[PlanetCCRMA] So what Good Synths and Plugins are you using?

Nigel Henry cave.dnb@tiscali.fr
Fri Feb 17 07:32:01 2006

On Friday 17 February 2006 15:42, Paul Coccoli wrote:
> On 2/16/06, Benjamin Hardy <drycellbattery@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > hmm... I guess no one is responding to my dreary email ;)
> It was the subject line that put me off.  It's good thing I didn't
> respond; it would have been a very negative response.
> >  Anyways, Windows is annoying so I'm going to be going ahead with a dual
> > boot system so I can at least use Linux and KDE for most of my computer
> > work, though I'm still wondering if I should give CCRMA another go. I
> > like that Dave S. has put some effort into a quick guide to setting up a
> > Planet CCRMA install. Well that's the part I get already but I hope it
> > helps the newcomers.
> I think planet CCRMA is the best thing since sliced bread.  It works
> so well that I still run RH9.
> >  So I'm wondering now what alot of you Planet CCRMA users use for synths
> > and plugins and what kind of sounds and music you're making with them. I
> > heard Carlos' song and I liked the synth pads he had in there. I'm
> > surrounded by Macs and expensive software at my school, and well...
> > they're so shiny! Hell, if they had a plugin that resembled jingling keys
> > I'd be distracted for hours with that. Coming to Linux, alot of the
> > sofware is very utilitarian and sometimes outright unintuitive. There are
> > exceptions, like Rosegarden and Hydrogen that a! re elegant and very
> > useful. I looked at the changelog for the new Rosegarden 1.2.x release
> > and am impressed with the development of that project. Is there any drum
> > synth similar to  a TB-808* (not samples but models analog synthesis for
> > drum sounds). I want to give alsamodularsynth a whirl but it hasn't been
> > developed in awhile. I still want to leave my questions about automation
> > and using a midi controller open from my last email. I look forward to
> > your responses.
> I want to try Om [http://www.nongnu.org/om-synth/] but haven't gotten
> around to it yet (probably need to upgrade to FC 3 or 4 first).
> Another interesting looking synth (DSSI plugin, more specifically) is
> WhySynth [http://home.jps.net/~musound/whysynth.html].  Haven't tried
> that yet either.
> Smack [http://smack.berlios.de/] does TR-808 drums and is 100% sample
> free (it uses Om).
> I don't think any of these apps are in planet CCRMA yet.
> >  *TB-808 is a registered trademark of the Roland Corporation, blah blah
> > blah ;)
> Actually, I don't think it is!
> So does anyone run the above synths on a planet CCRMA box?  What OS
> version?

Hi Paul. I've got Whysynth (installed from a tarball) on FC2. It does need 
liblo-devel-0.22-1 , and liblo-0.22-1, which are available as rpm's from 

No go with om on FC1,2, or 3, as there are severe dependency problems. Don't 
know about FC4 though, as I've only got round to "trying" to install it. 
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