[LAU] Qtractor and soft synths

Hermann Meyer brummer- at web.de
Sat Nov 21 12:59:49 CET 2020

Am 21.11.20 um 12:38 schrieb David Sumbler:
>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:58:04 +0100,
>   wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:58:04 +0100 Hermann Meyer <brummer- at web.de>
>> wrote:
>> Am 20.11.20 um 17:40 schrieb David Sumbler:
>>> In Qtractor I can play the tracks through Timidity.  The Track
>>> dialogue
>>> offers me sounds from the FLuidR3_GM soundfont and also soundbank-
>>> emg.
>>> But these sound identical, and I think only FluidR3_GM is being
>>> used,
>>> which I have set as the default in Timidity.
>>> I would like to use other sound fonts (e.g. Virtual-Playing-
>>> Orchestra3), but I have never worked out how to achieve this.
>> Virtual-Playing-Orchestra3 is in the sfz format, to use it you'll
>> something like this:
>> https://github.com/sfztools/sfizz
>> For using other sf2 files you may checkout this one:
>> https://github.com/brummer10/Fluida.lv2
> Thank you for those suggestions.  I have now managed to get Fluida
> installed (in addition to WhySynth).  I also now have the relevant
> directories showing up in Qtractor's View_Options_Plugins window, and
> both items show up in the MIDI/Instrument section of Track Properties.
> However, even if I select an instrument from one of these, I still do
> not hear the appropriate sounds.  I assume that I should be able to
> connect WhySynth or Fluida to Qtractor in the Connections window; but
> as I mentioned in my previous email, they don't show up there.
> Using the MIDI tab of Qtractor's Connections window I have "Midi
> Through" and "Qtractor" in the Readable column, and "Midi Through",
> "Timidity" and "Qtractor" in the Writable column.  If I connect
> Qtractor to Timidity, I hear the FluidR3_GM sound regardless of which
> Instrument I have selected in Track Properties.  If I disconnect
> Qtractor and Timidity, then I hear nothing at all.
> I am sure there must be something very basic I am missing here, but I
> have no idea what to do next.  How do I get the Instrument I specify
> for a track in the Track Properties window actually to sound when I
> play the track in Qtractor?
> David

You need to activate the plugin (the little round toggle beside the
plugin name) and enable 'montor' in the mixer strip for the track you
want to hear.

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