Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions

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Date: Friday, March 26, 2004 - 5:10 pm

Hi. Thanks very much for your reply.

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 16:27:50 +0000
tim hall wrote:

Yeah, I'd encountered this one before in the process of looking up
soundfonts. One of the reasons I was looking at using a sampler
with individual note .wav (or whatever) samples, rather than a
soundfont, was to avoid running up against hardware limitations on
soundfont sizes (and thus sample quality and/or completeness of
font). I hadn't thought of using something like fluidsynth. I
guess I was reflexively thinking that the cpu overhead (as opposed
to using dedicated hardware for the synthesis) might slow things
down or eventually cause synchronization issues; but I guess it's
not obvious that it'd be any worse than using a software sampler.

> http://www.findsounds.com/

Heh. I knew about this site, and had used it to look for sound
effects in the past. But for some reason, using it to look for
instrument samples just never occurred to me. Thanks.

> It's a time consuming business to make them from scratch, yes.

Oh, I wouldn't even mind the time consuming part. It's the "not
owning the instruments in question, and (for passages beyond one
note) not being able to play them smoothly if I did" part that
stops me! Heh.

Thanks.

-c

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[linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Chris Metzler, (Wed Mar 24, 3:30 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Mark Knecht, (Wed Mar 24, 5:38 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Chris Metzler, (Fri Mar 26, 5:59 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Christian Henz, (Wed Mar 24, 4:51 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Chris Metzler, (Fri Mar 26, 5:13 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, tim hall, (Wed Mar 24, 4:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Beginner sampler questions, Chris Metzler, (Fri Mar 26, 5:10 pm)