- A dude called Toni let me know that .rpms of simsam 0.1.7 for SuSE 9.2 are available here (Source .rpms are here). Thanks a lot!
- Here is a screenshot showing the current state of the new gui.
- As requested by Daniel MacDonald, I've hacked together a little patch that enables MP3 and Ogg-Vorbis sample loading. For it to work, you'll need ogg123 and mpg123 installed and on your PATH. The patch applies to the CVS version, but unfortunately, anonymous CVS is down at the moment. Check here for updates.
- A message on the state of simsam: I'm still working on it, but I've pretty much abandoned the current code. I've been working on a new design and codebase for a year now, but couldn't really spend much time on it. In the last couple of weeks though, I got some work done and it looks like there might be a new version of simsam later this year.
- Some minor fixes are available in CVS as work on simsam continues behind the scenes. In an effort to get more feedback I've created a mailing list and added a link to the simsam forums on the SourceForge site.
- The new GUI stuff is now in CVS. Check this new screenshot (76KB) to see the new knobs!
- The next version of simsam is comming along nicely. A new voice architecture (or _a_ voice architecture in the first place ;-) ) has been implemented, as well as simple ADSR envelopes and improved key-mapping. The brave among you can find this stuff in CVS, but beware, it is still pretty buggy. Not yet in CVS is the latest GUI overhaul, but you can see a preview screenshot here (67KB), and one with a different skin here (138KB).
- A new .deb of simsam 0.1.5 for Debian/unstable has been uploaded. The only change is that it is linked to the new Jack release in sid.
- I've uploaded a bugfix release (0.1.5). This should fix the crash on sample loading issue as well as a midi-mapping glitch.
- Some new stuff has been added to the CVS. While you're waiting for the public CVS to catch up, check out a new screenshot.
- To compensate for SF's recent CVS problems, I've uploaded a source tarball. Get it here.
- I've uploaded an audio sample made with simsam & seq24. Its a ~30sec long .ogg encoded @ quality 0 (average of 64Kbps)
- Simsam now uses libsndfile & libsamplerate.
- I've started migrating to the GNU build system, but I don't really make use of autoconf so far. For now, if there are problems with missing libs/headers, edit 'gui/Makefile.am'...
- Simsam is now available via CVS.
Simsam is a simple MIDI sample playback program. You can use it to play drum samples and loops from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer.
Simsam is Free Software, released under the GNU General Public License. It is currently available for GNU/Linux systems only, mainly because it's MIDI subsystem is relying on ALSA.
Please read the README file coming with the source distribution for further information.
Any comments, bug reports, feature requests or other ideas for improving simsam are most welcome. Even more welcome are offers to help with simsam's development :-)
*-dev packages (headers and build utilities) for all libs above
Compiling from CVS:
jabeat02.ogg (264KB) just a guitar sample and some drums (sequencer used: seq24)
0.1.6 screenshot (67KB)
0.1.6-CVS gui preview (blue) (67KB)
0.1.6-CVS gui preview (leather) (138KB)
0.1.4 screenshot (48KB)
0.1.4 (CVS) screenshot (68KB)
0.1.3 (CVS) screenshot (12KB)
Don't hesitate to report problems, ask questions or make suggestions.
- Mailing list: Lists @ SourceForge (there is only a -devel list so far, but any simsam-related mails are on topic)
- Forums: Forums @ SourceForge
- Author: Simsam is written by Christian Henz. To contact me, please send an email to (chrhenz AT gmx DOT de).
- Project page - simsam's SourceForge project page
- seq24 - a nice sequencer inspired by hardware like the Akai MPC series...
- MusE - a more 'mainstream' sequencer with audio support...
- linux-sound.org - Dave Phillips' directory of Linux sound applications...
- Linux Audio Development - Home of the LAD/LAU mailing lists...
(c) 2002-2004 Christian Henz (chrhenz AT gmx DOT de)