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Minicomputer is a standalone Linux realtime software synthesizer for creating experimental electronic sounds as they are often used in but not limited to industrial music, IDM, EBM, Glitch, sound design, and minimal electronic. It is monophonic but can produce up to 8 different sounds at the same time, so its good e.g. for drum synthesis. It uses JACK as a real-time audio infrastructure and can be controlled via MIDI. The synthesis is advanced subtractive: two oscillators generate complex waveforms going into a morphing formant filter. An additional oscillator, 7 envelopes, a delay line, and flexible modulation routing for each sound voice gives the sound designer possibilities like a modular synthesizer without the hassle. Instant recall with 512 sound programs and 128 multi sets make it a good companion for the next laptop gig.

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  •  01 Feb 2010 14:27

    Release Notes: A bug was fixed in which only the last letters of the names patches and multis (which are usually blanks) were displayed. The code can be now compiled without being in C99 mode. The alsaseq event filter is used to receive only events that are processed.

    •  20 Jan 2009 11:28

      Release Notes: Envelope generators are now exponential and have more punch. The presets were changed so that they match better. The latest GCC compilers are now supported.

      •  02 May 2008 14:13

        Release Notes: This release adds an installer/uninstaller, an installer script for presets, improved MIDI handling while using less CPU cycles, and fixes to make backup of memory files work.

        •  10 Mar 2008 02:27

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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