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Re: [fluid-dev] First Try Failure

From: Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] First Try Failure
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:54:48 +0200
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On Sunday 04 September 2011, Matt Giuca wrote:
> I have never got FluidSynth working with Jack. (I think I have once but the
> sound wasn't right and Jack itself was quite crashy.) I just use the ALSA
> back-end, which should be fine on Linux machines unless you seriously care
> about real-time (from what I understand).

This is a common myth. 

Jack provides low latency routing *between applications*, for instance if you 
want to use the output of fluidsynth as input of another program like an 
effects processor or a recording application. But for the simple use case of 
fluidsynth output to the sound card, there is no advantage over using ALSA 

> Just use -a alsa as a command-line flag to switch to the ALSA back-end. This
> tends to "just work" in my experience.

Or use "-a pulseaudio" for PulseAudio, available on all modern Linux 


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