Ah, I do have it. But it's not loaded by default
I tried both of these methods today again, but I did not get it working. Does it still work for any of you?
Oh, wait, now (without knowing what I did different), the ALSA method is working again... :S
Wanted to add something to this thread as nowadays it's very easy to add a softsynth in ubuntu (16.10) and connect to it in openmsx:
1. enter in the terminal: sudo apt-get install fluidsynth
2. Run QSynth through the starter
3. In QSynth click Setup, Audio tab
4. At audio driver choose pulseaudio
5. Go to Soundfont tab
6. Click open, choose the FluidR3_GM.sf2 file (in /usr/share/sounds/sf2)
7. Run openmsx
8. Choose a machine with a MIDI interface (for example OpenMSX Team Boosted MSX2)
8. Go to the OSD menu, hardware, connectors, MIDI-out connector, [Enter]
9. Choose FluidSynth
10. Run a program that uses your type of MSX MIDI interface (in this case for example FACDEMO5)
I also have it running in MacOS with a different Softsynth and also with a Roland UM-01 USB MIDI interface & SC88 Soundcanvas MIDI module. Also both in MacOS and Ubuntu Linux.
Hope this helps.... Maybe handy to add in the manual under MIDI?
It got this easy after release of openMSX 0.13.0 The manual has been adjusted for this already.
Quote from release notes:
- added experimental support for ALSA MIDI out (Linux): now it's much easier to
connect MSX MIDI out devices to a soft synth or other application on Linux
Haha, what do you know. Compiled openMSX 0.13 yesterday on Ubuntu 16.10 (the repository still had 0.12 which gave problems with empty OSD menus) and tried this.
I would say expiriment successfull as it works with Softsynths but also with hardware like the Roland SC-88 module synthesizer using a Roland UM-01 USB-MIDI interface. So you can expand the manual with Hardsynth next to Softsynth
Good to hear it's all working as we intended! And thanks for contributing here.
The problem with the fonts is not in openMSX 0.12.0, but in the package. Please file a bug against the Ubuntu package, so the packagers can fix it.
my openMSX isn't timid at all... it even performs great on a big screen!
I also have it running in MacOS with a different Softsynth
What is this other softsynth you're using os Mac OS?
That is: DLS-MIDI-Synth. Available in the App Store if I remember right.
Thanks for the tip.
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