Softsynth for Windows XP?

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Early Ehlinger, May 30, 2003.

  1. I've got a laptop that I'm trying to move my MIDI composing software over
    to, but alas it has no synth! I've found plenty of MIDI rendering engines
    out there, but what I'd really like is a MIDI output that does a software
    synth and sends the resulting sound out the wave output port.

    I seem to have the "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth" available, but my
    sequencer doesn't list it as an option. Are there any alternatives out
    there?
  2. D'oh! Two seconds after posting this, I figured out how to get it to show
    up. The sequencer supported both the MME and WDM APIS and apparently I had
    to force it to use MME to get the MS synth to show up.

    "Early Ehlinger" <early@respower.com> wrote in message
    news:vdepdtnl6adp76@corp.supernews.com...
    > I've got a laptop that I'm trying to move my MIDI composing software over
    > to, but alas it has no synth! I've found plenty of MIDI rendering engines
    > out there, but what I'd really like is a MIDI output that does a software
    > synth and sends the resulting sound out the wave output port.
    >
    > I seem to have the "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth" available, but my
    > sequencer doesn't list it as an option. Are there any alternatives out
    > there?
    >
    >
  3. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    But the synth is no good for recording, it has a delay that is unacceptable.
    To get no audible recording delay you need a laptop running Windows XP. a
    DXi softsynth like the Roland VSC-MP1 and heavy CPU power, DDR memory and a
    7200rpm hard drive.
    JB
    "Early Ehlinger" <early@respower.com> wrote in message
    news:vdepqgbs4gdd42@corp.supernews.com...
    > D'oh! Two seconds after posting this, I figured out how to get it to show
    > up. The sequencer supported both the MME and WDM APIS and apparently I

    had
    > to force it to use MME to get the MS synth to show up.
    >
    > "Early Ehlinger" <early@respower.com> wrote in message
    > news:vdepdtnl6adp76@corp.supernews.com...
    > > I've got a laptop that I'm trying to move my MIDI composing software

    over
    > > to, but alas it has no synth! I've found plenty of MIDI rendering

    engines
    > > out there, but what I'd really like is a MIDI output that does a

    software
    > > synth and sends the resulting sound out the wave output port.
    > >
    > > I seem to have the "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth" available, but my
    > > sequencer doesn't list it as an option. Are there any alternatives out
    > > there?
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
  4. "JB Seattle" <shnoozle8@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > But the synth is no good for recording, it has a delay that is

    unacceptable.
    > To get no audible recording delay you need a laptop running Windows XP. a
    > DXi softsynth like the Roland VSC-MP1 and heavy CPU power, DDR memory and

    a
    > 7200rpm hard drive.


    Thanks!

    I don't really care about recording - just composing on-the-go (the
    instrument quality on the ms soft synth sucks too). I can always transfer
    my .mid files to a desktop to render the .mid to .wav.


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