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VSTs (Virtual Studio Technology) are plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.

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How not to sound midi without real instrument?

Everyone say to me that my music composition "sounds like old midi" For example : But... is it is possible to make a music without real instrument without ...
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I need to find a safe website to get NST choir VST [closed]

as well as a good harmonica VST that is free and i REALLY want to get ahold of these. I'm mainly saying that because i can't seem to find a website from the original manufacturer of said VST NST CHOIR:...
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Why do some virtual instruments sound more realistic than others?

This may be somewhat subjective, though it may be verified by a breakdown of the audio. But it seems easy to find like drums and other percussion, bass guitar, piano, harpsichord, maybe harps and ...
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How to get a list of VST presets / parameters

So I'm trying to misuse a VST in my DAW, Reaper, for musical things. Basically I want to be able to write to and read from different files using VSTs. The VST I'm using has a string option (which gets ...
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Hardware or VST alternatives to Boom3D or FXsound [closed]

I usually play music in MAC OSX with Boom3D audio enhancer software and it has awesome quality for playback. When I play live instruments and MIDI, setting output to Boom3D sound output, it has ...
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Why does the A Major chord look different in some places?

I can not play the guitar but I want to use a VST plugin called Ample Guitar. Now I was looking into chords and tried to rebuild them in the ample guitar. I looked up the A Major Chord here https://...
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Cubase cannot detect USB microphone in Macbook Pro

I use Cubase 12 Elements in Macbook Pro. Audacity can detect my USB microphone, but Cubase can't. When I try to configure input bus, I can only see Built-in Audio: Than I checked for Sound ...
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Using vst live and sound library advices [closed]

I'm an amateur keyboard musician in a band mainly playing rock and metal songs, using a korg x50. This keyboard is great for its relatively small size and weight, but I'm lacking a bit of more ...
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Digital effects processors with VST plugins? [closed]

I can't find how and if people process VST effects in real time. Is there such a thing where you can load any chain of VST effects? It doesn't make sense to me how such a thing couldn't exist.
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What type of piano was used in the intro of this song? [closed]

I'm listening to this music for about a couple of months. But I can't find a piano with similar texture and fullness. It will be better if some can tell me where can I find a VST piano which sounds ...
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What is an effect that changes one parameter depending on the rate of change of another parameter? [closed]

Read my comment before you vote to close. Is there an effect/vst plugin/flow that measures the rate of change of one parameter of a sound, e.g. volume, and can use that to change the amount of another ...
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How to control an analog or digital mixer (every channel seperatly) from laptop using vst plugins live

First of all I would like to apologize for my English. I am from Greece but I will try to be clear. So, I have a band and I want to make gigs using VST plugins live (on real time), and I am wondering (...
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Is there a way to decode Triton/M1 vst PCM samples?

Is there any way to decode the PCM samples used in either the Triton or M1 VSTs? I'd love to be able to open these in a sampler VST and mess around with them further than is possible within the actual ...
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I have a problem with the strummer in Ample Guitar M (used in Reaper)

When I create a riff using the plugin and drag it in the timeline (as a midi file), it's played with no legatos or really anything I set up in the riffer. It sound terrible, all the chords are played ...
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MIDI controller sending CC #123

I'm using an old Roland RD-200 electric piano as my MIDI controller. I'm seeing a lot of weird behaviour when using it, like the sustain pedal not working and notes getting cut off without playing a ...
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What is an All-Pass Filter? What are its uses?

Wikipedia says: An all-pass filter is a signal processing filter that passes all frequencies equally in gain, but changes the phase relationship among various frequencies. What does changes the ...
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How to sync DAW VST automations to live performance?

I'm looking for a tool to control VST instruments through my epiano midi. My goal is to play a song, and having the DAW (or whatever) detect the tempo by analysing what I'm currently playing. Question:...
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Switch General MIDI instruments from device? (Roland Sound Canvas, Reaper)

I have an Swissonic EasyKey61 MIDI keyboard, and it is connected to the VST plugin "Roland Sound Canvas" via Reaper. I am wondering how sound banks/instruments (e.g. "Piano 1", &...
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What VST can generate beats like those in Bad Wings [closed]

I'm new to making music and I was listening to Bad Wings by The Glitch Mob and I wanted to know how these badass beats are generated. Are there any plugins (probably 3rd party) to generate the same ...
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Is there a specific synth name/DAW plugin for a sort of 70s jazz flute chorus?

There's a sound I hear in some modern alternative music that has such emotive nostalgic properties. It sounds like a flute chorus I've heard in 70s Japanese Jazz and elsewhere. This short comedic ...
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VST User Interface Not Showing

I'm using Live 10 64-bit. I'm using a free plugin called Synth1 but when I load it to a MIDI track I cannot see the plugin user interface. I tried Ctrl + Alt + P and clicking on the wrench icon. Even ...
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Audacity - VST - GVST Guitar Tuner Blank Screen

I just installed GVST Tune on audacity, I'm using Audacity 2.2.3 with ASIO (I did self compile so can support ASIO). I copied the 32-bit plugin and enable the plugin But after I open the plugin it ...
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Do I need some amplifier for my VST instruments Ample Metal Eclipse and Ample Metal Rays to get the tone of Metal?

I want to tune these instruments to get the tone of metal especially metalcore tone. Here is my guitar Ample Metal Eclipse : and here is my bass :
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Ableton: quick calculation of average loudness of a track (without listening to whole track with a meter)

I would like to bring all tracks of a session to 0 db because I want to use a analog channel strip simulation simulation, and CLA points out that those sounds best with audio source within that range. ...
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Learning the sounding of classical orchestra instruments with Noteperformer, Sibelius Sounds 7

This question is a follow-up of: How to distinguish between different instruments in a classical orchestra? If I transcript some of my compositions (which are now written for piano) and make ...
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Cubase doesn't export stereo [closed]

In my arrangement, I set panner left/right for different instrument channels. It sounds good but when I export the file, the final export wav file doesn't reflect the left/right features, it sounds ...
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How do I route VST audio through effects/amp simulator in Cubase?

