Ernest J. Walker | midiman

Building Your Tracks Using VST's (Virtual Studio Technology) Only

Jan 19th 2011 at 8:25 PM

     How many times have we lone musicians have awaken in the early hours of the mornings with an musical idea in our heads? Wow! It is 3am and we don't have no band members neither can we call the music union to send over a keyboard player. So, in the old days, you would have to wait for a decent time of the day to gather up the members of the band and pay union scale. But, not in this new day and time with the advent of VST's (Virtual Studio Technology)!

       What is Virtual Studio Technology? Virtual Studio Technologyis an interface for integrating software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and hard-disk recording systems. Now, lets try to explain this in a simple to follow format and example. Let's first get a drummer! If you happen to own Cakewalk's Sonar DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), you can load the Studio Drummer 2 or 3, according to what version of the application you have. This VST simulates a real drummer and you can play each element via Mdi keyboard or midi file-Instant drums! The sound quality is great too and really sounds as a real drummer is playing-if you know how to manipulate a few settings! Now lets get a Bass player! Lets load Dimension Pro and now you have another powerful VST that has great capabilities of playing all sorts of instruments from drum samples to strings! Load up Dimension Pro and add a bass patch and you got your bass player! Oh goodie! We have not spent one dime yet on union scale! You have many VST's available on the net and some are free. Look around and find what you need and then load your DAW(Digital Audio Workstation), VST(Virtual Studio Technology), and you have all you need to make all the tracks you may want for any project on your agenda!

      This is just a little heads up notice to anyone who wants to take advantage of the technology that is available in music today. This is by no means an exhastive report, but only a little memorandum on the available resources that the musician of today have at their disposal.

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Jan 19th 2011 at 9:30 PM by Demax
HEY MY BROTHER, I CAN REALLY RELATE TO GETTING AN IDEA 3am AND BEING ABLE TO LAY DOWN YOUR MUSIC IDEA, AND WITHOUT DISTURBING ANYONE. THIS IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION. KEEP IT COMMING!
   

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