Android OS

Questions discussions about the things that actually make the sound, i.e. MIDI apps, synthesizers, soft synths, etc.
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aliska34
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OK so not sure what the correct terms are for what I am looking for so please bear with me.

What I want: to be able to go anywhere with just my phone, headphones, cable and warbl and play using my phone.
What I think I need: information about what app to download that will interpret WARBL's midi cc2 info and also produce noise using that info (synths, flutes, pipes, w.e im not mega picky)

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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Most people on Android are using the FluidSynth app. It plays SoundFonts, which allows it to produce the sounds of many different instruments.

Here’s FluidSynth:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... i&hl=en_US

I believe when you run FluidSynth it prompts you to download and install some basic SoundFonts. If you’re interested in a tin whistle SoundFont, I made one available here:

https://warbl.xyz/soundfonts/WARBL_whistle1.sf2
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The FluidSynth app is good, however, it doesn't run on all android systems. The developer is aware of this and, I believe, is currently working on a new version. It runs on my Moto-G phone, but not on two Samsung devices I have.

The general midi soundfont that it prompts you to download is OK, however it is not set to use CC2 to control volume. You will have to either a) set the WARBL breath to CC11 (expression), or b) tweak the soundfont to accept CC2. The same applies to Andrew's (excellent) tin whistle soundfont.

I chose to do b) because I have a number of other MIDI wind controllers all of which use CC2. If you want to tweak the soundfont, the program Polyphone is excellent, but you need to know what you're doing. I'm happy to help

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I didn’t realize that FluidSynth doesn’t work on all Androids. That’s too bad. Hopefully there will indeed be an upgrade.

I think a lot of WARBL users don’t need to worry about using a CC to control volume, as most use it for tin whistle or bagpipes, where there’s not much in the way of dynamics :). But yes, it’s fairly easy to set map pressure to CC11 in the Configuration Tool if desired.
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