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@derselbst derselbst released this Sep 14, 2018 · 198 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • implement polyphonic key pressure (#185, thanks to @mawe42)
  • add API for manipulating default modulators (#265, #164, #71, thanks to @mawe42)
  • add midi.autoconnect setting for automatically connecting fluidsynth with available MIDI Input ports (currently only for alsa_seq thanks to @tomcucinotta)
  • add seek support to midi-player (#261, thanks to @loki666)
  • add support for text and lyrics midi events (#111)
  • add support for 24 bit sample soundfonts (#301, #329)
  • consider "important midi channels" during overflow calculation synth.overflow.important-channels (#294, thanks to @mawe42)
  • add a custom default modulator for MIDI CC8 to support proper stereo balance (#317, thanks to @mawe42)
  • add support for an additional custom high-pass filter (#331, thanks to @mawe42)
  • incorporate JJC's polymono patch (#306, #236, #158)
    • add basic channel support
    • implement MIDI modes Omni On, Omni Off, Poly, Mono
    • implement portamento control
    • implement legato control
    • implement breath control
  • add support soundfont loading from memory (#241)
  • add a profiling command interface (#345, thanks to @jjceresa)
  • add support on demand sample loading (#366, thanks to @mawe42)
  • add reverb and chorus settings (#49)
  • allow using the midi router to manipulate midi files when playing from command line
  • fluid_synth_process() received a new proper implementation
  • synth.effects-groups allows to render effects of all MIDI channels to separate audio channels


  • CMake 3.1.0 or later is required for building
  • consider channel pressure, key pressure and pitch wheel for lower attenuation boundary calculation (#163, thanks to @mawe42)
  • complete rewrite of the LADSPA subsystem (#227, #235, thanks to @mawe42)
  • complete rewrite of the Soundfont Loader API (#334, #309)
  • avoid reverb amplitude growing exponentially (#279, thanks to @jjceresa)
  • removed deprecated autotools build system
  • a minimal build of fluidsynth without requiring pkg-config is supported
  • remove deprecated LADCCA support
  • use unique device names for the audio.portaudio.device setting (#284, thanks to @jjceresa)
  • documentation of the settings moved to
  • adjust MIDI Pan and Balance calculations as outlined by MIDI Recommended Practice (RP-036) (#317, thanks to @mawe42)
  • make network support compile-time optional (#307, thanks to @carlo-bramini)
  • speed up calculation of chorus modulation waveforms for devices without FPU (#321, thanks to @carlo-bramini)
  • cleanup internal audio rendering and mixing engine (#197)
  • reduce memory consumption of loaded soundfonts (#370, thanks to @mawe42)
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