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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 to use VST (virtual instruments) on a live gig

I am a seasoned keyboardist playing mainly live gigs (Soul, Funk, Rock, Pop). I am very impressed by the capabilities of VST instruments, so I am wondering if it would be possible to use them in a ...
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How to order VST plugins correctly

I have recently noticed that the order of the VST plugins on an audio track can make a great difference on its sound. I usually use virtual preamps, compressors, distortion and chorus effects, ...
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Separate MIDI Drumtrack to edit each part individually

I am using REAPER and Addictive Drums 2 and usually compose full MIDI drum tracks. When I want to edit the individual sounds of the drum kit, AD2 is not very helpful. Of course, I can EQ and compress ...
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VST difference between valve amp, preamp and tape saturation

I've been learning how to master songs with a few tutorials and I've stumbled upon various plugin categories I'd like to be able to distinguish a bit better. Many of those tutorials recommend to use ...
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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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Are there any VSTs for removing harmonic content from audio? [closed]

Are there are any VSTs that automatically remove the main harmonic content from an audio source? For example: if I have a simple sine wave this VST would return absolutely nothing, silence. If the ...
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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 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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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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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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JACK JackRouter (and then?)

I'm using Jack 1.9.10. I want to record system sound into Ableton, and don't want to plug a cable from line out to line in. I start PortAudio, I turn on JACK Audio Connection Kit, it is already ...
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Vst plugin for multi track audio editing

I use Fl studio, and 'Edison' its audio editing plugin can't edit more than one audio file simultaneously. Software like 'Audacity' can do multi-track editing but audacity can't be used as an external ...
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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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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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What is the usage of “Zooming Out” in showing an amplitude envelope

Sorry if it might sound a bit of trivial to some of you peeps..I don't get what the author wants to say with this: " To represent the amplitude envelope,we will continue to use the waveform view,but ...
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Timed Cutout effect - Cubase

so I've been creating metal/rock tracks for years now, and I've recent delved into adding a lot of dubstep/electronic/orchestral features into them, but there is an effect I'd love to use but that I'm ...
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How to properly connect my PC's external audio interface to my combo bass amp?

I want to modify my sound with VST before sending it to my amplifier. My audio interface is the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and my amp is the Ampeg BA108. So it will look like this: Bass -> Audio ...
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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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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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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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FL studio as VST plugin into Virtual DJ 8

I tried to integrate FL Studio as a VST plugin into Virtual DJ 8 but when I activate the plugin there is no sound from the song that was originally playing. Also the BPMs from Virtual DJ do not sync ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get these organ sounds

I'm a guitarist and keyboardist and try to do everything on my own when it comes to recording my music. I'm a big fan of organs, however, there are some sounds I've never been able to achieve. Two ...
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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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I am looking for a microtonal keyboard plugin/vst

I am in the search of a microtonal keyboard plugin, one which is not a synth with its own sounds (it can be but that is not the purpose). it is a plugin in which I can divide my keyboard to ...
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Does anyone know of a solid method of converting midi to MP3 through VSTs with presets?

This might be a bit outside of the practice and theory group but I'll give it a shot. I have a need to take some internally-generated MIDI files and convert them to MP3 or WAV, but would prefer to ...
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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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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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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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Is MPS-850 a good module just for triggering VSTs? [closed]

I'm converting my acoustic drumset into an electronic one, with triggers, mesh heads, electronic cymbals ... And my big question is on the electronic module : I saw the Millenium MPS-850, quite ...
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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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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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VSTHost: How to configure “wave devices” without latency/delay problems?

I have this physical connections: "phones out" "line in" Guitar -----> Amp -----------------------------> Computer And I was using Windows 7 with the following settings:...
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E-drumkit recommendation for using with drum VST [closed]

I'm looking for an E-drumkit to be used with a drum VST (I'm using drum samples from NI's Komplete 11). Because I will be routing the midi data to my computer and use Komplete 11's samples, it is of ...
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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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Are there any VSTs that emulate analog output filters? [closed]

I'm trying to make my mastering easier so I need to emulate how my master would sound on a pair of headphones, radio stereo cables, etc. Is there a VST that shows me what certain analog output ...
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Ivory 2.5 Sound Quality

I know that synthogy ivory is one of the best VSTs on the market, but what I don't understand how can I achieve similar sound quality like here? I have a Digital Piano which I connect to a laptop ...
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Fixing delay and blurred together notes with Kontakt horns and strings

My current setup for composing is Ableton Live 9 and Kontakt 5. I am facing a problem with Session Strings and Symphony Brass with delayed notes and blurred together notes. The delayed notes are not ...
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How to fix LMMS not loading VSTs?

LMMS is basically an OpenSource alternative to FL Studio, and I'm using it on Arch Linux. I tried loading the synth1 VST as described here (and also some other VSTs), but lmms then seems to get stuck ...