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Old 03-10-2005, 05:09 AM   #1
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ALSA MIDI: Sound fonts for NVIDIA/NForce Soundstorm on-board sound


I have an on-board NVidia/NForce Soundstorm chipset for my sound and I am wondering whether there are any sound fonts for this chipset.

I am using Gentoo with ALSA sound and wanted to install MIDI support. If possible using the hardware synth support or else use TImidity++ and use its default sound patches as a second option. The second option is really not my preferred option, so if anybody could help me with the first option, I'd be very glad.

I just wonder if anybody could point me to where I can download the sound font/patches for this chipset (if supported).

I have googled around, but I cannot seem to find any relevant hits for this.

Thanks for the time.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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I hope one of these may help.

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaMidi

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?pa...ndFontHandling

good luck.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Hmm...

Some doubts here.

The card needs to be a "wavetable card" for soundfonts to work.

Otherwise I need to use a 'software synthesizer' like timidity++.

The only question I have is, does the NVIDIA NForce Soundstorm on-board chipset have a wavetable memory?

If anybody can help me with this, I would be very grateful.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:21 PM   #4
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DLS is the format used in NForce/NVIDIA Soundstorm. Not sure whether ALSA supports DLS format as opposed to SF2 (SoundFonts).

Does anybody have any idea whether DLS can be used for wavetable MIDI in ALSA?

This is all quite confusing I know. But what I need is just to know whether the DLS sound files can be used with asfxload in ALSA instead of SF2.
 
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I'm not sure if this will help or not, but here it is.

http://music.columbia.edu/pipermail/...er/016697.html

http://www.midi.org/about-midi/dls/abtdls.shtml

good luck.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hmm...

Some doubts here.

The card needs to be a "wavetable card" for soundfonts to work.

Otherwise I need to use a 'software synthesizer' like timidity++.

The only question I have is, does the NVIDIA NForce Soundstorm on-board chipset have a wavetable memory?

If anybody can help me with this, I would be very grateful.
Pls tell me what is a wave table memory?
 
Old 09-04-2007, 12:37 PM   #7
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Pls tell me what is a wave table memory?
A wavetable is a set of samples (recordings) that can be used for making more realstic sounding synth sounds.
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavetable for more info
 
  


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