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by mahen
11-07-19 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to mix Pianoteq and a soundfont
Replies: 1
Views: 280

How to mix Pianoteq and a soundfont

Hi everyone ! I'm rediscovering Synthesia... It works like a charm with Pianoteq to get a very realistic piano sound. I figured out I could use both a soundfont and Pianoteq. Synthesia enables me to choose which engine (soundfont / pianoteq) is used for : my own notes, the background instruments, th...
by mahen
10-31-19 10:33 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Yamaha P-45
Replies: 5
Views: 11469

Re: Yamaha P-45

Yeah it seems the Roland FP 10 is much better in terms of "keyboard action", and somehow better in terms of sound quality. The only cons (as far as playing the piano is concerned) is that it's got not so powerful speakers (but it's good enough for a living room). The Roland FP 30 is like an upgraded...
by mahen
10-30-19 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: e-ink screens friendly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: e-ink screens friendly ?

You're welcome. This is still a "niche" product actually. Have to purchase it directly from China, and it takes several months to dispatch. But it seems to be a serious company. Hopefully those will get more common in the following years... I'm surprised there is not more focus on this kind of techn...
by mahen
10-30-19 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: e-ink screens friendly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: e-ink screens friendly ?

Hi Nicholas, thanks for your reply ! I'm really happy to see all the progress that has been made to Synthesia ! It's become a joy to use to with the muuuuuch improved sheet music display ! In the past I never had a proper setup to use it (too big piano, too far from the computer etc.) ; now I have a...
by mahen
10-21-19 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth
Replies: 16
Views: 93689

Re: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth

Just wanted to say that nowadays, there's not even a single tweak required anymore to run Synthesia under Linux. Just install it wine WINE. Built-in synth, MIDI and even jack through WINE support all work. Of course, a native version would be cool to offer it directly and officially and to potential...
by mahen
10-07-19 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: e-ink screens friendly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

e-ink screens friendly ?

Hi Nicholas ! OMG, I'm back after so many years :-) I actually gave up on learning the piano but... Due to HUGE eye-strain issues I'm about to get an HDMI E-ink screen (cf. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/first-e-ink-monitor-with-front-light-touch) ; which means : grayscales, low responsiveness, ...
by mahen
03-28-14 5:25 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 17626

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Oh yes... Sometimes, what kills motivation is the profusion of choices !! I constantly encounter this issue : how to choose what newspaper to read, what Linux distro to use ;-), what language to learn, which which method, what instrument to learn, with which method, what cell phone operator etc etc ...
by mahen
03-26-14 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth
Replies: 16
Views: 93689

Re: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth

Very promising :-) Meanwhile, as it's an how-to for experienced Linux user, a similar how-to for un-experienced ones (with no software synth though) would be : - install WINE from your distro package manager - download synthesia installer and double click on it Should be OK in most cases ! Not that ...
by mahen
03-26-14 4:45 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 17626

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Hi ! Thanks a lot for your advice ! Indeed, making excuses is of no use ! I can find tons of reasons why I made almost no progress in 5 years :-) Being obsessed with making the right choices being one of the most time consuming tasks... And improductive ones !! Actually, I use a French piano method ...
by mahen
03-25-14 6:56 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 17626

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Hi ! Did you guys also consider the "Piano Handbook" by Carl Humphries ? It seems to be one of the best books. I own it, barely started it ; its progression pace seems very fast... Too fast ? What do you think ? I've been a constant beginner for the past 5 years... I'm trying to start over. If someo...
by mahen
03-24-14 3:48 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play
Replies: 53
Views: 39812

Re: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play

Hey Nicholas ! Very nice new feature ! :-) What about adding a "loop pedal" feature in this new mode ? Giving the possibility for the user to add several layers of instruments one upon the other ? And possibly a way to switch between several different sequences ? It would make a cool improvisation t...
by mahen
03-23-14 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth
Replies: 16
Views: 93689

Re: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth

Thanks for the tutorial ! Also, if you use a MIDI keyboard that is GM compatible, you don't have to use a software synth, so that's even more straightforward (nothing to do at all I think ?). Still it would be cool to have an optional built-in synthesizer in Synthesia (EarMaster did it recently). I'...
by mahen
05-22-11 4:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 30291

Re: Linux version!

What WINE version are you using ? You may get the latest one on winehq.org (if using ubuntu, you can add the PPA to remain up to date all the time)
by mahen
01-10-11 2:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 30291

Re: Linux version!

Yeah, I definitely agree with Nicholas (although I was quite pleased to see the stats of the Humble Bundles ;-) It's disturbing to judge groups of people based on such criterias. I don't consider myself as a Linux user : I'm just someone who happened to choose to use this OS for some reasons, I'm no...
by mahen
07-07-10 9:24 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 30291

Re: Linux version!

Well, I don't think Nicholas would think this is worth the effort, as Synthesia already works with the three major OS'es. (even though Linux requires wine, it works out of the box with it, nowadays)... However, considering it builds on both OSX and Windows, there must already be a good amount of abs...
by mahen
07-05-10 6:08 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: The piano handbook
Replies: 6
Views: 3605

Re: The piano handbook

By any chance, does any of you own midi transcriptions of the sheet music from The Piano Handbook ?
by mahen
06-21-10 5:42 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Practice Scheme
Replies: 57
Views: 20469

Re: Practice Scheme

Rickeeey : I would really love if you could keep us updated with your latest progress :-)

BTW, do you still have the Piano Handbook .mids ?
by mahen
06-20-10 3:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 30291

Re: Linux version!

As of today (wine 1.2 RC), Synthesia works perfectly out of the box from a default / blank Wine installation. Not even a single DLL to install. It's probably been true for a few months, I guess. Only last micro-quirk : volume is still lowered after leaving the game, which is worked around by setting...
by mahen
06-06-10 7:50 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 0.7.1 Preview r792, r797 (Release Candidates 1 and 2)
Replies: 50
Views: 28046

Re: 0.7.1 Preview r792, r797 (Release Candidates 1 and 2)

Thanks for the new release Nicholas ! For your information, this version works out of the box with the current version of wine under Linux -- no need to install dlls, etc. Just dbl click on the installer then launch it :-)
by mahen
11-23-09 7:52 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 30291

Re: Linux version!

zzzxtreme : well, that's not necessarily true ;)

cf : http://2dboy.com/2009/10/26/pay-what-yo ... le-wrap-up :)