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Your quest for MIDI management ends here.
You love the sound of your MIDI synthesizer, but a soft synth seems so much easier to use when it comes to working with a sequencer. After all, they're both on the computer already. Right?
Not necessarily. Don't be so quick to give up on your hardware. Before you invest in a soft synth, consider getting Sound Quest's MIDI Quest XL 10. This MIDI editor/librarian comes with it's own VST, Studio Connections, and MFX plug-in versions that integrate virtual versions of your MIDI hardware, whether it be a synthesizer, drum pad, or other effects device right into your sequencer. Your MIDI hardware still creates all of the sound, but now you can audition sounds, organize a bank, edit a patch on the computer like you would with the software synth without losing that great hardware sound. When you're done, all of your settings are saved with your song for immediate recall just like they would be with a soft synth.
If you're new to synth programming but desire new sounds for your instrument, MIDI Quest XL has uncomplicated click-and-go tools that do the work for you. It's simple-to-use interface utilizes the entire computer screen, letting you manipulate all the parameters in your instrument on one page without losing your inspiration to make music because your slogging through submenus.
Not only does it support more than 650 synthesizers, drum machines, effects, and various MIDI devices, but the MIDI Quest XL is also the first Windows 64-bit hardware virtualizer with plug-in software available for your instruments. It will make you happy you held on to your cherished Korg MS200.
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MIDI Quest XL 10
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Comments about Sound Quest MIDI Quest XL 10:
I bought this unit so I could edit my hardware in Cubase 4. After two months and pulling all of my hair out of my head I gave up. Sure, the concept is great, control your hardware like it's software, but in practice it never worked. The plugins do not remember midi port settings, to my dismay, and when they did work (for less than 5 minutes), they didn't for long. Using more than one plugin at a time caused midiquest VST to crash, every time. I even tried contacting SoundQuest about my issues, and their support is a joke. So what am I left with? A semi-decent standalone hardware editor, that has plugin support that doesn't work. Avoid this software.
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