I’m very new to Ardour; I have 6.3.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 if that makes any difference (I should probably update both soon). First some background: I’ve been able to get my midi controller to work with Ardour but what came as a surprise to me is that to get some other sounds apart from piano and a few others, I need some additional software, a “sampler” if I’ve understood right. The ones I’ve heard of are Linux sampler and sfizz.
My current needs would be some woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, English horn, bassoon), and I might start experimenting with a small orchestra pretty soon. But my main use is a composition aid, so the sounds do not have to be that authentic.
- Which sampler do you recommend? I’d prefer something that’s easy to install and use over superior quality.
- Are there lists of instruments available for these samplers? I tried to find them for the two I mentioned but with no luck.
- I’d highly appreciate links to any material that is helpful in getting started.