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i was thinking… (MIDI)

January 4, 2010 | 7:20 pm

…is there a way to load external MIDI instruments (eg. garageband’s) without actually opening GarageBand?
thx


January 4, 2010 | 7:29 pm

No, not unless those instruments are VSTs. Or some sample set whose
format you understood.


January 4, 2010 | 7:52 pm

oh, i imagined that. thanks!


January 4, 2010 | 8:18 pm

so now i have to figure out how to send my MSP messages to two different Garageband instruments


January 4, 2010 | 8:54 pm

Not possible as Garageband can’t handle multiple MIDI input channels.


January 5, 2010 | 4:16 am

Maybe Mainstage (part of Logic Studio)?


January 5, 2010 | 10:32 am

You can use Logic Express.
Regarding MIDI input it has the same functionality as Logic Studio.


January 5, 2010 | 3:03 pm

mmm… i’d rather look for some lighter – maybe free – application. any tip?


January 5, 2010 | 7:21 pm

i dont know of any other application you can open a garageband instrument in… does it have to be a garageband instrument? there is a free sequencer with rewire called reaper, max can send midi to this program and you can use VST plugins and AU plugins in it.


January 8, 2010 | 10:42 am

thanks to everyone, these tips have been very helpful.
i’ve been learning a bit of vst and SoundFont audio files.
For a beginner as i am, as far as I can see, they both come pros and cons.:

- vst > extra poweful, but sometimes extra instable and memory hungry
- SoundFont > a flexible compromise between midi and audiosamples. but rarely believable in a composition.

is that right? ;-) in both cases i’m still looking for some believable and free acustic piano instrument. ahah ^_^

ps reaper was very good.


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