Hi, I'm fairly new to .mid and have been making all my music with them by writing .csv files and converting to .mid using csvmidi.exe (I'm sure you know it). I then convert the .mid to .mp3 for the final product (fwiw: https://mooremetrics.com/1000-wittle-bits).
My question is, assuming I'm taking full advantage of the .mid capabilities (bends, effects, all that), aren't I still missing something when I just take Windows' default MIDI sounds? In other words, if I created my MIDIs (and later MP3s) on a computer with a different operating system, different sound card, etc., would my MIDIs sound different? If so, how/why? I've heard the term "MIDI driver", which seems to be related, but they all seem to be external devices like keyboards, etc. Is there some type of software I can get that would make my MIDIs sound better than the default Windows (or is it my sound card?)?
Thanks so much!
Tyler Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)