[linux-audio-user] Midi Cards

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Thu Mar 3 00:40:15 EST 2005


On Wednesday 02 March 2005 07:27 pm, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 19:03 -0500, LinuxMedia wrote:
> > >> How can I keep my MIDI from sounding like a cheesy video game?
> > >>
> > >> I suspect its my card.  What card would give me excellent/sample
> > >> quality midi or playback?
> > >
> > > If you have an emu10k1 based card and are using the hardware
> > > wavetable synth, the single best thing you can do is get a decent
> > > soundfont.  The ones that come with the Windows driver all suck.
> >
> > This is my standard answer to that... hehe... this is the best soundfont
> >   I've heard....
> >
> > http://inanna.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~swh/fluid-unpacked/
> >
> > It's 141 Megs. I (think) some hardware wavetable synths have limited
> > capacity. If so use a soft synth like fluidsynth.
>
> I believe the emu10k1's hardware synth is limited to 128MB.  It would be
> very useful if someone could trim that 141MB down to 128.
>
> Lee

That's what I'd heard but I just loaded it into a fairly early revision 
Platinum. All I've done was check patches 0 and 127, but one can at least 
load 128MB worth and use parts of it.


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