Piz MIDI plugin collection

These are intended to be small, useful MIDI processing VST 2.4 plugins, and are available for Windows (32-bit), Linux (x86), and Mac OS X (Universal Binary), unless otherwise noted. They use the host-provided GUI for easy development. C++ source code is available via Google Code.

Current price: free.

 

Included Plugins

midi16CCRouter - Changes up to 16 CCs to 16 other CCs.
midi2qwerty16 - Use MIDI to trigger fake keystrokes to the focused window.
midiAlias - Note values are reflected between a "Nyquist Note" and a "Zero Note," similar to the effect of audio sample aliasing.
midiAudioToCC - Converts audio amplitude to CC messages.
midiBlackKeyFilter - Separately adjust velocity of black and white keys, and/or send them on different channels.
midiCCModulator - Use one CC to modulate another CC (or note velocity) in various ways: add/subtract/multiply/etc, plus logic gates (AND, NAND, XNOR, etc).
midiCCReset - Remembers CC values and sends them out again at selected times.
midiCCStepper - Quantize CC events by value or in time.
midiCCToggle - For changing momentary CC buttons into toggles.
midiChannelize - Transforms everything to the selected channel.
midiChordSplit - For splitting polyphonic material to multiple midi channels based on selected note ranges for each voice.
midiChs_noGUI - Channel filter/changer like energyXT1 "MIDI chs" component.
midiConverter3 - Change and convert between CC, Channel Pressure, Poly Aftertouch, Program Change, Pitch Bend, NRPN/RPN, Note On/Off, and other messages in various ways.
midiDelay - Delay notes and/or CCs with feedback.
midiDuplicateBlocker - Remembers all MIDI message values it gets on each channel, and blocks any repeated values until a different value is received.
midiExactDelay - Simple delay (no dry signal, no feedback) with flexible and precise delay time.
midiFingered - Selectively sends standard portamento on/off CC messages to emulate "fingered portamento" for synths that don't have it.
midiForceToKey - Enforces a scale, and transposes within the scale (optionally based on MIDI notes on a selected channel).
midiForceToRange - Transposes notes by octave into the selected range.
midiInvertNotes - "Mirrors" notes centered around the selected note.
midiKeySplit - Simple keyboard splitter.
midiKeySplit4 - Four-zone keyboard splitter.
midiNotchFilter - Isolate, remove, or channelize specific MIDI messages.
midiNoteGroups - Assign play and/or choke groups to MIDI notes.
midiNotesToCC - Converts note number and velocity to CC messages.
midiNoteToggle - Notes (optionally within a selected range and/or channel) are toggled... play a note once to turn it on, play it again to turn it off.
midiNRPNConverter - Converts between NRPN/RPN and CC messages, with 16 conversion slots.
midiOverlappingNoteKiller - Prevents overlapping notes at the same pitch.
midiPitchBendQuantize - Quantizes pitch bend messages to up to 25 values.
midiPitchBendToNotes - Changes pitch bend plus note messages into notes at the "bent" pitch (may be useful for using Suzuki QChord with non-multitimbral instruments).
midiPolyphony - For spreading polyphony across MIDI channels, i.e. if you play 4 notes, each one will go to a different channel. Polyphony per channel can be set from 1 to 16 notes for more flexibility. You can also use it to convert polyphonic input to monophonic output.
midiProbability - Add probability-based effects to incoming MIDI events, optionally synced to host timeline.
midiProgramChange - Send Program Change and/or Bank Select messages.
midiSimpleLFO - One CC LFO with some "simple" options.
midiScaleChanger - Transposes notes by individual scale degrees and/or globally, to change one scale into another. Among other things, this allows you to play any scale using only the white keys.
midiSostenuto - Like a piano sostenuto pedal, but for MIDI notes instead of piano dampers.
midiStrum - Sequentially delays notes of an input chord to simulate strumming.
midiStuckNoteKiller - Sends note-off messages to end hanging notes when the host stops (for hosts that don't do this themselves).
midiSwing - Delays and/or offsets velocity of and applies probability to notes (and optionally also CCs) at every other step of a selected note value.
midiTriggerList - Use one note or CC to trigger up to 8 other notes and/or CCs.
midiVelocityScaler - Scale/reverse/offset velocity of input notes (Note On and/or Note Off).

Host support

Not all VST hosts support MIDI VST plugins. Most do, some quite well, and others with certain complications.

Renaming a plugin with "fx" in its name with force the plugin to load as a VST effect. By default they load as VST instruments. See pizmidi.ini for more options for configuring plugins globally or per host.

Yes:

Aodix
AudioMulch 2.0
Bidule
Buzz/Buz/etc (via Polac VST loader)
Cantabile
Console
Cubase/Nuendo
energyXT
FL Studio
forte
Jost
Kore
MaizeStudio
Max/MSP
MiniHost
MU.LAB
Pure Data
REAPER
SAVIHost
SynthEdit
Temper
Tracktion
Usine
VFX/V-Machine
VSTHost

VST Instruments Only:

Live SONAR

VST Effects Only:

Cubase LE 4 (no instrument rack)

No:

AudioMulch 1.0
Chainer
Orion
Podium
Pro Tools
Project 5
Renoise
Samplitude
Studio One

Untested:

ACID
Logic
Phrazor
Psycle
Tunafish
Vegas
n-Track Studio
everything else.

Plugins

Instruments

Harsh Digital Nose
Mr. Alias 2
Mr. Alias Pro

MIDI Tools

midiChs
midiCurve
midiIn
midiKeyboard
midiLooper
midiMonitor
midiOut
midiPads
midiPBCurve
midiPCGUI
midiStep
pizmidi

Miscellaneous

Big Clock
cpuram
image

Old Stuff

Blood Bucket
cc stepper
illogic
JunkMaster
Mr. Alias
randomid
Robot Juice
yarkor

Example Sounds

none.

Downloads

Windows VST
Mac OS X VST
Linux VST

Patches/Banks

Scales for midiForceToKey

Source Code

At Google Code

Links


Official Insert Piz Here forum at KVR

Magic Button

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