[LAD] hard realtime performance synth

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Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 10:33 pm

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Hi,

Where to start? I have a Dell 7000 laptop and I'm wondering if it can be a
music synthesizer(something like a Minimoog). If not, why not?

I know there are much more powerful machines out but that's beside the
point. If the goal is a dedicated performance grade synth(as in it sounds
good and doesn't cut out or lock up on a whim) is there some intrinsic
reason why such hardware cannot be utilized. The distributions(Ubuntu
studion, PureDyne etc) typically have a heavy footprint and stuff that many
times seems superfluous. If one starts trying to cut pieces out of
distribution(via the standard packaging mechanisms) you end up with slightly
to very crippled systems.

On the other hand, I have a Roland JV1010 tone box that is relatively stable
and I doubt has faster or more sophisticated processing than in the Dell.

Part of the reason I'm asking is I'm wondering if the following would be
viable

1. Implement a synth on a hard real time platform. RTAI or RTLinux. Such a
system would boot up as a dedicated synth aka cut out stuff unnecessary for
other than sound control/production

2. Characteristics of a synth could be set while in a normal Linux
environment.

sorry bout the slight ramble but that's enuff to start off

david

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Hi,Where to start? I have a Dell 7000 laptop and I'm wondering =
if it can be a music synthesizer(something like a Minimoog). If not, why no=
t?I know there are much more powerful machines out but that's b=
eside the point. If the goal is a dedicated performance grade synth(as in i=
t sounds good and doesn't cut out or lock up on a whim) is there some i=
ntrinsic reason why such hardware cannot be utilized. The distributions(Ubu=
ntu studion, PureDyne etc) typically have a heavy footprint and stuff that =
many times seems superfluous. If one starts trying to cut pieces out of dis=
tribution(via the standard packaging mechanisms) you end up with slightly t=
o very crippled systems.
On the other hand, I have a Roland JV1010 tone box that is relatively s=
table and I doubt has faster or more sophisticated processing than in the D=
ell. Part of the reason I'm asking is I'm wondering if the =
following would be viable
1. Implement a synth on a hard real time platform. RTAI or RTLinux. Suc=
h a system would boot up as a dedicated synth aka cut out stuff unnecessary=
for other than sound control/production2. Characteristics of=A0 a =
synth could be set while in a normal Linux environment.
=A0sorry bout the slight ramble but that's enuff to start offdavid

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[LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Sat Jan 23, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Tue Jan 26, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Jens M Andreasen, (Wed Jan 27, 8:40 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David Olofson, (Wed Jan 27, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Thu Jan 28, 8:01 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David Olofson, (Fri Jan 29, 1:32 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Fri Jan 29, 10:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Sat Jan 30, 5:37 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Paul Davis, (Sat Jan 30, 12:20 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Thu Jan 28, 9:40 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Folderol, (Thu Jan 28, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, torbenh, (Thu Jan 28, 8:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Louigi Verona, (Wed Jan 27, 1:51 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Louigi Verona, (Wed Jan 27, 1:34 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Stephen Sinclair, (Tue Jan 26, 9:48 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Thu Jan 28, 6:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Paul Davis, (Thu Jan 28, 7:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, David McClanahan, (Thu Jan 28, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Josh Lawrence, (Tue Jan 26, 8:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Sun Jan 24, 2:46 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Ray Rashif, (Sun Jan 24, 6:35 am)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Jens M Andreasen, (Sun Jan 24, 1:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Louigi Verona, (Sun Jan 24, 2:46 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Jens M Andreasen, (Sun Jan 24, 3:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Victor Lazzarini, (Mon Jan 25, 6:16 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Jens M Andreasen, (Mon Jan 25, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Gene Heskett, (Mon Jan 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] hard realtime performance synth, Jens M Andreasen, (Mon Jan 25, 6:09 pm)