Is there any estimate how many different soft synths exists in the world?
And if that would not be enough big number, how many different factory/downloadable patches they have?
From starting on my own disk:
- Number of vst files on my disk seem to be 89, but some of them are not instruments. Pretty low number, for example http://www.vst4free.com/ has about 700 entries on category instruments (skipping arpegiators). Checked mine with:
find -L vst* .vst* | grep -iE '\.dll$|\.so$' | wc
- Sure I have some synths from native linux packages, but I don't know how to calculate number of instruments from them
- Number of different soundfont patches on my disk is 4477. Calculated with:
find Music/sf2/ -type f | while read i; do c=$(($c+$(echo "inst 1" | fluidsynth "$i" 2>/dev/null | grep -E '^[0-9][0-9][0-9]-'| wc -l ))); done ;echo $c
But for patches of synths I have? Dexed has 32 banks of 32 pathes, making 1024 alone. ZynAddSubFX seems to have 1165 presets.