i was thinking... (MIDI)

    Jan 04 2010 | 7:20 pm
    ...is there a way to load external MIDI instruments (eg. garageband's) without actually opening GarageBand? thx

    • Jan 04 2010 | 7:29 pm
      No, not unless those instruments are VSTs. Or some sample set whose format you understood.
    • Jan 04 2010 | 7:52 pm
      oh, i imagined that. thanks!
    • Jan 04 2010 | 8:18 pm
      so now i have to figure out how to send my MSP messages to two different Garageband instruments
    • Jan 04 2010 | 8:54 pm
      Not possible as Garageband can't handle multiple MIDI input channels.
    • Jan 05 2010 | 4:16 am
      Maybe Mainstage (part of Logic Studio)?
    • Jan 05 2010 | 10:32 am
      You can use Logic Express. Regarding MIDI input it has the same functionality as Logic Studio.
    • Jan 05 2010 | 3:03 pm
      mmm... i'd rather look for some lighter - maybe free - application. any tip?
    • Jan 05 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.
    • Jan 08 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.