Instruments sound dodgy.

Discussion in 'General Sequencing' started by AcidX, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. AcidX

    AcidX New Member

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    I've been working on a MIDI file for a while now, ad it used to be fine.
    But now, I've finished it, and you can listen to it fine the first time round, but then when it repeats in media player the instruments 'change' the way they sound. Like the Orchestra Hit (most important part) sounds really quiet and the Polysynth/charang are really loud, plus most of the string instruments seem to be a lot quieter.

    Is there anyway I can get it to sound normal again? :(
    I know this is kind of hard to understand... >_<
  2. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Not at all hard to understand. Your sequencing program was using a different MIDI output driver than WMPlayer is currently using. Try this: Start > Run... > control mmsys.cpl > Find the MIDI Music Playback section, either under the Audio tab or MIDI tab > change the device to whatever device you were using in your sequencing sofware.
  3. AcidX

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    Hmm, that didn't work :( though, it did all start to do this thing when I edited it in a different program, could it be that? And if so, is there a way I can get it back to normal?
  4. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    What program are you using? It could be that the editing program is using its own virtual synthesiser.
  5. AcidX

    AcidX New Member

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    Well, I made the basic shell in some basic program which I know runs through the MIDI channel coz it errors if you play a MIDI whilst using it :p
    But, the one that supposedly screwed it up was the not very well known 'MIDI Locator v1.11' which does seem to have it's own MIDI stuff, and edits track data, I think, I don't know, it's pretty advanced for a free program.
  6. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Try to fix it up with the freeware program Anvil Studio if you can.
  7. hunky_artist

    hunky_artist New Member

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    yeah anvil is quite good :)
  8. AcidX

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    OK, ty, Yeha I used to have that, I'll get it again ^___^

    It's ok for some people I've sent it to, but one in so many systems will hear it like they do on mine, and I'd like to be able to listen to it normally, as you do...
  9. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    That is a fact about MIDI that stands out more than most anything else... The quality of playback is dependant on the quality of the synthsiser you are playing it on.
  10. Laneisinsane

    Laneisinsane New Member

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  11. Desertfish

    Desertfish New Member

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    Just change the synthesizer windows uses in Control panel>Sounds and Audio devices>Audio tab>Midi music playback:

    you can select your playback synthesizer there
    :thumbsup:

    Greets,
    Desertfish
  12. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    ...Yeah. Thanks, Desertfish.

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