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Post by sadatoni » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:27 pm

Jim Henry wrote:A fun thing to do with the Style 160 is to play one of the many available MIDI files arranged for a solo piano, where everything is on MIDI Channel 1, and change the registration as it plays. Channel 1 defaults to the Accompaniment rather than the Solo so that you can play MIDI files for piano just by turning on the Piano stop. The included "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "Ben Hur Chariot Race" MIDI files were made by recording performances of piano MIDI files while I added the registration changes.
Slick!  listening to some Albienz (Leyenda) on the 160C now.

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Post by greenfox » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:42 am

 
Tried "Wink" demonstration of 160C.
 
Results were not impressive.  I have removed the link.greenfox2008-11-26 17:24:32

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Post by Jim Henry » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:19 am

Hi Rick,Yes, I can see it. But, ugh, it took forever to load and it is a bad representation of the program. Screen is out of sync with the sound and the sound is bad. Better to just download the program.

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Post by greenfox » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:00 pm

Thanks for the feedback Jim.
 
Should I delete it and remove the link?
 
I have removed the file and link.greenfox2008-11-26 17:25:56

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Post by Jim Henry » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:00 pm

Your call Rick but I don't see any reason to keep it. A noble experiment that didn't work out as hoped.

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Post by rockingmike » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:26 pm

Brilliant where do you find the time to do this.
 
Here is a link to a couple of websites that have converted pianola rolls into midi files that are available for free download.
 
http://www.pianola.co.nz/rollscans/zip_download.html
 
http://www.trachtman.org/
 
I have put three midi files from pianola.co.nz in  http://www.jbwebserver.net/mforum/forum ... 2008-11-27 14:51:55

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Post by silentfilmmusic » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:10 am

Is the piano sample in the 160C's Miditzer.sf2 the same as the one used on the Miditzer260-bundled SF2?  It's pretty good, for a piano soundfont.  What's it from?

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Post by Jim Henry » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:46 am

Yes it is the same as the 260 piano but you have the advantage of a sustain pedal. There is also a soft pedal but I suspect that FluidSynth isn't supporting that for some reason. Might be the way the Miditzer interacts with FluidSynth. I do know the soft pedal works with a hardware synth.I don't recall where the piano came from. I think it was some anonymous sound font that had a pretty good sound in a small sound font. Upgrading the piano sound font for the 160 is a fairly obvious upgrade as there are many very good piano sound fonts available. I think they are all larger than the entire Style 160C download though!You might try pianissimum.SF2 which I think has a pretty good sound for a 2.8Mb download.There is a lengthy discussion of piano sound fonts on the Piano World forum.

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Post by silentfilmmusic » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:00 am

Thanks for the info.  

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Post by bobinmissouri » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:38 am

Thanks for the 160C miditzer.  This can be a  great
listening  program to change piano recordings with adding organ
background.

Reminds me of my earlier music playing days where we had the 'Hammond
Solovox' keyboard (24keys) attached to the piano and combined its solo
sounds with the playing of the piano. I also played pianos where there
was another organ attachment, which lay over all 88 keys of the piano,
and you could add organ to your playing. I think it was made by Lowery.

There are many available piano roll midi files available on the internet.

There are over 5700 midi piano roll files on the Smythe website:
http://members.shaw.ca/smythe/rebirth.htm

There are over 5700 midi piano roll files on the Trackman website:
http://www.trackman.org/rollscans/RollListing.php

Have fun & much listening pleasure with the many oldies piano rolls!!

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