Using the computer's midi instrument set

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Using the computer's midi instrument set

Post by Dai » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:23 am

Whenever I fire up a midi track in quicktime or itunes I get a really cheesy playback of midi intstruments reproducing whatever song it is (think greensleeves on a very digital sounding oboe)

I think that these sounds are generated by quicktime (or the mac's) own midi instruments but I was wondering how I could access these instruments to use in live, or some other sequencer. I would love to write songs using them!


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Post by hoffman2k » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:27 am

Activate Audio Units.....
The one you're looking for is DLSmusicdevice :wink:

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Post by Dai » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:52 am

Hey, cool!
I couldn't find "activate audio units" so I went live>preferences>plugin>use audio units

Now I get a bunch of effects and a piano in the plugins menu of live, but where are the other instuments?

Thanks for your help!

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Post by Johnisfaster » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:54 am

activate vsts?
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Post by Dai » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:10 am

Nah... I still just get that piano. ne other ideas anyone?

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Post by Winterpark » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:03 am

edit: ignore this... i misread the original post.
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Post by leisuremuffin » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:05 am

change the sound of the dlsmusic device using the program and bank parameters within your midi clip.

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Send a program change message.

Post by jtpack » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:57 am

Send a program change message. Page 109 of the Ableton Live manual. Section 8.3.2.
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Post by Michael-SW » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:13 pm

Google for General Midi (GM). It is the standard that tells you were each instrument is mapped.

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