Midi playback device for windows xp Tags: Laptops MIDI Devices Windows XP Last response: September 13, 2011 4:22 PM in Windows XP Share leesky56 September 11, 2011 8:43:55 PM how do i play midi files through my laptop with yamaha sounds - the sound card in the laptop does not have the sounds that i need to make it sound correct. More about : midi playback device windows tigsounds September 12, 2011 3:28:24 AM The MIDI playback supplied by Microsoft will sound very much like a computer from the 1970's. If you want real music playback, you'll need to purchase a better MIDI playback device. If you have a better MIDI player, make it the one that Windows uses.... Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio (tab)>MIDI Music Playback and select your better player. Also click the "Only use default devices" so it can't be switched by an application. leesky56 September 12, 2011 1:32:19 PM what do you recommend i purchase - i want it to look for yamaha sounds - thanks for your advice. i have been researching this for over 4 years. you are my first response. thanks!!! Related resources Sound and MIDI playback devices - Forum Sound and MIDI playback devices - Forum Windows isn't detecting my USB MIDI Keyboard - Forum Question about playing MIDI Files - Forum Classic MIDI - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hang-the-9 a b D Laptop September 12, 2011 3:00:11 PM Hi, this is an old article, but read the last section of it on MIDI sounds http://musicmall.com/cmp/article6.htm, that is your issue. As a fix, try one of the sound cards from here http://www.google.com/search?q=laptop+midi+sound+card&r..., one of them should do the trick, just need to pick out out based on what you can spend for it. Looks like a good MIDI-capable sound card is about $150 leesky56 September 13, 2011 3:57:35 PM so if i were to purchase Avid 9900-52538-00 External Sound Box - USB - External, i only need to hook it into my laptop and it will playback the midis with higher quality sounds? hang-the-9 a b D Laptop September 13, 2011 4:22:21 PM leesky56 said:so if i were to purchase Avid 9900-52538-00 External Sound Box - USB - External, i only need to hook it into my laptop and it will playback the midis with higher quality sounds? I do not think that will work, that is only a connection device, it does not look to be an actual sound card. You'd need something like this http://www.buy.com/prod/startech-com-7-1-usb-audio-adap..., although I would not really recomend that one unless you can try it and return it if it's no good. This is a bit cheap for quality external audio. this should have better quality http://www.buy.com/prod/creative-x-fi-70sb109500000-ext... You may need both, the sound card to process the data, and the interface to connect it and get the input levels sorted out. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows movie maker XP will not work because it cannot find the audio device ForumDisabled Default Recording Device ( windows xp ) ForumSound and MIDI playback devices ForumInstall playback device for windows xp ForumSound and MIDI playback devices ForumMIDI Playback Device Downloads ForumAudio playback ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumSuddenly Windows Does Not Recognise My USB Mass Storage De.. ForumRemoved icons off desktop - windows vista ForumDVD Drive missing from windows xp ForumDownload umax scanner driver 4100 astra for windows 7 ForumAmd audio drivers for windows xp service pack 3 free download ForumI turn on my computer to find that my screen resolution desktop background and c ForumWhy wont windows xp backup file open More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !