> soundfont with fluidsynth. What's the problem? You're editing and playing
Wrong, swami uses fluidsynth itself.
> are unlikely to sound the same, or even close to the same. Soundfonts weren't
Weren't they? I don't see why can't you do those things provided you
modify the existing software.
> 1) is both easier and gets you access to more software (other VSTs). 2) has the
Let's talk about it, then. I like Kontakt a lot, too, but emulation is
bound to always be problematic.
There are nowadays two open source major sampling engines:
linuxsampler and fluidsynth. Both are suitable to the task, but fluid
is no longer being actively developed (big pity, that). I already went
superficially through fluid sources am and now playing around with LS.
It is not that far away, I think.