Re: midi challenge


Subject: Re: midi challenge
njcross@sbcglobal.net
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 13:48:47 EDT


Don't use OS X (yet) but, isn't there a free download of the Jack Audio
Connection Kit for OS X? Using Jack, FluidSynth/Qsynth on Linux makes
Audio/midi routing flexible. Some great sf2s out there!

On Monday 19 September 2005 09:50 am, Michael Gogins wrote:
> SoundFonts no longer require SoundBlaster compatible sound cards, although
> that IS what they were originally designed for. They can be played by many
> sample players as well as the standalone open source FluidSynth, from RAM.
> There are FluidSynth VST plugins and AudioUnits as well.
>
> Regards,
> Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com>
> Sent: Sep 19, 2005 12:24 PM
> To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Subject: Re: midi challenge
>
> Sampler plugins and programs:
>
> Drum Samplers:
> Idrum
> NI Battery
>
> Samplers:
> NI Kontakt
> Sample Tank
> Mach 5 (the native DP one... not sure if it comes bundled)
>
> And there are numerous free ones. ww.google.com is a good place to start =)
>
> As for replacing the MIDI sounds, I don't think so. SoundFont is the
> only way i know to do this, and that works, as far as i know, with
> Soundblaster cards for 3rd party programs.
>
> On 9/19/05, Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you used a VST or AudioUnit sampler program, you could load drum
> > samples and have the MIDI tracks play them all within DP, unless you
> > don't want to be using plugins. If you don't want to use plugins, then
> > you are stuck as far as I know.
> >
> > On 9/19/05, kathy kennedy <kathyken@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
> > > Morgan,
> > > you seem to be missing my point. I'm using DP (Digital Performer) and I
> > > just want to not have to use any more than that for this project.
> > > kk
> > >
> > > On Sep 19, 2005, at 7:47 AM, Morgan Sutherland wrote:
> > > > What software do you have to work with? There are drum sounds all
> > > > over the net that you could use with a good sampler or a sampling
> > > > drum machine.
> > > >
> > > > On 9/19/05, kathy kennedy <kathyken@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
> > > >> OK,
> > > >> here's a really detail-oriented question for you serious
> > > >> gearheads:-) I'm using built-in midi on my G4 in OS X.3 for a
> > > >> general midi file that
> > > >> I downloaded off the web. I'm adding it to a cut-up collage I'm
> > > >> making of various pop tunes. (This is a current device I'm fond of,
> > > >> and I'm constructing a piece about anorexia with songs from Karen
> > > >> Carpenter, the Olsen twins and Whitney Houston).
> > > >> Anyway, I used my favourite trick of dropping the midi file into a
> > > >> sequencer (DP) to learn that it is constructed with 10 tracks of
> > > >> midi instruments.
> > > >> That's all great, except the built-in midi existing in OS X.3 has
> > > >> rather crappy drum sounds. I'm enjoying the sparseness of not being
> > > >> hooked up to an external midi device, and no other programs. (I
> > > >> could make a reason slave and get amazing beats, I know). But I'm
> > > >> wondering if there are other midi drum sounds that I could perhaps
> > > >> download and use in my DP file.
> > > >> I know that there are 1200 other ways to do what I'm doing, but I
> > > >> would
> > > >> like to use the most concise methods possible.
> > > >>
> > > >> Any thoughts?
> > > >> thanks in advance,
> > > >> kk
> > > >>
> > > >> On Sep 19, 2005, at 7:19 AM, David Mooney/Maxine Heller wrote:
> > > >>> WOW--I go away for a few days and this list explodes with activity!
> > > >>>
> > > >>> You might want to explore synthesized sounds as well as samples.
> > > >>> Not "out of the box" ones, but sounds you create from scratch. It's
> > > >>> a whole different, and very rich, world. I don't know the software
> > > >>> you have mentioned, but if any of it has this capability, it's
> > > >>> worth some time.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> At 05:27 PM 9/18/2005, you wrote:
> > > >>>> Hehe.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> I think we need to tame this thread a bit.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Let us discuss what my sound sources will be.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> I have one suggestion of only my voice and one suggestion of
> > > >>>> stereo recordings of anything I can find. I like the idea of my
> > > >>>> voice as it is very versatile and when processed, will not sound
> > > >>>> like a voice.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> On 9/18/05, Louis Dufort <siuol@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > > >>>>>> you shouldn't ever confuse life with reason or logic.
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> LOL!
> > > >>>
> > > >>> David Mooney: dmooney@city-net.com
> > > >>> Maxine Heller: mheller@city-net.com
> > > >>> Opaque Melodies: www.city-net.com/~moko/
> > > >>
> > > >> http://www.kathykennedy.ca
> > >
> > > http://www.kathykennedy.ca



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