JMSL Tutorial: JScore
Building your own JScore instrument, part 3
JSyn is a music synthesis toolkit written in Java. JMSL Score can use sounds
built in JSyn with SynthNoteAllPortsInstrument (see SynthNoteAllPortsInstrument
tutorial) . This is done directly in JScore (no programming required).
The SynthNote could be
a prefabricated SynthNote (like the ones included with the JSyn distribution)
one you have coded by hand or,
one you have designed in Wire (Phil Burk's graphical patch editor for JSyn)
We will use a prefabricated SynthNote that comes with JSyn, called
From the menu in the applet, create a new Orchestra by selecting Orchestra
-> New Orchestra
Import a SynthNote by selecting Orchestra -> JSyn -> Import JSyn SynthNote
A dialog pops up with the default FilteredSawtoothBL in a TextField,
as seen below.
Click OK. You will see a JSyn mixer panel pop up. Enter some notes in the
top staff and you will hear the melody performed by your new instrument.
If you enter chords, you will notice that it is polyphonic.
Double click on a note and up pops an editor. You can set the values
for each SynthInput for this note using this dialog.
Next we will design a SynthNote by hand and use it in JMSL Score.
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JMSL is based upon HMSL (C) Phil Burk, Larry Polansky and David Rosenboom.