Outputting MIDI to Desktop Softsynths

    Feb 08 2015 | 2:32 am
    Hello community --
    I suspect that this is a facepalm question, but I've been unable to resolve it. I'm playing around with some Mira controller interface ideas and want to use them to control some standalone softsynths (e.g., Arturia's Moog Modular V or Tempo Rubato's NLog PolySynth). The patch I've built outputs MIDI note and velocity and the OSX native synth (AU DLS Synth 1) responds to it, but I can't get the MMV or the PolySynth to respond. They both respond to other input; I've played around with the [noteout] settings (device, channel, etc.) and the corresponding softsynth settings, but no luck. The patch works the same with Mira or using the mouse on the desktop, so it doesn't appear to be an iPad issue (in fact, for most of the testing, I'm just using the desktop interface).
    Thank in advance for your comments! Below is the patch:

    • Feb 08 2015 | 4:50 am
      I'm not sure I completely follow what you are trying to do, but if you are trying to send out to a standalone synth, not in a sequencer, why not use the vst~ object. If you want to use multiple VST's, it might require some rework. I use the VST~ object with the BACH externals and it works quite well.
      Regards, Tim