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synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:48 pm

well, i found the description very exciting:
https://open-music-kontrollers.ch/lv2/synthpod/
and built it…

does anyone know how to use it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: synthpod

Postby ssj71 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:28 pm

I don't see a huge difference between that and ingen, except ingen has had stable releases. The developer is active in the LV2 mailing list, but I think synthpod is still very much a work in progress. You can reach out to the dev though maybe its further than I think and he'd appreciate the testing.
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Re: synthpod

Postby tramp » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:52 pm

ssj71 wrote:except ingen has had stable releases

What? I never see a release of ingen?

https://drobilla.net/software/ingen wrote:Ingen is currently only available in git. Since it requires a few libraries in the same repository, it is easiest to: git clone http://git.drobilla.net/drobillad.git. Either build lilv, suil, raul, and ganv first, then ingen; or simply build the entire repository (in addition to Ingen, you'll get Patchage and Machina). You will require a recent version of LV2.

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Re: synthpod

Postby ssj71 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:55 pm

you are right. Sorry for the lies. I've used it several times and haven't had issues so I jumped to a conclusion. :)
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Re: synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:06 pm

ssj71 wrote:I don't see a huge difference between that and ingen, except ingen has had stable releases.

me too. so, there's no any alternatives to carla for me at the moment.

The developer is active in the LV2 mailing list, but I think synthpod is still very much a work in progress. You can reach out to the dev though maybe its further than I think and he'd appreciate the testing.

cool. thanks for pointing there.

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Re: synthpod

Postby rghvdberg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:06 pm

Seems interesting.
Gonna check it out.

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Re: synthpod

Postby ventosus » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:28 am

Synthpod's author here.

As ssj71 has pointed out: (eternal?) work in progress indeed, but functional enough already.
It is inspired by ingen alright, but much simpler in design and more lightweight in its implementation and geared towards event handling.

p.s. It's a pure coincidence that I've found this thread, I'm not active on this forum, it's best to reach out to me via mail...

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Re: synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:45 pm

ventosus wrote:Synthpod's author here.

wow! cool.
so, a couple of questions, if you don't mind.
0) is there any kind of user documentation for synthpod?
1) how can i control plugins parameters in synthpod via MIDI?

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Re: synthpod

Postby ventosus » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:51 am

chaocrator wrote:
ventosus wrote:Synthpod's author here.

wow! cool.
so, a couple of questions, if you don't mind.
0) is there any kind of user documentation for synthpod?
1) how can i control plugins parameters in synthpod via MIDI?


0)
The final goal of synthpod is to be programmable/scriptable. This is already possible,
but as long as the API is not stable, there won't be any documentation for the latter.
And there are some radical changes planned for the API... for GUI, too, btw

As for the command line parameters of the programs themselves, they are explained in
the man pages.
* man synthpod_alsa|jack|dummy|dot|sandbox

Plugin GUIs in synthpod run in a separate process. Synthpod thus does not support plugin
GUIs that need instance access (e.g. everything JUCE-based). The GUI toolkit support has
to be manually enabled at compile time (GTK2, GTK3, QT4, QT5, X11).

As for the usage of synthpod's GUI, there aren't that many things to toggle/change
* add your plugins
* connect the audio/event ports in the matrix patcher (ports need to be visible to show up in the patch matrix)
* save/load presets
* change plugin properties
* ...

1)
There's a GitHub issue for that question already
https://github.com/OpenMusicKontrollers ... d/issues/2
With a future API, this will get simpler, e.g point&click on plugin properties

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Re: synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:13 am

ventosus wrote:1)
There's a GitHub issue for that question already
https://github.com/OpenMusicKontrollers ... d/issues/2
With a future API, this will get simpler, e.g point&click on plugin properties

thank you.
so, i'll try it )
and i certainly will keep eye on it, since i like look, feel & workflow very much.

update:
tried it briefly, and i like it. midi2control has exactly what i'm missing in carla.
so, i'll give it a try in my live-oriented setup.

p.s. 8 slots is too little for controlling synths, so i would like to experiment with growing their number.
(i use to control all parameters of all synths with hardware MIDI controller)

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Re: synthpod

Postby ventosus » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:06 am

chaocrator wrote:p.s. 8 slots is too little for controlling synths, so i would like to experiment with growing their number.
(i use to control all parameters of all synths with hardware MIDI controller)


You can add as many instances of 'midi2control' to your setup as you need.

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Re: synthpod

Postby rghvdberg » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:09 pm

build fails at :

Code: Select all

[ 41%] Linking C shared library libsynthpod_ui.so
CMakeFiles/synthpod_ui.lib.dir/synthpod_ui_modlist.c.o: In function `_modlist_content_get':
synthpod_ui_modlist.c:(.text+0x1431): undefined reference to `ELM_SCALE_SIZE'
synthpod_ui_modlist.c:(.text+0x1442): undefined reference to `ELM_SCALE_SIZE'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
ui/CMakeFiles/synthpod_ui.lib.dir/build.make:744: recept voor doel 'ui/libsynthpod_ui.so.0' is mislukt
make[2]: *** [ui/libsynthpod_ui.so.0] Fout 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:140: recept voor doel 'ui/CMakeFiles/synthpod_ui.lib.dir/all' is mislukt
make[1]: *** [ui/CMakeFiles/synthpod_ui.lib.dir/all] Fout 2
Makefile:149: recept voor doel 'all' is mislukt
make: *** [all] Fout 2


what am I missing ?

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Re: synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:08 am

rghvdberg wrote:build fails

what distro?

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Re: synthpod

Postby ventosus » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:28 am

chaocrator wrote:
rghvdberg wrote:build fails

what distro?


some debian derivative, which all ship ancient packages of the enlightenment foundation libraries :(

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Re: synthpod

Postby chaocrator » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:33 am

ventosus wrote:ancient packages of the enlightenment foundation libraries :(

so, this is the answer.


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