timidity.cfg (5)


       timidity.cfg - configure file of TiMidity++





       The file timidity.cfg describes the runtime environments of timidity(1)
       that are the path of sound font, instruments configrations or else.
       TiMidity looks for the  configuration  file  timidity.cfg  at  startup,
       before  processing  any  options.   If  it  can't  be accessed, and the
       library path is changed with a -L option on the command line, then  the
       default  file  will  be   sought  again  along  the  new  library  path
       after processing all options, unless another  configuration  file   was
       specified with the -c option.

       Configuration  files  define the mapping of MIDI programs to instrument
       files. Multiple files may  be  specified, and statements in later  ones
       will override earlier ones.


       Following statements can be used in a configuration file:

       dir directory
              Adds  directory  to the search path in the same manner as the -L
              command line option.


       Archive file are also allowed. For example:
       dir /usr/local/share/timidity/inst/foo.zip#
       1 baz.pat
       2 zoo.pat
       0 bar.pat

       At first, dir specities the archive name (followed by '#') for the path
       of   patch   files   same   as   directory   name   (in   this  case  ,
       "/usr/local/share/timidity/inst/foo.zip").  TiMidity recognize the path
       is  an  archive  file if the expression has the last character '#', and
       also read the files contained in this archive file.  In previouns exam-
       ple  the  patch  files  bar.pat,  baz.pat  and zoo.pat contained in the
       foo.zip are also installed.

       source file
              Reads  another  configuration  file, then  continues  processing
              the current one.
              progbase  1  are  specified, tone numbers that follow are setted
              and displayed as the numbers from 1 to 128.

       drumset number
              Selects  the  drum  set  to modify.  Patch mappings that  follow
              will affect this drum set.

       number file [options]
              Specifies  that  the the MIDI program number in the current tone
              bank or drum set should be played using the patch file.  options
              may be any of the following:

                     Amplifies  the  instrument's volume by amplification per-
                     cent. If no value is specified, one will be automatically
                     determined whenever the instrument is loaded.

                     Specifies a fixed  MIDI  note  to  use  when playing  the
                     instrument.  If note is 0, the instrument will be  played
                     at   whatever   note  the  Note  On  event  triggering it
                     has. For percussion instruments, if no value is specified
                     in  the configuration file, the default in the patch file
                     will be used.

                     Sets the instrument's default  panning.  panning  may  be
                     left, right, center, or an nteger between -100  and  100,
                     designating full  left  and full right respectively.   If
                     no  value is specified, the  default  in  the patch  file
                     will be used.  Note that panning controls in  MIDI  files
                     will  override  this value.

                     By  default,  percussion  instruments have their loop and
                     envelope information stripped. Strangely shaped envelopes
                     are  removed  automatically  from  melodic instruments as
                     well. keep can be used to prevent stripping  envelope  or
                     loop data.  For  example, the Short and Long Whistle per-
                     cussion instruments (General Midi numbers 71 and 72) need
                     to  have `keep=loop keep=env' specified in the configura-
                     tion file.

                     Force removal of loop or envelope  information  from  all
                     patches  in  the  instrument, or strip the tail, i.e. all
                     data after the loop.  Some third-party  instruments  have
                     garbage after the loop, as evidenced by  a clicking noise
                     whenever  the  instrument  is  played,  so   adding   the
                     strip=tail option will markedly improve sound quality.

              drumset 0
              altassign 42 44 46

              Note that alternate assign of drumset 0 is used by default.

       #extension comm program secound
              Specifies  the  comment  comment  for  the  tone number program.
              These comments are displayed in the indicater line at  the  case
              TiMidity is booted with option -int, -iTt.

       #extension timeout program secound
              Specifies  the  time-out value of the program. If any notes pro-
              nounced with the tone number program  are  suspended  more  than
              second seconds, TiMidity kills the notes.

       #extension copydrumset drumset
              Copies all settings of the drumset to the current drumset.

       #extension copybank bank
              Copies all settings of the bank to the current bank.

       #extension HTTPproxy hostname:port
              Specifies  the proxy of the HTTP protocol. hostname and port are
              of the proxy host's.

       #extension FTPproxy hostname:port
              Specifies the prox of the FTP protocol. Same as HTTP.

       #extension mailaddr your-mail-address
              Specifies user's mail address. This address is sended to the FTP
              server if TiMidity access any file via FTp.

       #extension opt [-]{option} [optarg]
              Sets the value of boot-time options.

       #extension undef progno
              Undefine the tone progno of current tone bank.

       These  "#extension" statements are beginning with character '#' that is
       the comment flag of old TiMidity(version 0.2i or  earlier).   So  these
       statememts are treated as comment line.
       The latest TiMidity treats "#extension" as white-space. So you can omit

       If any file-name expression ended with character '|' (Ascii 0x7c),  the
       file-name  is  treated  as  command and outputs of the command are also
       examined as arguments of statements.


       Copyright  (C)  1999  Masanao Izumo <mo@goice.co.jp> Copyright (C) 1995
       Tuukka Toivonen <tt@cgs.fi>

       Original version was  developed  under  the  name  of  Tuukka  Toivonen
       <tt@cgs.fi>  until  the  version  of TiMidity-0.2i. His development was
       discontinued because of his busy work.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.

       This  program  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;  without  even  the  implied  warranty  of  MER-
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA


       The latest release is available on the TiMidity++ Page,
       URL http://www.goice.co.jp/member/mo/timidity/

1.0.0                             Nov 24 1998                  timidity.cfg(5)