Can I use my synth' sounds?

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Can I use my synth' sounds?

Hi, I like this tool and have couple of questions before buyng it ...

1) I have a virus ti keyboard and would be great to use those sounds with this softwarecompositiontool possible?

2) I usally use cubase as main host can harmony work together with sx3
and how?

thanks ...

marco.

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Hi Marco,

you can use any synth that can be addressed through an external MIDI interface (or an equivalent driver). If you want to play VST instruments, these currently need to run in standalone mode (exe) and be addressed by a virtual midi cable (Midi Yoke).

Look here:
[url]http://www.cognitone.com/support/article.stml?o=77[/url]

HN can not yet run as a VSTi DLL (we are experimenting with a separate VST DLL that sends midi data to HN). I guess there are other ways to run Cubase as a VST host for HN, but I haven't yet tried them.

You can test this with the demo, although we don't have a virus ti device definition ready off the shelf right now. Have a look at our "Internet Resources" section (under "Support"). There you find a few sites offering XML definitions for almost any synth for download. These can be imported into HN.

HTH
Andre

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thanks for answering I will try the demo ... and see what I can do.

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Make sure you get the current demo version 1.2. It has the improved MIDI setup interface and better manual descriptions. If you encounter any problems, let us know.

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Ok, I've got 1.2 demo working I've downloaded vst host and midi yoke
and trying doing what you suggested but it's not easy at all not clear
yet how to connect:

HarmonyNavigator---midi yoke---vsthost

but it's the only way I would have an effective use out of it using my sound
in the first place I'm doing wierd ambient stuff so ...sometime usual
progressions works but more often then not they don't .

thanks
marco.

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It goes like this:

HarmonyNavigator [port 1] -output-> [Midi Yoke 1]
[Midi Yoke 1] -input-> vsthost

then select port 1 for your "virus ti" (or whatever) device in Harmony Navigator. In vsthost, select "Midi Yoke 1" under Devices >> MIDI (you can select more than one "Midi Yoke" for input, if you want to play different instruments)

HTH
Andre

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I'm not a Cubase user, but AFAIK it should be fairly easy to use Cubase directly and simply select "Midi Yoke NT 1" as one of its input ports/devices. The midi stream can then be routed to the VSTi plugins the normal way (similar to recording from an external keyboard).

Using Cubase as the host has a huge advantage: Mixing, recording, everything works like always.

Harmony Navigator can then send to "Midi Yoke NT 1" as described above. You should definitely check this out.

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Thanks really for answwering .....

now... I don't know this midi yoke at all ... and ... I will try it ...

well I have to ...

this harmony toolthing could defenetly change my usual way of

composing not to mention your other tool coming this way in the near

future I 've just discovered you today so no rush I 'm a bit slow with

software but will learn to use this ( virus harmony cubase)

composition team It will takes time I know, a couple of pictures as

template/tutorial could also make things easyer, as I 've said no rush ...

I've discovered an other cool piece of soltware today,

tomorrow we'll see

marco.

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I have this setup but when i click a chord, with it set on chord only mode, the notes hang there is no note off, release, decay whatever you call it :)
It keeps playing for about 10 seconds or until the next chord is pressed.

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Well, the "Chord only" mode is intended to play sustained notes, e.g. strings or a synth pad.

If you want shorter chords, you may select a percussive sound (piano, marimbas, Guitar) in "Audio & MIDI Setup" for the "Chords" instrument. Or use a more percussive sound of your VST.

HTH

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PS: You can also use the pattern "Basic Piano A", open the pattern editor (Edit>>Pattern) delete all but the first track and turn on the interpretation switch "Chord Completion" (renders full chords with all extensions).

Check it out.

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