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DSSI: Disposable Soft Synth Interface
Disposable Soft Synth Interface (DSSI) is a virtual instrument (software synthesizer) plugin architecture for use by music sequencer applications. It was designed for applications running under Linux, although there is nothing specific to Linux in the interface itself. It is sometimes described as "LADSPA for instruments". LADSPA is the more general plugin architecture for filters, reverbs and other sound processing software tools, whereas DSSI is specifically for instruments. DSSI, however, uses LADSPA as an event transport mechanism and as such extends LADSPA.