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  • #1792
    Avatar photoTed Pledd
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    How do I get Encore to read my VST-plugin?

    #1798
    Avatar photoMario2
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    As far as I know, the directory with the VST player must be under the Encore directory and the folder must be called “VST Player”. In exactly the same notation.

    Then click on Program name in the Staff Sheet. Now the “Staff MIDI device and instrument settings” window appears. Click on “Open VST player” here.
    You can also reach the VST player under the tab “Score” and “Open VST player”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Alt+V”.
    I hope I was able to help.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Avatar photoMario2.
    #1800
    Avatar photoMike Halloran
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    Good luck with getting that to work.

    #1802
    Avatar photoMike Halloran
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    Per Don in another thread about VST support in Encore 6:

    “At some point we plan on implementing VST support, but probably not in the initial release.”

    Over in the Overture support forums, Don has posted that, when Encore 6 is released, Overture will be updated to open Encore 5 files. Overture 5 does have VST support but cannot open Encore files.

    Overture

    #1803
    Avatar photoMario2
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    Hi,
    Thanks Mike for your input.
    I think I got something mixed up there. That may be because I haven’t worked with the VST Player yet.

    The way I see it, Encore 5.0.4 comes with a VST player.
    During the initial installation, as far as I know, the VST Player folder is named “GVOX VST Player”. This must then be renamed to “VST Player”.
    Now, when the VST Player is called, a window appears in which you can set/change various parameters via the setup function.
    Maybe this helps.

    A question for Mike: How can I insert pictures here like you did with the link to Sonic Scores?

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    #1814
    Avatar photoMike Halloran
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    “The way I see it, Encore 5.0.4 comes with a VST player.”

    Good luck getting it working. I don’t know that it ever really did.

    “How can I insert pictures here like you did with the link to Sonic Scores?”

    I pasted in the url to the Sonic Scores web site and that’s how it appears.

    #1857
    Avatar photolsar
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    There is a workaround.
    Use LoopBe, the vitual MIDI driver.
    It acts as a conduit of MIDI data from one application to another.
    Install the driver.
    From Encore’s MIDI setup, select LoopBe from the Port A and Port B dropdowns.
    Then run your DAW of choice (e.g. Reaper or Ableton Live).
    Make sure you’re getting MIDI from LoopBe.
    Insert your VST/plugin of choice on a MIDI track.
    In Encore, write your music on a corresponding MIDI track.
    Press the play button.
    Well, there it is.
    Give it a try.

    #1861
    Avatar photoMike Halloran
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    There’s a good idea.

    For the Mac, the IAC Driver might work. I have no interest in trying it out as I use Finale and Overture when I need this but here’s the Apple Support doc for those willing to give it a try.

    https://support.apple.com/guide/audio-midi-setup/transfer-midi-information-between-apps-ams1013/mac

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