XG SoftSynth for Windows XP?

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  1. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Hey folks,

    Has anyone found a good SoftSynth to use on Windows XP? Yamaha's stuff only supports 95/98/NT/2k/Me. I've got a nice DB50XG, but it's a daughtercard - requires an ISA slot (*curses*). I'd be glad to shell out the dough for Yamaha's SoftSynth if it would only install. Any other likely candidates I should be looking at? TIA!

    ZR
  2. NigelWilliams

    NigelWilliams New Member

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    SoftSynth

    Hi There

    Try Wingroove. It is compatible with xp and is great.

    the new wingroove version can be downloaded here http://www.wg7.com/en/

    Best Regards

    Nige
  3. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Thanks Nigel, I'll give it a burl.

    ZR
  4. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    BTW, tried WinGroove here at work. Sounds pretty good... except...

    The sawtooth lead (GM 82) sounds like it's gonna throw up! :)

    I used that voice extensively in my last sequence (seen in Original Music), and man!! That's some muddy distorted sound :).

    ZR
  5. NigelWilliams

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    youve probably got a silly soundcard in your comp in work.

    go into the wingroove settings and try recalibrating it or try reducing the quality of the output in the settings to a lower number.

    It works fine for me.

    I had the noise you mean and after fine tuning the settings it worked much better. I am using a soundblaster 128 soundcard which is quite old now but works with np with wingroove.

    Best Regards

    Nigel Williams
  6. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    I may give it a try here at home, too. Thanks for the advice! :)

    ZR
  7. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Well, I've tried this at work (crappy machine & sound system) and it beats the hell out of MS Soft Synth, and most hardware wavetable sound cards I've ever heard. It's just about as good as my Yamaha DB50XG, which is saying a lot for a software synth. Not to mention that it supports the XG MIDI extension. It's free to try for 30 days, and fairly cheap thereafter, I believe. Just thought I'd comment on the results...

    Great for those MIDI collections we've all got...
  9. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Incidentally, it's also much better (IMO) than WinGroove, which I also tried here. YMMV.
  10. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    And, Duh!, forgot to mention it is available on Win 95/98/Me/XP/2000 - although there are 2 different downloads (95/98/Me and 2000/XP).

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