Re: [linux-audio-user] [LAM] Music Made with Linux

From: Mark Constable <markc@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 00:41:25 EEST

On Friday 29 July 2005 07:09, David Collins wrote:
> Greg Wilder wrote:
> >>But what I'm talking about is a bit different. I'm
> talking about a
> community built and supported library of acoustic
> multi-sampled
> instruments. Various dynamics, articulations, mutes,
> ...
> Alternatively - rather than specifying the
> characteristics in the name of the file itself - you
> could use a database to keep record of it's
> characteristics. Specifying duration, dynamic,
> articulation, pitch and perhaps other things (e.g.
> sample rate, and mono/stereo) all in the name of the
> file might become somewhat unwieldy? Instead, you
> could use the same parameters as fields in a database,
> and be under less constraints with the naming
> convention. On the downside, this would only be of use
> to people who actually _had_ access to the database.
> Just thinking out loud! Your idea's really good
> though.

FWIW there is a simple approach and some samples locked up
the pat (gus) format here. The idea was to use the file
system as the database and put as much meta info into an
associated (simple) text file as possible. In this case,
using the 1st line as parameters in the auto built timidity
config file was part of a shell script excercise.

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