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       yoshimi - a software music synthesiser


       yoshimi [-option] [cmd]


       Yoshimi  is  a  polyphonic multi-part sound synthesiser utilising three distinct 'engines'
       that can be used separately or together. These can also be stacked into 'kits',  typically
       for percussion. It fully supports both JACK and ALSA for MIDI input and audio output.

       Yoshimi  can  be  run  in a graphical interface, a command line interface, or with control
       from both. A number of controls can also be  accessed  via  MIDI.  The  CLI  has  its  own
       Readline parser and built-in help system accessed by entering the commands '?' or 'help'.

       The  CLI  help  system  is context sensitive, and apart from reminders of common essential
       commands, only shows the relevant commands. However, it is possible to  specifically  call
       for help from other contexts.

       e.g.  Within  the  'part'  context  '?  config'  will  show the commands for configuration

       Yoshimi has a very extensive MIDI learn capability, exposing the majority of controls. The
       same  MIDI  CC  and  Channel pair can be linked to multiple independent controls. There is
       also considerable post-learn editing capability.

       Other recent extensions are the ability to import and export entire instrument banks in  a
       safe  and  obvious manner. It is now also possible to swap any instrument or bank with any
       other, in any bank root without disrupting the rest of the structure.

       One of the latest additions is the ability to load a list of  MIDI-learned  settings  from
       the command line at startup.

       Recent improvements are key and channel aftertouch, fully resizeabe windows, MIDI sync for
       LFOs and Panning extensions.

       The latest development is the inclusion of  MIDI-sync  for  all  LFOs,  and  all  relevant


       -?, --help Shows command syntax.

       -a, --alsa-midi[=<device>] Use ALSA MIDI input.

       -A, --alsa-audio[=<device>] Use ALSA audio output.

       -b, --buffersize=<size> Set the internal buffer size.

       -c, --no-cmdline Disable command line interface.

       -C, --cmdline Enable command line interface.

       -D, --define-root Define path to new bank root dir.

       -i, --no-gui Disable graphical interface.

       -I, --gui Enable graphical interface.

       Attempting  'c'  and  'i'  will produce a warning, and although it is possible to run with
       both disabled (accepting only MIDI) it is not recommended.

       -j, --jack-midi[=<device>] Use JACK MIDI input.

       -J, --jack-audio[=<device>] Connect to JACK server.

       -k, --autostart-jack Auto start JACK server.

       -K, --auto-connect Auto connect to jack server.

       -l, --load=<file> Load .xmz patch set.

       -L, --load-instrument=<file> Load .xiz instrument file.

       -M, --load-midilearn=<file> Load .xly learned list file.

       -N, --name-tag=<tag> Add a tag to the client name.

       -o, --oscilsize=<size> Set the AddSynth oscillater size.

       -R, --samplerate=<rate> Set the ALSA audio sample rate.

       -S, --state[=<file>]  Load previously saved state.
              Defaults to "HOME/.config/yoshimi/yoshimi.state"

       -u, --jack-session-file=<file> Load named JACK session file.

       -U, --jack-session-uuid=<uuid> Use JACK session uuid.

       Regardless of their position on the command line file loads will always be in  the  order:
       session (or state), patch set, instrument, midi-learn

       -V, --version Print Yoshimi version.

       "Mandatory  or  optional arguments for long options are also mandatory or optional for any
       corresponding short options."