My opinions on MIDI synths present on sound cards

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I know I've brought this subject up -- and in other groups -- before
but I just can't get over it. I apologize profusely to those who might
be annoyed. I hate PCI sound cards and their sick sample-playback MIDI

PCI sound stinks. Like kakaa it does.

I just wish the audio communties would revert back to real,
non-emulated SB16 FM synthesis and upgrade from there.

FM emulation [or any audio emulation for that matter] is
sample-playback. Sample playback synth = human kakaa

SB Live stinks like human kakaa. It has no real music synthesis. Its
all kakaa-like emulation.

SB16 PCI has the disadvantages of SB16 ISA [e.g. limitation to 16-bit
resolution] without the advantages [e.g. *real* FM synthesis]. All SB16
PCIs should be burned in oxyacetylene flames.

AFAIK, some PCI cards contain something called "Yamaha FM synth". I
don't really like it though, it is emulation. The Avance sound card has
 "Avance FM synth", but its also a real stinker as it isn't a real
synth. The evil PCI loves to inflict pain on other types of slot -- ISA
being the unfortunate victim. PCI cards don't contain real FM synth.

Anything kind of 'OPL' a PCI would have, would be emulation. The only
'OPL' any PCI cards have is OPL emulation. Emulation stinks like human
diarrhea kakaa foam. I don't understand why a PCI card cannot contain a
real FM synth like Creative Music Synth [220]. Is there a technical
barrier to this?

I can easily tell the difference between the freshness, brightness,
warmth, and liveliness *real* synth from the stale, cacophonous -- or
rather KAKAA-FOAMous -- fart of emulation.

Creative Music Synth [220] = SB16 ISA's FM synth = my favorite MIDI

I don't care for other MIDI synths.

Creative Music Synth [220] is:

1=2E Real


2=2E Digital


3=2E Hardware


4=2E Real-time

All other FM synths are okay. Wavetables are also good. But I don't
care for them.

Here is my ratings for *soundcard* MIDI synths in the order from best
to worst:

1=2E Creative Music Synth [220]
2=2E All digital hardware FM synths other than Creative Music Synth [220]

3=2E Wavetables, non-FM digital synths, analog [non-digital] synths
4=2E Sample-playback synths

Sample-playback synths are the worst.

Sample playback synths STEE<insert infinite amounts of
'E'>EENKS!!<insert infinite amounts of '!'>!!

Sample-playback MIDI synths are the worst audio equipment ever. They
are stinky, tickly, itchy, creepy, irritating, farty, hissy,
terrifying, disgusting, and annoying.

I like the audio quality of Creative Music Synth [220]. It sounds so
warm, fresh, bright, rejuvenating, lively and effervescent.

The only thing about Creative Labs that I like is their Creative Music
Synth [220]. Other than that, they are a piece of kakaa.

Creative Labs is one f--king piece of crap that provides sh--ty
customer service. Their tech support is so limited.

Creative Technology used to be such a great company 13 years ago. Now
there are nothing but stinky-diarrhea-kakaa-foam-of-humans.

I've asked them about Creative Music Synth [220] only to be

Creative Labs also uses such f--ked up sickening disgusting
sample-playback synths in their PCI cards.

I wish that a gang of persons who support Creative Music Synth [220]
would attack Creative Technology and force them to make hardware
versions of Creative Music Synth [220] upgraded from 16-bit to 32-bit
and from 44.1 Khz to 192 Khz. And from there, keep on upgrading!

If Creative Technology refuses, I hope the CMS220-advocating gang ties
up the people who make up that company and torturously force them to
repeatedly listen to sample-playback MIDI synths and emulation until
those Creative personnel are annoyed with burning headaches and are
deathly desperate for an escape. Only then will the people of Creative
Technology do the right thing -- make upgraded versions of Creative
Music Synth [220].

A rich spoiled-rotten company like Creative deserves to be heinously
hijacked and forced to do their duties.

I feel like torching the chips of sample-playback synths with
oxyacetylene flames to distort their audio output.

