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Soft synths on Linux
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at August 29, 2002, 09:57:45 PM Does Linux have any soft synths like Jeskola Buzz, Fruity Loops, or ProTools? ThanX!
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at August 29, 2002, 10:04:29 PM I have no idea what your question actually means, but Timidity may be what you are looking for, if you're seeking a software-based midi synthesiser.
Posted by mop [send private reply] at August 29, 2002, 11:06:57 PM as far as I understand, yes. Or any type of music synthesiser.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at August 30, 2002, 10:03:21 AM Ok, I'll explain a little more. Synthsizers are basicaly peices of hardware that can synthesize the sound of just about any musical instrument. Soft Synths are software synthesizers, eg the run on your computer, so there's no need for extra hardware.
I guess more what I was asking is, are there any looper, tracker/sequencers w/soft soft synths for Linux. I did see a couple I might try on Tucows.
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at August 30, 2002, 10:23:32 AM try www.download.com or www.zdnet.com
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at August 30, 2002, 05:15:14 PM I seem to know about everything...I don't think that there are terribly many good synths, but then again I don't know any music theory so I don't really count. The synths and drum machines I know about are SpiralLoops (http://www.pawfal.org/SpiralLoops/ ), Trommler (http://muth.org/Robert/Trommler/ [a drum machine]), tk707 (http://www-lmc.imag.fr/lmc-edp/Pierre.Saramito/tk707/ [another drum machine]), legasynth (http://reduz.com.ar/legasynth ), MuSE (http://muse.seh.de/ [more of a sequencer]), and Rosegarden (http://www.all-day-breakfast.com/rosegarden/ [again, a sequencer]). You should check out http://linux-sound.org/ for the definitive list of all things about GNU/Linux and audio.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at August 30, 2002, 05:57:17 PM Wow! Thanx for the list man!
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at September 01, 2002, 01:09:44 AM You mean they play through the computers tiny internal speaker? I guess I don't get it, my soundcards line out is connected to my $2000 theater system, guess I don't understand why a synthesizer is necessary, sound is just different frequency waves right? Why can't this simply be expressed in binary?
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at September 01, 2002, 06:56:24 AM Frequency is only part of what sound is.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at September 01, 2002, 12:58:09 PM Yeah, sound is messaured in Hertz, like CPUs, and radio frequencies. A synthesizer isn't necessary for audio, but they're a good way to play an instrument, or make techno-ish music.
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