JJazzLab is a Midi application. It does not directly generate audio output, rather it generates Midi messages (eg “play a D on the bass”) which are sent via the Midi out device to your output synth.
The Midi out device can be selected in the menu Tools/Options/Midi.
The Midi out device must be connected to an external hardware synth via a Midi or USB cable, or via a virtual Midi port for a software synth (VST instruments, SoundFont players, etc). There are free virtual Midi ports on the web, such as LoopBe1 on Windows or Virmidi on Linux.
You don't need a virtual Midi port if you use the VirtualMidiSynth SoundFont player on Windows, because this application installs itself as a Midi out device.
The output synth produces the sounds. If JJazzLab knows the capabilities of your output synth, JJazzLab can directly control it from the mix console. And most importantly when you select a rhythm JJazzLab can automatically select the relevant sounds, using drum map conversion when necessary.
Midi Configuration Wizard
This wizard will help you select the best Midi configuration. It is launched automatically the first time you run JJazzLab. You can also run it manually from menu Tools/Midi Configuration Wizard.