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

Gabbe Nord gabbe.nord at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 18:41:24 UTC 2012

Hello Devin!

Your ideas all sound good, and I think a combination of video-tutorials and
writing documentation is the way to go. I would gladly volounteer to do a
basic tutorial if you teach me how to sample a synth through synthclone.
For example, I have a synth inside LMMS (TripleOscillator) that I would
love to sample and use in other apps. How would I go about doing that
inside synthclone? (I guess the explanation would suffice for any synth
connectable via a jack-midi port, right?). That could probably generate a
simple tutorial of basic synth-cloning from me. I do however have to say
that I within the next maybe two weeks have a pretty packed schedual, so I
cannot promise anything timewise.

Another idea would be a forum, or a thread in an existing forum well
populated by LAU's, making it easy to post instructions and/or tutorials
for synthclone. Make it a community effort!

I will not be around LAC unfortunately.


On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Devin Anderson <surfacepatterns at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Gabbe Nord <gabbe.nord at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?
> You're not the only person to bring up this problem.  There is very
> little documentation on how to use synthclone, and synthclone could
> benefit from input from user-experience experts to make the software
> more intuitive.  Unfortunately, synthclone has been a one-person
> operation up until now, and I'm not a user experience expert or
> particularly good at writing documentation.
> I would like to take some steps to rectify this problem.  Here are
> some ideas I have:
> 1.) Make a video tutorial on how to use synthclone.
> I'm considering submitting a drum kit to the Hydrogen Spring Drum Kit
> Contest by sampling kits I've made on my external drum synth using
> synthclone.  If and when I do, I'll create a video tutorial on how I
> use synthclone to create the Hydrogen drum kit.
> 2.) Find some time to write documentation.
> It might not be the greatest documentation ever, but it would be
> something.  The problem is that I wrote the software, and probably
> make some bad assumptions about what the user does and doesn't know
> that someone with a fresh perspective might not make.
> 3.) Get other people involved.
> I would love to have other people join me in helping to make
> synthclone better for everyone!  So, if you are (or anyone out there
> is) interested in contributing to synthclone, please let me know!
> What do you think about these ideas?  Do you have additional ideas
> that might help?
> I'll be at the Linux Audio Conference this week, so if you're going to
> be at LAC and have some ideas you'd like to discuss, please let me
> know.
> --
> Devin Anderson
> surfacepatterns (at) gmail (dot) com
> blog - http://surfacepatterns.blogspot.com/
> synthclone - http://synthclone.googlecode.com/
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