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Postby Montago » 09-16-18 5:58 am

Hi...

I have a Roland FP30 connected to my computer using USB.

I have found out that i can select all 128 instruments using the instrument picker - these instruments will play on the Piano !!.

so this made me thinking that i might be able to upgrade the soundfonts (or whatever it is) to get better instruments ?

If i can make the PIano play a Trumpet - an instrument that Roland doesn't let me pick - how is this then possible using Synthesia ??
Are these instruments native to my Roland Piano or do they come from the computer ??

if they come from the computer, then i sure should be able to upgrade them with better sounding Soundfonts ??

I've already tried the new SF2 option in Synthesia, but the sounds play from the PC and not the Piano.. unfortunately there is a delay / latency of about 200-500 ms which makes it quite horrible to play with :(
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Postby Nicholas » 09-17-18 8:50 pm

Montago wrote:Are these instruments native to my Roland Piano or do they come from the computer ??

If they're coming out of your piano's speakers, they are native to your piano. (Roland usually has a way to enable "GM Mode" -- where GM means "General MIDI" -- which will set up the usual instrument map.)
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