Can I build Bristol to run it on system whithout X?
No, at the moment bristol requires a graphical user interface. Whilst the internal definitions of brighton, the bristol GUI toolkit, are independent of any specific windowing system I only have a shim to X11.
What are you looking for - other systems, portable synths (ie, headless systems), plugins?
I don`t know how it names right) I try to design portable system for realtime performance. I intend to prepare some presets and control them by midi. So excluding X would give me some advantage.
Thanks for immediate response.
The realtime system for live work is a reasonable request but it is not really possible without a graphical head at the moment. It goes like this - the engine has no memories, just audio operators that feed into each other to generate sounds. The parameter values it uses are sent by the user interface which reads the memory files, sends the values to the engine and then displays the controller settings.
To make this work in the fashion you are asking can be done and it has already been requested so that blind users can interface with the synth. It requires libbrightonX11 be rewritten as libbrightonTxt or similar, taking text input and output rather than mouse movements and key presses. That removes the G from the GUI and would allow it all to work standalone - you can then load memories from MIDI programme change commands (which already works). This would also allow it to work more like an embedded soundfonts plugin.
It is something I would like to do but it is not going to happen soon.
Thanks. It`s clear. Mainly I`m intresting in playing hammond. So I wonna make microcontroller based device for contolling drawbar system and few more parameteres. And what you should advice to me at the moment? Take a look to somethin like vst-server and try to desing my device to controll vsti synth via MIDI or try to adapt your Bristol to be controlled by MIDI or any other text mode? Maybe just be waiting for your inspiration?))) I`m too little experienced in c-programming, but too mach wonna play good synth emulators.
If you really just want the hammond then see if you can find beatrix, it is just a hammond, it gets extremely good reviews and I don't think it actually has a major GUI so should work well as an integrated module (and is sold that way separately).
It will a while before I remove the GUI from bristol - it is half the fun of the application.
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