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. m 0 l 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!!! m 0 l Related resources Install playback device for windows xp - Forum MIDI Playback Device Downloads - Forum Midi music playback device download - Forum Sound and MIDI playback devices - Forum Sound and MIDI playback devices - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hang-the-9 a c 204 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 m 0 l 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? m 0 l hang-the-9 a c 204 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sound and MIDI playback devices Forum Sound and MIDI playback devices Forum No playback devices windows xp Forum - Windows won't recognize my USB game/midi device... Forum Playback device grayed out xp Forum SolvedNo HDMI Output device on sound playback devices list Forum Jerky youtube playback windows xp in fullscreen mode Forum Windows xp internet video playback Forum Windows xp internet video playback Forum Windows 7 playback Devices are missing ??? Forum Install Sound Device Windows XP Forum PS3 Media Server from Windows XP (Choppy Playback / Wired) Forum Please i re-install windows xp sp3, and the windows says "no audio device" i have install realtek hd and realtek ac 97 but sti Forum Midi playback Forum How to? (Windows 7 Dual Playback Devices) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !