Re: WinXP could use my computer's MIDI resources but...

D F Tweedie

MIDI files have no sound. They must be routed to a hardware or software synth. Your setup in BIAB is not properly routed. Check the manual for more specific info. BIAB includes a softsynth ... as does Windows. Your other program was somehow able to automatically access the Window's synth or hook up to one included with it.

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From: "Philip Edwards pedwards2932@... [Band-in-a-Box]"
To: "Band-in-a-Box@..."
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 5:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Band-in-a-Box] WinXP could use my computer's MIDI resources but...

Midi works fine with mine Windows 10-BIAB 2015 not sure what is going on with yours.....are you using virtual synths?

From: "laurathesurvivor@... [Band-in-a-Box]"
To: Band-in-a-Box@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:57 AM
Subject: [Band-in-a-Box] WinXP could use my computer's MIDI resources but...

...neither Win7 nor Win10 appears to be able to use MIDI to output sound files from Band in a Box.

I've tried outputting to both .WAV and .MID file formats, but the files have no sound data.

It's as if Windows has forgotten there is a MIDI capability when I'm in BIAB.

On the other hand, Noteworthy Composer just did an export to a MIDI file that was playable in Windows Media Player.

What am I missing?

P.S. I just replace the 40GB hard drive with a 500GB drive and installed a fresh, purchased copy of Win7 that I bought a few years ago for my kid's laptop, then never installed. Until this week, that is. I thought I'd give Win10 a whirl before I got too much work loaded on the new drive. I don't usually tweak the dickens out of my hardware. Just FYI.

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