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

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Fri Mar 27 21:47:13 UTC 2015

On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:31:24 -1000
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

> I checked. "/usr/local/share/yoshimi/banks" doesn't exist. My Aptosid 
> Debian Sid setup has them here: "/usr/share/yoshimi/banks".

OK, maybe we should add this to the default list.

> I noticed that there's a root named "./" - what's that supposed to 
> represent?

I think this is a historical reference to when a few banks were in the src
directory. We should probably remove it now :)

> I do have a root setup to a yoshimi folder in my home directory. It only 
> contains instruments, I think. Anyway, even though it's set up as one of 
> my roots, when I make that one current and click the Instruments button, 
> I get a new window "Root #2, Bank #5" showing no instruments whatever. 
> Shouldn't it show the instruments in that folder? There are a bunch there.

It looks like you are pointing the root path *into* a bank, you should point it
to were the bank *is*

So bank foo in {username}/mysounds with instruments bar1, bar2,bar2
the root path should be /home/{username}/mysounds.

Traditionally all default bank collections have been in a directory called
banks. There was a suggestion that this should be a hard requirement, but I
didn't want yoshi to be that demanding!

Do the instruments in your bank have the 4 digit number prefix? We've tested
that the structure works correctly if some don't have a prefix, but I'm not
sure how it would behave if none of a large collection were prefixed. This
wouldn't be very stable anyway as any additions or removals would shuffle them


Will J Godfrey
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