[QUOTE=Gaarry;2701884]From time to time, through comp upgrades and recoveries, the sounds of my MIDIs have changed noticably. Somewhere I picked up on something talking about “voices”; a “voice library” aka the instruments a player uses.
Well, I just had an old HD installed in my comp as a slave and I got into all the old MIDIs I used to listen to. Although they sound great, once again, they are changed. I liked them fine the other way, too, and some have suffered in the translation. They don’t have the same impact.
Anyone know about MIDI “voice libraries”, “instruments” or such?
The MIDI files are just descriptive details designed originally to be used by sequencers, synths, and other MIDI aware equipment, or in other words there’s no actual audio in there, which is BTW also why they’re so small.
It’s your audio hardware, drivers, or both that have changed, not the midi files.
The actual sounds played are either sampled or synthesised by your audio hardware so there can be quite a variation between audio cards, PCs, and other devices.