Coding a Soft-Sampler

Coding a Soft-Sampler

Post by APS » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:41:27

I'm new to the world of DSP programming, but I have goal and the only
way to acheive it is to learn how to do it myself. I want to build a
Mac-compatible soft-sampler in Xcode or port it over if I have to do it
entirely in C. I'm here to ask if there are any books or resources
available on the net that touch upon coding soft-samplers? Try as I
might, all stones seem to turn up focused strictly on synthesis or

Are there any open source software samplers on the market? Ultimately
I'd like to create a program akin to VSAMP or Vsampler. Any help or
advice would be greatly appreciated!


Coding a Soft-Sampler

Post by robert bri » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 04:19:19

is a "soft-sampler" the same as a "soft-synth" where the snthesis
method is the playback of samples (in the electronic music sense of the
word "sample")?

do you know how to talk to MIDI (in a C program) and to output samples
(in the DSP sense of the word) to the computer output? if you can't do
that, we can't help because it is quite machine specific.

r b-j


Coding a Soft-Sampler

Post by Tobias Eri » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 20:10:51

"APS" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schrieb im Newsbeitrag

You should take a look at Those guys are implementing
a software-sampler that is currently able to use Gigastudio-compatible
sample-libraries (I think Akai-format is also in the works).

Best regards,