+Kirk Mathew Gatzka
Thanks for the communication.
The Tone Port UX1, nice for mic and guitar connections.
I have used varied keyboards and guitars.
I connect to the computer with straight USB connections and
midi ports, sometimes using a jack to USB adapter and then utilizing
different software, made to handle and manage the influx.
Though recently, I compose most of my music with the straight use of VSTI's.
In an all virtual software environment, using my intuition and
technical savvy to compose and computer keyboard,
to actually create samples for arrangements.
There is so much more intonation that can be produced with all of the
free virtual studio technological instrument .dlls available,
taking much of the extra footwork
out of basics like reverb, fading, etc.
The song "Take It" for example, was totally created without the use of
any physical guitar or musical keyboard.
As far as your compatibility issue with using Windows Movie Maker,
Movie Maker needs DirectX 11 to work in Win 7,
but some older cards only support DirectX 9
This link helps you with an update,
if your card does support the latest DirectX.
Perhaps an older version of Movie Maker would work...
I would suggest you explore free movie makers and music players,
other than what Windows offers,
that you may like, that support visualization plugins,
for the sake of variety and usability.
I also use Aimp3 to play my music,
which can be found here - http://www.filehippo.com/download_aimp/
Plugins for it - http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=catalog&id=2&page=0&pagesize=0&sort=0&V=0&F1=29&keywords=
Sonique makes a nice one with many varied diplays - http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=catalog&rec_id=36
Set up the player, install the plugins and let one of your songs play in full screen visualization mode,
then take shots to put into any movie maker's timeline.
If you do want to stick with Windows Media Player,
get the free version of G-Force,
a plugin that has more to offer in the way of graphics than most.
It is what created the colorful shapes I used in my video.
I hope this helped. Christopher