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Thread #127196   Message #3166484
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
07-Jun-11 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: pdf music notation to sound!!
Subject: RE: pdf music notation to sound!!
If you want to play back Noteworthy files, you need to make sure you have a MIDI synth installed. Most people use Timidity++. I use Fluidsynth, though I have to remember to "turn it on" before calling Noteworthy :-)

Just a slight clarification here. A software synth like Timidity (which would be my choice) or FluidSynth is only required for Noteworthy under Wine if the Linux system does not have a hardware synth which may be built into a soundcard or an other device.

I've just tried Noteworthy via an Edirol UM-2 to a Yamaha Keyboard and playback is fine. Perhaps if I played around looking at settings I could also get recording to work with this but as things stand, it tries but makes a hash of it.