TiMidity++ Easy Installer
by Tim Brechbill
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(Version Updated: 24-Jan-2004)
Full Version (6.8MB) - Includes 6MB Soundfont
Small Version (1MB) - I already have soundfonts

TiMidity++ is the best FREE CD Quality midi player converter for people without a soundcard. If you don't have a good soundcard you will be amazed by the quality you get with TiMidity++. Listen to a SAMPLE with my default soundfont. Check out the ScreenShots. TiMidity++ is open source software. It uses Soundfont Banks (sf2) and/or Gravis Ultrasound-compatible patch (.pat) files to generate digital audio data from MIDI files. My version is for Windows platforms and I update it about once a month.
(For other platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, HP-UX, SunOS, MacOSX, see the latest experimental version)

  • FREE CD Quality Midi player/converter
  • No soundcard required. Sound quality is not based on any hardware (Except speakers of course)
  • Play or convert midi files to WAV or MP3 in 1-step, ready to burn to your CD
  • Runs good on most older PCs (233Mhz 64Mb RAM)
  • Uses .sf2 (Merlin, Cadenza, Fluid, etc.) or .pat files of your choice. I recommend the Merlin soundfonts below.
  • My Default TimGM6mb.sf2 file included is small (6mb) but reasonably good quality
  • Links to get better quality FREE soundfonts below.
  • Config files already included for most popular sf2 banks
  • Includes high quality sample original midi files by Tim Brechbill

    Once the "timidity_setup.exe" file is downloaded, you need to find it and run it (double-click). Please accept the default installation directory of C:\ for everything to work properly without any modifications. If you do not accept the default you will need to change the .cfg files with WordPad to point to the proper directories.
    My FREE Soundfonts
  • TimGM6mb.sf2 (6MB self-extracting) - This is the Default Soundfont that comes with the Full Version. Good for PCs with limited resources, otherwise I recommend one of the Merlin soundfonts.
  • SaxesTB.sf2 (1.9MB sf2) - Smaller version is included in the default TimGM6mb.sf2. I recorded and Engineered this Sax Section soundfont. Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bari sax sound great as a section. Listen to Samples

    For a HIGH QUALITY sound, try one of these FREE soundfonts:
  • Merlin Vienna Soundfont (105MB).
  • Merlin Gold Soundfont (36MB).
  • Merlin GM 36 Soundfont (33MB).
  • SfPack (96K) is required to unpack the Merlin soundfonts.

    When you get a chance, please visit my website. All of the songs are written with Noteworthy Composer or the FREE MuseScore software and the MP3's are rendered with TiMidity++ and Merlin soundfonts.
    Tim Brechbill Original Music Compositions