'midi' keyboard/ piano samples / iRig

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'midi' keyboard/ piano samples / iRig

Postby tpprynn » 2020-01-06 19:12

Hello. I wonder if there are any musical types here. I bought an iRig 37-key usb keyboard recently (keyboard as in piano-like keyboard with no sounds built-in), which can control instrument samples in a Windows computer or a smartphone. The Windows software technically runs in Wine (which seems to have improved greatly since I last used it), but my laptop is not quite equipped for it, with its modest cpu quickly hitting 99%. System monitor shows how taxed it is and the sounds are soon distorting. I have found Yoshimi, a synthesiser application from the repositories, which is pleasant enough, but I wondered if there is any way I haven't considered that would let me use this keyboard with good digital acoustic piano samples, in a native Linux program. I bought the keyboard just to doodle with, hoping to be able to avoid going the Windows route or buying the right kind of smartphone.

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Re: 'midi' keyboard/ piano samples / iRig

Postby pylkko » 2020-01-09 15:37

have you tried qsynth in debian repo, which I beieve can play soundfonts?
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Re: 'midi' keyboard/ piano samples / iRig

Postby tpprynn » 2020-01-13 06:49

Great, thanks. I was baffled by Qsynth at first but it is perfect for my use.
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