[linux-audio-user] Next question re midi

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Fri Jan 13 11:48:16 EST 2006

On Friday 13 January 2006 15:26, tim hall wrote:
> On Friday 13 January 2006 02:08, M P Smoak was like:
> > You mean to say that to play back a midi filed with pause, back
> > up or forward, I need to use a sequencer?
> >
> > You're saying that there is no midi player in linux that allows
> > the simple controls of a tape player?
> Yes, because if it did that it would be a sequencer by definition. Most
> people use Timidity++ as their starting point.

Hi Tim. This is sort of a reply to M P Smoak, but also a question to you. 

The reply: Kmid does work ok as a basic midiplayer, but only directly through 
your soundcard if you have a Creative card with EMU driver. You need to have 
a soundfont loaded on the card, the snd-emu10k1-synth module loaded, and make 
sure that in Kmids "Settings" / "Midi-setup" you have a route to one of the 
emu10k1 wavetable ports. It does crash now and then.

The question: On FC1 I used to use Kmidi that used TiMidity, and that worked 
fine, but seems to have been dropped with the change to the 2.6 kernel. Do 
you know if there is a front end to TiMidity? The Sourceforge page for it 
shows a GUI, and there is also a link on that page to a Japanese site, from 
which I got a shell script for a GUI, but was not able to run it. Perhaps my 
own lack of knowledge, but will have another look at it. Any other 
suggestions for a GUI would be welcome. I did try installing from the 
tarball, but there are so many ./configure options for audio, and GUI's that 
I got quite lost. If you have a set of options that you know work 
with ./configure for FC2,3 I'd be very gratefull. Nigel.

BTW. Theres another Icon attached below for Specimen. I don't think I've sent 
this already. it hasn't been sent to the author for approval, and is a bit 
(no offence) girly looking, colour wise, but is better than staring at a 
binary gear icon.
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