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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Announcing Libre Orchestra

From: Adonay Felipe Nogueira
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Announcing Libre Orchestra
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:34:50 -0300
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I'm not an audio expert nor a musician, but I wonder if MIDI editors
such as Rosegarden (<>) and
other composers such as Swami (<>),
LMMS (<>) and Qsynth
(<>) are able to make use of such
files for composing music.

Lyberta <> writes:

> Hi.
> I make orchestral music and was dissatisfied with the lack of quality
> libre sampled orchestral instruments. There are a few gratis orchestras,
> but none of them are good enough:
> * Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra - licensed under CC-Sampling+ which
> prohibits commercial distribution of the samples.
> * No Budget Orchestra - contains a mix of free and non-free instruments.
> * Virtual Playing Orchestra - same as NBO. Maintainer previously claimed
> NC clause over the compilation but was corrected because it has CC-BY-SA
> files.
> * VSCO Community Edition - public domain but control files are extremely
> bad quality. Could be intentional to guide users to its full proprietary
> version.
> So I decided to make orchestra with freedom in mind. I've taken all 100%
> libre instruments from No Budget Orchestra into a separate project and
> called it Libre Orchestra.
> The orchestra uses SFZ format as it is the common format for gratis and
> libre sampled instruments. However, there is no libre sampler for
> GNU/Linux. LinuxSampler comes close but its backend has NC clause.
> SFZero is MIT but has no GNU/Linux port.
> The orchestra repository is hosted on GitLab and I provide ZIP and DEB
> versions for download. I hope to see it in official Debian repository
> and other 100% libre FSF approved distributions.
> If you can contribute samples or SFZ files or make libre SFZ sampler,
> your help will be greatly appreciated.
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