[linux-audio-user] TiMidity++ and FluidSynth

Joerg Anders j.anders at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon Dec 1 04:13:25 EST 2003

On Fri, 28 Nov 2003, LinuxMedia wrote:

> If You configure everything right, Timidiy sounds _great_ and works well 
> with MuSE....

I agree, TiMidity is good. But _great_ is an overstatement.
Please have a look at:


Here you'll find a MIDI file of a bigband song and the
MP3s produced by:

- Hardware synthesis
- TiMidity synthesis
- FluidSynth synthesis

All 3 used the same soundfont (8mbgmsfx.sf2).
All three are sampled 44100 Hz

You'll find that only the Hardware synthesis sounds
like a bigband.

BTW: This example also illustrates the effect of the
"attacking" strings in FluidSynth. The strings
are practically inaudible.

J.Anders, Chemnitz, GERMANY (ja at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de)

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