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Posted on: February 18, 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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Joined  10-21-2008
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Hi ,

Can anyone please forward links or video to know more about how to use the vst3 editor .

Thanks .

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: February 19, 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Joined  07-30-2002
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We cannot strongly enough recommend that the first thing to do before using the Motif XS Editor VST is to read through the 54 page online (PDF) HELP manual that comes with it.

Since the Studio Manager version of the Motif XS Editor cannot be run simultaneously with the VST version, you may wish to close and REMOVE the Motif XS Editor as a default from the Studio Manager Workspace. Studio Manager is not required to use the VST version.

· Launch Cubase
· If you have the Motif XS Editor as the default in the Workspace, highlight it and click REMOVE, then APPLY
· Close Studio Manager

· Use the EMPTY Template
· Once the empty Track View window is showing:

In the first space in the VST Instruments Rack click and select “External” > “D – Motif XS”

This is how you access the new “Motif XS Editor VST”. In a similar scenario as you would in setting up an VSTi, you will be asked if you want to create a MIDI track.

Create the MIDI track.

The MIDI track for Motif XS data and a VST Folder for the audio lane will appear. The number of audio lanes will depend on the number of audio Outputs you activate for the Motif XS. Initially the main Stereo Output is activated. (… shown below see screen shots)

The Editor will launch. If it does not automatically find the ports and communicate with your Motif XS take the following steps:

· Make sure the Motif XS is set to communicate via either USB or mLAN (depending on what you are using for MIDI communication).
· On the menu bar of the Motif XS Editor VST click FILE > SETUP

Make appropriate Device and Port settings on the Setup screen and click OK. mLAN is a perfect situation for this Motif XS Editor VST because it will allow you to use as many as 8 pair of audio outputs simultaneously from the Motif XS.

If you are using the USB-MIDI port (MIDI only), you will need to additionally connect your external audio interface in order to take full advantage of this new Editor.

The VST version of the Editor works by establishing both the MIDI path between your computer software applications (Cubase) and an audio path for the returning audio signal. Often on the forums you will see reappearing question where the answer outlines the difference between MIDI and audio. We will repeat that discussion, here, as it is pertinent. MIDI data cannot be heard. It only represents the music as notes on a staff represent the music; or as holes punched in the paper of a piano-roll represent the music for an old style Player Piano… these must be reinterpreted and translated back to the instrument of origin in order to be turned back into music (audible to the human ear).

By establishing a signal path that routes the MIDI data to the Motif XS tone engine and then returns the audio to Cubase we can establish the same kind of relationship that a computer-based VSTi has. When you launch a computer-based VST Instrument, you establish a MIDI track for the data that is routed to the VSTi engine, because its audio path is ‘known’ (within the computer) you can process the signal using VST Effects and use AUDIO MIXDOWN to render your MIDI data to audio tracks.

The VST EDITOR allows you to establish this type of communication by enabling the returning audio path. Each of the assignable (mLAN) output pairs and the stereo L&R;outputs are made available.

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