No midi output found in cakewalk sonar 7? Any ideas?

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Post by composir » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:44 am

I'm running cakewalk sonar 7 producer edition on a dell vostro 1700 laptop running windows vista home basic with sigmatel audio drivers.

After installing cakewalk sonar, and running it for the first time; there are no midi output options available. I also tried opening a midi file and playing it, but there was no sound at all.

I'm running into the same problem with CUBASE, but prefer Cakewalk.

The odd thing is that when I open a midi file in windows media player, it plays fine.

What is the problem preventing me from hearing any sound in CAKEWALK, and how do I fix it?

In advance; I apolgize for being such a "n00b"

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Post by joakes » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:16 pm

Your sound card has no built in midi drivers; Its probably playing back through MS GS Wavetable.

You have two choices :

* select GS etc in Sonar as your midi device (btw, its lousy)

* use a softsynth in Cakewalk (reade the manual on how to use one.


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Post by fabionora » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:01 am

Try this:
Options > Audio > Advanced tab > Driver Mode > Select "ASIO"

Then restart Sonar, and select gs wavetable syinth as midi output.

Now you should can play midi files


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