i was thinking… (MIDI)

Jan 4, 2010 at 7:20pm

i was thinking… (MIDI)

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

Jan 4, 2010 at 7:29pm

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

Jan 4, 2010 at 7:52pm

oh, i imagined that. thanks!

Jan 4, 2010 at 8:18pm

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

Jan 4, 2010 at 8:54pm

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

Jan 5, 2010 at 4:16am

Maybe Mainstage (part of Logic Studio)?

Jan 5, 2010 at 10:32am

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

Jan 5, 2010 at 3:03pm

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

Jan 5, 2010 at 7:21pm

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.

Jan 8, 2010 at 10:42am

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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