Windows 10 Virtual Midi synth installed but can't be seen

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Posts: 23
Joined: April 13, 2015 - 18:54
Windows 10 Virtual Midi synth installed but can't be seen

I had a computer crash so got a new computer with Windows 10.  I did all the updates:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.309]

Sometimes my Midi applications can see Virtual Synth, other times not.

This shows Virtual Synth running but not seen by CoolSoft MidiMapper:

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Joined: March 25, 2012 - 01:19
Re: Windows 10 Virtual Midi synth installed but can't be seen
Steve Wellens wrote:
This shows Virtual Synth running but not seen by CoolSoft MidiMapper

The two things are unrelated; I mean, there's no need to have VirtualMIDISynth.exe running for the VirtualMIDISynth devices to appear in available devices list.

Things to try:

  • reinstall latest VMS version (you can reinstall it over the already installed one)
  • if this doesn't fix it, then uninstall VMS and follow the indications in the FAQ here to cleanup your system (VMS should cleanup everything after uninstall, but it's better to manually check)
  • reboot the system and reinstall again

If you still have issues, please post VMS Debug report (VirtualMIDISynth --> Configurator --> About tab --> Debug report...)

Posts: 23
Joined: April 13, 2015 - 18:54
Re: Windows 10 Virtual Midi synth installed but can't be seen

I followed the instructions for uninstalling and cleaning out the software and started over from scratch.

It's all working now.

It was a struggle to get MidiYoke installed the first time and that is what may have messed things up.  After starting over, Windows must have remembered the compatibility settings it needed for MidiYoke and it installed fine.

Thank You.

Posts: 1535
Joined: March 25, 2012 - 01:19
Re: Windows 10 Virtual Midi synth installed but can't be seen

Thanks for your feedback.

I hope this thread will help others too ;)