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Re: AudioPCI MIDI synth quality, VXD vs WDM

Hello @MrKsoft, it was known that AudioPCI's synth is 22 kHz only. See, for example, this page: https://web.archive.org/web/20140912044040/http://johnengelmann.net/technology/ecw/ VxD and WDM drivers seem to use different algorithms of resampling from 22 to 48 kHz. VxD version allows aliasing but …

Re: Making a midi device tower

Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Windows, GM) - MU1000 Some tracks, like the bonus level sound very good imo, others range from bad to quite fine, with AIZ performing especially poorly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjf6tBjxNC0 Night Slave (PC-98 DOS, GS) - S-YXG50 SoftSynthesizer Overall fantastic, with …

Re: Modern sound cards that have MIDI synth?

in Milliways
Hello, I've looking into this for the past few days. I've found out about the Sound Blaster Audigy RX, but I heard it's pretty terrible (anyone got confirmation?). Does anyone know of a list for a modern sound card with MIDI synth? It doesn't have to be a sound card that emulates the sound of older …

Re: Primer on PC audio?

OT, but recommend me MIDI players for Windows. I'm currently using the Falcosoft player. What else is there? Have you tried Tom Grandgent's TMIDI? http://www.grandgent.com/tom/projects/tmidi/ It is my favourite player for quick listening of single MIDI files. You can play a list of files too, by …

Re: Primer on PC audio?

Regarding one of the above comments regarding the Windows synth and how it doesnt 'approximate' but just plays whichever instrument the MIDI file tells it to.. does that mean its possible that for example the MIDI tells it to play instrument 1, which was a piano sound on the synth that created it.. …

Re: Primer on PC audio?

Hi @solidus, maybe this link will also help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_music The History part is a good read about early PC/console sound development and explains many of the concepts mentioned in this topic. I will try to answer some of your earlier questions: If I play a game that …

Re: kX driver users.

If you need analog output, RX is indeed a better choice over Live!+PCIe adapter. For use with headphones I can recommend xfeed3 plugin at default settings, found in the "da" folder here: https://github.com/kxproject/kx-audio-driver It does the Crossfeed just right, i.e. alleviates extreme L/R …

Re: A mix of old and new

Hi @peate. I can provide a bit of info on PCI-to-PCIe bridging options. 1. I tried Audigy 2 ZS with an Espada "E PCI F-PCI M4 p Ad" riser based on PLX PEX 8111 chip. The card seemed to work, but there was no sound from the MIDI synth (probably some kind of DMA problem). By the way, Audigy Rx uses …

Re: kX driver users.

Hi @peate. I have been using kX for years, doing all kinds of stuff with the sound :) Even wrote two custom plugins for my needs (attached below). d274.da simply delays a stereo signal by 274 samples (you can edit the code and put your own number); it helps, for example, to compensate an existing …

Re: What sound card do you use on your modern PC ?

in Milliways
I have two sound cards working together: Audigy ES SB0160 and Audigy SB0090, using Creative drivers with one, and kX Project with the other. Overall, Audigy 1 series seem to suit best for building a system with many SPDIF connections. Advantages over Live! and earlier cards: - EMU10K2 chip - working …

Re: Interesting links

Latest versions of popular audio codecs and nice lightweight conversion tools: https://www.rarewares.org/index.php A personal site with miscellaneous content, some of which is retrogaming- and music-related: http://www.grandgent.com/tom/ Collection of links to various MIDI tools: http://stefanhetzel …

Re: DaisyChain - two computers / two Midi modules

Hello NORTHERN WALLY. I solved a similar issue by merging MIDI signals together with M-Audio Midisport 2x2 in standalone mode. Quote from the user guide: In Merge Mode, MIDISPORT functions as a standalone device (i.e. it does not operate as an interface to a computer). All MIDI data from the In A …

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