Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] The Open Loop Library, a few questions
From: Brian Redfern (bredfern_AT_calarts.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 28 2002 - 05:33:04 EET
There are really several formats of interest. Aiff is nice for loops as
most smaplers handle it and it comes with a header with the loop info
embedded. Soundfonts are usually more like synth pathches, but using
software like Swami its easy to build them. I think even mod is an
interesting format since it contains both samplers and triggering
information as well. I think the ogg vorbis group has also developed a
lossless compression format, which might be good for this use, as all of
the sounds could be losslessly compressed for easy download, and then
the end user can convert it to an aiff or wav without losing any sound
On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 16:13, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Sound fonts really serve a different purpose than loops. Sound fonts are
> not necessarily cut to be looped at all.
> On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 06:56, Darren Landrum wrote:
> > Can Soundfonts handle samples at any bit widths and sample rates other
> > than 16/48?
> > Then again, the vast majority of hardware synths are still just 16/48,
> > although I believe Roland is making a series of keyboards that have
> > 24/96 sample sets within them.
> > Also, I believe that Soundfonts were designed specifically with the
> > SoundBlaster cards in mind, so is there a proprietary issue with using
> > these for our library?
> > Thank you for the reply, Mr. Redfern.
> > Regards,
> > Darren Landrum
> > On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 10:13 PM, Brian Redfern wrote:
> > > You'd want to use soundfonts
> > > On Sat, 2002-12-21 at 08:42, Darren Landrum wrote:
> > >> Okay, based upon some thinking, I am now ready to tackle a design of
> > >> this system. There are some other things I would like to run by
> > >> everyone, though.
> > >>
> > >> In the course of all of these conversations, loops were discussed most
> > >> prominently, at the expense of what to do about patches and sample
> > >> sets, which are the areas I personally would be more interested in. (I
> > >> have used Acid, but only casually. So I understand most of how it's
> > >> supposed to work.)
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