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Bug#199359: timidity-patches: The sound quality seems to be REMARKABLY reduced

Package: timidity-patches
Version: 0.2-1.2
Severity: important

Compare for yourself.  Here is http://school.ioffe.ru/~rutsky/eee/a.mid
(49038 bytes)*, and here
(4974132 bytes, I think something about
800K will be enough for comparison if you do not want to downlad the entire
file) is exactly (neglecting the MP3 compression losses) what I got from
timidity with this midi file (I had only lowered it by half tone because
it is arrangement for my song which was intended to be in D major), with
defaultplayback settings (except for the pitch shift) compressed by LAME.  I had
been using timidity from Debian 2.2 stable release at the time,
and it sounded perfectly.  Damn, it was the BEST performance of what I got with
any software MIDI players I've tried (standard media player that comes with
Microsoft Windows [tm] Millenium Edition gave just a funny noise, and
Yamaha OPL3 FM synthesizer built in my soundcard definitely sucks).

Now I'm strongly disappointed with the latest changes...

[*] This file is copyrighted by Tavu <claw@e-mail.ru>, I think free distribution
	is permitted (as long as you include this notice along with
        the file), but do not make any commercial use of it.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux Deemus 2.4.21 #7 SMP Mon Jun 30 02:54:47 MSD 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R

Versions of packages timidity-patches depends on:
ii  timidity                      2.11.2-1.4 Software-only MIDI sequencer.

-- no debconf information

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