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Old 10-11-2011, 01:29 AM
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Default Virtual MIDI Cable installation - Notation Musician and Notation Composer

Hi friends,

Some folks are a little shy of trying to do things that they think are too technical. Installing "virtual" MIDI cables might fall under that heading for you. I recorded this tutorial to walk you through the steps of installing a virtual MIDI cable to show how easy it is, and it can open up a world of new sounds for your song files and compositions. Virtual MIDI cables make it possible to use a number of MIDI sound sources that can operate on your computer. (Do note, however, that these types of "virtual" cables don't connect to external units such as a keyboard. Those require physical cables )

One of our users has put together a great reference post regarding virtual MIDI cables at this other post. This tutorial video shows installation of the LoopBe1 because it's compatible with a lot of operating systems, it's robust, and it has a "feedback loop protection" feature which mutes the cable if a feedback loop is detected.

If you're interested in diving into the world of extended synthesizer or instrument library sounds, check out this tutorial video to get started. I'll be covering a couple of popular MIDI device options (SynthFont and Garritan libraries) in some follow up videos.

You can view the video by clicking here, or use this download link to download it to your computer.

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