Sononym - Sample Browser

(Meef Chaloin) #208

I can’t get that to work either, it doesn’t recognise the configuration folder (I assume I’m choosing the correct one, ~/.config/Sononym).

(lilith) #209

Same here: I replied in the other thread.

(ffx) #210

Sononym is so great that I actually started to google for “sononym” instead “synonym” :joy:

(tL One) #211

Hey there.

When using Sononym on Windows it shuts down Audio from the DAW.
(When Audio service is started by Sononym, the DAW shuts down its audio server.
When I start Sononym first and then the DAW it’s the other way around. The DAW will shutdown
Sononyms Audioserver.)

Anybody knows why this happens? This is in Windows 10 only. (<-- Parallels installation with ASIO4All
on a Mac). On OSX no problems. But I need to use windows right now for several reasons.

I am not used to windows, so I do not know what’s going on.

Anyone any idea?


(danoise) #212

Hey tL, I missed out on your post.

Anybody knows why this happens?

Could you share anything about the sound card or driver that you’ve picked?
I mean, it sounds like the driver needs exclusive access - this is often the case with ASIO, but of course it might be something else.

(tL One) #213

Hey there. :slight_smile:

Yeah, it’s an ASIO4All installation with (FL Studio) ASIO Driver selected,
as this is the only one that really works well.

Normal ASIO gives clicks&crackles.
and my MOTU PCI Audio Driver isn’t supported anymore under Win10.

(Jesse Schilling) #214

In FL Studio’s Audio settings, under the drop down where you chose ASIO4ALL, there is a checkbox labeled something along the lines of auto-mute or auto-switch… something like that. Is that check box marked? Selecting or de-selecting that should allow Sononym to steal the audio server while you are running FL. Basically, if you minimize FL (or if playback is paused I think) it will let other software use the sound server.

(ffx) #215

Here another feature request: Being able to replay samples at different sample rate, for example having a caps-lock piano-keyboard to play the sample, with a display of the sample rate at key.

(ffx) #216

And another one: context menu terminal commands shortcuts and editor or config file, including an option to rescan/update the current dir after execution. Example usage: Using sox to convert a sample to another samplerate (e.g. 44.1->48kHz) with extreme quality. Or deleting a sample :rofl:

Of course support for multiple selection at once.

(toimp) #217

Any news? It got a bit quiet here :slight_smile:

(danoise) #218

Yes, there’s a new release around the corner - it includes a lot of the workflow improvements that have been suggested so far.

Actually, the release has been gestating for a while - all that’s really missing is support for multiple file drag’n’drop across all platforms. Windows support is missing for the application framework that we are using for the Sononym GUI (electron), but we now have some alternatives solutions that are looking pretty good :slight_smile:

(ffx) #219

Great review @ beat, congrats.

(toimp) #220

When you guys need some beta testers, i’m willing to help :slight_smile:

(kytdkut) #221

what font are you guys using in Sononym? if you don’t mind me asking :nerd_face:

(lilith) #222

The standard. I didn’t know it can be changed.

(kytdkut) #223

oh, I meant the devs, sorry for the confusion :slight_smile:

I want to know what one are they using to see if it fits my linux setup :sweat_smile:

(ffx) #224

Any news about new version? :w00t: I love this tool.

(lilith) #225


(danoise) #226

We are using Source Sans Pro and Source Code Pro, part of a free font family created by Adobe:

The font is of course embedded into the application so you don’t need it to be installed.
It’s also possible to use the system font (whatever Chromium registers as “sans-serif”) from the preferences - we added this option as one of our testers was running an OS without anti-aliasing - which caused the Source Sans to look like crap.

(kytdkut) #227

Thanks, gorgeous font. Was using Noto Sans (Google) but this one caught my eye the minute I opened Sononym. Guess it was in part the hype :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

It was in my distro’s repo :muscle: