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by mschnell
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

In fact I would be astonished if Forte indeed has severe stability problems. I would be even more astonished if Brainspawn would ignore such problems. :D

So looking forward to installing Forte 3 on decent hardware.

-Michael
by mschnell
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Play audio file or track how ??
Replies: 26
Views: 10569

Re: Play audio file or track how ??

A sound font player VST plugin can easily do this, triggering a (or each of a group of) wave file(s) by a midi note or several.
(e.g. free "sforzando": http://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando/

-Michael
by mschnell
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Yep I also suppose Win 7 might be less error prone than Win 8. To support the amount of memory the system I ordered offers, for sample-RAM, I will need to use the 64 Bit versions of Win7, Forte, and Kontact. I do hope that Brainworks will provide appropriate support, when their software should crash...
by mschnell
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Optimizing a PC for "pure Forte usage"
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Optimizing a PC for "pure Forte usage"

Hi Experts, I do know that "Brainspawn is not a system integrator", but maybe somebody at BrainSpawn's or a knowledgeable user might be able to provide hints or maybe a (link to a) document to help with tuning a PC box for exclusive "embedded" usage of Forte. Thus for "realt...
by mschnell
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Hmm. I did not experience any crashes with Forte during my initial tests. I did read positive comments about Forte's stability (e.g tested vs cantabile), that is my my main focus is on Forte. OTOH, I suppose that Reactor offers better stability due to it's Linux OS which is better suited for embedde...
by mschnell
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows Midi and Audio Routing
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

Re: Windows Midi and Audio Routing

From memory I seem to recall ASIO4ALL has some problems when used in multiple applications (i.e. it won't release correctly when switching applications) - multiple audio interfaces yes, applications hit'n'miss - This indeed seems to be the problem. I expected that the ASIO4ALL (out) driver would mi...
by mschnell
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Did you ever think about using Plogue Bidule? I don't know this baby. Thanks for the hint. I'll take a look and come back ... Hmm. From their website I can't easily find out what it really is. Bidule seems to be an alternative to Forte and not something that makes sense to use together with Forte. ...
by mschnell
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Follow up. I intend to us a Window 7 64 Bit system and the Forte 64 bit version. I understand that the readily available VST's I intend to use can be installed as 64 Bit versions. Now I plan to do my own "pure Midi-Filter" VSTs. I could do this using the "Delphi" programming syst...
by mschnell
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: NULL AEffect Pointer..
Replies: 7
Views: 3402

Re: NULL AEffect Pointer..

I can't comment on the error specically - and not sure if this will be of any help - but Forte doesn't have jBridge "in-place" - you will need to download it - but Forte will automatically create 'wrapped' version of VSTs that require bridging if jBridge is installed - by that I mean &quo...
by mschnell
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows Midi and Audio Routing
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

Re: Windows Midi and Audio Routing

1) From memory I seem to recall ASIO4ALL has some problems when used in multiple applications (i.e. it won't release correctly when switching applications) - multiple audio interfaces yes, applications hit'n'miss - is there any reason you're using ASIO4ALL and not the ASIO drivers for Roland Sound ...
by mschnell
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Windows Midi and Audio Routing
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

Windows Midi and Audio Routing

Hi experts, I installed the Forte 3 testing version and try to test several VSTs in that environment. On this PC (Windows XP 32 Bit) I have "Band in a Box" and would like to use same as a versatile source for realtime Mid events. BiaB comes with "Roland Sound Canvas" that after i...
by mschnell
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Plugin Issues
Topic: NULL AEffect Pointer..
Replies: 7
Views: 3402

NULL AEffect Pointer..

Hi Forte professionals, I ordered a specially designed PC to make it a thingy similar to a Muse "Receptor" box. I decided to use Forte 3 as the central software for hosting several VST plugins. This box (Intel i7 4 core processor, 16 GByte, 512 GByte SSD ) will run Windows 7 64 Bit, and wi...
by mschnell
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Of course the midi filter offered by Forte would in realtime in fact do what is required for" Morphing". But it seems not to be practical to configure it for this purpose. So I intent to do a VST plugin myself, that has a surface with a number of sliders, that can be moved with the mouse a...
by mschnell
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

In fact I did order the hardware and thus I hope I can do some test soon, and also order a fore license :) . So I dare to ask some more questions. I want to create and use some (Delphi based) VST plugins to do some special things Forte does not seem to provide out of the box. Of course I will be hap...
by mschnell
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Re: Midi control automation / key transpose

Thanks for you answer. (1) seems a little bit too complicated to be useful e.g. with morphing the 9 drawbar slider of a vritual B3. (2) It does not seem that Forte provides "transpose definition in realtime via Midi" out of the box. Both this In fact this is not a real problem. I already d...
by mschnell
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Question for Dirk Offringa
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Re:

when you move the slider up to increase the send level, at the same time the "through" level is proportionally decreased, like a dry/wet fader does. Is there also something similar on pure MIDI data, morphing tow sets of continuous control, by a linear interpolation between each control f...
by mschnell
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi control automation / key transpose
Replies: 15
Views: 5705

Midi control automation / key transpose

Hi Forte experts. I am about to set up a computer system for live playing with a master keyboard. I intend to use Forte as a versatile VST host in the center of the software setup. Now I am positive that I can program multiple scenes with one or more VST instruments enhanced by VST effects, and swit...
by mschnell
Sun May 13, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Just to let you know: I see several DXI effect plugins in the appropriate selection menu in a category called "Plugins 1". Some supposedly have been installed with "Band in a Box" and are called "PG...". Some others (I don't know where they come from and what they are s...
by mschnell
Thu May 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Thanks for your tips. I'll do as you recommend. (Much to learn... :oops: ) Sorry if I am annoying by too slowly finding my way in this world. Especially not seeing that there are still other VST plugins but VST instruments and that on Forte, there are still other ways to add VST plugins but the Add ...
by mschnell
Thu May 10, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Hi Dirk, you said you tested the dll I uploaded and it was selectabble in your envioronent. I did recompile it later but I changed only the ID and the name strings. I'lll try to find out more about the VST/VSTi stuff. Is it given that with a "VST" Forte will show it in the "White"...
by mschnell
Wed May 09, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

I now deleted the complete Forte3 configuration register. I defined c:\vst as thge only Plugin directory. Nonetheless, the "MidiTestTranspose" still is in the "white" list bit not in the selection list. Funnily, two plugins are in the selection list that are not in the "whit...
by mschnell
Mon May 07, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Very funny: I removed all but one vst directory and did a full rescan (after removoing all entries in the ignore list). I get this: http://www.bschnell.de/2.zip In all lists, there are files that are not in the one directory. "MidiTestTranspose" is in the "VST Plugins" list, buut...
by mschnell
Sun May 06, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Thanks a lot for testing this for me.

Silly me did not know about the unique VST identifier. I'll search for same in the source code.

I changed the ID to 'EFFA' and I changed the product and vendor names. But the result is the same.

See http://www.bschnell.de/1.zip

Thanks again,
-Michael
by mschnell
Sun May 06, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Yes of course:

http://www.bschnell.de/miditest.zip

Including folders with the Delphi sources that I did not modify.

I renamed the dll after compiling as all the demos in that SDK are called VstPlugin.dll. Can this be a problem ?

Thanks !
-Michael
by mschnell
Sat May 05, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Hi,

any Idea what might be wrong when a Plugin is detected as seemingly workable (not moved to the "ignored" list)but not appears in the lists that allows for choosing it for insertion in a bus ?

Tanks,
-Michael
by mschnell
Wed May 02, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

Great ! So I can be sure that it will work. I compiled several of the Delphi Demos I found. After scanning, those that have a GUI are in Fortes normal list (Forte Plugin Manager -> VST Plugins). Those without GUI are in the "ignored files" list. This seems reasonable. But unfortunately, wh...
by mschnell
Wed May 02, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

This looks good ! I did find a simple demo project done in Delphi that does a MIDI transpose and does have a GUI providing a slider for the amount of transposing. It complies just fine using my the old free "Turbo-Delphi" version of the Delphi Pascal SDK. Tonight I will try if it can be lo...
by mschnell
Wed May 02, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Midi processing

>>> Life would be much easier if I had the source code. I think regarding VST I can get source code of a Midi-modifyer pluging that works in Forte. If you do know one, you might want to provide a link. (I'm going to google for "Plogue Bidule") As (on PCs) I like to program in Pascal more t...
by mschnell
Tue May 01, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Midi processing
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Midi processing

Hi Forte Experts, I'm planning a life keyboard setup using Forte 3. Here I might want to use some queer VST Plugin Instruments and/or I might want to do some off-standard stuff with Midi because of other reasons. I understand that Forte can do some rather complex Midi routing regarding PC Midi ports...
by mschnell
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

I suppose it's the "Edirol Virtual Sound Canvas" software GM Synth that came with BiaB. Unfortunately I did not find a way to shut it down.

Thanks,
-Michael
by mschnell
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

....
But quite often ASIO4ALL tells me that the Audio interface is blocked by another application. I seemingly only can overcome this by rebooting.

Do you know how to free this interface to allow ASIO4ALL to grab it ?

Thanks,
-Michael
by mschnell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

With ASIO4ALL it works nicely.

Great !!!!

I did not yet try to tune the performance, as Latency is not (yet) an issue.

Thanks,
-Michael
by mschnell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

Thanks for pointing out these issues to be considered ! I'll check them ASAP. The device I have in mind does not have a fan, but instead it features a "heat pipe" cooler, leading the CPU's heat to a quite considerably sized heat spreading "rib array" on the outside surface. So I ...
by mschnell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

Yep, some important issues for me are that I want to use it completely without a monitor using just program change events to switch complex sounds (= "scenes" ?) (I understand that Forte can easily do this) and that I's like to try it with the build-in HDAudio device on this box and not be...
by mschnell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Re: Tremulating and distorted sound

Thanks for the reply ! As said this is only a primary test on what I can expect Fore to do for me. Only if I get the impression that Forte will help me to configure a dedicated PC as a VST player for life performance (I feel this is very likely), I will buy the appropriate dedicated hardware. Here o...
by mschnell
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Tremulating and distorted sound
Replies: 12
Views: 3790

Tremulating and distorted sound

Hi Experts, I just d/lded and installed Forte 3 on a Desktop PC (that is not intended to finally be used as a music system). The system seems powerful enough: Dual Core ATHLON CPU, 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, HD-Audio. I don't have any ASIO enabled hardware, so I activated "WDM/KS" as an "Audio ...
by mschnell
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: Forte in an industrial "deeply embedded" application
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Forte in an industrial "deeply embedded" application

Hi Brainspawn, While I myself am thinking about using Forte for playing keyboards "on stage", (as soon as I get to buy a decent dedicated PC for that purpose), I have a completely different question, as well. The company, I work for, manufactures (among other things) a device, that is base...
by mschnell
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 64 Bit
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: 64 Bit

I suppose, the installer will not ask, but act on it's best guess. Also I suppose the documentation will not handle this issue. I do hate this kind of "user friendly software :evil: .

-Michael
by mschnell
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 64 Bit
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: 64 Bit

I meant that I read that "Kontakt 5" and "Kontakt 5 Player" are the same program. I suppose when installing the Kontakt (Player) program, the installation functionality automatically decides which DLL (32 bit or 64 bit) is copied. Or, in fact I seem to remember that the 64 bit Wi...
by mschnell
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 64 Bit
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: 64 Bit

Thanks for all answers. It seems quite clear that Kontakt Player 5 is a 64 application (if installed on a 64 bit OS), because the "Player" version is not a different software but just a running mode. So using Forte 3x64 is obviously the way to go. Regarding sosKeys' judgment about the matu...
by mschnell
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 64 Bit
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: 64 Bit

Hi Dirk. Thanks for your welcome and your answers. And in fact I (at least initially) am going to use three (mildly huge) sample instruments I already bought for that purpose (and planning for at least a forth one). All these use the free Kontakt player by NI. I don't know whether same is available ...
by mschnell
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Forte and EHCo
Topic: 64 Bit
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

64 Bit

Hi experts, I am going to buy a computer to use it on stage as a "black box" VST player, so I suppose Forte is the best choice regarding a VST host that can be controlled just by MIDI input. Now regarding the OS, I need to choose between Win7 32 and 64 Bit versions. I understand that Forte...

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