[PlanetCCRMA] Re: Starting fluidsynth

Rohan Parkes abraxas@keypoint.com.au
Sun Jan 18 18:43:02 2004

On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 10:59, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > >   fluidsynth -a alsa -m alsa_seq SOUNDFONTFILENAME
> > > 
> > > will start fluidsynth connected to the alsa sound output driver and
> > > listening for midi commands in the alsa seuquencer.
> > 
> > I am running RH9 with Gnome and esd. 

> > fluidsynth: warning: Failed to pin the sample data to RAM; swapping is 
> > possible.
> this means you don't have enough ram to load all the soundfont at once
> into memory. 

I get this too, but I should have more than enough memory to load a 20MB

> > fluidsynth: warning: Ignoring sample SineWave: can't use ROM samples
> I don't know what this means, apparently part (or all?) of the soundfont
> can't be used by fluidsynth. 

> -- Fernando

Soundfonts developed using AWE cards often used the ROM samples that
came with the card. it appears that Fluidsynth can't use them, but
neither can recent Creative cards like the Audigy.

Rohan Parkes