Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed)

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To: Dave Robillard <drobilla@...>, <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 8:48 pm

Dave Robillard wrote:

Adding the '-a jack' option to fluidsynth fixed it. I also added '-r
48000' to get the periods to match which probably helped.

Now that I know I can play midi in realtime, how do I start doing
interesting things with it? Sure I've got fluidsynth, but my current
keyboard only has 8 instrument buttons, and fluidsynth isn't much good
for changing the instrument on the fly.
So far I have 2 options:
1. Use the selectors on my keyboard to get whatever the first 8
instruments are in my soundfont.
2. Use another program to pick the instrument- but so far I haven't
found anything that will let me pick a selection of instruments- I can
only pick one and then the selectors on my keyboard don't do anything.

Also, I would love to be able to mix together two or more instruments-
and be able to specify the range, volume and fading of each one.
As an example, so that I could have something like:
1. Piano sound- for everything except the last octave
2. Bass guitar- Mainly on lower half of the keyboard, fades out towards
the middle
3. Flute or something- just on the last octave

Also, when I get my hands on a decent midi controller keyboard I want to
be able to use the extra buttons, knobs and sliders to control the
mixing above, and things like auto drum accompaniment and other synth
effects, but as yet I haven't seen any software which will let me do this.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Simon

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[LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Simon Williams, (Wed Aug 22, 12:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), david, (Thu Aug 23, 10:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Matthias , (Wed Aug 22, 3:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Simon Williams, (Wed Aug 22, 8:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Dave Robillard, (Wed Aug 22, 3:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Simon Williams, (Wed Aug 22, 8:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), David Adler, (Thu Aug 23, 5:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Ken Restivo, (Fri Aug 24, 12:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), David Adler, (Fri Aug 24, 1:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Ken Restivo, (Fri Aug 24, 7:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Dave Phillips, (Fri Aug 24, 1:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Aug 22, 11:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Synths (software vs hardware, speed), Folderol, (Wed Aug 22, 3:31 pm)