I was looking for a way to post feedback/suggestions on the Falcosoft website. I hope here works!
This is my favorite soundfont MIDI player 😁
A few thoughts on it:
1. Would it be possible to create an additional (optional) window for soundfont selection?
I think that would make things much more user-friendly and more easily accessible for those rummaging through many soundfonts to see what sounds best with different MIDI tracks. I currently have to go into settings, browse and select a soundfont for use, then save to commit changes for the use of a different soundfont. And it seems I have to restart whatever MIDI is playing (in an external media player, with loopMIDI running and ported via Falcosoft settings, along with [Putchzlowitz Vista?] MIDI Mapper) in order to hear the full effect of the new soundfont. Which brings me to my next topic...
2. I have noticed that when I change the current soundfont, whilst playing a MIDI file in an external player, there seems to be a sound layer missing or something? I have to restart the track in order to hear the soundfont utilized in full effect. Is there any way around this or something I'm missing that causes this to happen?
I don't think it happens when changing the soundfont and playing MIDI files 'internally' via Falcosoft MIDI Player's playlist function. Or if it does, it isn't quite as noticeable. While playing externally and changing the soundfont, it seems that the audio reverts to a sort of basic sample set. Where it sounds somewhat like the selected soundfont, but sort of dull and missing a layer of effects, reverb and chorus maybe as well. But, the soundfont volume is still apparent.
3. I haven't recreated this issue in a while (and can't recall what I was using before in place of Putzlowich's Vista MIDI Mapper...), but when I have Coolsoft Virtual MIDI Synth installed and using the portable version of Falcosoft MIDI Player, for some reason Coolsoft opens on it's own and sort of just does it's own thing while using Falcosoft. Not sure how or why this happens, but just thought I'd mention it in case anyone wants to test this to see if it's a common issue - or if it's just an issue on my end with me still using Windows 7 🤣.
Thanks so much for working on this software and providing it for use! I have a whole lot of fun using it to test different soundfonts with retro game tunes and MIDI arrangements for various music genres. As well and utilizing it for use with games in Dosbox. I can literally sit for hours playing one MIDI track at a time and changing soundfonts, adjusting levels, enjoying the changes of samples and sound. I'll check back if I spot any other minor things that catch my attention... and keep fiddling to make sure I'm not creating my own issues lmao.
Also, I stumbled on this guide a while back and have made it my go-to for setting up Falcosoft in various ways. I feel it could be a very nice guide to pin on the Falcosoft site.
Although it did pop up with a security risk for some odd reason just now.
https://www.thecrankyhermit.shoutwiki.com/wik … IDI_setup_guide