[linux-audio-user] Re: *UPDATE* MIDI exported from Cakewalk sounds horrible!

Reuben Martin reuben.m at gmail.com
Tue May 3 15:02:10 EDT 2005

Back on Tuesday 03 May 2005 12:04 pm, ross at jose.lug.udel.edu was like:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 12:18:41PM -0400, ross at jose.lug.udel.edu wrote:
> > I used to use Cakewalk on a small Windows partition for composing
> > work.  Now, I'm trying to take the midi files I'd exported from
> > Cakewalk and play them using rosegarden/fluidsynth/pmidi.
> >
> > My songs sounds like a cacophony.  Things are so wrong - it sounds
> > truely horrible.
> Interesting update - this must be a bug in fluidsynth somewhere.
> I just bought a new GM digital piano and it's banks interpret the MIDI
> data fine - the songs sound correct.  It seems like my guess about
> SysEx (or some other kind of) data being interpreted as note events.
> Do any of you guys that said you had seen the same problem have some
> MIDI hardware to test on?  I'd be curious to see if you hit the same
> thing.  Would be worth a bug report on fluidsynth.
> Thanks, let me know!

Fluidsynth has problems. _Any_ compiler optimization flags cause problems, and 
even when compiled correctly, the chorus and reverb cause it to produce 
nothing but NAN garbage for the output. Quite honestly, you're better off 
using timidity to load the soundfount.


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