Re: [LAU] Fluidsynth versus Qsynth, .sf2 versus .gig

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To: Viktor Mastoridis <viktor@...>
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Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:04 pm

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Hi Viktor,

I have recently used rosgarden+fluydsynth (dssi directly from Rosegarden
and Qsynth) both 'plugged' into Ardour. Because I didn't need it,
latency was medium (i.e. not 'beeding edge' low like in live context)
but not sure exactly of the precise jack configuration (I'm on another
machine right now).

In one case I wanted to record a guitar as well, but instead of
recording directly into ardour I exported the midi/soundfont track from
ardour and used a digital recorder for the guitar (only 2 tracks).. I
guess it seems a fairly peculiar approach but in my case is was the best
to achieve decent recording environment also because my digital recorder
is not very good as sound card.

Anyway I am still experimenting as to which is the best setup for using
soundfonts.

Kind regards,
Lorenzo.
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Viktor Mastoridis wrote:

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Hi Viktor,

I have recently used rosgarden+fluydsynth (dssi directly from
Rosegarden and Qsynth) both 'plugged' into Ardour. Because I didn't
need it, latency was medium (i.e. not 'beeding edge' low like in live
context) but not sure exactly of the precise jack configuration (I'm on
another machine right now).

In one case I wanted to record a guitar as well, but instead of
recording directly into ardour I exported the midi/soundfont track from
ardour and used a digital recorder for the guitar (only 2 tracks).. I
guess it seems a fairly peculiar approach but in my case is was the
best to achieve decent recording environment also because my digital
recorder is not very good as sound card.

Anyway I am still experimenting as to which is the best setup for using
soundfonts.

Kind regards,
Lorenzo.

Viktor Mastoridis wrote:
I keep on getting Xruns when trying to work with
soundfonts on rosegarden or muse, especially if I combine several sf2
banks with several audio tracks (on Ardour, prior to use plugins). So
far, I was running them through Qsynth, but I read on the net that the
combination of Qsynth, Rosegarden/Muse and Ardour is regarded as not so
stable?

Thus, if you don't mind sharing your experience, I will be thankful.

What is the best way that you use Soundfont banks in Linux?

By 'best', I mean the most stable way, without X-runs and
listing/access to all the banks and instruments in a soundfont.

Is running fluidsynth from a command line a better alternative then
qsynth and why?
(fluidsynth command line: how does one create a midi input and audio
output port for each sf2 bank?)

Can you please tell me your experience in buying professional .gig or
.sf2 sounds?
Strings, pianos, accordeons especially.
Sites, prices, quality?

What is better for profesional results: .sf2 or .gig?

thanks in advance
Viktor

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[LAU] Fluidsynth versus Qsynth, .sf2 versus .gig, Viktor Mastoridis, (Thu Sep 17, 11:14 am)
Re: [LAU] Fluidsynth versus Qsynth, .sf2 versus .gig, Viktor Mastoridis, (Thu Sep 17, 10:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fluidsynth versus Qsynth, .sf2 versus .gig, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Sep 17, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fluidsynth versus Qsynth, .sf2 versus .gig, Lorenzo, (Thu Sep 17, 12:04 pm)