[linux-audio-user] TiMidity++ and FluidSynth: v2.12.0

Joerg Anders j.anders at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Tue Dec 2 06:58:06 EST 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> BTW, which version of timidity are you using?
> the one on SUSE 9.0 is relatively new, taken from timidity's cvs, but
> i don't know about other distros.  the sound quality (especially
> soundfont) is pretty different between the latest tarball and the cvs
> version.

You are right! I could compile the pre-release TiMidity++-2.12.0-pre1
and indeed, the sound is better.

But please have a look at:


Here you find a MIDI file, the hardware synthesis and the
TiMidity synthesis. Ok this is a sensitive 
example. But make your own attempts: In my opinion 
there is no similarity between hardware and soft synthesis.

The timidity command was:

 timidity -Ow1l -s 44100 -EFdelay=0 -EFchorus=0 -EFreverb=0 -o <file>.wav <file>.mid

Again: I would use the emu10k1 hardware synthesizer if it wouldn't
create lot of gaps:


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

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