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TiMidity++-2.13.0, with alsaseq support!
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Makoto


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 03:45    Post_subject:  

Ah, okay. I don't have to worry about ending all the processes, then. I'll give it a try.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 19:35    Post_subject:  

one more time and last Cool
So you want no gui but want stop anytime midi process... Shocked
powerfull ncurse gui can make it to you Wink
using sort of code like this (always in set run action)
Code:
rxvt  -fg  grey -bg grey -geometry 3x8+0+20  -e timidity -in "$1"

you can reduce the gui, make it stealth, and anytime usable to stop midi ... Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec 2010, 00:30    Post_subject:  

I'll keep it in mind. Smile
Right now, I'm using Pizzasgood's suggestion - I've got it bound to a button in my JWM taskbar. It's also helpful if I somehow accidentally manage to open more than one instance of timidity at a time. (Though I've only ever done it once - to test this. Razz)

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec 2010, 15:37    Post_subject:  

Instead of running timidity directly, you could have a script do
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killall timidity; timidity "$1"

Then if you click on a new midi while one is still playing, the old one would be stopped automatically.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec 2010, 18:49    Post_subject:  

...but if I do that, I won't be able to attempt the chorus version of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Razz

I don't really have a problem with running multiple instances... the intentional instance I mentioned above is probably the only time I've ever really done it (or ever will). Maybe. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Dec 2010, 15:43    Post_subject:  

thx Pizzasgood good idea Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 02:55    Post_subject:  

Okay, I'm just curious - does anyone happen to know where to find any good, higher-quality soundfonts? TiMIDIty doesn't like my patches setup, for some reason, so I've been using soundfonts instead, for quite a while - except the 32MB soundfont I've been using either doesn't include everything, or doesn't sound that great, I'm not sure. Probably both.

Nothing too large, though. Very Happy I've tried a Google search, and after a while, I came across some that might work - except they're all sfark-compressed, and I doubt I can decompress those under Linux, or that TiMIDIty or anything else will still recognize/use them in archived form. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 03:10    Post_subject:  

Any use?

http://ocmnet.com/saxguru/Timidity.htm#sf2

http://freepats.zenvoid.org/

http://www.onicos.com/staff/iz/timidity/doc/eawpat.html

http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=13928

http://www.personalcopy.com/home.htm

also

http://melodymachine.com/sfark.htm

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 06:17    Post_subject: soundfonts  

Dear Makoto,

The program sfark works perfectly fine under Wine, so install wine and sfark and you can unpack all such packed soundfonts. I do have some soundfonts - regular GM and orchestral - but they are too large for your purposes. My standard GM is 180 MB, and I load that by default in musescore. It sounds great, but you need RAM. There are some rather decent ones of about 32 MB floating around though...

With kind regards,
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 08:08    Post_subject:  

About sfark - it's mostly that I was reluctant to download/compile/install any decompressors, since at best I was only going to use them maybe once or twice. Embarassed I'll do it if I have to, though. I was just hoping for something I could easily download and test. Mr. Green

I have Wine installed, but I've been trying to cut down on the need to use it. Smile Aitch's last link has what seems to be a compiled binary for a console decompressor, so I probably won't have to use a Windows version. Maybe I could even rig Peazip to use it...

Aitch: I've had the eawpatches set for years; it's just that TiMIDIty currently refuses to see it where I have it, for some reason. I switched to using soundfonts, so I haven't gotten around to trying to figure out why. Neutral
A few of those links are ones I saw while websearching, but as I was trying to find a few pages with soundfonts that didn't require me to un-sfark them... Very Happy

vovchik: I'm willing to try other 32MB versions... but as I did already have one that didn't sound as good, I thought I'd try a larger font at first. Embarassed
I figured the larger ones would require more RAM, even if I no longer have to worry about the RAM limit on my old SB card... but even wavetable playing can chew up a considerable amount of RAM? Maybe it's a good thing I didn't grab that 260MB soundfont I saw. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 17:09    Post_subject:  

Makoto

Try using /usr/share/timidity/ for eawpatches

for timidity configuration select use eselect

Code:
# eselect timidity list
# eselect timidity set eawpatches


I think....?


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jul 2011, 01:28    Post_subject:  

I originally had it working using the method Pizzasgood suggested earlier in the topic - just symlink my existing patch directory to /usr/share/timidity/current, and make sure the timidity.cfg in the patch directory is correct (mine originally pointed to the Windows drive/directory setup).

I had the full up-to-date patch set with TiMIDIty++ on more than one computer, under Windows. So, I had a patch directory on this system's main drive, and one on the second drive, which came from a different system. I had Pizzasgood's version of TiMIDIty working with the 'original' patch set... but to make some extra room on the drive, I removed the directory from the main drive. The 'other' patch set didn't want to work, and I've discovered why - the symlink in /usr/share/timidity/ had disappeared. (Not the first time I've had symlinks disappear - had all my symlinks in usr/share/fonts disappear a while back, too. Neutral) So, I've fixed that, and made sure the .cfg was correct, and now it works. I still want to try some soundfonts, though. The personalcopy site has a couple of gzipped soundfonts on its "Soundfonts for Linux" page, so I'll try to get around to testing those. Smile

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