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Old 27th October 2016, 17:16   #1
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Midi output in windows 7

Hi, I'm using Windows 7 64bit and I have a problem with midi files

The playback works fine, but I can't find a way to make the midi signal go in the output graphic

I try to be more precise: I noticed for example that Winamp, supporting the Microsoft GS Synthesizer, has 3 different devices: the default GS synthesizer and two Directmusic options that actually seems infact the GS one with more quality/effect options; one of them has "uses Winamp's Output plug-ins" and it's the only one that shows the visual bars when a midi is playing

But actually I want to use different devices (i.e. virtual ones like BassMidi), and in the past when using windows 98/XP and my old soundcard there was a mixer with separate volumes; one was Midi, that could be selected as "source" in the sampling options of in_midi. This way I could get the "output signal" from the midi playback, but now in Windows 7 it doesn't seem possible. All I get is "microsoft sound mapper" with no options at all

Apart from the fact that I can still listen to the midi regardless of which device I select, here is the real problem:
I want to use another device which apparently doesn't have output options and I want to use Shoutcast. For the midi, apart from "GS+output" it seems there are no options apart from the sample/source section I mentioned before, so Shoutcast has no sound during a midi playback

Apparently there is a trick using the "stereo mix" device from my soundcard, which can work with Shoutcast and it receives all the sound of my pc, not just Winamp (so that the midi output is not a problem). But I don't really like this solution, since the sound should relate to Winamp only (no wonder it's reported as "reccomended" in Shoutcast)

Since GS synthetizer actually has a dedicated output solution, isn't there really a way to do the same with other devices as well?
Or maybe the midi signal can take a different route with some Winamp plugins? Maybe some external programs that can make up for that Windows 7 mixer defection?
Some other tricks?

Thank you
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