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From: Chris Cannam <cannam@al...> - 2003-10-15 16:00:59
On Tuesday 14 Oct 2003 9:29 pm, jm fenaille wrote:
> Looking more in depth, I see I have to load a soundfont, but
> can't find sfxload anywhere on my system.
Just to review, as this may be of general interest and it's been a=20
while since we've had this thread in full: the situation in which you=20
need sfxload is when you have a soundcard with a built-in wavetable=20
MIDI synth (such as the SoundBlaster AWE and derivatives) that you=20
wish to use as a synth with Rosegarden.
You can tell if you have one of these synths on your card, because it=20
will appear as one (or more) of the available connections in the=20
dropdown menus on Rosegarden's "Manage MIDI Devices" dialog, with=20
some descriptive name probably related to the model of soundcard. =20
And you can tell if you need sfxload because a device set to that=20
connection will make no noise without it.
You don't need sfxload to use external MIDI synths, and you can't use=20
it with a card with an internal synth that is not SoundFont-based=20
(e.g. early FM SoundBlasters), and it's of no use if your soundcard=20
has no internal MIDI synth at all (common these days, including on=20
some SoundB lasters -- neither of my own machines has a synth on the=20
soundcard). In the latter case you probably want a soft synth such=20
as Fluidsynth instead.
> Could someone point me on how to get the utility ?
I can't actually remember where it comes from -- it may be part of the=20
ALSA utilities package. I think it was written by Takashi Iwai who=20
is one of the ALSA developers, so it's quite likely that it is=20
distributed with ALSA.
Can you play midi with KMid? Note that the real midi player is KMid, not
KMidi. The later is a soft synth that translates MIDI to wav output.
Fluidsynth is the soft synth that works for Rosegarden, just in case your
system doesn't have real hardware MIDI wavetable.
On Wednesday 15 October 2003 10:47 am, Chris Cannam wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 Oct 2003 9:29 pm, jm fenaille wrote:
> > Looking more in depth, I see I have to load a soundfont, but
> > can't find sfxload anywhere on my system.