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madmax
Post: Apr 4th 2009 at 7:00 PM

I've seen things about using other programs to produce the sounds for tuxguitar. I was wondering what free programs could do this on windows?


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Julian
Post: Apr 5th 2009 at 2:45 PM

Well let me explain you first about this "other programs"
tuxguitar itself don't make sounds, it just connect to any existent synth.
so, you "allways" are using other programs. or libraries.

now, as default if you should be using midi devices provided by Windows Multimedia Api.

if you are looking for "free" synths.
the latest version 1.1 ( uploaded some days ago, take a look if you already have it ) came with a fluidsynth plugin included for windows.

fluidsynth, if you don't know it, is a soundfont based software synth
http://fluidsynth.resonance.org/trac

all that you need to make it run, is download a soundfont file (.sf2) and configure it on tuxguitar.

you can find a lot on the web..
but just to test, try this one:
http://www.alsa-project.org/~james/sound-fonts/8MBGMSFX.SF2

It's small, and isn't the best.. but you'll not spend a lot of time downloading for testing the synth.


How to configure it on tuxguitar:

* Go to "Tools -> Plugins"

* Select "Fluidsynth output plugin" and click "Configure" button

* on the new window, click "Add" button, and choose the .sf2 file that you downloaded (if you downloaded a .zip file or any other format, make sure you uncompressed it )

* press "ok" and go to "Tools -> Settings"

* on sound tab, look at the drop down list "MIDI Port"
you should have a new port named "TG Fluidsynth[ Soundfont_Name ] "
Just select it.


See this discussion, some users posted opinions about what could be the best soundfont:
http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/forum/3/457/timidity-soundfont-patch/

this soundfont seems to be the winner on this discussion:
http://www.geocities.jp/shansoundfont/


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Carli
Post: Dec 18th 2011 at 4:01 PM

I see, I supopse that would have to be the case.


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Post: Dec 19th 2011 at 8:11 AM

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