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

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Sat Dec 2 08:03:16 EST 2006

"Kjetil S. Matheussen":
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> 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.
>> Does anyone please have ideas how I can do this?
> jack_capture constantly monitors which jack ports are connected to
> the soundcard, so it will record everything you hear, even if fluidsynth
> makes the jack connection after it starts playing.

Hmmm. I actually meant to say: "after jack_capture starts recording". :-)

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