Mac OS X - Best MIDI Sound?

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pilif
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Mac OS X - Best MIDI Sound?

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Hi there,

what configuration will give me the best MIDI sound quality in Mac OS X (Intel MacBook Pro), considering I have no specific midi-hardware installed?

I still have that ages-old 8M SoundFont from my SBLive! lying around.

Naturally, fluidsynth looked like a nice option, but I have the suspicion that the OSX build is not linked to fluidsynth. Is it? Or do I have to manually install the library (compiling it worked flawlessly)? Does ScummVM dynamically load the library?

So, how can I make ScummVM use that old soundfont file to produce nice-sounding (AKA no adlib emulation) music?

Philip

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Re: Mac OS X - Best MIDI Sound?

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pilif wrote:So, how can I make ScummVM use that old soundfont file to produce nice-sounding (AKA no adlib emulation) music?
I'm not a Mac OS X user, but there seem to be three Mac-specific music drivers: CoreAudio, CoreMIDI and QuickTime. I'm not sure what the difference between them are, but CoreAudio apparently also loads a SoundFont.

Of course, it may be possible to select a SoundFont from the operating system instead. But if so, I wouldn't know how.

FluidSynth is probably only relevant on systems that don't support MIDI natively.

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Of course, it may be possible to select a SoundFont from the operating system instead. But if so, I wouldn't know how.
Yes it is possible. You have to put the soundfont into /Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks/ or ~/Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks/. Now you can select it through System Preferences » QuickTime » Advanced » Default Synthesizer.

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