[LAU] hmm, updated to yoshimi 1.3.3 in debian sid repository AND

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Wed Mar 25 20:35:41 UTC 2015

On Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:35:29 -1000
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

> it shows only one bank?
> I go Instrument > Show banks, it shows me only a bank named "#42. yoshimi"
> I go Instrument > Show instruments, it shows me a bank named "42. 
> yoshimi" - and that's it. Clicking arrow beside bank name does nothing. 
> Clicking Refresh banks changes nothing.

This is really strange.

I've just checked with a new build or 1.3.3 as published and it works perfectly.

The only slight irritation (now fixed) is that with a clean install you should
see "5. Arpeggios" in the dropdown window, but you have to select another
(from a list of 22!) for the list to be initialised. After that you should have
no problems.

Can you check that "/usr/local/share/yoshimi/banks" exists? I'm wondering if
they've left the banks out - I know there was some discussion about whether
they needed to support both the yoshi and zyn sets.

Try setting up some more root paths pointing to bank sets you know
you've got.

> Oh, so now I have to select a bank, click Make Current, and then I can 
> see the banks?

Form the root paths yes,

> Hmm, seems to me that it would be nice if there was a single "bank" that 
> listed everything. Finding an instrument now means first figuring out 
> which bank it might be in, making that bank the current one, then 
> looking through that bank hoping it contains the instrument I'm looking 
> for ...
> I think the other way was less cumbersome.

The problem with the old way (although it's still mostly there) is that you
have no idea which bank of which root you've got an instrument from. Also, two
totally different instruments could have exactly the same name and ID but be in
different banks, or roots. Similarly two banks could have the same name (but
completely different contents) in different roots. With the new method you
always know exactly where you're getting stuff from.

Finally, I've got into the habit of doing a right-button mouse click. It closes
one window as you open the other. Like that going up and down through roots,
banks and instruments is just about instantaneous.

A little bit of icing on the cake is that whenever you change roots it
automatically selects the first bank it can find, so if you have fave sounds
give them the lowest location in each bank :)

> Haven't time now to see what impact this might have one instruments in 
> my Rosegarden studio setup, will have to see how that works out.

You should find this a lot nicer. Adding new banks or instruments will *not*
change the IDs of any existing ones.

> Thanks for the update, still the neatest sound maker in the collection!
Thanks :)

Will J Godfrey
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