Setting Up MIDI Interface
You can reach the following dialog over the menu MIDI/interface:
All MIDI device drivers installed on your operating system are announced in the dialog box above.
(Find in Windows: Control panel/system control/multimedia/extended MIDI devices)
This driver were installed with your sound card.
Over MIDI cables, some drivers ( MPU 401) control an external midi device which is connected to the computer.
Select only drivers for which an connected external MIDI device or a sound card is installed and available.
To test your settings, load one of the demo music pieces and play it back.
If necessary, check whether the loudspeakers are connected and switched on correctly and whether the MIDI cables are connected correctly to an external midi equipment.
Please take into account, Octava produces no Sounds. Octava only controls the available MIDI instruments connected to the computer over the MIDI interface.
The MIDI instruments of a sound card usually don't have the quality of sampled instruments as one knows it from playing a CD.
If you need studio quality level for your sounds, then it is advisable to supply your computer with corresponding sound libraries or external MIDI devices. E.g. there are good GM libraries of Garritan. There are extra virtual MIDI devices, like the VST - Stack from Steinberg company which can be used with a multi-client MIDI Maple Driver to connect Octava with any VST host virtual device. MIDI Maple is one multi-client MIDI driver.
Octava can handle up to 16 MIDI OUT ports (with 16 midi channels each = 256 MIDI channels!) All 16 MIDI OUT ports can be controled (used) simultaneously, with 16 channels each from the version Octava SD25 and grater.