[LAU] Convert Sonatina library to MIDNAM

rosea.grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 10:56:17 UTC 2012

On 12/12/2012 11:28 AM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
> On 12/11/2012 07:05 PM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
>> On 12/11/2012 06:14 PM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
>>> On 12/11/2012 01:57 PM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> It might be an good idea to make MIDNAM files from the Sonatina SFZ
>>>> library. MIDNAM instrument files can be used in Ardour 3.
>>>> I found the scripts of the Openoctave team, but I've no knowledge about
>>>> orchestras, the amount of violins needed etc.
>>>> Here are the scripts:
>>>> https://github.com/johnsen/lscp2midnam
>>>> I know more or less how they work
>>>> \r
>>> First attempt. The path in the lscp file need to be adjust to your local
>>> settings.
>>> https://github.com/johnsen/Sonatina-symphonic-orchestra-MIDNAM.git
>>> See the README
>> What is a good way to do for the path, e.g. to make it usable for
>> 'everybody'? Assume they place the sonatina folder in ~/ ?
>> So /home/derick/linuxaudio/linuxaudiodata/sonatina/Sonatina/...
>> becomes
>> ~/sonatina/Sonatina/...
>> Or is there is smarter 'linux-way'?
>> \r
> The oomidi team is using
> '@@OOM_SOUNDS@@/sonatina/Sonatina\x20Symphonic\x20Orchestra/Strings\x20-\x201st\x20Violins\x20Sustain.sfz'
> @@OOM_SOUNDS@@ links to /usr/share/sounds or ~/.sounds somehow. Both
> places are not ideal imho.
> Suggestions?
> Btw here are some templates of the oomidi team for LinuxSampler
> https://github.com/johnsen/Sonatina-symphonic-orchestra-MIDNAM/tree/master/Oomidi_templates

@Paul I think this sonatina.midnam file is ready to be added to the 
midnam files in Ardour 3. All though it might be good if people test it.

Afaik, what needs to be edited is the lscp file. It should work now, but 
users might want to have 4 different channels for the 1st-violin instead 
of one, to match 4 1st-violin players in an orchestra etc. I think it's 
up to the community to make this template better.
See also the README

People who want to use the midnam file for sonatina likely also needs 
the lscp file for LinuxSampler. It's up to the Ardour devs how they want 
to serve the Ardour users here.

At the end it might be nice to have an 
Ardour-sonatina-orchestral-template with busses for convolution reverb etc.
At this point I've no interest to do that work. The files in the git 
repo serve as example and sharing of knowledge.


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