Trying to find out whether (and how) Fluidsynth works.
Audacious' "amidi" plugin is built upon fluidsynth-libs.
Fluidsynth itself doesn't work in Fedora 10. There's an open ticket
(Fluidsynth doesn't work with
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio) where a version upgrade is being suggested.
Audacious' amidi plugin (package "audacious-plugins-amidi") doesn't
work out-of-the-box, because one must configure it to choose between
hardware MIDI via ALSA and Fluidsynth as a software-synth backend.
When choosing Fluidsynth, one needs to point it at sound fonts. With
the included VintageDreamsWaves-v2.sf2 I get bad [very distorted]