Re: MIDI through headphones, but not speakers

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Posted by Komander Keyboards on June 15, 2003 at 14:46:54:

In Reply to: MIDI through headphones, but not speakers posted by Luke the newbie on June 09, 2003 at 01:36:56:

: Hey all,

: Just installed my new Audigy II Platinum card, and everything seems to be working great except for a MIDI problem.

: I have a keyboard plugged into the MIDI IN, and it works fine... I have the MIDI out going to an external roland sequencer which also works great. The trouble is, while I can record with the keyboard and play back thru the sequencer, I can't get any MIDI sound to come out thru the LINE OUT, i.e. to my speakers along with the rest of the computer sound. The weird part is, I can hear the music fine through the headphones, but nothing through the speakers unless I go MIDI OUT through the sequencer first.

: I would really like to try some other Sound Fonts on this thing, which I have been hearing thru my headphones but can't get to come through the speakers. Anyone know what I can do to fix this?

Hey Newbie Luke, First: You say that you can hear through your headphones but where are they plugged into when you can hear? The Line-Out jack? or other?

Second: In Windows 98, go Start> Settings> Control Panel> Multimedia and check that the "Audio" tab under "Playback-Preferred device" shows your soundcard in the window. If not, click the pulldown arrow and select your soundcard or one of the other items and try that setting.

Third: Also when in the Multimedia window, click the "Devices" tab and then click the plus-box to the left of "Audio Devices", your soundcard should show up
there. Double-click and see that it says that it's status is "Driver is enabled and active" and that "use audio features on this device" is selected.

Please reply back if this worked or didn't.
Thanks, KK

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