[linux-audio-user] Anyone interested in helping with melotron

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Fri Mar 11 10:16:35 EST 2005

On Friday 11 March 2005 07:44 am, tim hall wrote:
> Last Thursday 10 March 2005 21:08, John Check was like:
> > As far as moving patches from one font to another, hilite the source
> > patch and right click over the destination for a context menu with
> > "paste". FWIW, Multiple selections work. What other questions have ye?
> Thanks John, I'll try it again then.
> How do I get smurf to make any sound? I have ALSA/MIDI working perfectly
> and yet I don't seem to be able to hook my external keyboard up so it can
> trigger the soundfont I want to edit. Smurf is pre-JACK isn't it?

Pre Jack yes. Yer keyboard should be fired up before you start the program.
I notice a bug (or feature perhaps) where by edits don't get loaded into the 
wavetable until it's refreshed. Fastest way is to select another patch 
(sample|instrument|preset) then reselect the edited one. You may also
need MIDI thru set appropriately.

> > > doesn't help much and I never got round to compiling Swami, it's not
> > > included in AGNULA/DeMuDi, so I'm wondering if it's less-than-free or
> > > what the deal is with it. It strikes me as being dumb to use the .sf2
> > > format if we don't have an accessible editor. Either we help Josh Green
> > > make Swami accessible and distributable or we should seriously consider
> > > some other options.
> >
> > Well.. the format exists already and is widespread, so while designing a
> > replacement or reimplementation  has it's merits, it'd be throwing out
> > the baby with the bath water.
> I wasn't really suggesting throwing out the baby. If it's an open format,
> no problem. If there are no license problems, I would have thought that
> building a command-line interface for SWAMI would really be the way to go.
> cheers,
> tim hall
> http://glastonburymusic.org.uk

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