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Subject: understanding how to VST?
Posted by: MistyLara
Date: 2/22/2016 10:22:39 PM

hi, i'm totally new to SONY acid and daws.

i see how to drag a wav file to a track.

but, how do i get a note from the vst file on to the track?
i think it's called a oneshot?
i cant play a keyboard, unfortunate.

if someone could point me to a tutorial for beginners on using vsts in acid studio v.9, would appreciate it.

thanks!


Subject: RE: understanding how to VST?
Reply by: Musition
Date: 2/23/2016 5:12:43 AM

My apologies if this does not answer your question directly, but, a good place to start is with some training videos and articles:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/training/musicstudio

Subject: RE: understanding how to VST?
Reply by: MistyLara
Date: 2/23/2016 6:10:22 PM

thanks,
watched the acid ones, ez drums, mixing board. think i understand the buses now.
:)

my first misunderstanding,
i thought,
loops were like a rhythm i would add to the track,
and the VST would be the instrument i would assign to play the loop?

but, that's totally wrong?

Subject: RE: understanding how to VST?
Reply by: pwppch
Date: 2/23/2016 7:28:29 PM

i thought,
loops were like a rhythm i would add to the track,
and the VST would be the instrument i would assign to play the loop?

but, that's totally wrong?


Yes that is wrong.

There are two types of VSTs:

A VST instrument, and a VST effect.

A VSTi is a software synth. It has sounds it produces, just like a hardware synth does.

A MIDI track in ACID has MIDI data - note on and off, along with many control data to manipulate the data.

In ACID, you add a VSTi and then create a MIDI track that sends its data to it to trigger the note data output by the VSTi.

The simplest way to experiment is to add a new MIDI track, and place ACID in to edit mode.

By default, ACID will add the built in DLS soft synth, which is like a VSTi.

You can then paint/draw notes into an event on the MIDI track. As you do this, the soft synth will play the data.

You can also load (import) a Standard MIDI file onto a track(s) in ACID and it will play through the built in DLS softsynth. You can at any time add a new VSTi and send a tracks' MIDI data to this new VSTi.

Peter

Subject: RE: understanding how to VST?
Reply by: MistyLara
Date: 2/24/2016 5:49:52 PM

thank you!!
didn't know bout the 2 vst modes.

cheers

i have acid music studio 9.

Message last edited on 2/26/2016 10:27:02 PM by MistyLara.
Subject: -painting the dls piano notes?
Reply by: MistyLara
Date: 2/26/2016 10:23:35 PM

i've added a midi track. i see the little piano keys.
i click on the piano key and i hear the note.

it doesn't let me drag the note on to the music track.
or draw with paint tool, while in midi edit mode,

nothing i try puts the note on to the track?


is there something inside acid music studio that will let me convert one of the wav files to a midi file, so i can change the instrument?


thanks.

Subject: RE: -painting the dls piano notes?
Reply by: JohnnyRoy
Date: 2/29/2016 7:54:59 AM

> "It doesn't let me drag the note on to the music track. "

You simply left-click in the track area and "paint" the sections you want to have notes in with the pencil tool. Then you go back and add the notes. It's not intuitively obvious to anyone so don't worry that you can't figure it out. MIDI was an add-on to a program designed to paint loops.

> "Is there something inside acid music studio that will let me convert one of the wav files to a midi file, so i can change the instrument?"

Unfortunately there is nothing like that in ACID. You really need to use a more modern DAW to get that type of capability.

~jr

Subject: RE: -painting the dls piano notes?
Reply by: MistyLara
Date: 2/29/2016 12:45:46 PM

thanks! s/w to convert wav to midi is an extra.


can i make my own vst inside acid?

pollen season my voice gets a husky scratch, thinkin i could make a vst of my voice :)


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