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Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

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Reply 120 of 192, by Lo Wang

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Outstanding piece of software. Thank you so much for this synth.

Only the midi volume control is grayed out from "Sounds and Audio Devices", and the midi volume slider from the mixer, even though functional (as in clickable-movable), has no effect whatsoever.

Just posting as the readme doesn't really tell whether or not this is to be expected.

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Reply 121 of 192, by MaliceX

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Semi-related.
If anyone doesn't like the idea of installing drivers, here's a similar project which achieves similar results.

vgmrips.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1935

Reply 122 of 192, by Elvisish

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Quick question, I've forgotten how to get this to show up as a midi output in DAWs? Currently I can only see Microsoft GS and I have CoolSoft Virtual Midi showing up that I've installed. I was hoping coolsoft would have passed the instructions to this synth, but it doesn't, and I would rather just play directly out to the OPL3 synth. Is this possible in Windows 7 x64?

Reply 123 of 192, by Synthoridity

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Could it be possible to emulate the General MIDI instruments of other OPL-based cards? For example, this one, which the uploader says was recorded from a Compaq Presario 5461 computer: https://youtu.be/0uCcUnmWu20

I prefer the sound of the electric guitars in that video, even though they decay perhaps a little too quickly in some songs (noticeable in Into Sandy's City).

Reply 124 of 192, by Duffman

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Hi,

I was wondering if there is anything like this driver/emulator available for linux too?

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Reply 125 of 192, by Tigoro

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opld.sourceforge.net/

$ aplaymidi -l
Port Client name Port name
14:0 Midi Through Midi Through Port-0
20:0 SB Live! [CT4620] EMU10K1 MPU-401 (UART)
21:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0
21:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1
21:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2
21:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3
128:0 opld opld

Reply 126 of 192, by Duffman

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Tigoro wrote:
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opld.sourceforge.net/

$ aplaymidi -l
Port Client name Port name
14:0 Midi Through Midi Through Port-0
20:0 SB Live! [CT4620] EMU10K1 MPU-401 (UART)
21:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0
21:1 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 1
21:2 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 2
21:3 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 3
128:0 opld opld

Thanks, but I haven't been able to successfully compile this, i get

gcc -g -O3   -c -o main.o main.c
In file included from main.c:27:0:
/usr/include/sndfile.h:220:9: error: unknown type name ‘__int64’
typedef __int64 sf_count_t ;
^
<builtin>: recipe for target 'main.o' failed
make: *** [main.o] Error 1

not sure what it means or how to fix it,

any help?

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Reply 127 of 192, by Duffman

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nevermind installed libsndfile1-dev and it compiled,

but $ aplaymidi -l

did not list an opld device for some reason.

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Reply 129 of 192, by Duffman

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I figured out I can get opld to show up in aconnect and aplaymidi, but I have to start it manually from the folder I compiled it in.

is this normal behaviour?

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Reply 132 of 192, by FM-OPL-Midi-Freak

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Hi

in terms of "Winamp Midicolone(HMI, XMI etc.. 2 SMF File converting", i havent never problems, what you need is the helping tool PSR Uti, with which you can convert midis to GM

scroll a bit down here, for english
www.heikoplate.de/mambo/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=44

the great Winamp Plugin which plays hmi, mus, xmi's ->convert all midiclones
faultless, some xmi Files are stored in Midiformat 2, which contained all midichannels on a channel

a little midi editing in a converted or collected midi file / song of your love should be, particularly as some voices here and there to less / to heavy are in the mixing, take a little und simple favorite midisequencer of your choise

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Reply 133 of 192, by gdjacobs

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Duffman wrote:

I thought it would install as a module and load itself automatically

Yeah, it's not a kernel module. You'll need to start opld either manually, through an init script, or in your user shell startup scripts. In addition, it doesn't have an install target in the Makefile, so you'll have to manually copy it to the bin directory of your choice.

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Reply 134 of 192, by bootlogger

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Hi,

A few months ago I announced here in Vogons a web-based MIDI/chiptune player I've been working on.

At that time MIDI playback was limited to a soundfont-based GM backend, but now it's also possible to use one based on ADLMidi, meaning OPL3 emulation. This backend uses Fatman's 4op patches which are included in ADLMidi.

I thought this might be relevant to the conversation, in case anyone's interested in listening to GM songs using OPL3 emulation but without having to install any drivers or modules.

I'm a Linux user so I know the pain, hehe. 😀

Anyway, here's the link if anyone wants to check it out.

Reply 135 of 192, by James-F

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Elvisish wrote:

Quick question, I've forgotten how to get this to show up as a midi output in DAWs? Currently I can only see Microsoft GS and I have CoolSoft Virtual Midi showing up that I've installed. I was hoping coolsoft would have passed the instructions to this synth, but it doesn't, and I would rather just play directly out to the OPL3 synth. Is this possible in Windows 7 x64?

Same here.
After installing the driver it simply doesn't show anywhere.
Windows 7 x64.


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Reply 137 of 192, by James-F

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Now it works, thanks.
I had to install visual c++ 2015 redistributable 32 also (I already had 64).

EDIT:
The E1M1 midi and this driver doesn't actually sounds like doom E1M1 in dosbox (OPL), but it's very close.
Impressive that the OPL can emulate GM sounds with nothing but wave-forms.
I suppose I have to use the Doom OPL Patches for it to sound exactly the same?

EDIT2:
It doesn't seem to respond to GENMIDI.OP2, I don't hear a sound change.
I triple checked, everything in it's right directory and correct file name.

Would you suggest using the Doom OPL's for other music listening beside doom?
* Once it works for me of course.


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Reply 138 of 192, by nukeykt

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James-F wrote:
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Now it works, thanks.
I had to install visual c++ 2015 redistributable 32 also (I already had 64).

EDIT:
The E1M1 midi and this driver doesn't actually sounds like doom E1M1 in dosbox (OPL), but it's very close.
Impressive that the OPL can emulate GM sounds with nothing but wave-forms.
I suppose I have to use the Doom OPL Patches for it to sound exactly the same?

EDIT2:
It doesn't seem to respond to GENMIDI.OP2, I don't hear a sound change.
I triple checked, everything in it's right directory and correct file name.

Would you suggest using the Doom OPL's for other music listening beside doom?
* Once it works for me of course.

Can you upload sample of Doom's E1M1 with dmx_doom1.op2 and then dmx_dmx.op2?

Reply 139 of 192, by James-F

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They sound the same and no different than none at all.

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