yamaha psrk1 driver compatibility on windows me

by arsenio
(malaysia)


i have a psrk1 keyboard and i am using windows me i downloaded this driver um122me9 in yamaha.com but when i installed it on my computer but it is not working
properly..the notes and the music is freakingly hanging and sounds like not very good...im using vanbasko midi karaoke player...any one can help me to solve this problem i really need to know what is causing trouble when i am playing it...
i am wondering why coz in my other computer using windows vista i installed this um304x86 its a driver came from the same yamaha site...and the sound is better rather in my other computer...thank you so much..

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Thin sound on the computer
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

If you are listening to songs and even when you use good external speakers connected to your computer, sound wise a much better result, but still not optimal is when you use good headphones to listen to the recorded songs on your computer.
Why is it not optimal?
An average computer soundcard can simply NOT reproduce the same HiFi-quality as a keyboard or stereo-system can.
And if you are listening to a MIDI-song on your computer, it can NOT reproduce sounds above the GM (General Midi) level and that is restricted to ‘only’ 127 voices. Look at you keyboard, even if it is not a top-model, how many MORE voices can it produce? MANY MORE!!
What does that mean?
For example the beautiful Yamaha XG-voices, Mega-voices and Super-Articulated-voices don’t sound on a computer-soundcard because they are simply not there! With a bit of luck what you will hear is a substitute-voice from within the GM range. But that is only the soundcard! So don’t worry if it sounds a bit ‘thin’ on the computer, the complete ‘musical-info’ will be there in your saved file.

Hope this gives you the answer.
Regards
Dick

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