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

aljordan at maine.rr.com aljordan at maine.rr.com
Wed May 4 10:20:53 EDT 2005

FYI -- I have a couple of songs originally written in Cakewalk Pro-Audio
9 that I have imported into Rosegarden to output the tracks through
Fluid-synth and various soundfonts.  Some of the tracks sound fine, such
as the piano and bass tracks.  However, the lead guitar track, going
through Fluid Synth and a Sonic Implants soundfont, sounds horribly out
of tune whenever more than a single note is played at one time.  I got
around the problem by sending the guitar track to ZynAddSubFX instead of
Fluidsynth.  This leads to to believe that it is fluid-synth specific,
but I haven't done any more digging into the problem to look at specific
events that might be causing the problem.


----- Original Message -----
From: ross at jose.lug.udel.edu
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 1:04 pm
Subject: [linux-audio-user] Re: *UPDATE* MIDI exported from Cakewalk
sounds horrible!

> 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!
> -- 
> Ross Vandegrift
> ross at lug.udel.edu
> "The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
> make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the 
> mathematicianshave made a covenant with the devil to darken the 
> spirit and to confine
> man in the bonds of Hell."
> 	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37

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