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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2007, 11:44:50 PM »
Nah, Microsoft didn't make a softsynth until...around DirectX 8 was released, I think.  It was quite a while after the set was made, anyway.

The soft synth itself is actually pretty fully featured and good.  The biggest problem with it is that I don't see any way to add in another DLS library without overwriting it.  I think you can load one fairly easily when you initialize DirectMusic (or whatever they call it now).  Just goes to show you how MIDI dumps are getting phased out for just about everything.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2007, 04:26:38 AM »
It sounds much better now. My only beef with it now is that it's so repetitive, but definitely a great start. I'd like to hear a cool Scherzo section or something. For an example, listen to 600 AD In Piano by kLuTz from OC Remix, or from his site http://klutz.vgmidi.com/music.php

And by the way, my system (and every other one I've used midi on) tends to default to the Microsoft Midi Mapper, which uses the GM sounds, as opposed to the Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. Nearly every midi program ever made will default to the midi mapper before the wavetable synth.

I've used computers with Audigy, Live! and my current one running an AC'97 onboard. All of them defaulted to the midi mapper first. You had the option to use the wavetable snyth, but from my experience, it had terrible lag when you played anything with a keyboard, so I tended to keep away. Now I almost exclusively work with VSTi's and ASIO to eliminate as much lag as possible.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2007, 06:17:13 AM »
The MIDI mapper is not a soft synth; all it does is specify the default MIDI playback and record devices on the system.  Why else do you suppose it's called the "MIDI Mapper"?  To change the default device go to Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Devices, and go to the Audio tab.  The MIDI Music Playback box specifies the device that actually gets used when "Microsoft MIDI Mapper" is used.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2007, 06:36:33 AM »
Now I feel bad, you were right.

It just seemed like the default sounds were crap, and there were different midi sounds when I selected to use the microsoft wavetable synth.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2007, 06:46:12 PM »
Now I feel bad, you were right.

YEAH!  ON YOUR KNEES, BITCH!

...hrm.  Sorry, I don't know what came over me.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of sound card do you have?
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2007, 12:01:25 AM »
Well, I have a SB Live! somewhere floating around, but I'm using the onboard AC'97 for now. I'm too lazy to swap it, lol.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2007, 12:11:49 AM »
The worst part about having an SBLive is putting up with the drivers.  There's a noticeable difference in audio clarity (not to mention noise levels) when I switch between my Live! and my onboard AC97, but the standard Creative drivers SUCK (they're the only audio drivers I've ever seen that cause my computer to BSOD occasionally on boot).  I've been using kX drivers and, while they're stable and a lot more flexible (not to mention support ASIO), they have their own share of problems, mainly when it comes to application compatibility.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2007, 12:43:19 AM »
Well, the only driver issue I've had is the sound driver locking up and dropping, so my system think sit has no sound device. It just reqired a reboot, in most cases. Never tried kX drivers before, and I usually just used ASIO4ALL as my asio stuff.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2007, 06:39:58 AM »
I use ASIO4ALL on my laptop and am kind of surprised at how good it is.  I figured it'd just be a laggy wrapper, but it isn't.  It doesn't have a low of a latency as SBLive! + kX ASIO but it works pretty well overall.

If you ever slap your SBLive! in your computer again I highly recommend giving kX a go.  Most of the issues that I've had with Creative's drivers completely went away.

Another nice feature about kX is that it lets you switch the front and rear outputs around.  The rear output on the SBLive! and Audigy 1 boards (not to mention many Audigy 2s, if I'm reading the site correctly) have a much better SNR and overall quality ratio because they use an I2S codec as its DAC rather than the relatively noisy AC97 they use for the front.  Let's just say, I noticed simply by plugging my speakers into each input and cranking the volume while nothing was playing -- the front output is noticeably louder than the rear, sounding more like the onboard AC97 and the AC97 in my laptop than the rear channel did (the rear channel gave a very light static hiss, as expected).
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2007, 01:45:39 PM »
Well yeah, every system will have some hiss.
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2008, 01:49:19 AM »

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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2008, 04:54:47 AM »
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Re: kuromusic mk iivivxcivimmvsdgf
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2008, 11:46:59 PM »
It's about fucking finally, guys. D:

Dancing Mad Part IV - Uematsu Nobuo / Ceresius - 2/1/08 2.32MB .MP3

This one's nearly 6 minutes in length.  If removing the loop is necessary, I can do so.

Enjoy =]
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Re: KURONEKO'S SHITTY MUSIC PLUG
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2008, 12:12:45 PM »
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Re: KURONEKO'S SHITTY MUSIC PLUG
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