replacing the default GM sound

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replacing the default GM sound

Hi, first post , total HN newbie. first time playing with HN.

typically most apps will be aware of installed GM sound engines i.e. in my case I have the Roland SoundCanvas and NI Bandstand . I'm referring to these in stand-alone mode not as a loaded VST.

Usually, said alternatives are then available for selection and its as easy as that i.e. just picking the desired GM sound engine. Typically found in a midi setup panel.

Anyhow, it isn't as easy at that but I tried creating my own device in the HN audio and midi setup panel, and via port routing pointing to the Roland VSC which HN does see from that perspective. I initialized general midi for my new device , disable the default device and voila, it works. Although, the bass just sounds weird on the Glocken Rhodes accompaniment where it did not before with the internal synth which I believe pointed to the MS internal synth.

Point being, I like the "configurability" but to switch to another GM device should be a lot simpler. There's the outstanding issue of the weird bass sound but that to another day.

I need to spend some time reading the manual :)

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Charles, you could easily create a new "device" and initialize it as "GM" in one go (item in "bank" menu). Automatically detecting connected equipment is a very tricky problem. I would rather say it's almost impossible, because MIDI doesn't support this in any reliable way.

Christian

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it might not be midi. Several of my Windows music apps are "cognizant" :) , that these apps are around. To be clear I'm talking about software and not connected devices. For example Sibelius 5 and even my old Voyetra MusicWrite does.

There's a way, tho I don't know what it is. I do know that for example the Roland Virtual Sound Canvas 3.2 loads as a driver under "Sound , video and Game Controllers"

Charles A. Monteiro
www.monteirosfusion.com

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Ah I see, you probably mean the virtual instrument plugins. HN can't host these. You'll need to run a separate VST/AU host and feed HN's MIDI output to it via a virtual MIDI cable like MIDI Yoke.

Andre

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Ah I see, you probably mean the virtual instrument plugins. HN can't host these. You'll need to run a separate VST/AU host and feed HN's MIDI output to it via a virtual MIDI cable like MIDI Yoke.

Andre

nope, use those all the time :)
rather the Roland Sound Canvas once installed makes itself available in the same way the the MS internal synth does.

but rather than be sketchy again , I'll take the time either tonite or tomorrow to concretely and with examples based on some other apps explain what I mean.

till then

Charles A. Monteiro
www.monteirosfusion.com

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