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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    Benno,

    Your work is much appreciated by many. Thank you!

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    FYI: We had some users reporting problems LinuxSampler not running on certain machines, even though the CPU had the SSE instruction set.
    We discovered that the LinuxSampler installer does not run on older AMD Athlon processors which do not support Pentium 4 CPU instructions.
    We added a workaround for those older AMD processors, see the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO:

    http://www.linuxsampler.org/windows.html

    regards,
    Benno
    LinuxSampler the disk-streaming capable free multi platform open source sampler
    http://www.linuxsampler.org

    Now for Windows and OS X too:
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/windows.html
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/osx.html

    For questions and support visit the LinuxSampler User Forum:
    http://bb.linuxsampler.org

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    I may not use it yet but your work is much appreciated over here as well. It's good to see there's an alternative to GS. + it's free and there's no CP, now that's cool. Not to mention GS has a tendency to destabilize my Pc.

    I'm very intrigued by LinuxSampler.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Karl
    Benno,

    Your work is much appreciated by many. Thank you!
    Hey Benno, what are your other plans for audio with Linux? I really want to explore this frontier some day.

    Glad to see you've stuck with this project.

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    Hi all,
    news on the OS X front:
    we are going to release an updated easy to use version of LinuxSampler for OS X PPC/intel soon but we would need some testers, especially on mac/intel boxes before releasing it.
    If you want to partecipate please PM me or write me a mail
    my email addr is here:
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html

    thanks,
    Benno
    LinuxSampler the disk-streaming capable free multi platform open source sampler
    http://www.linuxsampler.org

    Now for Windows and OS X too:
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/windows.html
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/osx.html

    For questions and support visit the LinuxSampler User Forum:
    http://bb.linuxsampler.org

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    Hi,

    Just curious:

    Are there advantages for Giga users with a site license (I have 4 PCs running Giga 3) to switch to LinuxSampler? For instance, more polyphony, lower hardware demands?

    Or is LS more targeted at people who cannot afford GigaStudio Orchestra licenses / site licenses?

    Thanks,

    Peter

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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    I've used Linuxsampler for some years (now and then) and I am very impressed by what it can do! That said I have had problems installing the different libraries like “libgig”, “liblscp” and the Linuxsampler-engine at times on different Linux distributions. Sometimes compiling from source have been the best solution despite the frequent “dependency-hell” and I'm surprised established distributions like Ubuntu in the last year not have had Linuxsampler installable from some official repository.

    Yesterday, I discovered a Windows-version was available! I downloaded it and it was almost depressingly easy to install! What may have taken hours installing from source on a Linux-distro was just a few clicks away here. And it worked like a charm!

    I "fired up" a Chopin midi-file, loaded the "PMI Emperor GS3"-piano and recorded it with Audacity.
    For those interested, here is have it sounds;

    http://home.broadpark.no/%7Ehahem/Chopin.mp3
    Halvor


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    Re: Free LinuxSampler 0.5.1 for Windows released (ASIO)

    Thanks for your nice words Halvor !

    The next LinuxSampler release will allow to tune number of voices, buffersizes etc at runtime so no recompilation on Linux will be necessary.
    The windows version currently comes with hardcoded values too (200 stereo voices) which is a good tradeoff on current CPUs.
    The next version will be more userfriendly and it will come with VST too which will finally allow to work within a VST sequencer with full FX and channel routing. It will come with resouce sharing which means a single sampler instance can manage an arbitrary number of VST plugins without needing to fire up multiple instances (wasting precious memory and CPU cycles)

    I don't have exact numbers yet but I predict it will be possible to run dozen of sampler instances using our resource sharing method. (with full multiprocessing support)
    One of the biggest limitation of VST is that it provides only a single MIDI port. Especially for those that work with large templates like orchestral composers this can sometimes become an annoying problem.

    BTW due to user demand we opened a forum on our website:
    http://bb.linuxsampler.org

    We are currently discussing about the new modular engine and anyone is invited to throw in their ideas and wishlist, critiques etc

    Peter: LinuxSampler has no specific target, the goal is to become an universal swiss army knife of sampling and since it is free to use anyone can evaluate it and see if it suits their needs.
    A community driven project is always good as it strives for techical excellence rather than maximizing profit.

    cheers,
    Benno
    LinuxSampler the disk-streaming capable free multi platform open source sampler
    http://www.linuxsampler.org

    Now for Windows and OS X too:
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/windows.html
    http://www.linuxsampler.org/osx.html

    For questions and support visit the LinuxSampler User Forum:
    http://bb.linuxsampler.org

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