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#187268 - 01/06/05 05:51 PM Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
ViLo Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Dallas Tx., USA
Is there anything better than the Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth, that I can install in my computer??

Free or cheap??

thanks

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#187269 - 01/06/05 05:58 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
Graham UK Offline
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Registered: 01/20/01
Posts: 1888
Loc: Lincolnshire UK
If you have Band-In-A-Box Program there is a Free Roland VSC included which is very good.

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#187270 - 01/06/05 06:15 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
ViLo Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Dallas Tx., USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Graham UK:
If you have Band-In-A-Box Program there is a Free Roland VSC included which is very good.


No I don't have BIAB.....is there anything else?

Thanks

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#187271 - 01/06/05 07:19 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
msutliff Offline
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Registered: 03/08/01
Posts: 640
Loc: Cottage Grove, MN, USA
Hey ViLo,

I've been real happy with Yamaha's XG Softsynth wavetable...$50.

Unfortunately their website has been down so I'm not sure what's up.

http://www.yamaha-xg.com/

The UK site is down too.

http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/



-mike

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#187272 - 01/06/05 09:30 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
Vquestor Offline
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#187273 - 01/06/05 09:43 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 12678
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
I like the ROland sound set much more than the MicroSoft GS wave table. They're similar but the VSC has a definate edge. I don't like the XG drum sets, but the rest of the sounds are ok.
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#187274 - 01/06/05 10:05 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 5830
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi,
unfortunately I think it's been discontinued.
best wishes
Rikki


Quote:
Originally posted by msutliff:
Hey ViLo,

I've been real happy with Yamaha's XG Softsynth wavetable...$50.

Unfortunately their website has been down so I'm not sure what's up.

http://www.yamaha-xg.com/

The UK site is down too.

http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/



-mike
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#187275 - 01/07/05 12:10 AM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
trident Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1457
Loc: Athens, Greece
there are .dls files floating around in the net, that contain some edited sounds, or comlete soundsets altogether.

I have downloaded some of them , one was 24 MB I think, and they surely sound better, but they seem to me as not that "polished" as the MS waveset which, of course, is based on the Sound Canvas.
Not sure who made it, Roland or MS but there is a little txt file somwhere in the win directories saying "Copyright Roland blah blah."

Do a search in goohle on free DLS files and you surely will stubmle to a couple.

Then you have to save the original MS dls file (GM.DLS, located in Windows\system32\Drivers) with another name (turning off the "system file overwrite protection" if you have XP), and name your file as GM.dls and put it in place in the same dir.
After that, you should be able to chose "MS sw synthsizer" as your MIDI synth and the new wavetable will sound.

In my opinion, Software synth by Yamaha was far better in sonic quality than the VSC, (it also includes effects) but it is now lost in oblivion, Rikki is right, they don't offer them any more.
On the other hand, search the net, or Kazaa, for yamaha soft synth, someone may have it.
Theodore

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#187276 - 01/07/05 03:56 AM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
ViLo Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Dallas Tx., USA
Thanks everybody

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#187277 - 01/08/05 02:59 PM Re: Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth......Question
Vquestor Offline
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Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 554
If you don't like messing with Windows system
files(as I don't), then it is much safer and
easier to download the free SFZ soundfont
player and load in some free GM soundfonts.
You will also need to download and install
MidiYoke.

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