[PlanetCCRMA] instant gratification du jour -- azr3-jack tonewheel emulator

Martin Tarenskeen m.tarenskeen at zonnet.nl
Mon Feb 22 23:33:46 PST 2010

On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Niels Mayer wrote:

> What other equally instant-gratifying jack-MIDI synths do you recommend or find indispensable?
> Any other native Linux ports of nice VST's like AZR3? 

Interesting native Linux softsynths are all available via the official 
Fedora and PlanetCCRMA repositories:

zynaddsubfx (Must have)
phasex (This is also a good one)
ams (Alsa Modular Synth)
amsynth (Classic analog substractive synth)
whysynth-dssi (I love this one)
hexter-dssi (DX7 emulator)
nekobee-dssi (funny Lo-Fi synth)

Another, nonfree, killer app that is available in a native Linux version 
is Pianoteq. (Also available for Windows and OSX) Pianoteq is a Physical 
Modelling software Piano. No sampling! Think of something like the 
expensive Roland V-piano, but much more affordable. It is a commercial 
product, A working demo (with limitations) is available at


It is worth the money. Extra plugins are available for Electric Piano, 
Clavinet, Vibraphone, and historical instruments ( Harpsichord, 
Hammerklavier ).



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