Package Details: whysynth 20170701-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: whysynth
Description: A versatile softsynth plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth Interface
Upstream URL:
Keywords: synthesizer
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: whysynth-git
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Morn
Last Packager: Morn
Votes: 28
Popularity: 0.336188
First Submitted: 2007-04-19 07:02
Last Updated: 2017-11-25 13:20

Latest Comments

daniel.appelt commented on 2017-03-19 19:27

Thank you!

Morn commented on 2017-03-19 19:00

OK, I've added a git package:

It does not look like stable releases are happening anymore.

daniel.appelt commented on 2017-03-19 13:52

Here, the plugin does neither work in Ardour 5 nor in Carla. Carla reports

/usr/lib/dssi/ undefined symbol: dssp_voicelist_mutex_lock

Until now, this only seems to have been addressed in the upstream github respository (

Anonymous comment on 2012-03-24 20:32

Thanks, MajorTom and speps, but I supposed I should go on record as not being in favor of these shortcuts. The reason is that they obscure the fact that you're using a particular DSSI host to load the plugin. Imagine a novice user starting up jack-keyboard and your /usr/bin/whysynth below, and wondering why they won't talk to each other, and 'man whysynth' doesn't return anything -- frustrating.

Plus, as you've show below, this sort of thing is incredibly easy for the user to create themselves. Personally, I'd just put the following in my .profile:

alias whysynth='DSSI_PATH={$DSSI_PATH:-/usr/lib/dssi} ghostess'

WiZeTeK commented on 2012-02-12 03:22

I second that request. Similar to hexter, create a file /usr/bin/whysynth


export DSSI_PATH=/usr/lib/dssi
exec jack-dssi-host

speps commented on 2010-09-22 23:04


Hi, nice work. Can u also provide a whysynth starter like the xsynth-dssi one? I mean
wget -O - "" | sed "s_xsynth-dssi_whysynth_" > whysynth