Creating MIDI plugins

Nov 8, 2009 at 1:45pm

Creating MIDI plugins


I was looking through the forum and couldn`t find the info.

How can I make MIDI-plugin in pluggo run-time?
I use “plugmidiin” and “plugmidiout” in my patcher, but MAX builds
just ordinary VST-effect, not VST-Instrument.

I want to make MIDI-plugin (in VST) to change the data coming from MIDI-keyboard.

What else can I use in my MAX-patch to make VST-Instrument, not

Beforehand thank you!

Nov 9, 2009 at 2:41pm

Are you talking about Max 5 or 4.6?
With Max 5, you cannot create VST plugins (see Max for Live).
With Max 4.x, read the pdf “PluggoDevGuide”, you can create MIDI effects, audio effects, and instruments (MIDI in, audio out).

Nov 9, 2009 at 6:25pm

Thank you for the answer,

I mean MAx 4.6, I read the PluggoDevGuide, but there is only info that you should use modules “plugmidiin/out”. But after compiling I get VST-effect, not VST-instrument. What should I do more?

Thank you in advance,

Nov 9, 2009 at 8:31pm


a pluggo becomes an instrument when you make it an instrument in
the [plugconfig] script.

[midiin] won´t work with effects so you are on the right path
making an instrument.
but – if you host allows this – [plugmidiout] will work from
effects (just fyi).


Nov 9, 2009 at 9:13pm

Thank you for the answer,

I found that I should only do #C Synth in Plugconfig

Now all is working as expected, thank you everybody for the help


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