The zip file contains a bank folder with one file in it. It's supposed to sound like an electric bass guitar. Between midi velocity 74 and 104, approximately, the audible transient pluck sound is increasing gradually. This bass is strictly mono! If you want to, you can add a modest amount of reverb or chorus to create a feeling of ambience. The timbre of the bass varies slightly, although no stereo.
This is a candidate replacement for patch 0070 in olivers-100. This uses slightly less than half the CPU by lowering the unison count, and to my ears in sounds identical. My project lead doesn't hear a difference, but perhaps you might. Please give a listen and PM me your opinion. I'd like to commit this, but if it represents a notable change in quality, I won't.
With gratitude for any assistance, Christopher Oliver
The oliver-fixes-2 folder has replacements for 0028-Mallets and 0029-Steel Drums in the olivers-100 bank. I cut back the punch to try to eliminate the popping transient at the start. PADsynth has certain difficulties making percussive sounds, and this is more of a work-around than a fix. I missed this with my cans, but on hearing through speakers, the problem became clear. The oliver-new folder has a synth hero style lead, and new twangier string bass, an OB style poly, and a swell pad.
The old versions of the grit leads had very bad loud aliasing. Evidently, my ears were full of laundry lint when I considered these as final commits. 240 grit still has a touch of an alias, but far far less than before.
These are intended as replacements for the identically named patches in the olivers-100 bank in the ZynAddSubFX 2.4.4 bank directory.
I noticed that after clicking an instrument in any bank, it does not highlight well (using Linux) -- perhaps if I could use a different skin/theme this would be solved, but ZASF does not seem to pick up on my GTK, QT, or OpenBox themes. Is there any way to tweak the appearance?