#11 Software synth for midi?

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2002-01-08
2002-01-08
Juha Sahakangas
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How about using full software synth, for example GPL'd
TiMidity++ instead of windows drivers to produce MIDI
output?

Discussion

  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2002-01-08

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  • Vlad ROMASCANU
    Vlad ROMASCANU
    2002-01-08

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    No good at all for people who own actual MT-32's or SCC-1's
    and want to use them via the MPU-401 port (via the Windows
    driver). If, however, someone wants to write a Windows
    driver to wrap around Timidity then I have no problem with
    that. Alternatively, someone can write a VDMS module
    (equivalent to the existing MidiDevice module) that uses
    Timidity, but unfortunately I don't have the time for
    that. Plus a Timidity-enabled MIDI mdoule would have to
    use the WaveDevice or DSoundDevice modules to output the
    audio, which may be fine on Win2k with DirectSound, but
    forget about it on NT4 (where DSound is very latent, and
    WaveOut would have to compete with the SoundBlaster and the
    FM emulation).

    V.