i recently got a gateway 838gm. i have to use an usb midi connector beacuse it doesn't have a serial port. i am using it with an sl-990 studio logic fatar midi controller.  

i am unable to hear sound from the computer speakers when i play the  keyboard but i see the midi in/out lights on the sequencer(voyetra music studio kit) flashing. i have run though all the driver/device troubleshooting steps, but the pc didn't detect any problems. anybody run into anything similar?? how  did you resolve it?  

thanks,
yaw.
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as a troubleshooting tool (and also a very useful tool for other purposes), you could try the freeware midi-ox and midi-yoke combination.  this will tell you (a) if any midi data is being received by your usb port and (b) exactly which data is being sent by your controller.

it sounds to me like you might have a problem within your sequencer -- audio device not properly selected, or with improper settings; problem with the softsynth you're trying to play.  maybe you're transmitting or receiving on the wrong midi channel -- something simple like that.

unfortunately, it's been my experience with softsynths that a great many things can go wrong, especially if you're new to them -- but that didn't stop me from playing out with b4 on a laptop on a few occasions.
just to want to make sure you know that:  
midi data doesnt actually transmit a sound. its just 3 little bits of info, on of and the velocity. (how hard to hit the key.)

you have midi data coming into the computer and sequencer- that  means nothing is wrong with your keyboard or midi interface.
your sequencer stores the midi data, but you didnt mention any thing about sound sources like samplers that would actually take in the midi trigger and create the sound...

unless voyetra music studio kit functions as more than just a sequencer,  
you need a sound source to read the midi info and turn it into sound.

if it voyetra has some built in sounds, and youve installed the right drivers then you might have the wrong settings in the sequencer somewhere...  

check the company's website. they probably have a message board or support line that would be helpful.
-chris marx
i have had a lot of problems with midi especially with the m-audio
bundled software that came with my sound card.  to me it is a high
maintenance way to get sounds out of a computer.
i recently got a gateway 838gm. i have to use an usb midi connector beacuse it doesn't have a serial port. i am using it with an sl-990 studio logic fatar midi controller.  

i am unable to hear sound from the computer speakers when i play the  keyboard but i see the midi in/out lights on the sequencer(voyetra music studio kit) flashing. i have run though all the driver/device troubleshooting steps, but the pc didn't detect any problems. anybody run into anything similar?? how  did you resolve it?  

thanks,
yaw.
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