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why doesn't sonar 7 connect with coolsoft virtualmidisynth?

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I'm running sonar 7 on windows 7 but I can never get sonar to connect to coolsoft vms. It's strange because I can get windows media player to use it fine.

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3 minutes ago, live bit said:

I tried CbB but found no way to import or use my *.cwp files

This is unusual.

CbB opens project files created by Cakewalk DAWs much older than SONAR 7.

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The greater question is: Why are you using Sonar 7?

Cakewalk by Bandlab is free and great.

Install it. Your old 7 will still work, so you have nothing to loose.

 

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3 hours ago, bitman said:

Install it. Your old 7 will still work, so you have nothing to loose.

And so much more to gain......

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I have no experience with coolsoft vms.  But I was curious enough to look it up.  In the intro, it says:

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Here we are, VirtualMIDISynth is the answer: an user mode multimedia x86/x64 driver that works on Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (both x86 and x64), implemented as a MIDI Out virtual device.   from: https://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/virtualmidisynth   [emphasis added]

I did not download it to try as I sometimes do, so I cannot test it, but since it is implemented as a MIDI Out virtual device I am wondering if that's how you have it set up.

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And, this coolsoft thing appears to be some sort of replacement for the MS wavetable.

 

There's only about 935,632 better software synthesizers available....

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Hey, leave the guy alone, it's best we keep all this great stuff we have a secret😬

But ya gotta sort of laugh when you see these threads. Sorry Mr Bit for poking fun at you but truthfully, you need to upgrade. 

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well thanks for all the wise cracks but I actually like using sonar 7.  that can't be a sin surely. I tried bandlab but didn't like it. I would like to get to the bottom of why sonar 7 will not connect to and use coolsoft vms

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13 minutes ago, live bit said:

well thanks for all the wise cracks but I actually like using sonar 7.  that can't be a sin surely. I tried bandlab but didn't like it. I would like to get to the bottom of why sonar 7 will not connect to and use coolsoft vms

Are you including my post in "all the wise cracks?"

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45 minutes ago, live bit said:

well thanks for all the wise cracks but I actually like using sonar 7.  that can't be a sin surely. I tried bandlab but didn't like it. I would like to get to the bottom of why sonar 7 will not connect to and use coolsoft vms

Good luck sorting it out but Version 7 is like 12+ years old now and no longer being supported.  If you didn't like CbB maybe give Mixcraft 9 a spin. Free demo and now on sale for the Holidays. 

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There is an active user forum at CoolSoft devoted to VirtualMidiSynth. Why dont you see if you can get some help there.

Steve

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On 11/23/2021 at 12:30 PM, Steve_B said:

There is an active user forum at CoolSoft devoted to VirtualMidiSynth. Why dont you see if you can get some help there.

Steve

thanks I'll try that

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On 11/21/2021 at 5:23 PM, bitman said:

The greater question is: Why are you using Sonar 7?

Cakewalk by Bandlab is free and great.

Install it. Your old 7 will still work, so you have nothing to loose.

 

I tried CbB but found no way to import or use my *.cwp files

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I can this might happen to someone coming from Sonar 7. The start screen shows by default might throw you off 

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Huh... last month I opened a few old *.wrk files in CbB.    Talk about forward compatibility!   🙂

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On 11/25/2021 at 3:48 AM, live bit said:

I tried CbB but found no way to import or use my *.cwp files

My Cakewalk by Bandlab opens my 1998 Cakewalk Pro Audio files all the time.

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