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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?

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You just need an audio player that supports soundfonts, and a good soundfont to go with it. [url="http://www.foobar2000.org/"]foobar2000[/url] is one such audio player, and [url="http://www.schristiancollins.com/generaluser.php"]GeneralUser GS[/url] is one such good soundfont.

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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)
[url="http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth"]http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth[/url]

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?zo8l3dgf2989266"]http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266[/url]


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:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwhEyxFrns[/media]

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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
([url="http://www.asio4all.com/"]http://www.asio4all.com/[/url])

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

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[quote name='myxomatosis' timestamp='1343191726' post='595031925']
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)
[url="http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth"]http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth[/url]

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?zo8l3dgf2989266"]http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266[/url]


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:
[/quote]

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.

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[quote name='Blackhearted' timestamp='1343274207' post='595034809']
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.
[/quote]

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

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[quote name='myxomatosis' timestamp='1343191726' post='595031925']
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)
[url="http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth"]http://coolsoft.alte...irtualmidisynth[/url]

The best Soundfont I've found so far: SGM 2.01
[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?zo8l3dgf2989266"]http://www.mediafire...zo8l3dgf2989266[/url]


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:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwhEyxFrns[/media]
[/quote]

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

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1343432970' post='595040049']
I wanna hear the baywatch theme song midi file with soundfnts!
[/quote]
http://siemweb.tripod.com/baywatch.mid

Go nuts.

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1343432970' post='595040049']
I wanna hear the baywatch theme song midi file with soundfnts!
[/quote]

So you wanna suffer? Enjoy lol :p

http://youtu.be/pvKFA5t1xGk

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

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I found this post - [url="http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1200140"]http://www.newground...s/topic/1200140[/url]
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)
[url="http://sourceforge.jp/projects/miditrail/"]http://sourceforge.j...ects/miditrail/[/url]

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