Brian, I know other members have done General Midi dispositions in the past,
but they used soundfonts. I was
not sure how an external General Midi instrument connected to a PC or the
Raspberry Pi with the
GM or XG Lite soundbanks would be recognized by jOrgan. Seemingly, you
would have to import the Preset/ Patch List using the Import feature. I
have never done that, so I don't know how jOrgan treats those, but the
Message section for each Preset or Patch must give the particulars by which
jOrgan identifies them.
Sounds like a good setup.
Have fun, as Roy would say!
Sent: Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:04 AM
To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [jOrgan-user] Volume contro
I appreciate your help.
As I said both volume controls are working as expected now.
For one sound source, I am using FluirR3.sf2 (General Midi only) soundfont
in Fluidsynth in my Raspberry Pi. So This disposition is only Gemeral Midi
and XG Lite. I will use it as a simple 2M + P spinet electronic organ, with
2 X 61 key manuals, and a 13 note pedalboard. These were always the most
popular organs in South Africa. We do have other larger organs that were
sold, with AGO pedalboards as well and smaller pedalboards, with 25 notes
instead fo 32 notes.
For the 2'nd sound source, I am using a Yamaha PSR 295 midi arrange
keyboard. I only connect the PSR 295 and the Raspberry Pi with a USB cable,
and the Raspberry automatically recognises this as a Midi device. I can
then control all the 'ranks' of the Yamaha keyboard via jOrgan. I am doing
this in order to expand the capability of the Pi. This way, without too
much difficulty and money, I can have 4 channels of audio.
So this will be an extremely cheap organ build. As I will be using 2
Raspberry Pi's running in this little beast, there will be a disposition
split over 2 Raspberry Pi's, giving me 4 channels of audio for the VPO.