Re:GS Wavetable Synth MIDI to Audio
Well, it is technically true that the Wavetable synth can't be converted ( bounced to audio).
It is an external device, as you've noted. Its output cannot be directly routed back to Sonar like a standard VST softsynth.
It is not a MIDI input device. Like any synth, it creates sounds based on MIDI data sent to it.
The audio output of the wavetable synth is sort of hardwired to your built-in sound card(or at least to Windows audio).
To record this, you need to bring the Windows playback sound to your M-Audio input.
With my E-MU sound card, I can do this with a virtual wave input to the E-MU. I then set that as the Input to an audio track.
If you can hear the Wavetable synth through your M-Audio interface, you may have such an option.
You may also have to resort to some external cable routing.
Which interface do you have?
What version of Sonar do you have?
If you have TTS-1, did you try it?
There's nothing wrong with GM. It's just a protocol. The sounds produced depend on the actual synth, not the fact that it's GM.
The GS Wavetable synth is unique, in that being built in, it is in an awkward position for recording.
Its output can be difficult to access, and it is blessed with high latency. Generally, its sounds can be bettered by softsynths that are much easier to work with. What you need to do to record that, can interfere with your ability to record anything else, depending on your system. This is why you see a bias against it.
It can be recorded, but it takes some effort.
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