midi / software-wavetable

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by jan, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. jan

    jan Guest

    I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer, and
    that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my sound-card has
    no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades possible
    (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    wavesounds?

    thanks, jan
  2. Ian Harding

    Ian Harding Guest

    jan wrote:
    > I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer, and
    > that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my sound-card has
    > no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    > I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades possible
    > (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    > Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    > wavesounds?


    Try this:

    http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/html/midplug/m_mid8.htm

    --
    Ian Harding
  3. jan

    jan Guest

    "Ian Harding" <news@gpa160.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:bhnmte$15gm4$1@ID-138985.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > jan wrote:
    > > I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer, and
    > > that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my sound-card

    has
    > > no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    > > I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades

    possible
    > > (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    > > Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    > > wavesounds?

    >
    > Try this:
    >
    > http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/html/midplug/m_mid8.htm
    >
    > --
    > Ian Harding


    Perfect! Thanks a lot!
  4. Ole

    Ole Guest

    "jan" <jan@noproviderselected.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Ian Harding" <news@gpa160.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:bhnmte$15gm4$1@ID-138985.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > jan wrote:
    > > > I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer,

    and
    > > > that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my

    sound-card
    > has
    > > > no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    > > > I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades

    > possible
    > > > (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    > > > Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    > > > wavesounds?

    > >
    > > Try this:
    > >
    > > http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/html/midplug/m_mid8.htm
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ian Harding

    >
    > Perfect! Thanks a lot!
    >

    yeah you gotta love xg...
    oh btw i'm ole...i'm gonna be here post here for a boy.
  5. On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 11:22:25 +0100, "Ole" <ole@littlebritain.net>
    wrote:

    >"jan" <jan@noproviderselected.com> wrote in message
    >news:vjurvg8f95ul9b@corp.supernews.com...
    >>
    >> "Ian Harding" <news@gpa160.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:bhnmte$15gm4$1@ID-138985.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >> > jan wrote:
    >> > > I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer,

    >and
    >> > > that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my

    >sound-card
    >> has
    >> > > no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    >> > > I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades

    >> possible
    >> > > (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    >> > > Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    >> > > wavesounds?
    >> >
    >> > Try this:
    >> >
    >> > http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/html/midplug/m_mid8.htm
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Ian Harding

    >>
    >> Perfect! Thanks a lot!
    >>

    >yeah you gotta love xg...
    >oh btw i'm ole...i'm gonna be here post here for a boy.


    Besides Yamaha's software synth, which is very good, Roland makes a
    good one (VSC, www.edirol.com, but www.pgmusic.com offers it bundled
    with other programs for free, so if you happen to need one of their
    programs -- Band in a Box or Powertracks Pro for example -- it is a
    fine deal).

    Either one will operate fine on any Pentium MMX system; only older
    Pentium 1 and 486 are hard to support with software synths, but they
    are hard to support period being so old.

    Another thing is that either one gives you the best support for
    playing popular files off the net, because most of them are made for
    either Roland or Yamaha synths. Even some made for the SB Live
    soundfonts use Roland or Yamaha samples, so the sounds are similar.
    But the files which exploit the power of MIDI the best are Roland GS
    or Yamaha XG, which extend the range of options in a standardized way.

    --
    *-__Jeffery Jones__________| *Starfire* |____________________-*
    ** Muskego WI Access Channel 14/25 <http://www.execpc.com/~jeffsj/mach7/>
    *Starfire Design Studio* <http://www.starfiredesign.com/>
  6. jan wrote:
    > I have a midi, and I've heard the midi earlier on an older computer, and
    > that sounded great. But now, on my new computer, it seams my sound-card has
    > no wave-table(?) so the midi sounds very bad.
    > I cannot invest in hardwarethe, computer is as it is, no upgrades possible
    > (work) , is there a way to use some software to simulate a wavetable?
    > Or maybe convert the MIDI file to MP3 of WAVE, using the appropiate
    > wavesounds?
    >
    > thanks, jan
    >
    >

    And, as always, don't forget to have a look at my free SynthFont tool
    which you find at www.synthfont.com.
    It's different.
    Beta version 0.9 is just about to be released.

    Cheers
    Kenneth

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