How to hear sound in RC??

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Stoneglow
KVRer
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1 posts since 20 Apr, 2022

Post Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:47 pm

Hi, I've watched a number of videos and I'm at step one and I'm stuck, lol.

I've added soundfonts (in case the shipped SFs weren't working, but that doesn't seem to be the issue), and I've done an audio test under Settings > Audio and I heard the sine wave.

But when I play the MIDI file that I imported I hear nothing. I've tried changing the soundfont instrument but still no sound. I'm excited about using this software so I'd love to get past this point. Hopefully one of you out in forumland have a hunch on a solution?

Thanks!

SG

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KVRAF
4758 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Post Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:11 pm

Hi SG,

I think the reason you don't hear audio is that the instruments used by the imported MIDI are neither soundfonts nor VSTi plug-ins.

There are 3 types of instruments you can use. The first 2 generates audio, the 3rd one does not:
- soundfont (e.g. the included RCPiano or GeneralUser GS-RC soundfont)
- VST instruments (at the moment only VST2 but soon VST3 too)
- MIDI (e.g. GeneralMIDI): this does not generate audio, only sends MIDI events to a MIDI port. This is useful when sending MIDI to an external software or hardware synth or DAW through a virtual MIDI cable.

I suspect you have set a 'MIDI' instrument.
Make sure you choose a soundfont instrument for the track:

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Thanks,
Attila
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BluGenes
KVRian
1420 posts since 15 May, 2017

Post Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:00 am

It is probably that the midi that was imported is using the wrong channel. RC will use channel 1, so, the midi might be another channel.

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KVRAF
4758 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Post Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:11 am

Yes, good idea. If you highlight "Use GM Soundfont" on the Import MIDI page, instruments will be set up according to the MIDI program with a GM soundfont.
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