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Thread: New MIDI Synth Sounds?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2016

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    19th Hole
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: New MIDI Synth Sounds?

    Thread moved to Multimedia Software as the more appropriate forum.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Ubuntu Studio 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: New MIDI Synth Sounds?

    You could try installing a soundfont(s) like Fluid GM from the apps directory >> <> ... then you could load it into a program of your choice.

    Take a look at a couple sites for some ideas:

    Libre Music Production <>

    Linux Musicians <>


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