Or whatever you would call it - no voice cards installed capabilities.
It’s an internal digital synthesizer that can playback our own samples? (Soundfont).
“… with the added benefit of being able to run a (possibly multiple) plugin based synthesizer (VST, LV2, CLAP formats). Our target for this is 32-Voices”
Plug-in based synth? Like a 3rd party one such as Massive or Dune 3? Or a newly developed synth by ISLA?
I know it’s early still but this to me is of equal interest as the voice cards. So much possibilities
There are already very man ARM/LINUX platform virtual synths, but there are a couple of commerical plugins that I would like to try and license for the caladan, which I think could be made to work with our UI quite well.
U-HE Zebra / Diva spring to mind, but that’s all dependent on how receptive they are to the idea.
There must be some grunt if Diva is possible.
Let me just take this opportunity to say that my favourite VST synth is Vital (wavetable) - and it’s free - it sounds gorgeous. It’s pretty deep though, maybe not suitable.
I was so bold to post on the forum of u-he to ask Urs Heckmann if he knew about your Zebra & Diva ideas with Caladan. He responded kindly, like here saying:
If they can run headless CLAP plug-ins on a viable ARM core (featuring NEON vector extensions), I won’t mind giving it a try at some point.
Hope you can work together on this, because it would be a dream come true!