Synthesizer Software

I like synthesizers, particularly the old analog ADSR types. I also used to write code for a living. When I bought a Korg Kaossilator Pro, I figured that I’d hook it up to a keyboard, so I picked up a Roland A-300 Pro keyboard MIDI controller. I knew the two wouldn’t talk to each other without prodding, which is why I downloaded Java to give me a programming environment. I’m still learning Java, so my code isn’t overly elegant or robust. On the other hand, there aren’t many examples on the net that I could find for controlling external MIDI hardware in Java or outputting sound to the PC speakers in real-time.  The following pages show working code for two ongoing projects – A Gate Arpeggiator that interfaces the Roland with the Korg, and an ADSR-style software synthesizer.

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