Do Midi files come in different formats? I find that when I play one song after another, sometimes the notes start to kind of run together on the second and following songs. This will continue until I restart or play certain midis which fix everything. Does anyone have any idea what causes some Midis to be “Fixers” and others to cause “Crud”.
Just using Loadsong, SetMasterVolume and PlaySong.
- RonM asked 14 years ago
Some midi is poorly written, the author didn’t reset the instruments and thus
causing nasty “run on” notes or gross sounding modulation. I have had midi
on occation cease to play. Well, at least produce audio, the FMOD functions
work and all, but there is no sound. I don’t know what causes this.
- nci answered 14 years ago
I put the fsound_init_usedefaultmidisynth flag into Fsound_Init and it worked like a charm. A piano sounds like a piano again, not like an accordian.
I am still curious about the quality of various midis. One of my reasons for switching is that DirextX doesn’t play low volume midis well, while FMod does an excellent job. So you are doing something other than just using Direct Music.
Addendum to last message:
Using the Sound_Init_UseDefaultMidiSynth flag stopped the “crud” but has created another problem. The flag apparently increases the volume threshold and some songs no longer play. Is anyone aware of any software that can boost the volume baseline of a midi file and save it that way?
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