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10.2.2. Thare Are Two Ways to Install FluidSynth

There are two ways to install FluidSynth. The first, to install FluidSynth with Qsynth, allows FluidSynth to be used with the Qsynth graphical interface. It also installs a default SoundFont, which can be used by any SoundFont-aware application (like timidity++). This installation method does not - by default - allow FluidSynth to be used from a terminal, although this ability can be easily added later. This is the installation method recommended for most users.
The second way to install FluidSynth is without the Qsynth graphical interface. This method allows FluidSynth to be run from a terminal, and does not install a default SoundFont. This installation is recommended only for advanced users.