Playing MIDI (windows 10)

Discussion in 'NI Audio Interfaces' started by karpitsky, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. karpitsky

    karpitsky New Member

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    Hello! I don't know what I've done, but my notebook doesn't want to play midi files (in my DAW everything works fine).
    What could be wrong?

    Thank you!
     
  2. LBH

    LBH NI Product Owner

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    A MIDI files do not contain any audio.
    A MIDI file play sounds you have on your computer.
    You have to use a application that play MIDI files and set it to use sound on your computer. Else you can't hear any sound, because there are'nt any.

    Also your application/ system shall be directed to your soundcard.

    Your DAW uses sounds you have or audiofiles.
     
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  3. karpitsky

    karpitsky New Member

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    Thank you for your answer. Windows Media Player Played MIDI before. Also, I use one chord application that uses midi chords. It's also doesn't work.
     
  4. LBH

    LBH NI Product Owner

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    What has this to do with NI audio interfaces?

    But yes windows media player do play midifiles. Also in Windows 10.

    By default windows media player use s the standard sounddevice your system uses. Be sure you have picked the correct soundcard.

    And the media player uses windows build in synth/ sounds. Be sure it works.
     
  5. karpitsky

    karpitsky New Member

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    I see. Sorry, but I haven't found where to set up standard sound card in WMP. I've changed something but don't remember what. Is there a way to set the device that plays midi in Win 10?
     
  6. solger

    solger NI Product Owner

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    As LBH already mentioned you need to set the default playback (audio) device in Windows Sound Settings.

    Instead of using the default GS Wavetable Synth you might also have a look at this:
    http://kbd-infinity.com/kbd-infinity-blog/replacing-microsoft-gs-wavetable-synth/
     
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  7. LBH

    LBH NI Product Owner

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    I don't know what's it's called in english but something like this in media player.

    Click:
    1. Organise/ settings
    2. Choose devices or units
    3. Choose/ mark speakers
    4. click properties or preferences
    Now you have options to pick a sound device for media player.

    For choosing a standard soundcard for windows system (this soundcard mediaplayer will use if you pick the standard in the player) do this:

    1. Rightclick on the speaker at the buttom right corner of your screen.
    2. click playing devices
    3. In the tab playing choose/ mark the soundcard you wan't to be your standard sound card and then click use this as standard / apply and then ok.
    Now your windows system use the choosen soundcard until you change it.
     
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  8. karpitsky

    karpitsky New Member

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  9. karpitsky

    karpitsky New Member

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    Thank you very much! =)))