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       ams   -   A   software   synthesizer  modeled  after  modular  patching


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       The AlsaModularSynth (AMS) is a software synthesizer designed after the
       great  analog  modular  synths of the 1960s. It employs virtual control
       voltages (VC) for each module’s parameter control, using the  the  Moog
       synthesizer’s  1V/oct  logarithmic control scale for its oscillator and
       filter functions.

       Following the modular synth model AMS supplies the user with a  variety
       of  sound-producing  and  sound-processing  software  modules  such  as
       digital  oscillators,  filters,  amplifiers,  and  DSP  effects.  These
       modules are linked together (patched) to create complex audio synthesis
       networks. These network patches can be played in realtime via  MIDI  or
       internal  control  structures,  and  they  may be saved and reloaded at


       Runtime options for AMS are shown here with  their  default  values  in

       --jack    Enable JACK I/O

       --in <num>
                 Number of JACK input ports

       --out <num>
                 Number of JACK output ports

       --poly <num>
                 Polyphony [1]

       --periodsize <frames>
                 Period size [1024]

       --frag <num>
                 Number of fragments [2]

       --rate <samples/s>
                 Sample rate [44100]

       --edge <0...10>
                 VCO edge [1.0]

       --soundcard <plug>
                 Soundcard [plughw:0,0]

       --preset <file>
                 Preset file

       --presetpath <path>
                 Preset path

       --nogui   Start without GUI


       Numerous   example   patches   can   be   found  in  /usr/share/ams  or

       Tutorial         documentation         is         available          at


       Please  send  bug  reports  or  any  other feedback to Matthias Nagorni


       AMS is written and maintained by Dr. Matthias Nagorni.


       Copyright and license information for AMS:

       AlsaModularSynth by Matthias Nagorni (c) 2002-2003 SuSE  AG  Nuremberg.
       Licensed under the GNU Public License.

                                 November 2003             AlsaModularSynth(1)