[LAU] which apps to choose for the job and how to set things up?

Matthias Schönborn mbs1303 at gmx.de
Sun Aug 19 16:05:05 EDT 2007

On Sunday 19 August 2007 20:48:32 Dominic Arsenault wrote:
> So far I have managed to set things up for composing MIDI in Tuxguitar
> and Rosegarden, and I can also record and edit audio without problem.
> The only thing I'm having a hard time with is passing my MIDI into a
> VSTI to get the NES sound output. I've got JACK properly set up and
> running, I've got Timidity++ for MIDI, my VSTI plugin, and I installed
> FreeST (FST) which can run the plugin properly, along with Lash. The
> only thing left is how to put all these things together to make them do
> what I want!
> Do I have to start my Jack server, launch the Timidity MIDI server, then
> run FST to open my VST plugin, then Rosegarden with my MIDI file? And
> then how should I set up the connections in Jack?  I don't need to map
> my vsti to some "live" input (I don't want to hit notes on my keyboard
> and have them produce the VST sound), I just want to "export" a MIDI
> file through the VST's sound. Am I going the proper way about this, or
> is there something simpler I could do?

As far as I can see, you don't need Timidity. Start Jack, FST with the VST 
Plugin and Rosegarden with the Midifile. Now you can set Rosegarden to feed 
the Midinotes to your Plugin which will make sounds out of them. To do so, go 
to the Rosegardentab where you can set your Mididevices ("Midigeräte 
verwalten" in german) and choose FST as your standard Mididevice. Then set 
the track in Rosegarden to use this device and you should be all set up!
(Except that the audio output of the FST should be connected to the outs in 
Jack, of course)

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