[LAU] Live bass guitar -> analog synth on a 2007 laptop: viable?

hermann meyer brummer- at web.de
Fri Jun 20 05:09:26 UTC 2014

Am 20.06.2014 01:44, schrieb Artem Vakhitov:
> Hello fellow Linux audio users,
> I'm back to dabbling with Linux as an audio system. Among other 
> things, I play bass guitar in a synth pop band and recently started to 
> get interested in bass synthesizers. I could of course buy something 
> like Markbass Super Synth, but then I thought - maybe I could cobble 
> together something using my Samsung Q35 laptop and Linux? The laptop 
> has a dual core processor and 2.5GB RAM. The sound card is a variable 
> here: it could be the built-in Intel HDA (for this particular purpose, 
> why not), or an Infrasonic DeuX (Firewire) that I have, or even some 
> used Echo Indigo (PCMCIA).
> Is what I want viable at all with a reasonable latency? What software 
> setup can I use for that? Does anybody here use something similar live?
> Regards,
> Artem Vakhitov

You may have a look at brian's amsynth site, he list and describe a 
couple of Linux soft synth's, give sound examples and patches for them. 
That could make it a bit easier for you to find what you are looking for.

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