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    New MIDI Synth Sounds?

    Hi, I'm currently playing around with MIDI sounds in Java, and I'd like to know if there is any tutorial for how to install and utilize a new MIDI synthesizer in Ubuntu. The default MIDI synth that comes with Ubuntu based distros seems to have a fairly limited range of MIDI instruments avaible. Essentially, when I run a Java program to loop through and play each individual MIDI instrument in Ubuntu based distros, the program only plays about 31 instruments before throwing a MIDI Unavailable Exception. If I run the same program on a Windows machine it will play at least 127 instruments. I would like to install a MIDI synth on my Ubuntu system with a high number of available instruments, similar to what can be found on Windows, if that is possible.

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    Re: New MIDI Synth Sounds?

    Thread moved to Multimedia Software as the more appropriate forum.

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    Re: New MIDI Synth Sounds?

    You could try installing a soundfont(s) like Fluid GM from the apps directory >> <https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/lucid/fluid-soundfont-gm/> ... then you could load it into a program of your choice.

    Take a look at a couple sites for some ideas:

    Libre Music Production <http://libremusicproduction.com/tools>

    Linux Musicians <https://linuxmusicians.com/>

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