Good Midi Synth For Windows XP

Discussion in 'General Sequencing' started by rpalmer83, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. rpalmer83

    rpalmer83 New Member

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    Since the midi features of my Soundcard won't work with WinXP, does anyone know whaere i can find a good emulator?, i know Yamaha SoftSynth XG is meant to be being developed for XP but i still can't find where to download it.
  2. Fuzzbarian

    Fuzzbarian New Member

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    Solution

    Umm, I figured something out that might help you.
    Buy Cakewalk's Music Creator 2002 or Sonar, Sonar 2.0, or Sonar 2.0 XL.
    Or, If you have them, click on the following

    Options > Audio > Advanced. In the Advanced tab, look under the area of Playback and Recording, and click the box next the advanced option that says "Always Use MME Interface, Even When WDM Drivers Are Available"
  3. Fatmanscoop

    Fatmanscoop New Member

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    how much do the keyboards usually cost?
  4. TripleTreyThrea

    TripleTreyThrea New Member

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    A good decent MIDI keyboard (Yamaha) will run you about $250 to $300
  5. Munfe Sansev

    Munfe Sansev New Member

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    thanks

    thanks for this information
  6. atomicnut

    atomicnut New Member

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    i have all these midi editing programs and i dont know how to use ANY of them =\
  7. syxx

    syxx New Member

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    i cant buy one! :(
  8. toggle_smurf

    toggle_smurf New Member

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    If your in the market for a killer MIDI workstation keyboard then check out the Yamaha Motif line. I have the Motif 8 and it is a really hot piece of equipment. Be prepared for a 2000 - 3000 US$ pricetag though.
  9. don0017

    don0017 New Member

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    Hey rpalmer83, I'm curious. what soundcard r u using?
  10. eschy12

    eschy12 New Member

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    it's not that expensive
  11. seacruzinal

    seacruzinal New Member

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    If you are simply looking for a MDI Contoller, then you can get away with a Roland for about $125.00(US). I would suggest checking with ebay, as there are usually tons of keyboards.
  12. seacruzinal

    seacruzinal New Member

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    I used to use the Roland Virtual sound canvas on all my other computers...I too found that I couldnt install it on XP. so I would also be interested in a software synth that would work.
    I did find that in sonar, working with my Soundblaster Audigy soundcard, you can get a basic idea of how sequences sound, but there's nothing like running your sounds through an external sound canvas.
  13. gavina

    gavina New Member

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    I found the soundblaster ok if you play around with the soundfonts a bit! Ok ... not great but a very cheap and useable alternative. I have gigged in a duo using backing tracks this way ... noteably "Baker St" made using the "Music Man GM GS" soundfont and converted using "Cakewalk Sonar"
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  15. sidthunder

    sidthunder New Member

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    midi synth

    Roland makes some great modules if you want high end for $500 and above. You would also need midi interface.
  16. ferris_monty

    ferris_monty New Member

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    Modules are crap, you can get all the sounds you want by buying a Sound Blaster card and using the soundfonts. The best GM soundfont I have heard is Fluid which is about 130Mb. Worth the download. I bought a keyboard for $90 and I can do everything I want on it...
  17. empireqc

    empireqc New Member

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    i have a yamaha and it's so great!
  18. szgabor998

    szgabor998 New Member

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    You can find in google if type "roland midi player windows"...
  19. kingfresh

    kingfresh New Member

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    i think ill have a go at that 2
  20. chazzy01

    chazzy01 New Member

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    try looking for new drivers?

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