I have a Roland HP107 Digital Piano and it is hooked up to Home Concert Xtreme via the Roland USB Interface, UM-ONE.
The setup all works fine. I play classical music and HCX follows along beautifully.
I just bought Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 because I learned that HCX would use the Garritan library in some way.
I don't have a lot of technical knowledge about this, but I can't seem to find any instruction about how to make HCX use Aria or the Garritan Library. I had read somewhere that the Aria Player/Engine is used as a plugin to HCX, but when I'm in MIDI Devices setup, I am not presented with any option to select ARIA.
IN HCX, my INPUT device is UM-ONE and currently my Output A (the only output set) is set to Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth. I'm fairly certain the MS GS setting is incorrect, but my only other choices are <none> and the UM-ONE. I tried UM-ONE, but this produced no sound at all.
When I opened Aria and looked at Tools>Preferences my input midi device UM-ONE(in) is appropriately, I think, selected.
Audio Device API is MME and Audio Device is MS Sound Mapper Output. I am unclear about these settings too.
I am also unclear about if I need midi files written specifically for Garritan or whether my existing midi files will use the Garritan sounds.
Since I can't find even the the most basic instructions for setup using ARIA, I am at a loss. It is also possible that a critical step of setting up HCX for the best sound output has been skipped. As I said, it works, but the sound is simple tone generated midi.
Does anyone have advice for how to set this up? Be gentle. I'm 91 years old. :-)
OS: Windows 10
ARIA Player/Engine v1.872