there
>>> something like a manual or an "advanced" tutorial somewhere?
>> Hi, this
>> http://wiki.linuxmusicians.**com/doku.php?id=zynaddsubfx_**manual<http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/doku.php?id=zynaddsubfx_manual>
>> was a good read for me; it gives an overview of zyn/yoshimi's internal
>> workings and proceeds to explain pretty much every knob.
>>  From my limited understanding there are some *major* improvements
>> yoshimi brought in performance over zynaddsubfx, and I don't think
>> there is any reason why you should be using zyn instead of yoshimi.
> One reason I switched to using Yoshimi instead of Zyn was because Zyn
> would frequently simply hang, unresponsive, when running JACK at what I
> considered low latencies (8-16ms). (Other folk on the list probably don't
> consider that low latency at all.) Yoshimi didn't have that problem.
> I THINK Yoshimi uses more CPU than Zyn, never checked to measure.
> The Yoshimi UI is cleaner than Zyn's, more readable. I think both of them
> would benefit by realizing that the typical graphics UI now is much higher
> resolution than the cramped little spaces the UI seems to be designed for,
> but that's could be just my opinion.

Thanks to all for the quick and informative replies!

Renato, this is exactly what I was looking for!
Thanks to David for fixing the bug in Yoshimi through the AUR package (even
though it comes from upstream).

I will focus on Yoshimi for now... big sunday ahead :-) !

Blue skies to all,
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