[sugar] Audio sample bank on the XO.

Jean Piché jean
Sun Jul 15 13:56:48 EDT 2007

On 15-Jul-07, at 10:30 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2007, at 14:40 , Jean Pich? wrote:
>> A good sample set is not trivial to put together. The problem of
>> licencing is also specially thorny in our case.  Some of the public
>> domain sounds used in TamTam may have slight restrictions and we will
>> need to adress this before FRS.  Whatever the situation and if
>> resources are not readily available to develop a sampel set of our
>> own, I strongly suggest that OLPC start looking at companies that
>> would be wiling to licence one of their existing sample sets. Rick
>> Boulanger did say last month that negociations were taking place with
>> M-Audio to adapt one of their sample libraries.  Are there
>> developments in that direction?  I would hazard that OLPC will not
>> have the choice but negociate a deal with an existing sample company
>> or, alternatively, record its own bank. GPL sounds do exist out there
>> but the quality is spotty and not all categories of sounds are
>> readily available.
> Does this sound useful?
> 	http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Soundfont

 From our fairly exensive tests, soundfonts are useful but soundfont  
players (in Csound in any case) are more CPU intensive and not  
useable for our purpose.

> There seems to be a free sound bank here:
> 	http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/FreePats

This may turn out to be just the ticket. Aparently free of all   
licencing issues. Many sounds are missing but it does offer a full GM  
Level 1 sample set. Thank you Bert!


> - Bert -

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