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MIDI and the vst~ object

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In Max/MSP, VST instrument and audio effects plug-ins can be hosted using the vst~ object.

VST instruments and audio effects commonly expect input formatted as standard MIDI messages. The vst~ object expects to receive MIDI-format messages in the form midievent <MIDI message>.

The following Max patch demonstrates the use of a Max patcher object containing the necessary logic to work with the Max midiparse object to properly format MIDI messages to VST instruments:

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --