> On Sat, 9 Jan 2016, Leszek Wroński wrote:
>> Now, this will probably be idiotic, but I need to ask this. Can I
>> somehow
>> just play General MIDI instruments? Is this done by Timidity? I fired it
>> up
>> but it doesn't show in the 'Audio' menu of Jack, so I can't tell it to
>> output any sound to the system.

Holger wrote:

> I recommend installing and loading fluidsynth-dssi into a
> Rosegarden-track of type "Synthesizer Plugin". Then load a GM soundfont
> into fluidsynth. Most distributions offer the package
> fluid-soundfont-gm, a very good soundfont that resides in
> /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2 after installation.
> Using the plugin makes it simple to save the settings with your song and
> offers as low latency as possible.
> You can find other good soundfonts all over the web.

Many hundreds of Giga-Bytes, if not Tera-Bytes, of SoundFonts can be found


That site also has a preview function.

Have fun.

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