Using the Definitions file concept.

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Admin
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Using the Definitions file concept.

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This is basically as scripting feature designed to help you create new SoundFont and edit existing ones. Read more about it here:
http://www.synthfont.com/The_Definitions_File.pdf
Sly
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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I think this is exactly what I need, using many many sample in my project, I should be able to set every new instrument quickly grace to this feature.


I may have found a small bug though :
I use stereo samples. When importing the samples in Viena, the pan of left and right sample are OK : +50 and -50.
When exporting the definition file, in excel it shows -50 for the first sample, 0 for the 2nd, +50 for the third, 0 for the 4th, etc....
Then, Re-improting the definition file in Viena, the pan is now -50, 0, 0, 0, +50, 0, 0, 0, -50, etc...

After another cycle of exporting/ importing : the pan is now : -50, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, +50, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -50 and so on....

really sound like a bug
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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Thanks! I have been occupied with other projects lately and will be so next week, but after that I will have a look at Viena, so keep posting your findings and comments and wishes.
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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I have tried to reproduce the bug. I created a new SoundFont with a handful of stereo samples. Exported to a definitions file - looks good: i get "50.0, -50.0, 50.0, -50.0 ..." and so on.
Thinking...
John Reimer
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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Kenneth,

I am trying to use the Definitions File to edit an existing soundfont. I have had no trouble creating the File and editing it. But when I open the soundfont and import the Definitions File I have made, it seems to make no difference to the soundfont. What am I failing to do?

Best wishes,
John Reimer
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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Kenneth,

I have managed to generate an error message which I believe has pointed me in the right direction. Further thought makes me expect that in my next post I shall be able to report full success.
John Reimer
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Re: Using the Definitions file concept.

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I spoke too soon. But I believe I have sent an error report. Please let me know if you did not receive it.

John
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