I have Shreddage II that came with Peavey Revalver, and I want to route the Shreddage audio through Revalver but I don't know how to do that in Cubase.
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VSTI plugin to combine different plugins

I use Cubase and Miroslav Philharmonik. I want to play a melody with many different instruments as single instrument in cubase. Copy pasting the same melody to different instruments is an overkill, ...
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Why is Spectrasonics Omnisphere polyphony so limited compared to similar virtual instruments?

Could anybody please explain why Omnisphere has issues handling higher numbers of simultaneous voices (polyphony)? I would prefer answers backed by some evidence or available information about the ...
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Keep the recording with the VST settings

recording with ableton live, I can get the VST to sound, the recording is ok when played back. However, when I change the vst plugin settings (same plugin, different config) the recording changes as ...
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Is there any way to change pitch bend wheel values in real time?

I have midi keyboard on repair (Evolution MK361-C) that has problems with Pitch Wheel. Pitch Wheel is not sendind accurate high values (7F as max) to computer, it sends maximum value of about 7A-7C. ...
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Distinguish music devices: Sequencer, Launchpad, Sampler, Synthesizer

I've been having a hard time figuring out function of these below music devices: 1. Beatstep sequencer 2. Launchpad | Ableton Push 3. Sampler 4. Sequencer 5. Synthesizer For example, if I use ...
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Do Virtual Synth Softwares need any physical buttons? Do I need to have any extra buttons on my MIDI keyboard?

I am looking to buy an MIDI keyboard. I want to use it with VST as a Synth. Please guide me. I am completely new in this space.
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Timpani & Conga: Doit, Fall or is it something else and how is it performed?

I've been following and studying a particular orchestra score. I've never written for or played the Timpani or Conga before. In the image below I see a Doit (on the Timpani) and a Fall (on the Conga)....
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Realistic jazzy sound with VST

I've been quite impressed with the orchestral sound of Nina Simone's "I put a spell on you". The part which interested me can be heard at first 17 seconds. So is it possible to simulate such warm and ...
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How to find the loudest part of a mix?

What are fastest methods to find the loudest part of the track during mixing?
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MIDI Humanization: Random detune plugin (audio or midi)?

This question seems obvious, but I have not yet found any solution: if I have for example 3 trumpets (which are actually from a same midi instrument), and I want to submit the same passage to the ...
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Is there an AU plugin that has a similar use to FL Studio's Stamp Tool?

I've seen people online using the stamp tool in FL Studio to write scales. As far as I can tell, Logic Pro X does not come with this feature. Is there a plugin (has to be AU for my purposes) that ...
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Can I use my laptop headphone jack for Midi keyboard live performance?

I'm starting use some vst like omnisphere and addictive keys. And if I want to connect my laptop to the pa system for live performance, Can I use the headphone jack of my windows laptop? Is the ...
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Keyboard type for loading VSTs?

I have a MIDI keyboard linked to my laptop with Reaper software. There, I can access all of my VST collection. The question is: what kind of keyboard must I have to play live and get my VST list on it?...
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How to make drums sound punchy and fat?

I know it's mostly about compression and EQ but I can't seem to get even closer to this. It just sounds really kicky, even the snares. I'm using Addictive Drums with almost all the presets, but none ...
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Can I add some computer/synthesized voices from a computer to my digital piano?

I just bought a digital piano (gear4music DP-6) and I'm a newbie with electronic pianos. I would like to know if it is possibile to add some computer/synthesized voices to my digital piano using my ...
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Playing instrument voices through PC from my keyboard

I wanted to play different instrument voices from my Yamaha P-115 Digital Pianoby connecting it to a PC. So I asked for suggestions, and people said, "Get a DAW." So I downloaded LMMS from lmms.io, ...
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What to call drum player VSTs as opposed to drum machines?

On the one hand, there are drum machines/sequencers/loopers/programmers etc that combines a drum machine and a fairly static drum loop that you play or sequence yourself. Then there are 'superset' ...
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How to import a piano sound from a VST plugin into a synth?

I am using a Roland XPS 10 synth that allows us to import sounds sampled from VST plugins into the memory of the synth and play. From what I know right now, the file that I have to export from the DAW ...
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Positioning the sound in 3D using VST plugins

I've listened to a lot of stereo music that when listened to through good headphones sounds quadrophonic. For instance Pink Floyd's The wall seems so 3D even in stereo. How to place my instruments ...
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Why does reaper hang while opening a big VST file?

I am relatively new to working with VST. I'm not intending to spend on studio technologies right now as I'm a hobbyist. While searching for a "free" vst for a "good" grand piano sound, I came across ...
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How to get rid of latency experienced while using VST in Reaper?

I am using Cocos Reaper as my DAW software and am trying to record piano tracks using VST plugins downloaded from VST4FREE. As the MIDI keyboard, I am using my synthesizer - the Roland XPS 10. The ...
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How to make that sound effect

How to make that sound effect on this music video and singing after 1:50 I listen aoutotune pitch change but only voice sounds different and not like autotune, i ...
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In Cubase, why are my MIDI tracks' programs not independent?

I have successfully routed multiple MIDI tracks to different channels of one rack (not track) instance of HALion Sonic SE. When I play them back, their sound reflects the sound selected for the HALion ...
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