On 01/09/2016 05:40 PM, r...@hydrophones.com wrote:
>> 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
> at:
> http://wowsia.com
> That site also has a preview function.
> Have fun.

Cool. Unfortunately, I can't get any of the previews to play in Firefox. 
Would be nice if the site added some descriptions to the fonts - "Hard 
metallic phased lightning bolt".

David W. Jones
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