[linux-audio-user] Recording Fluidsynth playing a MIDI file with ardour

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Dec 2 01:06:39 EST 2006

Steve Fosdick wrote:

> I'd like to be able to play a MIDI file with fluidsynth and have ardour record the output to I can mix other tracks into it.  The two approaches I could think of were:
> 1. Have fluidsynth output to a WAV file and import that into ardour.  I haven't been able to do that because I can find a fluidsynth output driver that writes to a file.

Check out jack_capture. It doesn't work on my system, but I don't think 
I have my midi stuff set up properly, anyway.

> 2. Connect the output of fluidsynth to the ardour track with jack.  This is also problematic because I can't use qjackctl to make the connection until fluidsynth is started but I don't seem to be able to start fluidsynth and give it a MIDI file without it starting to play the file immediately so by the time I've made the connections and hit "record" it is half way through.

Hmmm, can't you set up your connections in jack before you feed the midi 
to fluidsynth to play it?

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