asked Mar 21 at 17:50 by NinJoDo (13)

edited Mar 21 at 17:50

Hi !

I'm a total beginner on Bitwig. I'm on Kubuntu and all works great but :

I bought a midi pack on beatport. http://sounds.beatport.com/pack/cinematic-strings-midi-bundle-vols-6-10/19440 The demo sounds great.

But : 1) I don't know how to import/use the files in the Bitwig Libray. 2) When I go in the library of Bitwig, I select computer, I go take my midi files manually, the sound is absolutely awful (music of computer from 80's).

How use the files, with the good sound ?

THX

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Hi NinJoDo,

I have added some notes to try to clarify my post on QSynth integration.

Hope this can be of help.

Fabrizio

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answered Apr 01 at 16:50 by fsciarra62 (618)

Hi,

please find here a kind of a description on how to integrate QSynth into a Bitwig project. Hope this helps...

Fabrizio

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answered Mar 29 at 17:44 by fsciarra62 (618)

Hi there,

I'm awfully sorry because in these days I'm fully dedicated to help my brother and I do not have enough time to properly answer.

I just drop a couple of lines, then as soon as possible I will post something more.

To properly hear midi files, supposedly in GS or XG standard, right out of the box, you need to use a synth capaple of rendering multichannel sounfonts. In the linux environment my preferred choice is QSynth + fluydsynth. I do not use kubuntu since ages but I am sure you can find the installation packages for those boys. Usually they come with a soundfont preinstalled. If you want one which gives you good results search for Omega sounfont. I'm far from my computer so I cannot provide direct links and more details, sorry.

When you are done with that, start qjackctl to properly and easily manage jack and load (modprobe) the faboulous snd_virmidi, to be able to route normal midi output to internal synths.

Then setup Bitwig in jack mode, create a track with an hw instrument to route midi to QSynth and get the output back into Bitwig. Connect the output midi ports from bitwig to qsynth using qjackctl connection page and the audio ports to a stereo input defined in the Bitwig setup page.

Route the midi channels to that track and enjoy.

As soon as possible I will put some screenshots, if needed.

For cinematic strings, I do not know that package. Normally you should be able to drag and drop the file from the file browser (last folder in Bitwig browser) and a proper plugin, if supported, should be loaded for you. Which kind of files are contained in the package?

Cannot do more for now. I beg your pardon.

Fabrizio

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answered Mar 25 at 03:51 by fsciarra62 (618)

Just to ask...

Do you need further assistance or you are ok now?

Just drop a line, at least, otherwise it means you're jolly good to me.

Well, at least a thank you would be appreciated, but alas,.....

...

Fabrizio

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answered Mar 28 at 22:35 by fsciarra62 (618)

Hi,

To be honest I would love to try all that but it's 3 days ago I try to make jackd runs. I tried one million things, but nothing.

I desesperate...

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answered Mar 28 at 22:54 by NinJoDo (13)

Please don't.

Or better, wait before hitting the desk...

Which audio hardware are you on? I mean, which brand and model and how is your audio interface connected to your computer?

If you have time now, I can try to help setting your system up.

Fabrizio

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answered Mar 28 at 23:04 by fsciarra62 (618)

I do not know in which part of the world you are... I'm in Italy, so take into account that it's 11:20 PM. I'm available to help you but I cannot stay all night asleep... So, if I can help you now, it means literally, ehm, now! :-D

Fabrizio

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answered Mar 28 at 23:20 by fsciarra62 (618)

Hi !

Greatful thx for all. I'm french ;-)

Unfortunately, I'm not in the agency now.

But I can say that I have kubuntu. I use pavucontrol to manage the sound (not working since I tried many things). I have a yamaha amp, 5.1. I have a midi keyboard Impakt connected by usb, and a akai controller(usb too). My mic is usb, it's a Rode.

I installed the ubuntu studio kernel.

Do you need more infos ?

Regards

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answered Mar 28 at 23:31 by NinJoDo (13)

Yes, you are trying to run jack, but I do not understand which hardware you want to use as audio interface. Maybe your internal chip? Which computer are you running on? I mean: where do you connect your speakers to hear the music coming out from your computer? On which hardware? Fabrizio

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answered Mar 28 at 23:37 by fsciarra62 (618)

Yes my internal chip, my amp is connected to mini jack port on the computer. My computer has been made by... me...

Did I answered your question ?

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answered Mar 28 at 23:40 by NinJoDo (13)

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