HowTo: Using TiMidity++ to improve your Windows MIDI output

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aria1121
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I actually dunno, but probably lots of bug fixes.

Anyway, Timidity sometimes disappears when you change a song. Then you are like OMG WAHT HAPPEND TO THE INSTRUMENTZ? but to prevent this just keep the Timidity window opened while Synthesia is running (also twsyng)
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Does anyone know a software-synthesizer like Timidity for Mac? I would appreciate that :)
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Post by DC64 »

You got Windows and Mac?!
How does that work out?
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That's actually a not-so-long-story which I won't post online ;)
I don't own any keyboard (yet) but I test (and play with software keyboard lol) it on both because Mac has better graphics. Even 256MB VRAM on Mac is like 1GB on PC!
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They both have got there ups and downs.
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Regarding Mac synths, the built-in Quicktime synth is much better than the built-in Windows synth. There is almost no latency and the instruments are definitely passable without using some external VST or whatever else.
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Saying that, it fells like Windows synth is crappy compared to mac on sound.
I dont know how synth sounds are different to others with midi systems.
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Hard question:
If I use Timidity++ with FluidR3GM as SF2 with Synthesia, or any other program, will the SF2 or any other kind of preset/sound be buffered to reduce latency?
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aria1121 wrote:That's actually a not-so-long-story which I won't post online ;)
I don't own any keyboard (yet) but I test (and play with software keyboard lol) it on both because Mac has better graphics. Even 256MB VRAM on Mac is like 1GB on PC!
i really suggest you to find a midi controller because i know u are in music/pc stuff and with a keyboard they are plenty of things to do with synthesia or other softwares;).
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Post by kiwi »

aria1121 wrote:Hard question:
If I use Timidity++ with FluidR3GM as SF2 with Synthesia, or any other program, will the SF2 or any other kind of preset/sound be buffered to reduce latency?
The buffer is set with you're audio driver so....
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Post by aria1121 »

Yeah since I don't have a piano anymore, I'm gonn' get an electrical one. Most likely it's goin' to be a Roland HP-302. It has MIDI ports, so I will connect thru USB and hope it'll be compatible (enough) to play with Synthesia.
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aria1121 wrote:That's actually a not-so-long-story which I won't post online ;)
I don't own any keyboard (yet) but I test (and play with software keyboard lol) it on both because Mac has better graphics. Even 256MB VRAM on Mac is like 1GB on PC!
Uh You mean the synthesia's graphics are better on mac?
For the roland keyboard i thinks its compatible but ask the question in hardware in case....I would prefer an axiome less expensive.

So i don't know a driver like timidity on mac but maybe its better to use vst for to have a good sound rather than sf2.
Personally i use addictive drums and some sf2 in mulab with samplelord the only prob is that sometimes midi loop be or midi yoke need a midi reset but the bass midi driver is not so bad in sound quality with a good sf2 and it doesn't crash :) and if i want a good piano sound i use true piano (pianotec is better but more expensive...)
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Neh for me it's the most important it totally feels and sounds like piano. I went once to my nearest professional musicstore, and after a long trip and lots of asking the best seemed to be the Roland HP-302.
I don't have much to tell 'bout it because I don't own it (yet).
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Post by DC64 »

What I dont understand is this:

Why is the TiMidity topic stickied (stays on top on list) and BASSMIDI is a regular topic but is acknowledged in FAQ?
Just a thought.
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Post by Nicholas »

Thanks for the reminder.
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