[PLUG] MIDI on Ubuntu 18.04

Ali Corbin ali.corbin at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 20:14:04 PDT 2018


On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 3:38 PM Dick Steffens <dick at dicksteffens.com> wrote:

>
> I tried timidity:
>
> $ timidity 1.midi Requested buffer size 32768, fragment size 8192 ALSA
> pcm 'default' set buffer size 32768, period size 8192 bytes Playing
> 1.midi MIDI file: 1.midi Format: 1 Tracks: 3 Divisions: 384 Sequence:
> control track Text: creator: Text: GNU LilyPond 2.18.2 Track name:
> :soprano Instrument: choir aahs Track name: :tenor Instrument: choir
> aahs No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 52 - this instrument
> will not be heard No pre-resampling cache hit Last 3 MIDI events are
> ignored Playing time: ~31 seconds Notes cut: 0 Notes lost totally: 0
>
> This leads me to believe that there's more to configure somewhere in
> order to get the "Instrument: choir aahs" but I don't know where to do
> that.


You usually have to install instrument patches (AKA sound-fonts) to go with
timidity.  On my system, I have a choice in the repo, either freepats,
or fluid-soundfont.


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