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Samplers
Software samplers

This metapackage will install free software samplers.

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Composite
Live performance sequencer
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Composite is a software application/system for real-time, in-performance sequencing, sampling, and looping. It has a strong emphasis on the needs of live performance improvisation. It is built around the Tritium audio engine, which also includes LV2 plugins.

This package contains the Composite Sampler Plugin (LV2) and the main GUI (composite-gui).

Drumkv1
old-school drum-kit sampler - standalone
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drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo effects. It is provided in both forms of a LV2 plugin and a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support.

This package provides the standalone app.

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Gigedit
Editor de instrumentos para archivos Gigasampler
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Gigedit es un editor de instrumentos que permite modificar archivos Gigasampler así como crear nuevos desde cero. La interfaz gráfica de usuario se basa en el conjunto de herramientas GTK+ (gtkmm). Aunque se ha creado como un subproyecto de LinuxSampler, actualmente es un editor completamente independiente.

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Petri-foo
MIDI controllable audio sampler - successor of specimen
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A simple but very useful midi controlled sampler for ALSA/JACK featuring:

  • 64 notes of polyphony, spread across up to 64 patches.
  • fast, high quality pitch scaling, linear ADSR volume envelopes.
  • low pass filter with resonance; a variety of direction-independent.
  • playback modes and zoomable sample editor for loop and play points.

Petri-Foo is a fork of the Specimen Sampler project.

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Samplv1
polyphonic sampler synthesizer - standalone
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samplv1 is an old-school all-digital polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo effects.

Although other samplers like specimen provide more features, one could find samplv1 much easier and accessible. Plus, it is provided in both forms of a JACK stand-alone client and a LV2 plugin.

This package provides the standalone app.

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Specimen
MIDI controllable audio sampler for GNU/Linux systems
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A simple but very useful midi controlled sampler for ALSA/JACK featuring 64 notes of polyphony, spread across up to 64 patches; fast, high quality pitch scaling, linear ADSR volume envelopes; low pass filter with resonance; a variety of direction-independent playback modes and zoomable sample editor for loop and play points;

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Giada
Hardcore Loop Machine
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free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. Pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host.

Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for production use and live sets.

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Qsampler
LinuxSampler GUI frontend based on the Qt toolkit
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QSampler is a LinuxSampler GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt3 toolkit using Qt Designer. At the moment it just wraps as a client reference interface for the LinuxSampler Control Protocol (LSCP).

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Swami
MIDI instrument editor application
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Swami (Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments) is an application for editing and managing MIDI instruments, such as SoundFont files. A programming API is also provided for integration with other applications.

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Linuxsampler
realtime audio sampler
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LinuxSampler is sampler backend, thus server-like console application. It provides a TCP based network interface with a custom ASCII based protocol called "LSCP" to control the sampler and manage sampler sessions. Users either have to send commands manually to LinuxSampler, e.g. by connecting via 'telnet' or by using 'netcat' or they might want to use a graphical user interface (frontend) like QSampler (C++/Qt based).

It also offers disk streaming capability and supports the Gigasampler format which is currently considered to be the best sampler format in regards of possibilities and sound quality.

This package provides the backend application of LinuxSampler.

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