Re: Joystick/midi port problems on sound cards

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Posted by Tony on February 06, 1999 at 18:54:30:

In Reply to: Joystick/midi port problems on sound cards posted by Mike B on February 06, 1999 at 16:37:24:

: I have a Tutle Beach "Malibu" 64 voice sound card in my IBM compatible PC. I have experienced much frustration trying to input midi data into Cakewalk (and other music software programs such as Digital Orchestrator) with this sound card.
: Most of the symptoms range from midi notes not being recorded correctly, or the midi data was completely missing, out of sync, etc. Fortunately I have the Alesis serial driver and this works great for inputing midi data into Cakewalk.
: The serial driver bypasses the sound cards joystick/midi port and works on COM2 instead. I suspect there are other sound cards out there that have similar problems with the joystick/midi port - and not just the Turtle Beach sound card.
: I wanted to mention this in case there are any others having problems recording midi data using their sound cards joystick/midi port.
: As far as I know, the Soundblaster's joystick/midi port works fine, but there may be problems with using the joystick/midi port on soundcards from other manufacturers.

I have had periodic problems with MIDI recording with my AWE32. It seems to only work correctly with certain I/O addresses and IRQ's. This may be the problem with the your TB if it had it's desired settings changed when a modem or other peripheral was added. ISA soundcards are very picky about the IRQ's it likes for recording. It may work perfectly otherwise (playing MIDI files and game MIDI as well as audio files, and joysticks), but when it goes to record, it gets selective.This has been confrimed by Creative Labs when I have talked with them. My IRQ has to be 5 or forget it.

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