If your soundcard can already play the soft synths,
adding a usb midi interface (I'd recommend a Midisport
1x1 or 2x2) should work just fine. Unfortunately, I'm
a Mac kinda guy, maybe there's a PC person that can go
more into detail?

-andrew bunny

--- Alan Bowman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Dear Tecnicool peoples out there,
> Sorry for the non Fluxlist content but I've given
> myself the spinny head mess today trying to get a
> simple answer for this one:
> I want to hook up my midi-controller keyboard to my
> laptop, there's no game port so it looks like a
> USB-midi interface is the way forward.
> Now I have a sneaking suspicion that my soundcard
> may not be midi compatible - there doesn't seem to
> be any midi port open when i try out software.
> I have got some midi-modules in software form -
> would they work instead of an external module?
> Before scraping through the dust and monkey nut
> shells in the bottom of the FFFO coffers I need to
> know what I can do. I only really  have the money
> for the interface no real hardware  :-(
> Do these 'virtual' midi-modules eliminate the need
> for a compatible soundcard?  I can get them to play
> stuff from the desktop but haven't tried with the
> controller keyboard yet.
> Still awake?
> As I'm sure you can tell I haven't got a clue what
> I'm talking about and can't find a 'splaination of
> the net that you don't need a physics degree to
> unnerstand!
> yours
> desperate from venice 
> xxx

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