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MS Kernel GS wavetable Synthesizer

By ShockTherapy72 ยท 5 replies
Sep 30, 2007
  1. Okay...this is probably the 4th or 5th tech support site I've posted at for this bloody problem now.
    A while ago, I installed Guitar Pro with Real Sound Engine and tried to play a song, but no sound came out. So I went into properties and such and there was no Midi device to choose from. So I went to Control Panel, Audio, and apparently I have no Midi device. So, attempting to call my computers BS, I went to Device Manager, and sure enough, there is an exclamed device in my Sound tree, called 'MEDIA'.
    So, I uninstalled the device, detected it again, and attempted to update drivers for it. It gets to the part where it is starting to load files in, but before it can pass a single file, is stops and says theres an error due to 'Invalid Data'.
    So, I haven't found a single way to get my Midi functioning properly and I'm getting tired, and soon planning on a windows reinstall as an ultimatum, then probably something like throwing my computer off a nearby bridge as a solution to my frustration.

    Currently, I have everything (as far as I know) completely updated.
    I am running XP Home SP2, Realtek HD Audio
    If you need any more info, let me know. And by the way, I do get sound from anything that doesn't need Midi (basically everything except Guitar Pro)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You will probably need to install a good quality PCI based sound card and forget about using the on-board Realtek sound
  3. ShockTherapy72

    ShockTherapy72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No room for one of those unless I get an external or if theres such thing as PCI-e x1 soundcards. The inch think cooler on my video card blocks my available PCI slot.

    Are you sure there is no other solution? My family has a computer with Realtek and it runs Midi fine...
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    if u search I think u can find a PCI-e x1 sound card.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    if you need a midi interface (for a midi keyboard/instrument etc) then just get a USB > Midi device, or if you have the money a motu or mbox etc. If you just want to playback what you've writen down, then you should route the audio to your playback device (soundcard). Optionaly, try updating the sound card drivers...
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    On board Realtek sound may be ok for the average home PC user, but for any other audio need, an add-in audio device (including USB or external amps) is the way to go
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