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VST creation, how to?

February 24, 2008 | 2:03 am

Hi maxers.

I was helping out a friend by creating a little patch making her able to
trigger samples by playing an acoustic instrument over a certain loudness.
The patch itself works fine in max/msp.

All along I figured I would use Rewire to connect this thing with Ableton
Live as the host – the main program she is using.
Problem seems to be that Ableton will only send MIDI to Max and get audio
back, and I need quite the opposite.

So now I’m figuring creating a VST is the way to go, but I can’t seem to
find much information about this, other than "Save as plugin".

So, basically I need to input sound and send out MIDI.
Any pointers of where to look or what to do??

Thanks!
Lasse


February 25, 2008 | 6:50 am

Well you can get audio from Max to Live with Soundflower:

http://www.cycling74.com/downloads/soundflower

and to build VST plugins you need the documentation:

http://www.cycling74.com/download/Pluggo_Dev_Material.zip

As for converting audio to midi in the plugin world it can be done and good luck with that.


February 25, 2008 | 6:55 am

Misread yr post a little, you can’t get midi into Live? Your instruments in Live should show up as midi outputs in Max. Alternatively, Max should show up as midi inputs in Live.


February 25, 2008 | 5:10 pm

Hey Rocky G

Thanks for your respone.
I did find the pluggo docs, and I have a functional VST plugin now that
works great :)

As for the whole Rewire thing, I’m gonna save that for another day, for now
VST is a much smarter approach anyways.

Lasse

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Rocky G wrote:

>
> Well you can get audio from Max to Live with Soundflower:
>
> http://www.cycling74.com/downloads/soundflower
>
> and to build VST plugins you need the documentation:
>
> http://www.cycling74.com/download/Pluggo_Dev_Material.zip
>
> As for converting audio to midi in the plugin world it can be done and
> good luck with that.
>
>
>
> –
> Rocky G
> http://www.foolskool.com
>
>


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