View Full Version : [xubuntu] Looking for piano synthesizers

Ranko Kohime
December 20th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Are there any good piano synthesizers for linux, preferably one in a repository?

December 21st, 2011, 12:08 AM
I don't know what you mean by "piano synthesizers", but you can use linuxsampler with free piano instruments.
e.g. http://freepats.zenvoid.org/Piano/
But, you will need newer version of linuxsampler than from repositories.

December 21st, 2011, 12:16 AM
Pianoteq (http://www.pianoteq.com/) is good, but not free. There's a downloadable demo.

December 21st, 2011, 01:02 PM
There are some nice EPs in zynaddsubfx/yoshimi, and it's multi-timbral, so creating wonderful nuance is trivial. Pianoteq as mentioned,
is excellent, and a couple of grand pianos have been sampled
and made freeware. A good EQ and chorus fx can help some of the
smaller sampled pianos and piano soundfonts, if they will not be solo instruments subject to intense scrutiny. :)

FM8 from Native Instruments may have quite a few piano variants in it's presets.
The demo runs in no-limit 30 minute sessions.

The free version of IK Multimedia Sampletank might have a piano as well.

February 17th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Fluidsynth / Qsynth and some good free piano soundfount is great, you can find them at http://www.hammersound.net/