WARBL on a Chrome Book?

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grobin
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WARBL on a Chrome Book?

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I have a Pixel Go Chromebook and I installed Fluid Synth Midi on it, brought up the Google Chrome browser, and configured and connected with Fluid Synth Midi. It seems to work well with the built in Piano sound fount with my new WARBLE whistle - but I can not import the .sf2 whistle file. It does not even see the .sf2 file. Does this Android Fluid Synth use a different format. I don't have to get this fully running on my chrome book but it would be nice if I could. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: WARBL on a Chrome Book?

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Are you going about it in the right way?

Go to Settings >Soundfont>Select and you should be able to point it at your downloads folder, or wherever your whistle font is.

It should be able to see the file. There is a glitch with some android systems that can load the file but not select the preset, but that's not your problem?

Mine's on an Android phone, but it should be the same.

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Re: WARBL on a Chrome Book?

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Hmm, I'm seeing the same problem on my son's Chromebook. I'm pretty sure it used to work, but FluidSynth had some major updates recently, and now it no longer seems to see the SF2 file. I'm going to see if I can contact the developer about this.
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I import the sf2 file all the time in FluidSynth in Windows and also have done it in my cell phone BUT in the Chromebook it does not see the sf2 file at all - and I tried other folders as well with no luck.
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I heard back from the developer and he’s going to look into it. He hadn’t tested the new version with a Chromebook but he’s going to get his hands on one.
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I just heard from Phillippe that he has fixed this issue in v. 2.0.22 of the FluidSynth app. Hopefully it should now work fine on Chromebook.
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I am getting closer with the updated FluidSynth. I can now import the sf2 file and it shows up in the appropriate place now and seems to loaded BUT no matter what I do - it plays the piano. I can't get it to play the whistle. It may be something dumb I am doing but I don't know. Has anyone tried the new version of FluidSynth and actually get whistle sounds out of it?
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Go to Settings, and see what is listed under "Loaded Soundfonts". It should be your imported sf2 file.

If not, your sf2 should be listed in the "Available Soundfonts". If it is, click on it, and it will be loaded.

If not, then you need to import it, then it will be listed as "available".

Once it's loaded, go back to the main screen, and click on the button to the right of the big 1 (Channel 1). That will bring up the presets inside the soundfont. Select the WARBL, then go back to the main screen, and next to the big 1 should be the Warbl.

You should be good to go....

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