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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-1-24 @ 06:18

I can attempt to remove the external audio API calls from the driver and use BASS's own sound output method, which I can also combine with their BASSWASAPI driver, as an option.

The real problem is that I do all of my Windows development with a remote machine now, as I primarily run OS X on my iMac and MacBook Pro machines. I still have my previous Windows desktop, but it is devoid of any development software at this time.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-1-24 @ 08:58

Try the latest update.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby HunterZ » 2016-1-24 @ 18:05

Seems to be working for me, although I didn't test the previous version in Windows 10.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby autoexecdotbat » 2016-1-29 @ 20:15

hello, I am having a problem with basmidi, when using it the midi volume is very quiet, almost inaudible. this is affecting mainly the 7th level games (tested with great word adventure)
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-1-30 @ 17:46

Latest update did the trick, many thanks!
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby autoexecdotbat » 2016-1-30 @ 19:56

thanks, I'm going to update it.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-1-31 @ 19:28

On second thought, the new version seems to have trouble loading samples, there's about a 50% chance that all instruments except for percussion will become the #0 Grand Piano sample, even if loaded or changed after a reset.

I noticed that when this happens, a very small segment of the beginning of the correct instrument will play (probably .05 seconds or less) and then cut off, and then all further notes will play as the piano instrument.

There's also a tiny pause when new instruments are introduced (whether they all load as piano or not, in fact it might be the same length of time as the above phenomenon), no matter if the preload setting is used, where previous versions did not.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-2-01 @ 01:56

Then kindly enable sample pre-loading, and you won't experience any caching issues.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-2-01 @ 02:33

The issues, especially where all instruments are piano happens regardless of that setting. Any soundfont, any application. Any time on device open or after a reset there is about a 50% or 25% chance all instruments will load as piano, other than percussion. I don't mean when there's a reset while a song playing, I mean at any playback is started, even if instruments change well later.

If the instruments all load as piano, the loading delay happens regardless of the preload setting.

This has only started in this latest version, it has never happened before. I'll try ensuring it installs completely from scratch just in case to be sure.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-2-01 @ 03:02

Well, I have yet to reproduce that issue. I haven't changed anything with how BASSMIDI itself works, other than updating it to a newer version, and that update took place several months ago.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-2-01 @ 03:14

Is there any kind of debug log I can enable or send that might help find the issue?

In the mean time I'll try using the BASS dlls from the previous version
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby RoyBatty » 2016-2-02 @ 17:23

kode54: could you make your download page for bassmidi clearer, it's a huge mess of links and redirects and cannot even find the download.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-2-02 @ 20:44

Blame the page designer, who wasn't me. I adopted the page from mudlord, who had received the design from Rich "Weeds" Nagel.

I'll see if I can make it more obvious.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby rfnagel » 2016-2-03 @ 01:14

<grin> :)
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby RoyBatty » 2016-2-03 @ 06:22

Thanks, I was getting miffed getting looped around constantly. :)
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby HunterZ » 2016-2-05 @ 20:06

I think I eventually formed a muscle memory of where the download link is ;)
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-2-05 @ 20:33

The "sometimes all samples are piano" issue also happens on my laptop.

I see in the source the latest version alters some code involving critical sections. I can only assume that since the behavior is inconsistent there is some kind of race condition or threading issue going on. That's were I'd look.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby kode54 » 2016-2-06 @ 02:25

Try downloading it and updating again.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Tarvis » 2016-2-06 @ 19:25

That did the trick for sure. Many thanks once again.
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Re: BASSMIDI Soundfont MIDI Synthesiser Driver for Windows XP/Vista/7

Postby Enverex » 2016-2-09 @ 22:04

BASSMIDI seems to work generally fine for me (as I use it for MIDI in Foobar) but I do have one issue - I can't open the configuration program. If I try (even as admin) nothing happens. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with no change. Double clicking the executable seems to do something for a moment but nothing ever appears or opens.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is Windows 10.
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