[LAU] Command-line render a MIDI file with a VST instrument?
lau at hellquist.net
Thu Mar 14 20:29:15 CET 2019
I would check if synthclone can run headless. Synthclone is made for
cloning hardware synths as well as vst, lv2 and whatever.
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 19:41 Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com wrote:
> On 14/03/19 16:38, Mark Raynsford wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I'm attempting to produce a set of sound files that will be loaded into
> > a sampler. Given a MIDI file that contains a single channel containing
> > eight one-second notes, I'd like to be able to instantiate a VST plugin,
> > load a preset into it, pass the MIDI file through it, and record the
> > output to an audio file without any leading or trailing silence. I'd
> > like to be able to do that entirely from the command line without any
> > interactivity. I have a couple of hundred repetitions of this that I'd
> > want to perform, so as you can imagine I don't want to waste any time
> > on manual input.
> > Is there anything open-source out there that allows for this kind of
> > headless, command-line rendering?
> Is the VST plugin and preset the same for all MIDI files? in that case
> you could load the plugin and preset in e.g. Ardour as Jeanette suggested.
> Then a scripted combination of commandline tools Jack-smf-utils ,
> jack_capture , jack_freewheel  might work.
> In theory this would be doable also in Pd (again with some minor
> scripting glue and running it 'headless'). Problem is, I don't think
> there's any external to load vst plugins in linux...
>  https://sourceforge.net/projects/jack-smf-utils/
>  https://github.com/kmatheussen/jack_capture
>  Included with JACK (I think)
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