Midi Drawbars

Midi Drawbars is a VST midi processor designed to dramatically change the sound of your VST instruments the same way in which the Hammond organ's drawbars change the sound of a pure sine wave.

Each drawbar adds to the note(s) you play another note at a specified interval, whose velocity ratio to the note(s) you play depends on how much you pull out the drawbar (steps 1 to 8):

  • the 16' drawbar adds a note one octave below (e.g. C2 if you are playing a C3);
  • the 5-1/3' drawbar adds a note one fifth above (e.g. G3);
  • the 8' drawbar represents the note(s) you play (e.g. C3);
  • the 4' drawbar adds a note one octave above (e.g. C4);
  • the 2-2/3 drawbar adds a note one octave and a fifth above (e.g. G4);
  • the 2' drawbar adds a note two octaves above (e.g. C5);
  • the 1-3/5' drawbar adds a note two octaves and a third above (e.g. E5);
  • the 1-1/3' drawbar adds a note two octaves and a fifth above (e.g. G5);
  • the 1' drawbar adds a note three octaves above (e.g. C6).

If you move the "Organ/Notes" switch to its right position (Notes) the "pipe length" numbers, typical of the Hammond drawbars, are substituted with the note name created by each drawbar while you are playing a C3 note.

Only comparing the poorness of a pure sine wave with the complexity and the richness of an Hammond organ sound you can imagine how Midi Drawbars could add harmonic richness to any of your VST instruments' sound.

Midi Drawbars comes with some drawbars settings, but you can create your own settings and save them in each one of the 128 memories (programs).

Moving the "Original/Drawbars" switch you can always compare the original sound with the modified one.

Open it in your VST host application, connect the host midi input to the Midi Drawbars' midi input and its midi output to the midi input of a VST instrument.

You can use your midi keyboard's nine sliders or knobs, set to send CC messages # 12 to 20, for moving the drawbars and a button sending CC message # 21 for moving the "Original/Drawbars" switch.

  

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MidiTransposer Plus

With MidiTransposer Plus you can transpose you midi keyboard or a midi track/midi file in your sequencer on the fly, simply pressing a midi button, one or two keys of your midi keyboard or using its knobs/sliders.

Open it in your VST host application, connect the host midi input to the MidiTransposer Plus' midi input and its midi output to the midi input of a VST instrument, then:

  • in "CC mode" (CC/Notes switch on its left position):
    • press and hold a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #110, set the desired transpose interval with reference to the C4 key (midi note number 60) pressing the corresponding (upper or lower) key and release the button ("button + key" function): the chosen transpose interval is shown in the MidiTransposer's GUI in terms of upper or lower (-) semitones. To cancel the transposition (reset) simply press a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #112;
    • press and hold a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #111, move a knob (or a slider) of your midi keyboard set to the "Transpose" parameter through your host's automation function and release the button ("button + knob" function): the chosen transpose interval is shown in the MidiTransposer's GUI in terms of upper or lower (-) semitones. This function is great (particularly used with the "Channel Filter", see below) if you want to transpose a midi track/midi file while it is playing. To cancel the transposition (reset) simply press a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #112;
  • in "Notes mode" (CC/Notes switch on its right position):
    • press and hold the C#2 key (midi note number 37) of your midi keyboard, set the desired transpose interval with reference to the C4 key (midi note number 60) pressing the corresponding (upper or lower) key and release the C#2 key ("key + key" function); the chosen transpose interval is shown in the MidiTransposer's GUI in terms of upper or lower (-) semitones. To cancel the transposition (reset) simply press the D#2 key (midi note number 39). This function is great if your midi keyboard doesn't have assignable midi buttons or you don't want to use them.

The "CC/Notes" switch can be assigned to a midi button through your host's automation function.

Using the "Channel Filter" you can exclude a midi channel from the transposition (typically midi channel 10, usually assigned to drums, if you are playing a midi file); the Channel Filter can be set on "Off" so that all midi channels are affected by the transposition.

You can change the CC messages used by MidiTransposer Plus through the relevant drop lists in its GUI.

MidiTransposer Plus has a "no hanging notes" function in case one or more notes are sounding while you are transposing.

  

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MidiLatch

MidiLatch is a VST midi plugin that performs the typical "latch" function: when you play a key or a chord, it sounds until a new key or chord is pressed replacing the previous one. Great for working with organs, strings or synth pads and with arpeggiated/sequenced sounds, loops etc.

The On/Off button, which can be assigned to a midi control through your host automation function, allows you to activate or bypass MidiLatch.

  

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Midi Wizard 1.2

Midi Wizard is a VST midi processor made for all keyboardists whose gear is “simply” a midi keyboard and a computer stored with VST instruments.

With Midi Wizard you can change the transmitting midi channel of your keyboard and/or transpose it on the fly, simply pressing a button and a key or using your midi keyboard's knobs/sliders.

Open it in your VST host application, connect the host midi input to the Midi Wizard's midi input and its midi output to the midi input of a VST instrument, then:

  • press and hold a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #105, set the desired transmitting channel pressing a key in the range C4 (channel 1) - D#5 (channel 16) and release the button: the chosen midi channel is shown in the Channel Changer's GUI. In order to come back to midi channel 1 (reset) simply press a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #106;
  • press and hold a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #110, set the desired transpose interval with reference to the C4 key (midi note number 60) pressing the corresponding (upper or lower) key and release the button: the chosen transpose interval is shown in the Midi Wizard's GUI in terms of upper (+) or lower (-) semitones. In order to cancel the transposition (reset) simply press a button of your midi keyboard sending a CC message #111;
  • instead of using the above mentioned "midi button + key" method, you can assign the "channel change" and/or the "transpose" functions to your midi keyboard's knobs/sliders via your host's midi automation system.

