Re: [linux-audio-user] GM SoundFont recommendations

From: Michael T D Nelson <m_nels@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 14:52:29 EEST

Marcel Karras wrote:
> I'm new to home recording and have a CMedia 8738 card.
> Is there a way to use SoundFonts with it or do I have to own a
> SB Live! or AWE32/64 or Audigy?

I have the same card. As I understand it, you can't use the SoundFonts
in hardware, as you would with a SoundBlaster.

However, you *can* use a software sampler, like fluidsynth (I use the
qsynth graphical front-end to fluidsynth). Of course, this depends on
the capabilities of your processor, RAM, and so on.

I have a P3 700Mhz machine, with something in the region of 600MB SDRAM.
I find that a couple of largeish soundfonts in fluidsynth (bass and
drums from naturalstudio) takes up 49% of my RAM.

Hope this helps
Michael Nelson
Received on Wed Jul 20 16:15:10 2005

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