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 - 5:49 pm

On Thu, September 17, 2009 12:14, Viktor Mastoridis wrote:

what is non-stable about it?

qsynth _is_ fluidsynth with a gui. it has no difference regarding audio
(jack) real-time performance whatsoever. both applications do use the
very same synth engine (libfluidsynth). however you can have more than
one synth engine with qsynth, a trick only possible with several
instances of fluidsynth (cli).

>

afaics, there's fluidsynth/qsynth and timidity++. you choose which is
best ;)

>

i guess either fluidsynth or qsynth fits the bill ;)

> Is running fluidsynth from a command line a better alternative then

as said, you can run several fluidsynth instances each with its own
soundfont loaded. you must take care of distinct fluidsynth alsa/jack
client names though, there's command line options for just that. again,
with qsynth you achieve the same with easier gui setup.

>

linuxsampler is best and _the_ one for .gig's, which depending on the
sample library and vendor, it's technically superior and several notches
above soundfont specification, be it in terms of multi-sample layering,
dimension and articulation. also, linuxsampler's resource management is
state-of-the-art, letting you play way bigger (and definitively
professional) sample libraries than fluidsynth/qsynth, which in fact
needs to load and lock all soundfonts _completely_ in ram, so you know
the drill ;)

cheers
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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)