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Re: [fluid-dev] Preset Change - Feature Request

From: Josh Green
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Preset Change - Feature Request
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 13:49:03 -0700

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 21:52 +0200, Lutz MoreLater wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if it would be possible to implement a new feature for the MIDI 
> "preset change"-command in fluid synth.
> Normally this command CHANGES between sounds, i.e. if one switches from 
> piano to trumpet, one plays piano first and then trumpet, but not both.
> But computers seem to be fast enough to do things a little different: I 
> would like to see an option that makes this command TOGGLE sounds instead of 
> changing between them.
> Example: for any channel that has no instrument sound playing yet I select a 
> piano using preset change, this turns on piano sound. Now I send preset 
> change for a trumpet, and in this case it leaves the piano sound switched on 
> and at the same time switches on trumpet sound. If I enter "preset change" 
> again for the piano, the piano sound now is toggled and therefore switched 
> off. Only trumpet plays now.
> This feature would be nice especially for organs and would easily allow for 
> mixing of different stops.
> Do You think this is a feasible option well worth considering putting it 
> into fluid synth soon?
> Cheers,
> Lutz.

The feature you describe is already handled with separate MIDI channels.
You could select a piano on channel 1 and a trumpet on channel 2.
Perhaps I'm overlooking something in your request, though.  If you feel
this is different, please elaborate :)  Cheers.
        Josh Green

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