Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Mon May 28 08:21:17 UTC 2012

On 05/28/2012 10:04 AM, Leigh Dyer wrote:
> On 28/05/12 5:52 PM, Robin Gareus wrote:
>> RAM is the crux. You want to keep all the samples in memory so that they
>> can play was soon as you press a key without waiting for data from the
>> disk. But you're absolutely right: Never use lossy formats for
>> instrument samples.
> Why do you want to keep the whole sample in memory? As long as enough of
> it is in memory to handle the immediate attack, it should be fine to
> stream the rest of it. I believe that's what LinuxSampler does, and it
> works very well with the 2GB Salamander Grand Piano, without needing to
> take up 2GB of RAM.

right. If you don't have solid-state storage just be sure to ask your
sysadmin to disable HDD power-saving. A spin-up procedure can take a few
seconds and the immediate attack may be longer than most samples.


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