[LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc..

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Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 9:38 pm

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick poll of opinion - I'm thinking of buying a cheap rompler -
Roland JV-1080 or Proteus 2000. I kind of think that the things these offer
should be possible with software, but beyond getting some soundfonts, I'm
not really sure if this is true. Problems I see with the purely computer
based approach is all the samples I have found so far (admittedly only
looking at what's available free) is not really anywhere near what is
available in these kind of hardware modules. Sure the size of samples etc.
available now is much larger, but the musicality and tweakability/
synthesis options are not so much there (although possible I guess).

So, am I wrong?

What I would be interested in is:

1) Decent collections of samples (soundfonts or whatever) that are
professional standard (i.e. up to the quality of Roland/Korg/Emu) covering
a variety of "bread and butter" type sounds - orchestral, keyboard, piano,
synth. I am happy to pay for them - but if the overall price goes over
100GBP, I think I am probably better off with the hardware option..
2) Thoughts - soundfonts vs. gigs vs. ? and what software to play them in
Linux? Any samplers that also have synthesis options - resonant filters/
envelopes etc? I guess I know about things like linuxsampler and
fluidsynth, but are there any other more complex options?
3) Lastly - any off topic suggestions about decent hardware ROMplers/
synths - opinions about the JV-1080 vs. Proteus 2000 vs. ? from those who
have used them..

Best wishes,

James

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Hi everyone,Just a quick poll of opinion - I'm thinking of buyi=
ng a cheap rompler - Roland JV-1080 or Proteus 2000. I kind of think that t=
he things these offer should be possible with software, but beyond getting =
some soundfonts, I'm not really sure if this is true. Problems I see wi=
th the purely computer based approach is all the samples I have found so fa=
r (admittedly only looking at what's available free) is not really anyw=
here near what is available in these kind of hardware modules. Sure the siz=
e of samples etc. available now is much larger, but the musicality and twea=
kability/ synthesis options are not so much there (although possible I gues=
s).
So, am I wrong?What I would be interested in is:1) Dece=
nt collections of samples (soundfonts or whatever) that are professional st=
andard (i.e. up to the quality of Roland/Korg/Emu) covering a variety of &q=
uot;bread and butter" type sounds - orchestral, keyboard, piano, synth=
. I am happy to pay for them - but if the overall price goes over 100GBP, I=
think I am probably better off with the hardware option..
2) Thoughts - soundfonts vs. gigs vs. ? and what software to play them in L=
inux? Any samplers that also have synthesis options - resonant filters/ env=
elopes etc? I guess I know about things like linuxsampler and fluidsynth, b=
ut are there any other more complex options?
3) Lastly - any off topic suggestions about decent hardware ROMplers/ synth=
s - opinions about the JV-1080 vs. Proteus 2000 vs. ? from those who have u=
sed them..Best wishes,James

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[LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., James Stone, (Mon May 13, 9:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Leigh Dyer, (Tue May 14, 4:23 am)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., James Stone, (Tue May 14, 12:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Brent Busby, (Mon May 13, 10:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Ralf Mardorf, (Mon May 13, 11:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Brent Busby, (Tue May 14, 1:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Ralf Mardorf, (Tue May 14, 9:11 am)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Chris Bannister, (Tue May 14, 4:54 am)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Ralf Mardorf, (Tue May 14, 6:42 am)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Julien Claassen, (Mon May 13, 10:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Ralf Mardorf, (Mon May 13, 10:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] samples/instruments/romplers etc.., Janus, (Mon May 13, 9:55 pm)