Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

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alindsay55661
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Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by alindsay55661 » Thu May 09, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi,

I love this program, am recommending to everyone! Only thing is I have like 5 different piano VSTs, all of which are far more pleasing than the integrated one. Can you make it possible to load our own VST to replace the default piano?

Alternatively, maybe someone knows an easy way to route midi to two different apps on windows that would also solve the problem.

alindsay55661
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Re: Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by alindsay55661 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:01 pm

I was able to answer my own question. Solution for PC is:

Buy Bidule and use as standalone app:
https://www.plogue.com/products/bidule.html

Then use the free loopMIDI:
http://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/loopmidi.html

Setup 2 virtual midi ports in loopMIDI:
1. loopMIDI - Playground Sessions
2. loopMIDI - Stand alone VST

Then route everything with Bidule:

MIDI Devices > Input > [your keyboard here]
...
connect the above node to both nodes below
...
MIDI Devices > Output > loopMIDI - Playground Sessions
MIDI Devices > Output > loopMIDI - Stand alone VST

Now your keyboard midi is sent to both programs on Windows. Hope this helps someone else, I'm now enjoying Playground Sessions with Pianoteq! :D

chanchal1987
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Re: Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by chanchal1987 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:48 am

What about MacBook?

Laurensss
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Re: Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by Laurensss » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:14 pm

chanchal1987 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 4:48 am
What about MacBook?
No need, this is one of the (increasingly rare...) things that 'just works' on a Mac.

alindsay55661
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Re: Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by alindsay55661 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 pm

chanchal1987 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 4:48 am
What about MacBook?
Bidule is cross platform so you could continue to use that for routing if desired. But instead of loopMIDI (windows only) you can check out this guide for setting up virtual midi ports on a mac (a native feature of OSX):

https://dialogaudio.com/modulationproce ... _setup.php

sw1tch73ch
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Re: Custom Virtual Instruments (VST)

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 pm

From what I've heard, the Mac can do this without additional software. Load up the VST, tell it what MIDI to listen to, then Load up PGS and do the same. They both will play accordingly. I haven't tried that though. I have a really old Mac and haven't really tried VST on it.
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