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changes relative to cl-meltysynth v2.0.0:
  * Minor incompatible change: removed accidentally exported symbols from the
    CL-MELTYSYNTH package.
  * SOUNDFOUNT->NAME (a non-existent function) is now correctly exported as
  * Initial API documentation added to the wiki.  It's all hand-written, terse,
    and doesn't have many examples yet... but it's a start ^_^
  * midi123:
    * Version bumped to v1.2.1
    * Added --volume argument to control the main volume.  This is especially
      important for certain combinations of songs and SoundFonts (for example,
      Descent 2 Mission 2's song paired with the WinGroove SoundFont v1.2).
      The 64-bit mixing internally keeps things from clipping up until the
      final output, but we still need to give users a control so they can be
      sure the final signal isn't going to be too hot. 
    * When not looping, an extra four seconds is added to the end of the MIDI.
      This allows the tails of the instruments and reverbs to finish playing.
    * The default interpolation mode is now cubic spline.
    * The length of the midi file in hours/minutes/seconds is now displayed,
      along with the filename and sample rate.
    * The current play time is now displayed.
    * More information about the loaded soundfont is displayed.

changes in cl-meltysynth v2.0.0 relative to cl-meltysynth v1.1.0:
  * A 64-bit audio engine is now used internally to provide greater headroom.
  * Drastically improved SoundFont loading performance.
  * Selectable reverb types.  There are four reverbs available: a port of
    Zita-Rev1, and three Schroeder-style reverbs based on Freeverb.  
  * Reverb parameters can now be controlled via the API.
  * Tweaked the sound of all Schroeder-style reverb units.
  * The chorus unit now obeys the interpolation mode.
  * The chorus and reverb units can now be turned on/off individually.
  * All synthesizer settings can be accessed through the SYNTHESIZER-SETTINGS
  * The SYNTHESIZER and SYNTHESIZER-SETTINGS class now have dedicated
    constructors that should always be used.  This changes the public API in a
    way that is not backwards compatible.
  * midi123:
    * Greatly improved performance - the block size was previously set
    * Removed the --block-size parameter since it was being used incorrectly.
    * Added the --reverb-type parameter.
    * Better PortAudio handling, buffer underruns should be fixed.
    * Reverb and Chorus can now be turned off individually.
    * Better command line argument checking.
    * Better memory usage.

changes in cl-meltysynth v1.1.0 relative to cl-meltysynth v1.0.1:
  * Support for cubic spline interpolation added
  * Minor performance improvements
  * Various code refactors to improve code readability
  * Bumped the required CL-SDM version to 0.99.1
  * Performance improvements and smarter function inlining throughout
  * Optional "debugging mode" for the library
  * Update dump-sf2.lisp example
  * Slightly faster compilation
  * midi123:
    * Add --interpolation option
    * Add --no-progress-bar option
changes in cl-meltysynth v1.0.1 relative to cl-meltysynth v1.0.0:
  * Add MIDI-SEQ-CURRENT-TIME and MIDI-SEQ-POSITIOn functions.  These allow
    you to get the current play position of a MIDI-FILE-SEQUENCER.
  * midi123:
    * Added a progress bar to show the position while playing.
    * Added a garish banner ^_^
    * Added the --inst-reverb and --inst-chorus options.  The new arguments
      set the reverb/chorus levels on the preset/instrument regions
      themselves. Some SoundFonts have these set and it can be surprising to
      some people (namely me) when you pass --chorus 0 and still have chorus
      coming out of your speakers. This allows more control over things.