Anyone who respectfully uses any sample-playback MIDI synth needs to be
put in a mental hospital ASAP for his/her own good as [s]he is a danger
to him/herself.

Creative Music Synth [220] is my favorite MIDI synth.

Its those sample-playback synths that are crap.

Sadly most MIDI magazines advertise the kakaa-stinky sample playback as
a good thing often referring to them as "wavetables". These sick
marketers call sample-playback synthesis "realistic sounding".

Sample-playbacks synths are nothing more than the sound of a stinky
fart emitted from a human colon.

I've been looking hard for true FM synths. No luck. Most PCI cards have
OPL emulation. I hate FM emulation. FM emulation -- much like any
sample-playback synthesis -- is to the ear what human kakaa is to the

I want *real* FM synthesis not some stinky trashy out-of-a-human-behind

Those stinky-f=3D=3Dking marketers who refer to sample-playback synthesis
as "wavetables" deserve to be thrown into the sewer and made to eat
their own crap.

There is a world of different between sample-playback synthesis and
wavetable synthesis.

Wavetable synthesis is so much better than any kakaa-spitting
sample-playback synth but not nearly as heavenly as *true* FM
synthesis. Of all the *true* FM synths, Creative Music Synth [220] is
my favorite.

If a synth is *not*:

1=2E *Real*


2=2E *Digital*


3=2E *Real-time*


4=2E *Hardware*

then it,

Here is what I would like to do. I would like to make some replicable
electronic nanobots that will search for sample playback MIDI synths in
any part of the world and attach to the digital chips of
sample-playback MIDI synths. These nanobots should contain magnetic
receivers that will extract any random enviromental magnetic audio
signals 2 khz and 50 khz [excluding spikes, square-waves, white noise,
brown noise, pink noise and bass sounds]. The nanobots then amplify
those signals to the point where they would significantly interfere
with -- and cause inductive crosstalk in -- the audio signals in the
digital electronic chips of the sample-playback MIDI synths.

That way all companies will be forced to make *real* synths and the
listeners will be forced to adapt to the excellent audio quality of
*real* synths. For those who miss their stinky human kakaa foam of
sample-playback synths, well, f--k them!

I try playing Creative Music Synth [220], through my so-called 'karaoke
voice cancellor' -- which inverts the phase of one stereo chanel [right
or left] and then combines it the other channel -- which results in
anything identical in both the left and right channels being removed. I
get a mono of what was different in the left and right channels.

When I play Creative Music Synth [220] audio through the
voice-cancellor, it sounds more treble, sharper, brighter, warmer, and
crisper than when I don't use the voice-cancellor.

Any understanding, cooperation, and assistance is greatly appreciated.



Re: My opinions on MIDI synths present on sound cards

Big deal about nothing

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JAD wrote:
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Yeah. If somebody really cared about the quality of their MIDI
synthesizer they at least drop a couple of big ones and by a Roland
V-SynthXT or something equally professional. Like many things in life,
when things are going your way you actually will get what you pay for.

John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]

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Radium wrote:

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FM synthesis is NOT sample playback you idiot. It is a frequency modulation
technique used to generate lots of harmonics which can then be filtered to
make instrument like sounds.

To generate accurate musical sounds you must use sampled sounds aka
wavetable synthesis.

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Get over it. You're making a big deal out of nothing. Nobody is
forcing you to use the on-board synth. If you don't like it synth, get
an outboard one.

The on-board synth's purpose is to mimic real instruments well
enough for the average user to playback a MIDI file and hear
recognizable instruments. You get synthetic sounds out of FM synths.
That's not appropriate to the task. The basic on-board one is good
enough for 98% of the users.

Quit yer whining.

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Rather than whine about it, why not use the external midi port? You
can buy whatever external synth you care to. I suspect it would have
to be GM/GS to work well but you might be able to make your own
mapping scheme. If you want an FM synth then go buy one... -

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Here's an ISA to USB 2.0 adapter. Problem solved.

Let me know if it works.

Re: My opinions on MIDI synths present on sound cards

Then, get a real synth manufactured by Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Access, Moog,
etc. What do you expect from a $100 card?

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