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restless94110

Can't get sound from keyboard or export to wav feature

Posted on 4-Jan-17 22:46
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This used to work for me a while ago. But now I can't configure the midi output in the Workplace choice on the menu.

There are several choices relating to Microsoft and several more related to my keyboard (Air Mini32) and my audio interface (Presonus AudioBox iTwo), but the keyboard and audio interface will not play sounds.

Therefore they will not produce sound while playing the keyboard, and they will not produce sound when trying to export the mix as a wav file.

I can still play notes that will be recorded for a Melody part, then in playback I can hear what I just played.

I can still export the tracks as midi and import them into a daw and hear them that way.

But why is it so hard to get it to work from within Songtrix?

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3-Feb-17 04:35
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André Uhres

Hi,

I've made good experience with VirtualMIDISynth from CoolSoft with soundfont FluidR3_GM.sf2

In Songtrix Options | Workspace | Midi Setup, adapt synthesizer selection and Midi Thru | Midi Output.

Hope this helps,
André

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3-Feb-17 09:57
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restless94110

André,

Thanks, but I don't follow you. There is no VirtualMIDISynth choice in the Midi Output dropdown box. And I don't know what you are talking about when you say "adapt synthesizer selection" because there is no language like that anywhere in the Midi Setup tab of the Options | Workspace dialog box.

I'm not sure if there is some newer version of Songtrix that has these choices, so I will try to upgrade after I write this, if it's possible.

Thanks for the suggestion, at any rate.

restless94110

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22-Feb-17 16:48
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André Uhres

Of course,  you must first install the synthesizer from the supplier's site. It should then appear in the Midi Output dropdown box.

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11-Mar-17 05:27
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restless94110

Thank you for your help on this. That actually did work. I took so long to try it because I had to set up a brand new system for my sound work and just got that done.

It does work as I said, but the only other problem--and this was a problem before--is that there is a lot of lag. I don't see a place to adjust this in Songtrix.  It does hamper the ability to improvise, but at least I can hear what I'm doing.

Thanks again.

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11-Mar-17 05:48
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André Uhres

Glad that it works. The sound hampering coud be a main memory (RAM) problem of your computer. You can usually increase the amount of memory by inserting extra memory in the form of chips.

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11-Mar-17 06:23
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restless94110

It's a brand new desktop with 16Gig RAM and ultra fast CPU.

This is the same problem as on the much slower laptop I used to have it on.

It really must be a setting, either in Songtrix or possibly in the ASIO software for the audio interface I am using. Currently it is on Auto for block size, but I normally have it at 1024 when editing and 258 when recording.

I will try manually adjusting it down to 258 when I next want to use Songtrix, but still I am wondering if there isn't also an adjustment that can be made from within Songtrix.

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11-Mar-17 07:33
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André Uhres

Unfortunately, I don't know all possibilities of Songtrix. It's a pity that the staff is no longer responding to our questions.

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