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Deadfish

Fluidsynth .sf2 .mid listening tool?!

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Does anyone know how to play .mid files with a soundfont and preferably fluidsynth outside of Doom: With a tool?

And I know that it is possible with VLC, but you have to click in so many submenus, to change the soundfont.

If anyone knows a simpler approach I would appreciate that.

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Maybe using the command-line interface with fluidsynth is also okay. If someone could explain me how to use the integrated command-line player in fluidsdynth would be really nice.

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Other question: Is there a hardware approach? Could you theoretically play midi data from your PC to a audio interface to say a electric stage piano and then to the speakers (which are also connected to the audio interface)? I am confused about this, can someone please explain?

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Just found the easiest method after two hours search:

vlc --soundfont "X:\Path\to\File.sf2" "X:\Path\to\File.mid"

This will open the vlc player GUI, and you don't have to click around in the convoluted menu to switch sounfonts.

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2 hours ago, Deadfish said:

Other question: Is there a hardware approach? Could you theoretically play midi data from your PC to a audio interface to say a electric stage piano and then to the speakers (which are also connected to the audio interface)? I am confused about this, can someone please explain?

The entire point of MIDI is to connect Musical Instruments through a Digital Interface. So yes, that's theoretically possible if your piano is a MIDI piano. And you have a MIDI port on your computer, and MIDI cables to connect them. And professional MIDI software to handle the connection.

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Please consider FalcoSoft MIDIPlayer. It is quite awesome, has support for MUS format and not only MIDI and you can throw soundfont-s at it as long as it is configured to use BassMIDI, which is just couple of clicks. Frankly speaking, this is my go-to MIDI solution in Windows.

EDIT: Apologies, it's BassMIDI, not fluidsynth, but I would still recommend it.

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