Some Music-Related Topics
- I did have some fun with the Jeux soundfont and music by John McCoy. Relevant links are Jeux Soundfont and Music. The use of SoundFonts limits this to Creative's "Soundblaster" boards, and since I don't have one of these anymore I have lost the capability for this. Playing the MIDI files without the soundfonts is briefly amusing but isn't particularly pleasant. If you wish to use the Jeux soundfont for your own music, you may find the file Jeux14.ins useful. This allows programs using the soundfont to refer to the instruments ("stops", in this case) by name. Distorted sound when using SoundFonts can usually be cured by downloading the latest drivers.
- If you are interested in MIDI and Windows, I recommend . I use this to play the Jeux soundfont with an external MIDI keyboard. The advantage of this over Creative Lab's "keyboard" or similar is that with MIDI-OX you can arrange keyboard splits (using different stops), octave shifts etc.