[PD-dev] building fluid~ on Linux (was: [PD] fluid~ for Pd-Vanilla - test version)

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 12:28:15 CET 2021

On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 20:18 -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> Em sex., 8 de jan. de 2021 às 19:21, Roman Haefeli <
> reduzent at gmail.com> escreveu:
> > On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 12:47 +0100, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 12:29 +0100, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
> > > > 
> > > Hopefully, we'll be able to create fluid~ that also supports sf3
> > > files.
> > 
> > I got fluidsynth compiled with libsndfile support. When loading an
> > SF3
> > soundfont, there is no error, but I can't get any sound out of
> > [fluid~]. So I am not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or SF3
> > support is broken still (more likely).
> where  would it be broken?

The fluidsynth command utility loads and plays the example SF3-file I
found fine. [fluid~] says it loaded it, but I get only silence when
playing notes.

>  have you tested the same soundfont on another system like windows or
> mac?

I only have access to a Windows 10 VM. I experience the exact same
behaviour with [fluid~], it's seems not specific to my build. 

The fact that fluidsynth can deal with a sf3 file that [fluid~] can't
makes me assume that the problem is somewhere in [fluid~]. However,
dealing with this is way beyond my capabilities. Personally, I'd be
happy with a [fluid~] from Deken that works with SF2 files. If that is
a goal, I'd be able to provide builds for Linux platforms not covered

This is how I tested:

SF3-file from here: 

MIDI-file from here:

fluidsynth -j HedOrgan-B3-Presets-V84d.sf3 MIDI_sample.mid


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