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Same software, same soundfonts, same midi files, same OS, Different results :(


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:31 PM

Using my Free Midi to Mp3 converter, I converted a midi to mp3 on my new desktop whereas I was using my laptop for years, I choose a soundfont and name it midi.sf2 like it said to do but the results are astronomical, It sounds like a symphony orchestra when that soundfont normally doesn't. I go ahead and use several sound fonts and got similar results, now I take that midi and those same soundfonts back to my laptop and get the usual more variations between soundfonts like I normally do and not so symphonic. I noticed similar results in Sony acid pro and Ableton, which none of those did that on my laptop

 

On my desktop it sound like a real concert which doesn't work for the reason why I can converting these.

 

 

Why are these having different output results if everything is the same? Should they sound exactly alike because the same everything was put in?



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:39 PM

The desktop probably has hardware effects enabled in the soundcard. There should be a control panel for whatever sound chipset is used in the desktop, you may find something like reverb or artificial surround is enabled.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:46 PM

I don't think High Definition Audio Device has one and Dell doesn't provide a driver for the Optiplex 780 despite that Windows 7 is its native OS.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:14 PM

OptiPlex 780 has Analog Devices ADI 1984A sound:

 

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex_780_tech_guidebook_en.pdf

 

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=66TNR

 

"Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio Driver

This package provides the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio Driver and is supported on the OptiPlex, Precision and Latitude models that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows 7."


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:25 PM

"The audio driver files do not support your computer's hardware" error message

 

wrong link by any chance?


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:59 PM

As per the Dell documentation for the standard configuration, looks like it should be right. There could be a soundcard fitted rather than the onboard though, what sound shows under Sound, video and game controllers in Device Manager?


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:05 PM

It says

 

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_194A&SUBSYS_10280420&REV_1004
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_194A&SUBSYS_10280420
 



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:40 PM

ADI SoundMax (198x), are you running 32 bit or 64bit? These are the packages offered directly from the link for the OptiPlex 780:

 

32bit:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/au/en/audhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=R297757&fileId=2731117734&osCode=W732&productCode=optiplex-780&languageCode=en&categoryId=AU

 

64bit:

 

http://www.dell.com/support/home/au/en/audhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=R297758&fileId=2731117736&osCode=W764&productCode=optiplex-780&languageCode=en&categoryId=AU

 

I'm not sure whether the fact that my search is automatically directed to Australia has anything to do with your comment that Dell didn't offer the drivers for Windows 7 on the Optiplex 780, they came straight up for me, just a different package number to the general one i linked to first. See if they work.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:58 AM

64 bit, those links just redirect me to the product specification where it doesn't list audio drivers. The same place I got the video drivers and all.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:01 AM

This is that page:

 

ADI.jpg

 

 

If you are being redirected elsewhere, the direct download link above is http://downloads.dell.com/audio/DRVR_WIN_R297758.EXE


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