I bought on of these to use for midi reproduction, b/c I was tired of using my rack synths and I heard it was pretty good. Well let me tell you, Its NOT! This sound card is horrible as far as midi, it all sounds like cheap techno from the 80's, it is barely better than my previous integrated sound card (bad), and it costed $60!!! Talk about outrageous! If you are interested in midi at all avoid this P.O.S. like the plague! Edit: After following my fellow TBers advice and getting some soundfonts this card is alot better! Disregard my earlier negative remarks.