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Version: 1.1 Build 11346
License: Retail
URL: http://www.columbussoft.de/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.3

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What works

Starting and browsing the menu bar, playback, editing...

What does not

Linux does not bring a MIDI-synthesizer by default. So the program will lock up soon if no midi device is available.

Workarounds

Microsoft Fonts have to be installed using

winetricks fonts

then choose core-fonts.

vcrun2005 has to be installed using winetricks.

Midi-Synthesizer has to be installed using your package manager. See comment below.

What was not tested

Nothing important that I am aware of.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Also tested in VirtualBox VM using InnoTek graphics driver.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
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CurrentUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20183.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldJPT 

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HowTo / Notes

Installing a MIDI synthesizer for pulseaudio

It took me a long time to find this out. This is not wine related but always works if you want to have a midi-synthesizer running in background. 

  • First install fluidsynth using your package manager
  • Check that a sound font was installed into /usr/share/sounds/sf3/ and chose one for the script below.
  • Now, for KDE:
    • Create the ~/.local/share/applications/fluidsynth.desktop with content like
    • [Desktop Entry]
      Type=Application
      Version=1.0
      GenericName=Midi Synthesizer
      Name=Fluidsynth
      TryExec=/usr/bin/fluidsynth
      Exec=/usr/bin/fluidsynth --no-shell --server --audio-driver=pulseaudio --midi-driver=alsa_seq --sample-rate 44100 -o synth.cpu-cores=2 /usr/share/sounds/sf3/FluidR3Mono_GM.sf3
      # for debug add --dump remove --no-shell
      # if you need more midi channels, add --midi-channels=
      # for less background CPU use add --chorus 0 --reverb 0
      Categories=Audio;System;
      StartupNotify=false
      X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=60
      Terminal=false
      #for debug: true
    • I am no pro in KDE desktop files. And I did not fully test this yet, so experiment a bit with it. You can start it from KDE-Startmenu like any other app.
    • When you are finished add it to System Settings/Startup/Auto Start/Desktop File. It will automaticalls start at login.
  • For other Desktops this should work similar...

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by JPT on Wednesday March 11th 2020, 9:01
Find a good description for installing fluidsynth here: blog.geierb.de/debian-fluidsynth-als-systemd-service/

The description is missing the last step, attaching fluidsynth server to your local user session. You need to add DISPLAY=:0 to /etc/default/fluidsynth

Edit: This causes two pulseaudio processes to be spawend, one for the user logged in and the other for fluidsynth. They quarrel for the audio hardware. So sometimes MIDI works and other audio doesn't, sometimes vice versa.
I wasn't able to find out a solution yet. A workaround is to start fluidsynth manually from the command prompt whenever you need it.
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