syntheditor - application for editing midisynth parameters and preset
syntheditor [Options] [PresetFile]
syntheditor allows users to edit and modify the active presets and voices
in midisynth in real time, and also functions as an editor for modifying
or creating synthesizer preset files (see synthpreset(4)).
syntheditor has the following command-line options:
Display the available options and flags.
Listen on MIDI channel <chan>. Default is channel 1.
Do not communicate with midisynth(1) via MIDI. This mode is useful
when editing and/or creating synthpreset(4) files independent of the
Do not run the application in the background.
PresetFile [Toc] [Back]
Specifies the synthpreset(4) file to load at startup. If none is
specified, syntheditor will load the same preset file as midisynth
has loaded on the given channel. If -nomidi was specified, then a
default preset is loaded.
Commands related to creating, reading, writing, or naming files.
Creates a new, unnamed default preset containing one Sawtooth sample
with 2 detuned siblings, plus one envelope with no sustain.
Brings up browser to let you pick a preset file to load.
Syntheditor will tell midisynth to load the same preset.
Write the current preset out to its current file name. Note that
the preset name and file name are not the same thing: The name is
the identifying preset label; the file name is the path to the ondisk
Save As... command
Brings up a browser to allow you to save the file under a new file
Change Preset Name... command
Queries the user for a new preset name. This is the string that
will be displayed when the preset is loaded via synthpanel(1).
Quit the application. You will be queried if the current preset has
been modified and not saved.
Submenus for setting the number of Oscillator, Filter, and Envelope
modules in the current preset.
Submenus for setting the current MIDI channel and the MIDI interface to
send messages on.
Toggle menu items for indicating whether the panels should display Filter
cutoff plots and/or Envelope curve plots. Both default to On.
Items and submenus for popping up dirview(1X) windows of sample MIDI song
files, various synthesizer preset files, and synthesizer sound sample
Listing of sample MIDI data files which can be played back using
soundplayer(1). Just double-click to listen. These files will only
be present if the optional subsystem dmedia_eoe.data.music has been
Contains three submenus: General MIDI..., which displays the
default General MIDI Preset Bank used by midisynth, Golden
Analog..., which displays some example presets which imitate analog
synth patches, and Miscellaneous..., which displays a number of
example presets which demonstrate various features of the Software
Contains four submenus: General MIDI Sound Set..., which displays
the samples used for the default GM Preset Bank, General MIDI
Percussion Map..., which displays the sample set for the GM
Percussion map used on MIDI channel 10, Cycles..., which displays a
set of single-cycle-waveform samples used for the Low Frequency
Oscillator (LFO) modules, and Prosonus Sampler..., which displays a
set of example sound files (these will only be present if the
optional subsystem dmedia_eoe.data.prosonus has been installed).
Menu items for invoking each of the various other MIDI applications.
midisynth(1), synthpreset(4), synthpanel(1), midikeys(1), midi(3dm)
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