Win7-64: I have to do a midi project, and I just realized my asus p5k motherboard has no midi device, just the ad1988b high def audio chip. There is no midi device listed in device manager. How then is windows media player playing .mid files? It is playing them ok, is this some kind of software simulation of midi?
It's using the default software MIDI synthesizer (device 0). Device 0 used to be the MIDI mapper, which would choose your default MIDI device. There are several fixes, but not one of them claims 100% support. Just do a quick google for
Windows 7 MIDI for some more information.
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, deviceid = 0.
This project is a UI selector for the midi device on Windows 7:
Windows 7 doesn't seem to have any midi device selector, unlike XP.
Windows includes a software MIDI synthesizer.
I'm not exactly sure how to view this in Windows 7 but in XP this is in the
Sounds and Audio Devices control panel on the