I'm not sure if this should be in the gaming forum or not. It's not directly related to gaming--it's more of a general volume control issue--but it does involve games. A moderator can move this topic if they feel it's appropriate.
I'm running Win XP Home. Every time I boot up a game that uses MIDI music (I play a lot of Doom), the MIDI volume maxes out. The strange thing is, when I open up volume control, the volume slider for SW Synth isn't always pushed up to the top. Sometimes it's much further down, like it should be, and when it's slid down low like that, the mere act of clicking on the slider seems to make the computer remember that it's not supposed to be that loud, and it turns the MIDI volume down. I don't even have to move the slider at all, if the slider is already pushed down low: just clicking it seems to force it to register what the SW Synth volume is actually set to. Basically, it's like the computer just uses this default, blaring volume for MIDIs unless I actually touch the SW Synth volume slider.
That wouldn't be too annoying, except that every time the game switches to a different song, the MIDI volume goes right back up again. It's like something weird is happening during MIDI initialization now.
The trouble seemed to start after installing Anvil Studio for the first time yesterday. I've since uninstalled Anvil, but the problem persists. I wonder if something was installed along with Anvil that hijacked my MIDI volume control settings.
I tried different pairs of headphones--one USB and one with a standard headphone jack--and the problem still persisted.
If the problem can't be undone, is there at least some sort of software I could install that might override anything else that's controlling the synthesizer volume, that would allow me to force it to remain at a consistent volume?
If more information is required, please let me know. Any help is highly appreciated.
Edited by Gaiser, 26 November 2013 - 07:19 PM.