Welcome to the FluidSynth project
FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications.
- Cross platform support (Linux, Mac OSX and Windows to name a few)
- SoundFont 2 support
- Realtime effect modulation using SoundFont 2.01 modulators
- Shared library which can be used in other programs
- Built in command line shell
- Playback of MIDI files
The Applications page has a growing list of other software which uses FluidSynth.
- Thu Aug 16 2012 - David Henningsson - Released FluidSynth 1.1.6, see Changes page for details. This is a bug fix release to version 1.1.5.
- Sun Sep 04 2011 - David Henningsson - Released FluidSynth 1.1.5, see Changes page for details. This is a pure bug fix release to version 1.1.4.
- Thu Aug 04 2011 - David Henningsson - Released FluidSynth 1.1.4, see Changes page for details. At a glance, there are improvements to the API for playing MIDI files, several bug fixes in the engine itself, and for Mac OS X, there are updated audio drivers and build system improvements.
- Mon Oct 11 2010 - David Henningsson - Released FluidSynth 1.1.3, see Changes page for details. This is a pure bug fix release to version 1.1.2.
- Wed Sep 1 2010 - David Henningsson - Released FluidSynth 1.1.2, see Changes page for details. Bigger changes include a redesign of threads and thread safety, and a new preferred build system - CMake.
- Mon May 17 2010 - Josh Green - FluidSynth services have been moved to SourceForge.net and Trac Wiki restored. Still working on transferring Tickets.
- Sun Dec 20 2009 - Josh Green - Released FluidSynth 1.1.1 - "Clarity", see Changes page for details. This is a rather major bug fix release to version 1.1.0.
- Tue Nov 3 2009 - Josh Green - It seems there are some pretty significant compatibility issues with FluidSynth 1.1.0 and QSynth. We are working to fix these problems and will have another FluidSynth release shortly.
- Mon Nov 2 2009 - Josh Green - Released FluidSynth 1.1.0 - "A More Solid Fluid", see Changes page for details. This is the result of a 6 month development cycle and is the most significant release since 1.0.0!
- Sat Apr 11 2009 - Josh Green - Released FluidSynth 1.0.9 - "A Sound Future", see Changes page for details. Recently there has been a lot of new development interest in the project. Some changes to the development process and additions to the team are already in progress. Stay tuned for a new era of FluidSynth!
- Sat Nov 17 2007 - Josh Green - Released FluidSynth 1.0.8 - "Its about funky time!", see Changes page for details.
- Thu Apr 19 2007 - Josh Green - First day of new Trac based FluidSynth web site. Working on converting project to using subversion.
The Download page provides more information on getting FluidSynth.
The Documentation page contains information for both users and developers on FluidSynth.
FluidSynth currently has only a command line and shell interface which comes built in. Most users will likely want to use another application which interfaces to FluidSynth and provides a more friendly GUI.
The Applications page is a list of other applications which use FluidSynth.
FluidSynth could really use more contributors. If you are interested in helping out, then a good start would be to join the fluid-dev mailing list and make a suggestion of what you could offer or ask what needs doing. You could also contribute to documentation by adding/modifying this wiki or contributing patches to open tickets.
Currently there is only one email list for all discussions related to FluidSynth (developers and users).
Pretty low traffic at the moment.
Current FluidSynth TEAM
- David Henningsson - fluidsynth [dot] web [at] epost [dot] diwic [dot] se
- Joshua "Element" Green - jgreen [at] users [dot] sourceforge [dot] net
- Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas - plcl [at] users [dot] sf [dot] net
See AUTHORS file for a list of the many other individuals who have contributed to FluidSynth.