[LAU] trying to get pitch bend to work

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Sep 4 12:57:34 UTC 2017

Response to pitch bend is partially a function of the soundfont loaded into
fluid. There are several (lots?) that don't respond, and many that do.

I very very much doubt that Fluid responds to the pitch bend range RPN, but
hey, I've been wrong before.

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 7:09 AM, Bill Purvis <bill at billp.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> In a rash moment I splashed out load of dosh and bought an Artiprog
> Instrument 1.
> I play bass, and think it looks quite cool with this little thing playing
> nice low
> notes. I've not used by 5-string for months now!
> I have a couple of problems with it. The first is that Artiprog have not
> yet produced
> a Linux version of the editing program that is used to set up the device.
> It comes with
> four built-in devices, guitar, keyboard, violin and drums, and four
> programmable devices
> which can be programmed to behave like any of the built-ins, but with lots
> of variants.
> I want to use it as a fretless bass and have managed, by using by
> brother-in-law's Mac
> to program one of the devices, so that problem is resolved, though I wish
> they'd
> either bring out a Linux version or release the specs so I could write my
> own editor.
> The second problem is the one I'm really looking for help with:
> When it's programmed as a fretless bass, you press down the starting note
> and it sends
> a MIDI Note-on event, then as you move up and down it sends pitch bend
> events. I've
> checked using a midi monitor program and the events are all there, though
> they look
> a bit on the slim side - about -3500 - +3500 rather than -8192 - + 8191.
> The problem is
> they have no effect on the synth. I've been using Calf Fluidsynth, but
> tried the standard
> Fluidsynth and Yoshimi, but with no joy. I have tried patching in midi
> commands to set the
> pitch bend range to 12 (RPN 0,0, DATA 0,12) and tried the pitch_bend
> command in the
> standard Fluidsynth but nothing doing not even a semitone shift.
> Am I missing something here?
> Bill
> --
> +----------------------------------------+
> | Bill Purvis                            |
> | email: bill at billp.org                  |
> +----------------------------------------+
> _______________________________________________
> Linux-audio-user mailing list
> Linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
> https://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.linuxaudio.org/pipermail/linux-audio-user/attachments/20170904/9dff0c9c/attachment.html>

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list