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Brent Cherry Jan 01, 2007, 12:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys!

In terms of MIDI, I can't think of a better Software Synthesizer than the Yamaha XG. The second I first discovered it while installing Final Fantasy VII, I've loved it ever since!![/b. :D Which is why it makes me so sad not be able to run it in Windows Vista. Not even S-YXG50 v4.0 for Windows XP. :angry: Even the MIDI sequencer on my brand new Sound Blaster X-Fi is no better than all the other lousy ones out there.

Is the a SoftSynth that's just as good as (or by some miracle even [b]better
than) the Yamaha XG? Or get Yamaha XG to work in Vista?


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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jan 01, 2007, 02:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: XG MIDI in Windows Vista... Is it possible??
ya the Hard Synth of the SB PCI 512 is far superior than on the SB X-Fi line, MIDI made Music sounded so much better.

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Brent Cherry Jan 01, 2007, 03:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: XG MIDI in Windows Vista... Is it possible??
Anybody know where to find a good SoftSynth that works on Windows Vista? Something AT LEAST as good, if not better than the Yamaha XG?

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Brent Cherry Jan 20, 2007, 10:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: XG MIDI in Windows Vista... Is it possible??
Does anyone know if there's going to be a patch for for Yamaha XG for Windows Vista??? Or any way to install it in Vista??

God, this is p**sing me off! :angry: I want some quality MIDI sound!!

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Ashish Khimani Nov 06, 2009, 01:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: XG MIDI in Windows Vista... Is it possible??
last post made in Jan 20, 2007, 10:45pm EST. but here goes. Vista is very troublesome when it comes to retaining core compatability with Windows XP optimised software.

But there are more that several ways rounds this.

1. A number of Audio Products are out that atleast contain a library of sounds that can be used with GM/GM2 MIDI. These can be products like EWQL Colossus, Steinberg Hypersonic 2, Sonik Synth 2, Sampletank 2, Steinberg HALion 3, NI Kore, NI Kontakt 4, NI, Intakt, NI Kompakt and associated samplers and Software Sound modules that can be routed to a standalone app using LoopBe Virtual MIDI Cable.

2. Another option is to go VSTi, instead of using a HOST/DAW use a live VSTi software like Hermann Seib VSTHost, Maizesoft AirRack, Steinberg V-Stack, Cantabile, Brainspawn Forte. Which easily connects to good quality VSTi Sound Modules like SYXG-50, Roland VSC, Edirol HyperCanvas and so on again using the MIDI playback application e.g. windows media player and use a LoopBe Virtual MIDI driver.

3. Similarly if your sound card can load huge up to date 44.1kHz 32-bit soundfonts then these can be used otherwise the VSTi route above and a soundfont player plugin can be used.

Hope This is useful,
Cheers,
Ash, UK


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