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TiMidity++ is a software synthesizer. It can play MIDI files by converting
them into PCM waveform data or other various audio file formats.
-The freepats package, also available at, is recommended
-for use with TiMidity++.
+TiMidity++ can also be run as an ALSA sequencer client. To do this, make
+/etc/rc.d/rc.timidity executable and add this line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
+/etc/rc.d/rc.timidity start
+You will need a set of instrument patch files for TiMidity++ to be of any
+use. The freepats and eawpats packages, also available at,
+both provide a set of patch files.