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

From: Ebrahim Mayat
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Fluidsynth's volume is too "dynamic"
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 21:00:09 -0500

On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 23:11 +0100, Sebastian Biallas wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

I don't know the tech specs of your MIDI keyboard. One other thing you
could do, is to also try changing the velocity curve of the key press
(if that feature is available is available on your hardware) 
from "Soft" to "Hard" or something of the sort.

Hope this helps.

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