VST instruments in Max/MSP

Oct 28, 2006 at 6:50pm

VST instruments in Max/MSP

Basic Max/MSP question:

Is it possible to use the VST~ object to play VST instruments using MIDI or does the object only handle audio inputs to VST effects?

Basically, I’m asking: can I use VST instruments in Max?

#28410
Oct 28, 2006 at 7:20pm

yes.

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Op 28-okt-2006, om 20:50 heeft Sam Macklin het volgende geschreven:

>
> Basic Max/MSP question:
>
> Is it possible to use the VST~ object to play VST instruments using
> MIDI or does the object only handle audio inputs to VST effects?
>
> Basically, I’m asking: can I use VST instruments in Max?

#87149
Oct 28, 2006 at 8:13pm

So how do I control a VST synth in Max using a MIDI keyboard? In the MSP reference guide it says that if the VST object is running an instrument, the conrol input will be ignored.

#87150
Oct 28, 2006 at 8:38pm

See the vst~ object help.

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2025 VR Haarlem
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Op 28-okt-2006, om 22:13 heeft Sam Macklin het volgende geschreven:

>
> So how do I control a VST synth in Max using a MIDI keyboard? In
> the MSP reference guide it says that if the VST object is running
> an instrument, the conrol input will be ignored.

#87151
Oct 28, 2006 at 9:12pm

#87152
Oct 28, 2006 at 9:34pm

Hi c74 folks,

I am on a Mac Powerbook 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo.

I instantiated matrix~ with 250 inlets and 250 outlets
and it all worked great. When I increased the number
of inlets to 500, Max nicely reported in the Max
window “resizing to 250 signals” and it all worked
great again. However when I increased the number of
outlets to 500, upon turning the DSP on Max crashed
immediately. So it seems that the matrix~ object has a
set limit for the number of inlets that can be
created, but no limit for the number of outlets.

So this leads to my following dev question:

In z_dsp.h I see that there’s an enum constant
SYS_MAXSIGS = 250, which is the “number of signal
inlets you can have in an object”.

Does this mean that:

1 – when writing an MSP object with a variable number
of inlets I always have to check against the user
error of instantiating the object with more than 250
inlets at creation time?

2 – There’s no set limit for the number of outlets,
but there should be because Max/MSP doesn’t like too
many inlets as well as too many outlets? If this is
the case what’s the limit for the number of audio
outlets I should check for in my MSP objects?

Thanks for shedding any light on this.

- Luigi

— Sam Macklin wrote:

>
> So how do I control a VST synth in Max using a MIDI
> keyboard? In the MSP reference guide it says that
> if the VST object is running an instrument, the
> conrol input will be ignored.
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#87153
Oct 29, 2006 at 12:24am

check Gregory Taylor’s inVeSTigation tutorials in tutorials section
of this site.
part2 covers the use and control of VSti

http://www.cycling74.com/story/2005/5/3/161927/4540

Quote: connect_icut wrote on Sat, 28 October 2006 11:50
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> Basic Max/MSP question:
>
> Is it possible to use the VST~ object to play VST instruments using MIDI or does the object only handle audio inputs to VST effects?
>
> Basically, I’m asking: can I use VST instruments in Max?
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#87154
Oct 29, 2006 at 8:54pm

Thank you. Those tutorials really did the trick.

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