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rommusette
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low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:53 am

rommusette,
why is the sound playback so soft. my computer projects adequate volume from youtube and other sources but musette volume is hardly audible. why?

my vol is max.

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Re: low playback vol

Post by maestro » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:14 am

In Windows, right-click the speaker icon on the right side of Window's taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Select "Volume Mixer" and adjust the Volume Mixer window so you can see all the volume sliders. Check the "speaker" volume setting, usually the first volume slider on the left. The volume slider at the bottom of the Musette window will only go as high as Window's master speaker volume. With the Volume Mixer open, move the Musette volume slider and watch what happens in the Volume Mixer.

When posting questions, please help us help you by including the information provided by Musette's "Help/Help forum" menu option.

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Re: low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:53 am

i followed the advice .. no change. why include the info on the help menu? ... it can easily read from the menu, and as i said before, the help information should be edited for clarity ..

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Re: low playback vol

Post by maestro » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:05 am

Is the volume also low when you download and play a midi file, such as http://musettemusic.com/antmarch.mid ?

If you still have a problem, in Musette click menu "Help/Help forum". Select and copy the information about your computer's Windows and MIDI setup and paste into your next post. It should look something like the attached image. Thanks.
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Re: low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:02 am

now i get what you want ...
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Windows Ver. 6.1(Build 7601, Service Pack 1), 96DPI
Default language = ENGLISH, DEFAULT
C:\Program Files (x86)\Musette\musette.exe version 2.12.8.000
Printer=Microsoft XPS Document Writer, width=5100, height=6600, 600DPI
MIDI Mapper: Name Microsoft MIDI Mapper, vendor 1, product 1, tech Mapper, voices 0, notes 0, channels FFFF, support Stream/Volume
MIDI device 0: MidiOutDevice

Log file = c:\Users\HP\Musette\MusetteLog_16_04_04.txt

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Re: low playback vol

Post by maestro » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:38 am

Thanks for the information.

Is the volume also low when you download and play a midi file, such as http://musettemusic.com/antmarch.mid ?

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Re: low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:12 pm

i dont use midi files

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Re: low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:15 pm

initially, i didnt understand your question ... i dnlded the file you supplied, the vol was 25% louder ..

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Re: low playback vol

Post by maestro » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:26 am

I did a test on my computer running windows 7 using the setup shown in the attached image. I loaded example file AntMarch.mus in Musette and antmarch.mid in Windows Media Player. Using Windows Volume Mixer, I set both volumes to 50% and alternated playing the Musette and midi file. With this setup, volume of both Musette and Windows Media Player sounded the same to me. Are you using the same setup when you hear the 25% difference?
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Re: low playback vol

Post by rommusette » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:54 pm

using win 7, played your midi file, i made no changes to vol. if i set my vol to 50% i can hear near zero on musette ... 25% was a subjective evaluation, the midi file 'seemed' louder. when i use win 7 media player i hear selections fine but i always use 100% vol.

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Re: low playback vol

Post by maestro » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:43 am

If you set the volume to 100% using Windows Volume Mixer, is the volume acceptable for both Musette and midi files played with Media Player?

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