midi synth
January 19, 2012 12:16 PM   Subscribe

Can I use something besides the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth to play midi files in Windows?

When I play a midi file, I want to be able to choose the samples that play for a particular General Midi instrument. So that instead of whatever acoustic guitar sample they have, I can replace it with one that sounds better.

I know I can do this with VSTs within a host DAW, but I just mean for files I'm playing with say Windows Media Player.

Would SoundFont work? I have a creative X-Fi Soundblaster.

I just don't think the quality of the GS Wavetable Synth is good enough.
posted by amsterdam63 to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you want to change the samples, your going to need to use a DAW, i think.
posted by empath at 12:31 PM on January 19, 2012

Yes - you can use TiMidity++ with soundfonts. People seem to like Fluid R3 in particular.
posted by en forme de poire at 9:30 AM on January 21, 2012

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