Can't use Midi sound source with Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth

Up to Cubase 12, when importing Midi, the Windows built-in sound source was set by default.

Cubase 13 no longer produces sound and does not go to stereo out.
The cause is that Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth is not included in the Midi port settings.
How can I add Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth?


Sorry, I’m not a Windows user and I don’t know the answer… But I would recommend you to use the built-in HALion Sonic SE instead. Much better sounds.


The problem is with the sound source of the Midi track, not the instrument track.
I would like the Midi track created when importing Midi from a file to play by default.

The Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth is, as the name suggests a software synthesizer. Unlike VSTi’s such as Halion Sonic the MS Synth is a standalone app.
Steinberg decided to permanently block this app from Cubase because it caused many problems over the years.

The alternative is, as @Martin.Jirsak suggested already, to use Halion Sonic as a substitute.
You can load Halion Sonic as a “rack instrument” and then route your midi tracks to it.
If you want to have this instrument always available, kindly make it part of your template.

Please refer to the Cubase manual for rack instruments and templates.