Welcome to amSynth.com. In addition to showcasing some of the performance capabilities of amSynth, a popular musical synthesizer for linux-based operating systems, this site also gives space to several other native linux softsynths as well. Below are links to different virtual synths, where you'll find a short description, as well as some audio examples and free sounds/soundbanks. Click the thumbnail on each synth's demo page to go to the respective developer's website.
Many synth demos have no external effects added. Any external effects are indicated.
The Music! page is where I post song creations using these synths in a larger "context." Some songs and jams are mine, the rest have been generously shared by others.
If you are having problems opening the audio demos, which are in OGG format rather than mp3, you might want to use Firefox as your web browser. Or, download a free, capable audio player such as VLC. If you would like to know why I prefer OGG format rather than mp3, you can find more information about the OGG format HERE.
You can also find some of the demos here on my Soundcloud page HERE.
Of course, there are more linux softsynths that are currently available, that aren't listed on this site. Some of them I simply haven't added yet. Others, however, I've left out since they don't (yet) permit patch saving and loading, which I think people generally like to be able to do with their work, without having to "re-tweak" everytime they start a session. Besides, sharing patches is part of the fun! :)
And, since making and sharing patches is what this site is all about---if you've made your own sounds and you'd like to share them, let me know! -I'd be happy to post them.
If you're new to linux, you can find some tips on getting your computer set up by clicking here.
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--Website updated 21 May 2013