[linux-audio-user] Recommendatio wanted

Joerg Anders j.anders at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon Dec 1 05:45:06 EST 2003

On Fri, 28 Nov 2003, Chris Cannam wrote:

> On Friday 28 Nov 2003 11:50 am, Joerg Anders wrote:
> > TiMidiy and all other synthezizers produce a long string tone
> > from 8mbgmsfx.sf2 soundfont if I tie 4 or 5 whole notes.
> > [...] FluidSynth produces such an envelope:
> So a strong attack, then fading away rapidly to almost nothing?
> I haven't got that soundfont, so I can't compare here.  Certainly with 
> the soundfonts I do have, Fluidsynth produces a long level string 
> tone when I play a long note.  The fonts I'm using probably just 
> contain fairly straightforward sample loops.

Meanwhile I found the same happens with FluidR3 soundfont. And
this soundfont is freely available. 

Please have at look at the end of 


There you find the sound of 2 tied whole
notes created by the hardware synthesis, TiMidity,
and FluidSynth on basis of FluidR3 soundfont. Again:
FluidSynth creates "attacking" (and very silent) strings.

I also added the MIDI file. Do you really get different results
with FluidR3 soundfont and FluidSynth ?

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

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