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Subject:Need help understanding VST
Posted by: DPUMA8
Date:4/30/2005 11:15:29 AM

I downloaded the trial for Pro 5.0 and I am a little confused. First off, what is the difference between VST and VSTi?
I played on my friend's computer and he had Garage Band 2 which had a keyboard that would pop up. When I selected the drum kits, the keyboard would then have cymbols, drum one shots, bass, and others and it was really easy to use.
Now in 5.0, I see that there is something that looks similar (Soft synth). Is there a way to assign certain sounds to certain keys on the keyboard?
I see that it lets you use the mouse to push the keys but is it possible to configure my computer keyboard to act as the piano keyboard? Or is it only clicking away on the mouse?

Subject:RE: Need help understanding VST
Reply by: JohnnyRoy
Date:5/1/2005 6:17:26 AM

VST is a technology invented by Steinberg called Virtual Studio Technology. The difference between VST and VSTi is that VST’s are virtual effects and VSTi’s are virtual instruments (that’s what the "i" stand for).

ACID has a piano keyboard in the MIDI Piano Roll Editor. This allows you to hear the sounds of the VSTi and input the notes into a measure. There are 3rd party MIDI keyboard emulators like Bome's Mouse Keyboard that, I believe, will give you the same capabilities you saw in GarageBand.


Subject:RE: Need help understanding VST
Reply by: djriko
Date:5/4/2005 10:22:15 AM

you also can buy inexpensive midi keyboards that plug into your usb input and use them to play and record midi files that can be run through various VSTi programs.

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