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by yama
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: [Help] me choose a soundcard
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: [Help] me choose a soundcard

Thanks for the detailed response.

The midi keyboard connects to the pc via USB, in my confusion I didn't think of that.

The ID4 looks very neat but outside my budget atm (same price as 2i2), mostly because I also want to get a portable recorder and that costs about the same.
by yama
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: [Help] me choose a soundcard
Replies: 8
Views: 152

[Help] me choose a soundcard

I've been looking around and it seems there's 3 options available: - Scarlett 2i2: seems to be widely recommended, but it's expensive (for me) - Behringer UMC22: some good reviews, almost half the price of the other two - Behringer UM204hd: expensive, but has midi ports As far as instruments go, I o...
by yama
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Connections/settings persisting through sleep
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Connections/settings persisting through sleep

I was playing with setBfree last night. I put my computer to sleep and turned off the MIDI keyboard cause it has an annoying light. Today I wake my computer up and turn on the keyboard. There was no combination of connections under qjackctl that would make the controller play setBfree. I had to clos...
by yama
Fri May 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Some fonts produce don't produce sound when loaded with fluidsynth through terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Some fonts produce don't produce sound when loaded with fluidsynth through terminal

Some fonts load fine, others give this warning: No preset found on channel X (0 to 16) [bank=0 prog=0] If I load these same files with the fluidsynth GUI with calfjackhost they play sound just fine without having to do anything, but I have a script to launch different instruments automatically, and ...
by yama
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why learn music theory?
Replies: 72
Views: 28515

Re: Why learn music theory?

What got me interested in this rabbit hole is the question, could strong AI make music that is virtually indistinguishable from human written music. Does it matter? This could mean that an AI is as good as writing the shittiest music a human could make. I think the music itself could be more intere...
by yama
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Portable setup for recording natural sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Portable setup for recording natural sounds

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows what's good hardware for recording sounds in the wild. I imagine that for about the price of a phone you could get a good mic with some form of storage for recording very high quality audio, but I don't know anything about what would make a piece of hardware good. A...
by yama
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Helm no longer plays from MIDI keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Helm no longer plays from MIDI keyboard

Here you can see: a2j is running, jack is running, Helm is set to use jack and it even recognizes my BK492 keyboard. But I press the keys and nothing happens. https://paste.xinu.at/8LPvQj/ The keyboard works fine with other programs such as fluidsynth, vcvrack, even helm within an Ardour session bec...
by yama
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: How do I use a soundfont that came as a zip with wav files?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: How do I use a soundfont that came as a zip with wav files?

2nd EDIT It did load with qsample. I wonder why not with fluidsynth.

EDIT Well, nothing seems to happen when I load that file with Fluidsynth.

there is a sfz file... I don't know how I missed it :x thanks
by yama
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: WHERE is the name of the current preset being used in Zyn-fusion?
Replies: 0
Views: 422

WHERE is the name of the current preset being used in Zyn-fusion?

I'm so lost in this GUI. There's no settings for jack, and the name of the current preset is nowhere to be found. Am I blind?
by yama
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Is it possible to tweak Helm knobs during playback and have them recorded?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Is it possible to tweak Helm knobs during playback and have them recorded?

Using Ardour and Helm, sometimes I'll record something (midi) and later find out that playing with some knobs like distortion or reverb yields a nice effect during certain parts. I can't do that "live" unless I'm playing with only one hand. So is there a way to record MIDI, play it back and record m...
by yama
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Can't execute fluidsynth with a soundfont from a script
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Can't execute fluidsynth with a soundfont from a script

Well I feel dumb now, solution was to use $HOME instead of ~
by yama
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Can't execute fluidsynth with a soundfont from a script
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Can't execute fluidsynth with a soundfont from a script

Doing fluidsynth -a jack -j ~/soundfonts/KawaiUprightPiano-20180102.sf2 directly from terminal works as intended, however, putting the exact same line within a bash script results in: Parameter '~/soundfonts/KawaiUprightPiano-20180102.sf2' not a SoundFont or MIDI file or error occurred identifying i...