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Re: [fluid-dev] fluidsynth 2.1.1 not creating a server

From: Marcus Weseloh
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] fluidsynth 2.1.1 not creating a server
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 20:59:21 +0200

Hi Knute,

as you want FluidSynth to respond to MIDI events, you don't need to
start a server but simply specify which audio/midi driver to use. The
"server" that can be started with the -s command-line option is a way
to access the FluidSynth command shell and not required for your

I've never used frescobali, but looking at the docs at
https://www.frescobaldi.org/uguide#help_preferences_midi it seems like
it only supports ALSA MIDI. And assuming you are on a modern distro,
your sound system is probably based on pulseaudio. So you could start
FluidSynth with the following command-line:

fluidsynth -a pulseaudio -m alsa_seq /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2

(Alternatively, if you have a pure ALSA based system, replace -a
pulseaudio with -a alsa).
Then start frescobaldi and open the MIDI settings. You should be able
to choose the FluidSynth MIDI ports as output.

For further details, you could have a look at the manual:


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