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[fluid-dev] Fluidsynth's volume is too "dynamic"

From: Sebastian Biallas
Subject: [fluid-dev] Fluidsynth's volume is too "dynamic"
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:11:39 +0100
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I'm using fluidsynth to play piano using rosegarden and an old MIDI
keyboard (technics KN440).

Since fluidsynth 1.0.9 the sound output is way too dynamic. If I press a
key soft it's barely hearable and if I press it hard it's way to loud.
The corresponding changelog entry of version 1.0.9 seems to be:

"Volume attenuation SoundFont generator now behaves more like EMU10K1"

I have a EMU10K1 and indeed, the asfxload sound behaves like the new
fluidsynth. Unfortunately I prefer the old behaviour...

Is there any switch to change this? I might have a crappy keyboard (I
only recognized 7 different volumes looking at the MIDI traffic), but
the old sound dynamic of fluidsynth was really good.

Best wishes,

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