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#1 Jason Stillion

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:24

The last time I've heard great midi files played was via Win9x and Creative labs Awe64.
Looking for software that produces the best midi playback?
Any advice?


#2 +Xinok

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:39

You just need an audio player that supports soundfonts, and a good soundfont to go with it. foobar2000 is one such audio player, and GeneralUser GS is one such good soundfont.

foobarsoundfont.png



#3 myxomatosis

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:48

Personaly I use Media Player Classic.... but there's a twist: I have VirtualMIDISynth that allows me to use different Soundfonts ;) (Basically, this program allow you to bypass the default "General Midi" crap included in Windows 7, and will replace it with a Soundfont of yout choice)
http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266


And what is cool with VirtualMIDISynth: the soundfont you choose is used for EVERY midi files played on the computer. For example, when I play old games with DOSBox, SGM 2.01 is used. Websites using midi files (yeah I know, 1998 :p) use the soundfont too, etc.


Here's a demo of SGM 2.01:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwhEyxFrns

#4 OP Jason Stillion

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:16

Thank you for the information.

I did (before seeing these posts) stumble across Finale Notepad 2012 (free version).
I breaks down the midi file in to sheet music & can play / edit midi files seeing it as sheet music.

VirtualMIDISynth is pretty awesome, for loading custom soundbank files system wide and different music players.
Worked well with Finale Notepad.
It reminds me of a similiar program, ASIO4ALL for getting better ASIO support on sound cards system wide
(http://www.asio4all.com/)

GeneralUserGM sounds better then system default soundbanks, but do like the SGM 2.01 sound a bit better.

#5 Blackhearted

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:43

Personaly I use Media Player Classic.... but there's a twist: I have VirtualMIDISynth that allows me to use different Soundfonts ;) (Basically, this program allow you to bypass the default "General Midi" crap included in Windows 7, and will replace it with a Soundfont of yout choice)
http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266


And what is cool with VirtualMIDISynth: the soundfont you choose is used for EVERY midi files played on the computer. For example, when I play old games with DOSBox, SGM 2.01 is used. Websites using midi files (yeah I know, 1998 :p) use the soundfont too, etc.


Here's a demo of SGM 2.01:


SGM is great, an old favorite of mine. But that video example... the person who made that could have found a much better midi to use than that one.

#6 myxomatosis

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 23:44

SGM is great, an old favorite of mine. But that video example... the person who made that could have found a much better midi to use than that one.


I agree :p but I wanted a video that compared SGM to the default midi playback and didn't find anything else ;)

#7 +warwagon

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 23:49

Personaly I use Media Player Classic.... but there's a twist: I have VirtualMIDISynth that allows me to use different Soundfonts ;) (Basically, this program allow you to bypass the default "General Midi" crap included in Windows 7, and will replace it with a Soundfont of yout choice)
http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266


And what is cool with VirtualMIDISynth: the soundfont you choose is used for EVERY midi files played on the computer. For example, when I play old games with DOSBox, SGM 2.01 is used. Websites using midi files (yeah I know, 1998 :p) use the soundfont too, etc.


Here's a demo of SGM 2.01:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwhEyxFrns


I wanna hear the baywatch theme song midi file with soundfnts!

#8 +Xinok

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 00:15

I wanna hear the baywatch theme song midi file with soundfnts!

http://siemweb.tripod.com/baywatch.mid

Go nuts.

#9 myxomatosis

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:09

I wanna hear the baywatch theme song midi file with soundfnts!


So you wanna suffer? Enjoy lol :p



#10 +TruckWEB

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:23

What would be a best place to find good quality MID file?

#11 OP Jason Stillion

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:28

I found this post - http://www.newground...s/topic/1200140
Which has a slew of high quality hand picked soundfont files (which includes SGM2.01)

Also stumbled across an interesting 3d (visual) midi player (opensource)
http://sourceforge.j...ects/miditrail/