Not able to instruct Rosegarden to set bank other then '0' when a340 soundfont is imported in new device as set of banks

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Not able to instruct Rosegarden to set bank other then '0' when a340 soundfont is imported in new device as set of banks

Alfredo Crolle
Hi.

I have been using Rosegarden since a long time, not going in very deep
details but just with good knowledge, and tried several times to bypass
bugs with any sort of workaround, but at present I cannot understand ...
what I am going to write now:

I select for a midi trace a voice (program) e.g. 123:Wind in bank 0:3 of
imported a340.sf2 soundfont, but I get selected 123:seashore in qsynth
channel window, that corresponds to bank 0:0.
In other words, I have to edit by hand the patches configuration  in the
qsynth channel window in order to get the correct program 123:wind
played. Otherwise qsynth (fluidsynth) always plays from bank 0:0.

It seems that imported patches from a340 in banks other then 0 do not
play automatically.
Important : I use three engines and three devices (General midi +
custom1 + custom2) for three different soundfonts (one soundfont for
each engine, place at offset 0).

This written  summary is the result of investigations of  strange
behaviour that I noticed during the last two years about configuring
banks, offsets and sounds across different rosegarden versions, qsynth
versions and various Linux distros, .

Last Setup: Ubuntu Studio 15:10 x64 with Rosegarden 16.02 and qsynth 0.4.0.
I have no idea of coming out of this - it could be a conf problem, x64
problem, MSB/LSB problem, a XML rgd file read problem.

Before switching to other well known programs under Windows less brain
consuming, I would like to understand if this is a bug or a
configuration issue ...

Any help ?

More info available if requested by helpers.

Kind Regards,

     Alfredo

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Re: Not able to instruct Rosegarden to set bank other then '0' when a340 soundfont is imported in new device as set of banks

Ted Felix-2
On 03/02/2016 03:02 PM, Alfredo Crolle wrote:
> I select for a midi trace a voice (program) e.g. 123:Wind in bank 0:3 of
> imported a340.sf2 soundfont, but I get selected 123:seashore in qsynth
> channel window, that corresponds to bank 0:0.

   It sounds like you need to modify the device (Studio > Manage MIDI
Devices) and add the bank that you need in there.  Then you will be able
to select bank 0:3 in Rosegarden.

Ted.

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Re: Not able to instruct Rosegarden to set bank other then '0' when a340 soundfont is imported in new device as set of banks

D. Michael McIntyre-3
On 03/02/2016 03:49 PM, Ted Felix wrote:
> On 03/02/2016 03:02 PM, Alfredo Crolle wrote:
>> I select for a midi trace a voice (program) e.g. 123:Wind in bank 0:3 of
>> imported a340.sf2 soundfont, but I get selected 123:seashore in qsynth
>> channel window, that corresponds to bank 0:0.
>
>     It sounds like you need to modify the device (Studio > Manage MIDI
> Devices) and add the bank that you need in there.  Then you will be able
> to select bank 0:3 in Rosegarden.

When working with soundfonts, I've found the best practice to be to
import the banks and programs directly from the soundfont.

Studio -> Manage MIDI Devices, find or create an appropriate device,
then Banks... -> Import.  Change "Files of type" to SF2, navigate to the
.sf2 file on your system, then import from there.

This will let you access every program in every bank contained within
the soundfont.

--
D. Michael McIntyre

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Re: Not able to instruct Rosegarden to set bank other then '0' when a340 soundfont is imported in new device as set of banks

Alfredo Crolle
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Thanks for the tips !!!.

(It was my first post,
I did not yet understand how to respond and continue message thread in
the mailing list. :-), this is a direct reply from my usual email client.)

I already imported the .sf2 files and played around with banks.
I will try the way to add control events to set the program and channel
at track start and see if fludsynth behaviour changes.

Alfredo
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Il 02-Mar-16 21:02, Alfredo Crolle ha scritto:

> Hi.
>
> I have been using Rosegarden since a long time, not going in very deep
> details but just with good knowledge, and tried several times to
> bypass bugs with any sort of workaround, but at present I cannot
> understand ... what I am going to write now:
>
> I select for a midi trace a voice (program) e.g. 123:Wind in bank 0:3
> of imported a340.sf2 soundfont, but I get selected 123:seashore in
> qsynth channel window, that corresponds to bank 0:0.
> In other words, I have to edit by hand the patches configuration in
> the qsynth channel window in order to get the correct program 123:wind
> played. Otherwise qsynth (fluidsynth) always plays from bank 0:0.
>
> It seems that imported patches from a340 in banks other then 0 do not
> play automatically.
> Important : I use three engines and three devices (General midi +
> custom1 + custom2) for three different soundfonts (one soundfont for
> each engine, place at offset 0).
>
> This written  summary is the result of investigations of  strange
> behaviour that I noticed during the last two years about configuring
> banks, offsets and sounds across different rosegarden versions, qsynth
> versions and various Linux distros, .
>
> Last Setup: Ubuntu Studio 15:10 x64 with Rosegarden 16.02 and qsynth
> 0.4.0.
> I have no idea of coming out of this - it could be a conf problem, x64
> problem, MSB/LSB problem, a XML rgd file read problem.
>
> Before switching to other well known programs under Windows less brain
> consuming, I would like to understand if this is a bug or a
> configuration issue ...
>
> Any help ?
>
> More info available if requested by helpers.
>
> Kind Regards,
>
>     Alfredo


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