Thursday, July 31, 2003


I haven't used this recently, but back when I did use it I liked it a lot. Back in the 90's, MIDI files played with Timidity sounded much better than when played directly on the synthesizers built into then-current soundcards. On modern cards it probably doesn't make much difference.

I'm considering using it again for some MIDI-to-WAV conversion, as it still seems to be the best-known solution for that problem which is both open-source and cross-platform (a term which I use to mean that the application is available for both Unix and Windows).

There are also many commercial, shareware, and even freeware utilities for Windows, and various stuff for *nix like kmidi, and I suppose you can always just capture the mix off of your soundcard to a WAV.