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mda ePiano (LV2 Version)

Back in the 20th century, plugins from Maxim Digital Audio (mda) were among the early VST plugins available for Windows. They have a reputation for being high quality with low CPU usage. Several years ago the source code for these

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LV2 Presets

LV2 plugins support individual presets and banks containing multiple presets. This article describes what I’ve learned about using and creating LV2 presets. Using LV2 Presets Selecting a preset is obvious in jalv.gtk and in Ardour. It’s not so obvious in

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Obxd Preset Bank

When I wrote about the Obxd synthesizer back in June I noted that I was in the process of re-creating some of the presets from the Windows version. The presets are now available here, as a bank containing 27 presets

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Running LV2 Plugins Standalone with jalv.gtk

I use jalv.gtk (from Arch Linux package jalv) to run an individual LV2 plugin as a standalone program. jalv.gtk is run from the command line. The basic syntax is: jalv.gtk PLUGIN_URI where PLUGIN_URI is a unique identifier for the plugin

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Obxd

Obxd is a two-oscillator virtual polysynth that was originally developed for Windows. I first tried Obxd on Windows and liked it a lot. The source code is released under the GPL and the GUI was created using the cross-platform JUCE

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TAL NoiseMaker

TAL NoiseMaker is a two-oscillator virtual polysynth. NoiseMaker was originally designed for other platforms but has been ported to GNU/Linux by the DISTRHO project. NoiseMaker is available as a standalone application, a LV2 plugin, and a native VST plugin. Note

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amSynth

amSynth (Analogue Modelling Synthesizer) is a two-oscillator virtual polysynth. I installed Arch Linux package amsynth (from the standard Community repository). The package includes a standalone version as well as LV2 and DSSI plugin versions. As you can probably tell from

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