Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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I looks like the soundfont player in LMMS can't handle soundfonts bigger than about 400 Mb. Is that correct? Or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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Found out that my computer has:

Memory: 1.0 GiB
HardDrive: 241.2 Gb

When SoundFonts have to be loaded into memory than problems are to expected well before 1 GiB.

Is there a way to solve this other than adding RAM memory?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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I'm surprised a system with 1GB of ram can do much or anything. Could you post the output of

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free

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merlyn wrote:I'm surprised a system with 1GB of ram can do much or anything. Could you post the output of

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free
The output of what?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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Open a terminal, type 'free' and press return. Then copy and paste what it prints out and post that here, preferably in a code box.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1016328     933408      82920     164356      18888     362668
-/+ buffers/cache:     551852     464476
Swap:      1037308     246356     790952

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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You got it! Yes, you've got 1 GiB ram. You can see that the swap partition is being used:

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Swap:      1037308     246356     790952

That isn't advised for audio. So more ram is recommended. It will definitely help.

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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Now can I also see precisely what extra RAM cards I need?

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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As a start post the output of

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sudo lshw -c memory

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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  *-firmware              
       description: BIOS
       vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
       physical id: 0
       version: 6.00 PG
       date: 08/03/2008
       size: 128KiB
       capacity: 448KiB
       capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
  *-cache:0
       description: L1 cache
       physical id: 8
       slot: Internal Cache
       size: 32KiB
       capacity: 32KiB
       capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
  *-cache:1
       description: L2 cache
       physical id: 9
       slot: External Cache
       size: 512KiB
       capacity: 512KiB
       capabilities: synchronous external write-back
  *-memory
       description: System Memory
       physical id: 23
       slot: Systeem- of moederbord
       size: 1GiB
       capacity: 2GiB
     *-bank:0
          description: DIMM DDR2 Synchroon
          physical id: 0
          slot: A0
          size: 1GiB
          width: 64 bits
     *-bank:1
          description: DIMMProject-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2013-01-22 19:06+0000Last-Translator: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>Language-Team: Dutch <nl@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-07-20 12:05+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18147) [empty]
          physical id: 1
          slot: A1

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From this

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*-bank:0
          description: DIMM DDR2 Synchroon
          physical id: 0
          slot: A0
          size: 1GiB
          width: 64 bits
     *-bank:1
          description: DIMMProject-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2013-01-22 19:06+0000Last-Translator: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>Language-Team: Dutch <nl@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2016-07-20 12:05+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 18147) [empty]
          physical id: 1
          slot: A1
we can tell you have DDR2 and have one slot free. This must be quite an old machine. Now we have to find out the maximum ram your motherboard can take by installing dmidecode. The exact command depends on the distro. What distro are you using?

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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit

Maybe then it's simpler to just buy a more recent second hand computer? I work in a thrift shop so for the same amount of money to buy new components for my old computer I could probable just buy another more recent second hand computer....

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Re: Max size soundfonts in LMMS?

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I've seen DDR2 in second hand shops for pennies. Your machine will definitely take another 1GB stick. If you want to find out the maximum ram your machine can take do this:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dmidecode
sudo dmidecode -t 16
That will print out 'Maximum Capacity' along with some other details. EDIT: This just reports what the BIOS tells it. It doesn't scan the hardware.
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That looks like sudo apt-get update. I don't know what the last line says. Pakketlijsten worden ingelezen... Klaar . Did you type them in one at a time?

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