Good piano software - latency*

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Good piano software - latency*

Postby flagos » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:09 am

Hi. I'm trying to buid a portable piano based rig. I was thinking having a midi controller and some linux app playing samples in a notebook.

My concern is the latency. Are there any soft with a decent piano sound with a very low latency?

Thanks!!

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Re: Good piano software - latency*

Postby Jack Winter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:12 am

I'd suggest investigating https://www.pianoteq.com/.

Though not free software, it's without a question (IMO) the best piano emulation available on linux.

Low latency ought to be possible, though you might have to configure your system a little bit, depending on what hardware/distro you use, and the desired latency.
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Re: Good piano software - latency*

Postby bluebell » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:18 am

flagos wrote:Hi. I'm trying to buid a portable piano based rig. I was thinking having a midi controller and some linux app playing samples in a notebook.

My concern is the latency. Are there any soft with a decent piano sound with a very low latency?

Thanks!!


A free solution is Linuxsampler with the Salamander Piano Sound Font.

Latency is ok for live performance with jackd running at "-n 2 -p 128". If you have a fast PC then "-n 2 -p 64" will reduce latency even more. Try wich sample rate works best with your interface: 48000 or 44100

Sample: http://marzen.de/tmp/salamandertest.mp3
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Re: Good piano software - latency*

Postby Michael Willis » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:13 pm

Also try Mats Helgesson's Maestro Concert Grand. You can easily load it with Carla or LinuxSampler. As for latency, I think that is mostly dependent on your midi interface and configuration of buffer size and sample rate.

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Re: Good piano software - latency*

Postby stanlea » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:14 am

Latency relies mostly on your audio interface. If you can achieve low latency, then you just choose what sound piano you may like between a sound bank (sfz, sf2) or Pianoteq.


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