Of course, you can use only two buttons of your midi keyboard, sending respectively CC messages #105 and #110 and reset the transmitting channel to "1" and/or the transpose interval to "0" by pressing the C4 key.

You can change the CC messages used by Midi Wizard through the relevant drop lists in its GUI.

Midi Wizard has a "no hanging notes" function in case you accidentally play one or more notes while you are changing channel or transposing.

NEW VERSION: 1.2 (8.3.2010)

  • The possibility of changing channel/transposing via the host's midi automation system has been added.

VERSION: 1.1 (5.3.2010)

  • Some minor bugs fixed.

  

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MidiRouter

MidiRouter is a VST midi processor made for all live performing keyboardists whose gear is “simply” a midi keyboard and a computer stored with VST instruments.

MidiRouter stands in your VST host between its midi in and your VST instruments (up to eight instruments, each one assigned to a different midi channel) and allows you to change the transmitting midi channel and, as a consequence, the playing instrument and the relevant volume level in different ways:

a) from the MidiRouter’s interface using the mouse (directly pushing on the relevant blue labels to choose the instrument to be played and clicking and vertically dragging on the relevant white number to increase or decrease the volume level);

b) sending Control Change messages from your midi keyboard, using its buttons, knobs or sliders (“CC mode”);

c) using some (4 or 8) keys of your midi keyboard to choose the instrument to be played (“Keys mode”), whilst you have to use the a) or b) method above in order to change the volume level.

By doing this you will see the midi channel assigned to the chosen instrument (the number on the left above the relevant blue label) turning from gray to yellow (midi channel no. 1, in the picture) and the name of such instrument shown in the upper left side of MidiRouter (“Piano” in the picture).

MidiRouter is fully customizable, as its heart is a file (whose extension is “.mrf”). You can create the “*.mrf” files with any text editor in order to set: each instrument’s (i) name, (ii) midi channel, (iii) volume; (iv) the CC message numbers to be used to change the playing instrument and each instrument’s volume, (v) the keys to be used to change the playing instrument (in “Keys mode”) and all the other settings.

Manual

  

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MidiStation

MidiStation is a very flexible midi processor VST. It has two sections:

  • the main section (the upper one) where you can set the transmitting channel, the program and the volume for 4 different VST instruments (or for 4 instruments in a multitimbral VSTi) and you can change the playing instrument simply moving a knob or a slider on your midi keyboard sending a specific Control Change number (CC # 83 is the default one, but you can choose another one from the drop list in the up left corner of MidiStation): values 0, 42, 84 and 127 correspond respectively to instruments A, B, C e D;
  • the zones section (the lower one) where you can choose the playing instrument(s) through the buttons on the left and set for each one the notes range (through the "low limit" and the "high limit" drop lists, transpose them of +/- 3 octaves and determine if CCs (sustain pedal, pitch bend, modulation wheel, etc) are filtered or not. So you can create split or layering situation involving two or more of the 4 instruments.

Moreover you can pass from the "main section" (where you play a single instrument) to the "zones section" (where you can play more instruments split or layered) and viceversa on the fly, through the "On/Off button" on the up left corner of the "zones section" (you can assign this button, as well as the other buttons and drop lists of MidiStation, to specific CC messages through your host).

You can save your different settings in each one of the 128 memories (programs) of MidiStation.

  

NEW VERSION: 1.2 (8.7.2008)

  • New GUI

VERSION: 1.1 (10.11.2007)

  • Now selecting one of the columns (A, B, C and D) of the Main Section, the relevant program change and volume level is immediately sent out.

  

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MidiMaster 2.0

MidiMaster is a virtual master keyboard. Once connected in your host between the Midi In and a multitimbral VSTi or some VST instruments set to different receiving midi channels, you can:

  • split or layer your keyboard in two zones, defined by the left zone's highest note and the right zone's lowest note;
  • set for each zone: the transmitting midi channel, the Program Change message to be sent on this channel, the transpose (+/- 36 semitones, i.e. +/- 3 octaves) and the volume level;
  • switch off the split and use all the above-mentioned features on the whole extension of your keyboard (the "right" section will become the "main" one);
  • assign, in your host, all the knobs, sliders and the switch to CC messages, so that you can move them from your "real" master keyboard (if any);
  • save and load up to 128 of these settings and pass from one to another on the fly (useful in a live performance).

Moreover you can make the Program Change drop list of each zone showing only the programs' numbers (moving the relevant switch on the "internal" position) or also the name of each program (moving the relevant switch on the "file" position); in the latter case the name of the selected program is shown (in the picture: "Acoustic Bass" for the left section and "Bright Acoustic Piano" for the right section). By default MidiMaster shows the General MIDI (GM2) instruments' names, loaded from the "midimaster.mmf" file; but you can easily create different files with the programs' names of your VST instruments and load them into MidiMaster using the "Load" buttons of each section (it is possible to load different programs files for each section of MidiMaster).

  

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