Reply 360 of 373, by Shreddoc
brandon9271 wrote on 2022-12-02, 21:13:Shreddoc wrote on 2022-12-02, 21:04:
On a different track. It surprises me that there doesn't yet exist a Pi-based simple VST host, designed as a barebones system to run [e.g. a Sound Canvas and/or YamahaXG VST].
That should definitely be possible. Something like SAVIHost for Linux has to exist.. ?
The components exist, afaik, but it seems nobody has yet taken on the task of pre-rolling a Pi-compatible distro with all the necessary tools included.
I'm sure I could bumble my way to it, given enough time and research, but it's not within my existing expertise.
I'm just surprised, given the popularity of mt32-pi, and of GM/GS in general, that the existing Roland and/or Yamaha software synths haven't yet been modularised in this way for everyday usage in cheap form factor.
mattw wrote on 2022-12-02, 21:37:Shreddoc wrote on 2022-12-02, 21:04:
On a different track. It surprises me that there doesn't yet exist a Pi-based simple VST host,
I prefer to use some high-quality thin-client like Fujitsu Futro rather than Pi-based system, but that's just my taste, I guess.
That sounds good too. I merely spoke of the Pi with relation to it's (usually) cheap, generic status. But, of course, that status is not very true, in the current supply situation!