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I can't recall if I heard it mentioned here or another forum I frequent, but it seems like it might be interesting. 

Does anyone have any actual experience developing a library for it or using it?

In particular, I'm interested in how it handles pseudo legato and round-robin type stuff.

http://hart-instruments.net/hise/manual/Manual.php

Kurt
I downloaded it but immediately got a weird pathing error and didn't really feel like trying to figure it out.
I briefly communicated with I think the main chap and he seems like a nice guy. I got the impression he is going to release a more finalized version fairly soon.
I know Elan over at Soundemote is experimenting with it; he showed it to me a few months ago and I was very impressed (and passed it on to a few other folks). I figure now that I have some more free time, I'll give it a go, especially if Christoph is going to release a new build. Smile
Finally got around to trying this thing out. Wow!

Truly deep, powerful stuff. A lot of the functions and features go waay above my head but at the same time it is intuitive enough to quickly get started with. Admittedly I haven't done anything more advanced than importing and mapping samples into a patch so far, but that didn't take too long to figure out. I could definitely see myself getting into this, in fact I think I'm going to try and create a basic single instrument VSTi with it for educational purposes.

Only two major issues I've noticed so far is that it does not retain the loop info in samples, and that sfz importing crashes HISE immediately every single time.

Other than that, this looks awesome!
I've been keeping an eye on it. It looks promising, and I've been looking for a new general purpose sample player anyway. I'll definitely dig into HISE once I'm done with my current projects and can start fiddling with the technical aspects of virtual orchestration again.
Just FYI you have to license JUCE to do anything with HISE and HISE requires you to use certain open source licenses otherwise you have to pay for it too. Plus it is riddled with errors, i couldn't get anything to export and it crashes frequently. Its like going from C# to a buggy version of COBOL or something...
It might be good as a sort of new version of Synthmaker if the bugs / crashes get ironed out and people figure out how to use it. As a sample based instrument creator it isn't in the same league as Kontakt and at least for me would take orders of magnitude longer to create something in. Overall an exercise in frustration.
Well, that's a bit of a bummer, since a JUCE license is pretty expensive. I wonder why the author decided against e.g. the free Cockos IPlug / WDL-OL library, which seems to be used by a lot of plugin developers, even commercial ones.
(11-02-2016, 07:12 PM)bigcat1969 Wrote: [ -> ]Just FYI you have to license JUCE to do anything with HISE

What do you mean by "anything"? Admittedly I haven't even downloaded it yet, but it looks pretty nice, and it seems like as a hobbyist I could at least use it as a sampler/synth hybrid without having to obtain a license. Now that it will compile on Linux, there are some folks over at the linuxmusicians forum that are pretty excited about it, including at least one who is a big stickler about free software.
I'm pretty sure he meant sell anything. The GNU GPL forces open source and shareability upon all derivative software, effectively preventing you from using GPL-licensed development software like JUCE to e.g. create your own plugins for sale. JUCE allows you to remove this restriction with an alternative license that costs about six hundred bucks a year.
(01-02-2017, 11:00 AM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]I'm pretty sure he meant sell anything. The GNU GPL forces open source and shareability upon all derivative software, effectively preventing you from using GPL-licensed development software like JUCE to e.g. create your own plugins for sale. JUCE allows you to remove this restriction with an alternative license that costs about six hundred bucks a year.

Ah! Then it makes perfect sense that the community at the linuxmusicians forums would be really excited about it. Some of them are very particular about software freedom.

I'm just a hobby musician with no intention of selling anything, and if anything I might eventually contribute virtual instruments to the open source community, so there doesn't seem to be any reason for me to not explore HISE. LinuxSampler works, but the way I have to set up my DAW to use it isn't very elegant, so HISE might work better for me (assuming the bugs get worked out, which is likely given how active the developer is).
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