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Re: Windows Media Player alternatives for midi playing?

From: Martín Rincón Botero
Subject: Re: Windows Media Player alternatives for midi playing?
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 10:46:11 +0200

Hola Pablo,

I assume you don't use Frescobaldi. For playing back midis I use that (even though I don't compose there). In all my composing projects I have a file with a score block that only produces midi (only a midi block with no layout block), and uses also the articulate script. You just need to have include files for everything you do and recompile the file in Frescobaldi everytime you want to hear the changes (and this recompilation takes a matter of miliseconds!). 

The file can look as simple as

\include ""

\score {
\new StaffGroup
\unfoldRepeats \articulate <<
\include "staff1.ily"
\include "staff2.ily
\midi {}

I hope it helps!


On Oct 30, 2021 at 9:40 AM, <Pablo Cordal> wrote:


Until now, I use WMP to play the midi compiled in lilypond. I have coolsoft virtualmidisynth installed with a sf2 of my taste and no problem, everything works fine.

The problem: WMP blocks the midi file while (and after) it's playing, so if I modify something in lilypond and I want to hear it, I have to close WMP, then compile, go to the folder and reproduce again.. and I'm composing so I do it a LOT of times.

Question: anybody knows a mid player with does not block the file, so it loads the file each time for playing it?

Best regards,

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