[LAU] Announcing synthclone-0.2.0! Now in beta!

Gabbe Nord gabbe.nord at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 15:44:28 UTC 2012

This sounds like a very interesting software for me, but I have no
experience with similar software, so I have no clue how I would go about to
use this one, and I can't seem to find any tutorial on how to do it?

Thanks! Regards,

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Devin Anderson
<surfacepatterns at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm happy to announce the first beta release of `synthclone`!
> `synthclone` is a Qt-based application that can "clone" your
> MIDI-capable instruments. It does this by sending out MIDI data that
> instructs an instrument to emit sounds for a series of notes,
> velocities, controls, and aftertouch values. It then saves this data
> as a sample-based instrument that can be loaded by sampler software.
> Features:
> * Supports user-configurable per-zone sample time, release time, MIDI
> note, MIDI velocity, MIDI aftertouch, MIDI channel pressure, MIDI
> control changes, etc. via a table interface.
> * Audition samples and change zone parameters until you're happy with
> the data you're acquiring from your MIDI device/software.
> * Save and restore sessions.
> * Distributed with plugins that support the JACK Audio Connection Kit
> (with JACK Session support), PortAudio and PortMidi, trimming of
> samples, the creation of patches for Hydrogen and SFZ, and automated
> zone generation.
> * Can create multiple targets in one session (i.e. a Hydrogen patch
> and an SFZ patch) from the same set of samples.
> * A well-documented plugin API is available for developers to write
> their own plugins to extend synthclone.
> Important Changes Since 0.1.0:
> * Lots of bug fixes.
> * Added a "portable" semaphore implementation to the plugin API.
> * Added the new PortMedia plugin, which supports sampling via
> PortAudio and PortMidi.
> * Get `synthclone` to compile on Mac OSX.
> * Change build system to use traditional `./configure`, `make`, `make
> install` scheme.
> * Add new 'debian' target for building Debian packages (`./configure
> --prefix=/usr`, `make debian`).
> Future Development:
> * Figure out a good packaging scheme for Mac OSX.
> * Support the Non-Session Manager protocol.
> * Write a plugin that creates Renoise instruments.
> * Write a plugin that loads LADSPA effects.
> * Write a plugin that loads LV2 effects.
> * Write a plugin that loads samples from the filesystem (expanding on
> the plugin created in this tutorial:
> http://code.google.com/p/synthclone/wiki/TutorialWritingASimplePluginPart1
> )
> * Consider different ways to support the detection and/or creation of
> loops.
> The new version of `synthclone` is available at:
>   http://synthclone.googlecode.com/
> Please report bugs using the issue tracker:
>   http://code.google.com/p/synthclone/issues/list
> If you like `synthclone` and have ideas that can make it better and/or
> want to keep up with its progress, join the users group:
>   http://groups.google.com/group/synthclone-users
> If you're a developer and want to write plugins for `synthclone` or
> contribute to the application itself, join the development group:
>   http://groups.google.com/group/synthclone-development
> Thanks, and hope to meet some of you next week at the Linux Audio
> Conference.
> --
> Devin Anderson
> surfacepatterns (at) gmail (dot) com
> blog - http://surfacepatterns.blogspot.com/
> synthclone - http://synthclone.googlecode.com/
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