Originally posted by Equalizer:
Back up a second! Did someone just say that you need at least a 486Mhz processor.
I have a 166 processor (using Cubase to sequence midi information to and from my synth/sampler), BUT I've been having big troubles to do with timing. It keeps stuttering.
Do you think that my timing problems could be to do with the fact that I have such a weak processor?
Here's my thoughts. I think your processor may be too weak to run the software but certainly not too weak to process MIDI signals. MIDI transfers at what? roughly 31K Baud. Through serial or paralell ports this shouldn't be a problem. But if the sequencer you are running requires more memory for graphics and other dll files and what-ever, then the program may run with the stutters. If it were not a musical program, you may never notice that it is stuttering. Like if you were running say Lotus 123 or MS Excell or some other non-musical application. But with the MIDI we can detect stutters so easily cause they break up the rhythm.
I found an old version of WinJammer for my windows 3.1, It runs beautifully. Ok it has no cool graphics or fancy editing capabilities. It is a very streamlined program but sends and receives MIDI very accurately and realiably. However I'm still not sure if my old laptop is a 386 or 486 but I think the megahertz is only 66. By the way I still haven't tried Voyetra's MIDI Orchestor on it yet. My version is not compatible with Win3.1 I'm asking Voyetra for a win3.1 version... (they haven't replied yet to my week old e-mail).
[This message has been edited by RW (edited 03-07-2001).]