On Sat, 25 May 2019, Seth Kenlon wrote:
For a MIDI file to produce sound out of Rosegarden (and probably
DAWs) you do have to assign the MIDI file an instrument.
If the MIDI file is composed for General MIDI, you have to assign
General MIDI to the track containing the MIDI file you are trying to
play. I haven't used Timidity++ directly in a long while, but if I
remember correctly, General MIDI is the default for it (although you
can swap out instrument sets in timidiity.cfg). So in other words,
while it *is* the default behaviour of Timidity to use General MIDI
mappings in order to produce sound from a MIDI file, that is *not* the
default for Rosegarden (et. al) because a DAW sort of expects you to
assign your own instruments.
If you are assigning an instrument (in Track Parameters) to the track
in Rosegarden, then I'd look at your sound output settings. I imagine
Rosegarden is sending sound output to something other than the
speakers or headphones you expect to hear output from. The way I check
for that is from the outside in: check all my physical cable
connections, then my sound settings in pavuctl (Sound Settings in
Gnome), then check JACK sound mappings, and then finally check
Rosegarden sound mapping.
Thank you for this.
I now can plug in a USB MIDI hardward controller (Akai LPK25) and open
Rosengarden, and get sound output. I also can load a MIDI file (found on
some MIDI archive) into Rosengarden, and it plays.
Not all Fedora-installed MIDI-related is functioning for me.
But combined that's a start and gets me to the next set of obstacles.
The critical set of instructions and web source that got me through this
Ted's Linux MIDI Guide
There's some explanation; critically Pulseaudio impedes MIDI functionality
and needs to be shutdown at the user level. The webpage provides a bash
init.d-style StartStopStatus script. It needs a bit of modification for
things such as the location the recommended soundfont.
The webpage also provides examples of commands to use for diagnostic
> On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 9:43 AM Samuel Sieb <samuel(a)sieb.net> wrote:
>> On 5/24/19 6:32 AM, Max Pyziur wrote:
>>> I then began working through your Rosengarden item. I connected my USB
>>> MIDI controller ((Akai LPK25).
>>> Started jackd, then qjacktl, and then Rosengarden.
>>> I loaded a MIDI file, pushed "play," and I get no sound. That's
>>> get stuck.
>>> As I mentioned, I can work w MuseScore, Transcribe!, Audacity, strip
>>> audio from videos using ffmpeg, etc.
>>> So, it seems that there are some services that need to be
>>> enabled/started or disabled/stopped to move further here.
>> Try installing qsynth (gui for fluidsynth). Connect it to the midi port.
>> I helped my son setup rosegarden to play around with some composing, so
>> I know it works.
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