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VST~ not accepting midi notes

Nov 19 2012 | 2:56 am

I’m using VST`~ and loading a software synthesizer called "Aalto"

When I send [midievent 144 72 127], a note on message for C4, to VST~ I receive this message in the Max window: "midievent: effect doesn’t want events".

I’m assuming that VST~ thinks Aalto is an effect rather than a soft synth, which would explain why it’s not accepting midi notes.
Is there a work around for this, or am I just doing something completely wrong.

Nov 19 2012 | 4:56 am

I have seen this happen if DSP is turned off

Nov 19 2012 | 9:47 am

This can happen when the DSP is on too; a workaround is to initialise vst~ by making sure it loads a plug when it is instantiated, i.e. give it a plug name in it’s search path as an argument.
I used to use a dummy Pluggo plug for just this purpose,Cheers

Nov 19 2012 | 3:42 pm

for me this only happens with specific plug-ins, like the mda piano in OSX. (which is my dummy^^)

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