So I’ve run into an issue with playing MIDI files on Linux. I’ve learned that in order to do so it requires a soundfont to work, a DLS file specifically. This is all pretty new to me, but is there no other way to make this work properly?
Is there some kind of a default DLS soundfont thing that FMOD would look for on Linux that I could download from a repository? Almost all of the soundfont files I could fine are in this other format SF2, and the only potential software I’ve found to convert those to DLS is something called Awave Studio, but that costs money and I just want my program to work.
Ideally I’d just want this to work out of the box no matter what platform I’m using. I was able to find a DLS file to test it out. It does work, it just sounded like crap.
According to the FMODEx changelog from 2004, SF2 was planned to be supported, but I can’t find anything after that for FMODEx or FMOD 5.
I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?